A Little About Gravel In NZ

All of NZ Roads were metal once, State Highway 1 from Auckland North was still metal (gravel) in the 1961.

A good number of metal (gravel) roads in Northland (and about NZ) once had more bends than anywhere in the world and this is because most of the road navvies (work’s) in NZ back in the early 1900’s got a flagon of beer per day as part of their pay.

I was told this by a number of old Farmers years ago so do not know if it’s true, but having grown-up on the metal roads of Northland I believe it maybe true.