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  Reply # 680831 3-Sep-2012 13:38
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A non car driver or someone who doesn't know the company rules i guess

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  Reply # 680841 3-Sep-2012 13:56
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Must be difficult / frustrating to run such a business with these sorts of laws. I used to deliver papers when I was a kid, on a bike that was probably overloaded and unsafe , and I never heard of any injury problems from that.

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 680846 3-Sep-2012 14:07
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In this case I strongly suspect it is a well worn excuse on the part of the herald rather than anything which specifically prevents this kind of delivery.

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  Reply # 680849 3-Sep-2012 14:10
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It's all based around the lowest common denominator.

"Because one dog bit a kid all bichon frise must be microchipped".

"Johnny fell off his bike so no-one is allowed bikes anymore".

I was listening to Steve Gurney on the radio the other day. Adventure sports are becoming extinct due to the hoops organizers have to jump through to make sure contestants don't scratched by gorse...

Pretty soon we won't be allowed to leave the house without a yellow vest....

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  Reply # 680852 3-Sep-2012 14:12
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hairy1: 

Pretty soon we won't be allowed to leave the house without a yellow vest....



I heard that fluoro stuff was carcinogenic...




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  Reply # 680853 3-Sep-2012 14:14
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timmmay: NZ post letterbox specifications. If you don't meet them, you can't really complain. I don't think they have to deliver to letterboxes set up wrong.


Actually you can complain as their specifications are quite open to interpretation  

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  Reply # 680857 3-Sep-2012 14:29
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mattwnz: Must be difficult / frustrating to run such a business with these sorts of laws. I used to deliver papers when I was a kid, on a bike that was probably overloaded and unsafe , and I never heard of any injury problems from that.
Pamphlet run, 3-speed Cruiser, with a beer-crate on the carrier!  Never had any issues

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  Reply # 680860 3-Sep-2012 14:39
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GregV:
mattwnz: Must be difficult / frustrating to run such a business with these sorts of laws. I used to deliver papers when I was a kid, on a bike that was probably overloaded and unsafe , and I never heard of any injury problems from that.
Pamphlet run, 3-speed Cruiser, with a beer-crate on the carrier!  Never had any issues

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  Reply # 680861 3-Sep-2012 14:41
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SaltyNZ:
hairy1: 

Pretty soon we won't be allowed to leave the house without a yellow vest....



I heard that fluoro stuff was carcinogenic...


So is the paint inside the house, Uh oh we are f#$%ed

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  Reply # 680864 3-Sep-2012 14:46
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GregV: 
edit - spelling


That's 'speelng' if you please. <Shakes head>




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  Reply # 680867 3-Sep-2012 14:51
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GregV:
mattwnz: Must be difficult / frustrating to run such a business with these sorts of laws. I used to deliver papers when I was a kid, on a bike that was probably overloaded and unsafe , and I never heard of any injury problems from that.
Pamphlet run, 3-speed Cruiser, with a beer-crate on the carrier!? Never had any issues

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I haven't seen a paper boy or girl for years on a bike, so maybe that isn't permitted? They seem to have trundlers these days, and many are delivered by middle aged or elderly people. I doubt they would do it for the low pay, so probably do it for the exercise and to get out of the house.



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  Reply # 680901 3-Sep-2012 15:26
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gzt: In this case I strongly suspect it is a well worn excuse on the part of the herald rather than anything which specifically prevents this kind of delivery.


That's what I thought, but as another poster mentioned the same excuse was used by Dom Post too.

Still don't believe that such a rule is actually practical, well at least in the world I live in.

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  Reply # 680906 3-Sep-2012 15:30
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kiwiharry: That's what I thought, but as another poster mentioned the same excuse was used by Dom Post too.


Yeah but I think the days of paper's being delivered by the actual company that prints them are well gone, The delivery will have been contracted out to another organisation(s) (that may actually contract for both newspaper companies across the whole country....)

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timmmay: NZ post letterbox specifications. If you don't meet them, you can't really complain. I don't think they have to deliver to letterboxes set up wrong.

I don't own the land in front of my house, so I didn't want to put a letterbox there then get told later I had to move it. To get to my neighbours letterbox you walk down the semi-steep driveway, down the path, into the entrance way to the property, it's on the side there. Must be a pain in the butt for a postie.


I'd prefer scrapping letter boxes on roadsides and having slots in the front door like the UK.




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  Reply # 680943 3-Sep-2012 16:26
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It works like this: 

The organisation, in this case the Herald, sets up a rule they know won't be followed as it is impossible to follow the rule and get the job done in the real world. 

However, in the small amount of instances where someone doesn't follow the rule and something goes wrong then the organisation is covered and the individual is hanged because they were not following the rule. 

It isn't about safety it is about the organisation, which writes the rules, being able to say: Well, we are not liable because they didn't follow the rule. 

Yeah, it's still stupid. 




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