Dear Editor – Road Surface

My wife and I had our first visit to your lovely area and township on January 18 for a couple of days.

We were mightily impressed by everything – except the weather and the dangerous surface at places along SH23 heading into town.

Our car was damaged and the windscreen smashed as a result of gravel thrown at us by a truck heading in the other direction – just over the bridge and as detailed below.

Is your newspaper giving this dangerous road surface any publicity?

The road was dangerous and Fulton Hogan need to be held to account for their shoddy job in repairing and maintaining it.

I’ve copied in some emails detailing correspondence I’ve been having with Fulton Hogan’s managers about this – but they don’t seem willing to step up and take responsibility … at least not at this stage.

It’s pretty appalling and I hope your council take this into consideration when the contract is renewed as it’s a disincentive to come visit, frankly.


Jim and Gina Coyle

Upper Hutt