A good grasp of geography

So Labour has asked Goffice staffer Deborah Mahuta-Coyle to take one for team in Tauranga.

In their boilerplate press release Labour makes an astonishing claim:

Although not originally from Tauranga, Deborah grew up further along State Highway 1 in the small town of Huntly, where her mother brought up her and her siblings on her own.

Now I’m not sure what atlas Labour has been consulting but as long as State Highway 1 has existed Huntly has never been just up the road from Tauranga which actually sits on State Highway 2.

By road on State Highway 27 it is Tauranga 133km from State Highway 1.


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