5 Sep 2017

Road may be sealed to 'republic' of Whangamomona

From Morning Report, 7:51 am on 5 September 2017

Could sealing the Forgotten World Highway in Taranaki all the way to Whangamomona be the best way to improve safety and boost regional tourism? The regional council thinks it is, but locals aren't so sure.

"Really I should be a 'yes' because we work in tourism, but there's a part of me that says the road is one of the last metal roads left in New Zealand on a main route and I think it's special," Whangamomona Hotel co-owner Vicki Pratt says.