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  Reply # 1847947 17-Aug-2017 10:35
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Welcome to the south polar region :)

 

 

 

kryptonjohn:

 

But hey, there are places in NZ where you can walk from the East coast to the West coast in aboot 20 min, try doing that in Canada!

 

https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/-36.9367461,174.8299238/-36.9357242,174.844268/@-36.9366467,174.8327673,16z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!4m1!3e2

 

 

I always wondered where that was when people said that :)

 

 

 

so how about North to South in 1 hour then?

 

 

 

https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/-36.902285,174.6800315/-36.9315425,174.6891789/@-36.9868735,174.7693406,12z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e2

 

 

 

:)


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  Reply # 1847948 17-Aug-2017 10:40
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kryptonjohn:

 

But hey, there are places in NZ where you can walk from the East coast to the West coast in aboot 20 min, try doing that in Canada!

 

https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/-36.9367461,174.8299238/-36.9357242,174.844268/@-36.9366467,174.8327673,16z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!4m1!3e2

 

 

 

 

I've always wanted to have enough money to buy that land and link the East and West coast.
Then we have another Island in NZ. Hopefully I'd get naming rights :)

 

 


 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1847949 17-Aug-2017 10:43
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Imagine how much money you could make charging people to cross your bridge!

 

 


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  Reply # 1847960 17-Aug-2017 10:59
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Sooo you're from northern USA state eh?

J/k.. welcome to NZ (and geekzone)!




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  Reply # 1848037 17-Aug-2017 13:06
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kryptonjohn:

 

Imagine how much money you could make charging people to cross your bridge!

 

 

 

 

AFAIK in NZ you only own the top 30cm of your land, so you probably would only get 'development rights' for that canal after committing to a free bridge any.

 

 

 

An NZ 'suez' canal however would probably make you some coins by _adding_ a service to shipping/yachting that cant go under the bridge?


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  Reply # 1875844 2-Oct-2017 08:58
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PhantomNVD:

 

Welcome to the south polar region :)

 

 

 

kryptonjohn:

 

But hey, there are places in NZ where you can walk from the East coast to the West coast in aboot 20 min, try doing that in Canada!

 

https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/-36.9367461,174.8299238/-36.9357242,174.844268/@-36.9366467,174.8327673,16z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!4m1!3e2

 

 

I always wondered where that was when people said that :)

 

 

 

so how about North to South in 1 hour then?

 

 

 

https://www.google.com.au/maps/dir/-36.902285,174.6800315/-36.9315425,174.6891789/@-36.9868735,174.7693406,12z/data=!4m2!4m1!3e2

 

 

 

:)

 

 

 

 

Coincidence - both those roads are called Portage Road.

 

Cool.

 

 

 

Oh, and Welcome to New Zealand.


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  Reply # 1875890 2-Oct-2017 09:13
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They were apparently both traditional routes for Maori to shift canoes from one body of water to the other.

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portage_Road

 

I always knew about the Otahuhu one but the New Lynn one was new to me!

 

 


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