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# 105234 29-Jun-2012 18:50
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Hi all,

I'm probably gonna come off sounding like the grinch who stole christmas, but im not bothered, what I really want to know is how does this whole situation work.

I got into my car this evening, coming home from work. My window had salt spray on it as it does every day so I put the window wipers on - force of habit. As it turns out, there was a flyer under my window wiper which by now is soaked in water (from the wiper going up and ripped on my windscreen).
Fortunately it's left the email address in tact. Now aside from the obvious annoyance, I've also heard of others blaming the people who put these flyers on cars of damage to their car (well scratched the paint... I guess from leaning over to put the flyer under??).


What I really want to know is is there anything that specifically states that you must not mess with property that isn't yours? (if that makes sense), while they didn't damage my car (which of course I'm happy about) it would be nice to know. I guess because they aren't actually taking it or damaging it as such, at least not in this case, theres not a lot ("Legally") to say you cant.

I guess it really comes down to common courtesy as to whether you touch someones car thats in a public car park or not.







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  # 648441 29-Jun-2012 20:29
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I'm with you on this and I don't think it's strange. Hate it when it's raining and they stick.

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  # 648446 29-Jun-2012 20:36
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http://www.nzherald.co.nz/postal-services/news/article.cfm?c_id=73&objectid=10404198

Fines of up $5000 for distributing unwanted junk mail have been introduced in Auckland City.

Under a new bylaw, it will be an offence for companies to place unsolicited advertising material into letterboxes that are already full or in letterboxes clearly marked "no junk mail". It will also be an offence to place advertising material on cars parked in public places.





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  # 648450 29-Jun-2012 20:48
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Completely with you on this one. I take pride in my vehicles and they are typically detailed to the highest standard...and then some ingrate stuffs flyers under the windscreen (hand prints all over the bonnet and in one case scratches on the wiper arm because they lifted it too high and hit the bonnet), or worse some bozo at the lights decides that my highly polished and water spot free windscreen could do with a wash with some dirty water and an old sponge...aaarrrggghhh!

Should be a law against it (including parking wardens...Lol)







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  # 648509 29-Jun-2012 22:42
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scuwp:
Should be a law against it (including parking wardens...Lol) 


yeah, they specifically excluded them in the auckland bylaw :p

"It excludes material from councils"




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  # 648919 1-Jul-2012 10:37
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thats actually quite interesting. I might flick an email off to this "group" and just advise them of this. Its not the first time they've done it either, so time to put my hand up :)


Thanks guys!

And I agree scuwp. And it's not like they'd take responsibility for it either, so you're left with any repair bill.





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  # 648947 1-Jul-2012 11:05
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... or worse some bozo at the lights decides that my highly polished and water spot free windscreen could do with a wash with some dirty water and an old sponge...aaarrrggghhh!



Oh hell yes. Was at a set of lights with an Aston Martin Vantage in front of me when one of these idiots tried to wash the Aston's windscreen. Dude got out of his car to say no and the idiot windscreen washer still went ahead and started washing. In about 3 seconds flat the windscreen washer was lying flat on his back and looking very stunned. Quickest punch I've ever seen, and the funniest thing I've seen all year!

I laughed about that for about a week afterwards. 



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  # 648948 1-Jul-2012 11:06
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By the way, if anyones interested, here is the bylaw. http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/council/documents/bylaw/part22.asp#13


How does "parked in a public place" work? Is it something owned by the council, or can it also apply to a car park owned by a private company, but publically accessable at any time (no admission charges or anything).

EDIT: spelling and hyperlink.





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