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Cheap roading fix

Thursday 2 November 2017 | Published in Smoke Signals


A local wag has come up with an easy solution for filling the potholes that are rapidly proliferating around the island – fill them with purumu! Only trouble is, it would wash out in heavy rain –but then so do ICI’s patch repairs.


If the government doesn’t do something soon about the state of Rarotonga’s roads, some poor bike rider is going to seriously hurt themselves. A smoke signaller measured the depth of one particularly bad pothole on a side road the other day – and it was 12cm. Running into something like that would just about put a motorcycle rider over the handlebars of their bike.