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    Roads or parts of roads with names

    Some roads are named for a reason.
    Over my way we have “The Gentle Annie”... Napier Taihape. Then there is “The Devil’s Elbow “... Napier Wairoa.

    Got any good ones where you are?

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    Twisters Nth of Tarawera known as The Nunnuries cause old a framed shelter at rest area used to look like a nunnery.
    Just south of Butchers creek you have Prebbles corner although main road follows different course now, the infamous MP crashed there long time ago.
    In trucking circles a lot of corners are named after drivers or companies who have crashed there in a memorable fashion.
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    Waipapa Road AKA Waipapa GP if you start it from the beginning of Owairaka Valley Road to Mangakino it relates to @56Km of Awesomeness
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    If memory serves there is a 'Telegraph Road' close to Darfield. Those of us who are Dire Straits fans will connect - Plus it sort of echoes the sentiments of the song too - Well ish anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Boy View Post
    If memory serves there is a 'Telegraph Road' close to Darfield. Those of us who are Dire Straits fans will connect - Plus it sort of echoes the sentiments of the song too - Well ish anyway
    Telegraph Road, Selwyn District.

    To be avoided by motorcyclists, it's so long and straight boredom overcomes one.

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    The Forgotten Highway

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    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Boy View Post
    If memory serves there is a 'Telegraph Road' close to Darfield. Those of us who are Dire Straits fans will connect - Plus it sort of echoes the sentiments of the song too - Well ish anyway
    That song is sooooo stuck in my head now.
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    "The Divy" for the Deviation hill heading from Hamilton to Raglan. Great road but always populated by slow hippies

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    The Pig Root. Which is State Highway 85 ... between Palmerston (South) and Kyeburn.

    Another favorite in the south is "The Catlins" ... and another "Must Do" in the south is the Milford road.

    The Crown Range (The most direct route between Wanaka and Queenstown) used to be a good Motorcycle road. It still is ... sort of ... but it is a very busy tourist road in the winter AND summer ... due to the tourist and ski traffic.
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    Muldoons corner on the Rimutuka Hill road - because its so tight.




    (for the benefit of the children Muldoon was minister of finance 1967-72)
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    If you are heading to the Burt the Monica Lewinsky Highway is the way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pete376403 View Post
    Muldoons corner on the Rimutuka Hill road - because its so tight.




    (for the benefit of the children Muldoon was minister of finance 1967-72)

    not so tight now,well just as much of a turn but the road must just about tbe at least twice as wide there as it used to be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Berries View Post
    If you are heading to the Burt the Monica Lewinsky Highway is the way to go.
    Does it go down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GazzaH View Post
    Does it go down?
    SH1 runs between Clinton and Gore, signed as the Presidential Highway in a wonderful play on words.

    The inland short cut is SH93 or the Old Coach Road. Also known as the Monica Lewinsky Highway due to it being an alternative route.

    Not sure that it being well used by truck drivers has anything to do with it.

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    I had not heard the alternate name for SH93.

    There is the Devil's Staircase near the southern end of Lake Wakatipu. Not sure how it got that name.

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