It's a frequently asked question up in the far north of the country and now one young entrepreneur has come up with a way to memorialise it on a t shirt
Kaitaia-based ACA Clothing is now printing a crew-neck T-shirt sporting with the question "Is the gorge open?" emblazoned across the front.
The question refers to the Mangamuka-Gorge-Road which is frequently closed.
Marley Maheno, who owns ACA Clothing, and designed the t shirt talks to us about the slogan.