The election campaign grinds boringly on notwithstanding the ultimate outcome is not in doubt, namely a change of government.
What’s puzzled me about the electioneering to date is the failure by Opposition parties to raise a problem not only unique to New Zealand but at any time in world history anywhere.
That is the traffic cone scourge. This absurdity doubtless traces back to excessive safety zeal by Wellington bureaucrats. Common sense says it’s completely over the top.
Several hundred metres of cones on each side coming and going for either 2 workmen doing something at the side of the road or in many cases, nothing at all is happening. At each end, stop, go sign holders. Traffic is slowed to a crawl as it’s reduced to a single lane.
It’s all so totally unnecessary and hugely costly. Common sense has gone completely out of the window on this.
The incoming government should as a priority, put an end to it instantly.