There are delays for motorists
in the central North Island and heading north from Wellington
Police have received reports that pockets of traffic
congestion are being experienced as far north as Waiouru.
Traffic heading north up the Kapiti Coast is also extremely
heavy and delays of over an hour can be expected there,
This is not due to any accidents and is purely holiday
traffic heading out of the capital. There is little that can
be done to ease such delays, police said in a statement.
Wellington motorists were advised to leave earlier for their
destination or to delay travel if possible.