The takeaways were good bowels still intact!!!
I discovered a new route to upper hutt today, turn left at waikanae and drive over a very winding single lane goat track to akatarawa. This takes an hour off the trip but would only recommend it for daylight use and short wheel base cars like the Mira.
Must also say special thanks to Leonie our house sitter for noticing my expired rego it saved me $200 this morning at a check point in hunterville. l hope our cats muffin and trinny have been well behaved for you.