A really long street in New Plymouth?

Courtenay St in New Plymouth is actually only 1.76km long

Courtenay St in New Plymouth is actually only 1.76km long

This street, if Fairfax is correct, still wouldn’t be a challenge for the longest street in the world, which used to be held by Yonge Street in Ontario Canada at 1896km long.

Still according to Stuff.co.nz there is a street in New Plymouth which is at least 80 km long.

A woman claiming to be Kate Middleton sped the wrong way down a one-way street this morning before rolling her car on State Highway 45 in Taranaki.

Police Senior Constable Grant Kennard said the 44-year-old woman was mentally unwell and had refused to let emergency services help her after she crashed about 7am. 

“She thinks she’s Kate Middleton. She was saying: ‘You can’t touch me because I’m royal’.”

Earlier this morning the woman had been reported driving more than 80km the wrong way along Courtenay St in New Plymouth.

“It’s lucky there was nobody coming the other way.”

Before the woman crashed near Tataraimaka on SH45 between Oakura and Okato she had been weaving across the road, Kennard said.


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