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Plan ahead this anniversary weekend

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Motorists are being reminded to plan ahead this anniversary weekend as the Waikato and Bay of Plenty Regions are hosting a large number of planned public events.

Bay of Plenty Systems Manager Rob Campbell says there will be a lot of people travelling on our roads this weekend, whether it be travelling to the beach to make the most of the long weekend, or to the many events that are taking place over the long weekend.

"With events on such as the two international one day cricket matches in Tauranga, the Hamilton Sevens, and the Cambridge Town Cup Rowing Regatta we are expecting the roads to be busy all weekend, and not just at traditional peak travelling times.

"We recommend people take note of these events when planning their trips, and to expect more people on both local roads and our State Highways, says Mr Campbell.

"Those travelling should allow plenty of time for their journeys, drive to the conditions and plan ahead.

We also encourage people to check the travel section of our website or our social media pages so they can know the current road conditions before they leave for an event or away for the weekend," says Mr Campbell.

Events coming up in the region:

Auckland Anniversary Day weekend (28-30 January)

Huntly Speedway on Saturday 26 January

Festival One at Mystery Creek, Hamilton on Friday 25 to Monday 28 January

Fat Boy Slim at Claudelands Arena on Friday evening 25 January

HSBC NZ Sevens are being held at FMG Stadium in Hamilton from Saturday 26 to Sunday 27 January

NZ Cycle Classic at various locations around Cambridge and Te Awamutu from Wednesday 23 to Sunday 27 January

Cambridge Town Cup rowing regatta from Friday 25 to Monday 28 January at Lake Karapiro

Whitianga Waterways Summer Concert is being held on Sunday 27 January at Waterways Arena

Hydro Thunder in Taupo from Friday 25 to Sunday 27 January

Taupo Summer Concert at the Taupo Amphitheatre on Saturday 26 January

One Love Festival at Tauranga Domain on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 January

Two one day cricket matches Black Caps vs India one Saturday 26 January and Monday 28 January

Plan ahead for a safe, enjoyable journey this summer. Keep up to date with:

Traffic updates: nzta.govt.nz/traffic

Facebook: facebook.com/NZTAWaikatoBoP

Twitter: twitter.com/NZTAwaibop

Journey planner: journeys.nzta.govt.nz

Phone: 0800 4 HIGHWAYS (0800 44 44 49)

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