Out my window today I saw …

Toot toooot! TOOOOOOOOT!!! The log jam of honking trucks has started along Jervois Quay on its way up to parliament to protest the sudden increase in road user charges. Might go out and find the end point soon – not sure how hundreds of trucks can park around parliament – there’s not that much room.

Just found a picture of the motorway coming into town this morning on stuff.co.nz

A bit later on … 10.30amish

Have just got back from a walk up to parliament to see all the trucks.

Kind of exhilarating walking along their route of Jervois/Customhouse/Whitmore/Molesworth – it’s just wall to wall trucks, from Taupo, Hawera, Kapiti coast and one truck even had another smaller truck on the back of it!

There were white-gloved policemen everywhere directing the traffic, mothers and toddlers waving at the trucks, truck spotters making the universal truck-please-toot-your-horn tugging gesture, photographers with big lenses and small gatherings of people at street corners unsure of how to cross the road when the lights were out … would the white gloves ever point at us … well kind of … the policeman at my corner looked over and shouted “PEOPLE CROSS – QUICK!”

Once I got up there I realised that they weren’t parking up, they were just driving past parliament honking the entire length of the street then getting straight back on the motorway and heading out of town. Took a video on my camera and ta-daaaaaa here’s my first youtube contribution 🙂


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