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Title: New Zealand highway forum?
Post by: jpm on April 11, 2018, 08:57:12 PM
Apologies for asking such a narrow topic, but I'm on the prowl for a NZ highway forum (similar to aaroads forum), primarily to make some inquiries about highway landmarks that would likely only be known to locals.

The one(s) I used to frequent on yahoo groups have vaporized.

Anyone from NZ (or Australia) who can be of help?

Thanks,

jpm
Title: Re: New Zealand highway forum?
Post by: Alps on April 12, 2018, 12:58:48 AM
May as well post the inquiries in this thread. We have a few Aussie visitors. There are only one or two NZ road enthusiasts I'm aware of.
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Post by: bing101 on June 15, 2018, 10:20:56 AM
FreewayBrent posted a new video on New Zealand freeways specifically Waterview Tunnel in Auckland

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Post by: vdeane on June 15, 2018, 09:12:08 PM
They certainly have some sexy freeways and signage down there.  Would be nice if they could fix the breezewood between NZ 1 and NZ 18, make more of NZ 1 a motorway, and add exit numbers to the motorways outside of Auckland.
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Post by: bing101 on June 17, 2018, 05:34:05 PM

Freeway Brent in another New Zealand road video.
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Post by: abefroman329 on June 18, 2018, 02:37:59 PM
Those roads are so American-looking, I'd probably forget to drive on the left side!  Do the variable speed limit signs actually flash, or is that something to do with the camera?
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Post by: jakeroot on June 18, 2018, 05:11:25 PM
Do the variable speed limit signs actually flash, or is that something to do with the camera?

That's an incompatibility between the refresh rate of the LED signs and camera's refresh rate (or something like that).
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Post by: abefroman329 on June 18, 2018, 10:20:14 PM
Do the variable speed limit signs actually flash, or is that something to do with the camera?

That's an incompatibility between the refresh rate of the LED signs and camera's refresh rate (or something like that).
Yeah, thatís the answer to the question I meant to ask, but decided to sound like an idiot instead.
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Post by: bing101 on August 03, 2018, 04:26:07 PM

Here is the latest for a freeway construction in New Zealand.
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Post by: bing101 on October 21, 2018, 09:24:23 PM
















Here are some updates of Highway construction in New Zealand.
Title: Re: New Zealand highway forum?
Post by: bing101 on November 04, 2018, 07:21:41 PM


Update on the Taipa Bridge project.
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Post by: Road Hog on November 04, 2018, 08:43:58 PM
Someone should reach out to Brent and invite him to join our board. His videos are good stuff.
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Post by: jakeroot on November 04, 2018, 08:53:17 PM
Someone should reach out to Brent and invite him to join our board. His videos are good stuff.

Oh, he's on the forum  ;-)

I wish more people used their real names on this forum.
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Post by: bing101 on December 17, 2018, 09:18:26 AM
Title: Re: New Zealand highway forum?
Post by: ClassicHasClass on February 07, 2019, 01:06:56 PM
Had a nice drive on NZ 1 from Auckland to the tip of Te Reinga in December. We had the flying camera set up and I extracted almost a thousand still images, so I'll post that when it's completed.
Title: Re: New Zealand highway forum?
Post by: bing101 on March 15, 2019, 10:42:47 AM




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Post by: jakeroot on March 15, 2019, 01:02:04 PM
Interesting post timing...
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Post by: bing101 on April 01, 2019, 07:23:13 AM
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Post by: The Ghostbuster on May 23, 2019, 03:26:18 PM
I think all the motorways on both islands with exits should have exit numbers, not just the ones around Auckland.
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Post by: bing101 on July 16, 2019, 09:40:02 AM
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Post by: bing101 on August 01, 2019, 10:54:21 PM
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Post by: bing101 on August 01, 2019, 10:54:42 PM
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Post by: bing101 on August 09, 2019, 09:03:41 PM
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Post by: bing101 on November 03, 2019, 11:07:45 PM
Title: Re: New Zealand highway forum?
Post by: Beltway on November 04, 2019, 12:35:01 AM
Those roads are so American-looking, I'd probably forget to drive on the left side!  Do the variable speed limit signs actually flash, or is that something to do with the camera?

Interestingly, freeways look pretty similar the world over!
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Post by: ClassicHasClass on November 04, 2019, 08:48:17 AM
Could whoever's posting these label them briefly? Trying to go back to find a particular video means I have to watch them again.
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Post by: vdeane on November 04, 2019, 01:26:44 PM
Those roads are so American-looking, I'd probably forget to drive on the left side!  Do the variable speed limit signs actually flash, or is that something to do with the camera?

Interestingly, freeways look pretty similar the world over!
A roadgeek can tell the difference!  That said, New Zealand freeway signage (https://www.google.com/maps/@-36.9888819,174.8862451,3a,25y,151.75h,91.55t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sftU_kxK0vpsFBk19HxkhTg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) is remarkably similar (https://www.google.com/maps/@-37.0020656,174.8940008,3a,26.7y,323.19h,89.53t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sO_AnHXxeLeXSABAZaVFuyw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) to MUTCD signage - definitely some inspiration from the US there!
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Post by: Beltway on November 04, 2019, 05:27:56 PM
Those roads are so American-looking, I'd probably forget to drive on the left side!  Do the variable speed limit signs actually flash, or is that something to do with the camera?
Interestingly, freeways look pretty similar the world over!
A roadgeek can tell the difference!  That said, New Zealand freeway signage (https://www.google.com/maps/@-36.9888819,174.8862451,3a,25y,151.75h,91.55t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sftU_kxK0vpsFBk19HxkhTg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) is remarkably similar (https://www.google.com/maps/@-37.0020656,174.8940008,3a,26.7y,323.19h,89.53t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sO_AnHXxeLeXSABAZaVFuyw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) to MUTCD signage - definitely some inspiration from the US there!
Well, I can see differences from state to state, each one has their nuances.

But in general, when I see freeways on the other side of the world, whether it is Chile, Australia, Algeria, etc., I see similar design characteristics.

Right drive versus left drive doesn't really change the basic design of the freeway.
Title: Re: New Zealand highway forum?
Post by: vdeane on November 04, 2019, 09:05:36 PM
Those roads are so American-looking, I'd probably forget to drive on the left side!  Do the variable speed limit signs actually flash, or is that something to do with the camera?
Interestingly, freeways look pretty similar the world over!
A roadgeek can tell the difference!  That said, New Zealand freeway signage (https://www.google.com/maps/@-36.9888819,174.8862451,3a,25y,151.75h,91.55t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sftU_kxK0vpsFBk19HxkhTg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) is remarkably similar (https://www.google.com/maps/@-37.0020656,174.8940008,3a,26.7y,323.19h,89.53t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sO_AnHXxeLeXSABAZaVFuyw!2e0!7i13312!8i6656) to MUTCD signage - definitely some inspiration from the US there!
Well, I can see differences from state to state, each one has their nuances.

But in general, when I see freeways on the other side of the world, whether it is Chile, Australia, Algeria, etc., I see similar design characteristics.

Right drive versus left drive doesn't really change the basic design of the freeway.
I guess you're not a sign geek.  The point is that, because of NZ's signage patterns, one could easily mistake themselves for driving in the states (especially when near a right exit (https://www.google.com/maps/@-36.8602609,174.7612348,3a,31.4y,282.01h,88.27t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sqnzLrDMegi8og5NAp0Z2dg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656)).  They basically copied the MUTCD for their guide signs, and literally the only differences between their freeways and ours are the lack of yellow strips for the inner shoulder, use of metric, and that they drive on the left.  That it.  Nothing else.  They even use route number/direction for navigation rather than control cities, which is not as common as one would think.  Australia doesn't.  Nowhere is Europe does.  Mexico doesn't.  South Africa doesn't.  Israel doesn't.  The UAE does not appear to.  The only country I could find that does outside of the US, Canada, and New Zealand is South Korea.
Title: Re: New Zealand highway forum?
Post by: jakeroot on November 05, 2019, 12:26:34 AM
They basically copied the MUTCD for their guide signs, and literally the only differences between their freeways and ours are the lack of yellow strips for the inner shoulder, use of metric, and that they drive on the left.  That it.  Nothing else.

New Zealand does use red paint on the shoulder of some of their motorways (akin to some UK motorways), but I do not know the significance of the paint. That's the only other difference I can think of.
Title: Re: New Zealand highway forum?
Post by: Alps on November 05, 2019, 07:49:04 PM
They basically copied the MUTCD for their guide signs, and literally the only differences between their freeways and ours are the lack of yellow strips for the inner shoulder, use of metric, and that they drive on the left.  That it.  Nothing else.

New Zealand does use red paint on the shoulder of some of their motorways (akin to some UK motorways), but I do not know the significance of the paint. That's the only other difference I can think of.
Did not notice that, unless it was in a work zone.
Title: Re: New Zealand highway forum?
Post by: jakeroot on November 06, 2019, 12:24:29 AM
They basically copied the MUTCD for their guide signs, and literally the only differences between their freeways and ours are the lack of yellow strips for the inner shoulder, use of metric, and that they drive on the left.  That it.  Nothing else.

New Zealand does use red paint on the shoulder of some of their motorways (akin to some UK motorways), but I do not know the significance of the paint. That's the only other difference I can think of.
Did not notice that, unless it was in a work zone.

I got this wrong. It's not actually red paint. It's actually a sort of high-traction surface applied only sometimes (sometimes both shoulders, sometimes none, etc):

This is from the Hayr Road overpass, above the South Western Freeway in Auckland:

(https://i.imgur.com/ARlTvxt.png)
Title: Re: New Zealand highway forum?
Post by: bing101 on November 19, 2019, 07:05:10 PM

An Update on Christchurch Motorway

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Post by: ClassicHasClass on November 19, 2019, 09:57:20 PM
Could you at least label the videos you post with a sentence or two, please? Trying to find a particular old one is a little frustrating.
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Post by: vdeane on November 20, 2019, 01:26:03 PM
Could you at least label the videos you post with a sentence or two, please? Trying to find a particular old one is a little frustrating.
Definitely.  Not just this thread, but everywhere.  When there's a video, one wants to know what the video is about, why it's posted, and why they should watch it.  Not just have a video and nothing else dropped into a post.  This is a discussion forum, not social media.
Title: Re: New Zealand highway forum?
Post by: X99 on November 21, 2019, 10:25:35 AM
Could you at least label the videos you post with a sentence or two, please? Trying to find a particular old one is a little frustrating.
Definitely.  Not just this thread, but everywhere.  When there's a video, one wants to know what the video is about, why it's posted, and why they should watch it.  Not just have a video and nothing else dropped into a post.  This is a discussion forum, not social media.
Looks like you haven't seen the Philippines thread.
Title: Re: New Zealand highway forum?
Post by: vdeane on November 21, 2019, 12:51:01 PM
Could you at least label the videos you post with a sentence or two, please? Trying to find a particular old one is a little frustrating.
Definitely.  Not just this thread, but everywhere.  When there's a video, one wants to know what the video is about, why it's posted, and why they should watch it.  Not just have a video and nothing else dropped into a post.  This is a discussion forum, not social media.
Looks like you haven't seen the Philippines thread.
bing101 does this everywhere.  It's too the point where it's a huge surprise if he posts something that isn't just a video and no text.  It's annoying no matter what thread it's in.
Title: Re: New Zealand highway forum?
Post by: compdude787 on November 26, 2019, 02:30:19 PM
Could you at least label the videos you post with a sentence or two, please? Trying to find a particular old one is a little frustrating.
Definitely.  Not just this thread, but everywhere.  When there's a video, one wants to know what the video is about, why it's posted, and why they should watch it.  Not just have a video and nothing else dropped into a post.  This is a discussion forum, not social media.
Looks like you haven't seen the Philippines thread.
bing101 does this everywhere.  It's too the point where it's a huge surprise if he posts something that isn't just a video and no text.  It's annoying no matter what thread it's in.


Agreed. Though I don't mind if he posts my videos...  :-D
Title: Re: New Zealand highway forum?
Post by: spotila on February 20, 2020, 04:31:39 PM
Long time NZ lurker, first time poster, checking in.

We do exist
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Post by: ClassicHasClass on February 20, 2020, 04:35:32 PM
Kia ora. North or South Island?
Title: Re: New Zealand highway forum?
Post by: jakeroot on February 20, 2020, 09:09:17 PM
Long time NZ lurker, first time poster, checking in.

We do exist

Judging by NZTA's signage and marking rules, you should feel right at home here! Welcome aboard.
Title: Re: New Zealand highway forum?
Post by: Alps on February 21, 2020, 12:07:59 AM
Long time NZ lurker, first time poster, checking in.

We do exist
Have you found my NZ annex? I don't know if anyone else has an NZ roads page... if so please let me know so I can link them! https://www.alpsroads.net/roads/nz
Title: Re: New Zealand highway forum?
Post by: ClassicHasClass on February 22, 2020, 11:39:08 PM
I'm working on one (to feature my Auckland to Te Reinga run) but it'll be a bit to get that all together.