New figures show a surge in the numbers of Aucklanders fleeing the city in favour of Tauranga. Reporter Jamie Morton, who has lived there for six years, wonders what has taken them so long.
At Tip Top corner on Auckland’s Southern Motorway there’s a Metro billboard that shouts: “Love this city”. I chuckle, because it happens to hang over the most car-clogged section of a road which, by that stage, I’ve already been struggling along for more than an hour.
For Tauranga locals like me, these infrequent trips to the big smoke are happy reminders of the comparative luxuries of home.
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