Please ignore the fact that Te Toki Road has more outrageous bumps per square millimetre than Gaddafi's face, that it does violent assault and battery to every vehicle that can overtake a snail, and that it has been like that since Cook came here in his Sealegs in 1769. Just pay a fortune (to Downers) to make it a clone of Auckland Silly.
Which of course never has a single accident.
Because it is stuffed full of kerbing and channelling.
If we paid enough rates to Mr Reynold's empire to get all our roads on over-the-top Downers we would all be on our uppers.
And the island instead of being its nice old charming rural self would look like Orc Land.