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Topic # 12545 22-Mar-2007 21:33
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Reply # 64770 22-Mar-2007 21:41
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I bet it will not be towed. The City Council would be happy to fine a driver parked 10 minutes over the time on the meter but I am pretty sure they will do nothing against "public transport".

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  Reply # 64772 22-Mar-2007 21:43
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I wonder what the bus is actually doing there?

Reminds me of the towtrucks and ParkWise people in Wgtn - it's quite common to see ParkWise guys and girls out just after 7am on Ghuznee St getting cars towed (no parking between 7am and 9am) but what really annoys me is the fact the Armourguard vehicles (ParkWise) and tow truck firms see no issue in parking their vehicles in the no parking zones with nobody in them (over 30 mins the other day) while they do god knows what somewhere else (probably looking for unsuspecting victims elsewhere). I'd be interested to know whether they have any legal defence for parking in a tow away zone for any longer than is necessary to carry out their duties.




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  Reply # 64773 22-Mar-2007 21:44
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Having your own set of wheel clamps could come in very handy!


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Reply # 64774 22-Mar-2007 21:46
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Or if you walk around Midland Park on Lambton Quay... It's all public parking with meters there, but the taxi drivers park in front of Astoria (Lambton Quay), and on the side street. No one else can park there, they make a funny face if you try - and they don't pay parking and are not fined either.





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  Reply # 64775 22-Mar-2007 21:48
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sbiddle: what really annoys me is the fact the Armourguard vehicles (ParkWise) and tow truck firms see no issue in parking their vehicles in the no parking zones with nobody in them (over 30 mins the other day) while they do god knows what somewhere else (probably looking for unsuspecting victims elsewhere


Is that like cop cars who speed, tailgate, or drive through roundabouts without indicating?  I say tow the bugger! (Not that I have anything against "cattle-class" transport)




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freitasm: Or if you walk around Midland Park on Lambton Quay... It's all public parking with meters there, but the taxi drivers park in front of Astoria (Lambton Quay), and on the side street. No one else can park there, they make a funny face if you try - and they don't pay parking and are not fined either.


And forget about parking outside Dick Smith on Featherston Street.  I saw one taxi take up two parks the other day so any others would have a spot.




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  Reply # 64779 22-Mar-2007 21:54
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Towed!

Mike put up some pix of it too.

Stagecoach got pwn3d!




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  Reply # 64785 22-Mar-2007 22:29
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That looked too braindead to be parking. Maybe the bus died, then the question is did the council tow it or Stagecoach?

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Reply # 64798 23-Mar-2007 08:18
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Who knows... I just find it strange that if it was left parked, why are the headlights left on in the first picture?

I do agree with the driving bit however... like other Auckland drivers can be a bit ruthless towards other drivers and the roadcode in general.




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  Reply # 64799 23-Mar-2007 08:18
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Was wondering if the bus got nicked actually.




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Reply # 64805 23-Mar-2007 09:21
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While an amusing blog... I'd dare say that the bus driver DID NOT park there and it simply broke down.  Why it took SOOO long to get it towed is just disgraceful and of course VERY annoying.




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freitasm: Or if you walk around Midland Park on Lambton Quay... It's all public parking with meters there, but the taxi drivers park in front of Astoria (Lambton Quay), and on the side street. No one else can park there, they make a funny face if you try - and they don't pay parking and are not fined either.



You have NO idea how angry this gets me!!!

Going in and out of the VF building most days its a freaking nightmare getting a park round there, the cheekie buggers then put a dollar in the mtere then hand the slip round to their mates when the parking wardens turn up, I've made numerous calls to the council to no effect!!!

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Jeffthechef:
freitasm: Or if you walk around Midland Park on Lambton Quay... It's all public parking with meters there, but the taxi drivers park in front of Astoria (Lambton Quay), and on the side street. No one else can park there, they make a funny face if you try - and they don't pay parking and are not fined either.



You have NO idea how angry this gets me!!!

Going in and out of the VF building most days its a freaking nightmare getting a park round there, the cheekie buggers then put a dollar in the mtere then hand the slip round to their mates when the parking wardens turn up, I've made numerous calls to the council to no effect!!!


Very annoying yes, but they are occassionally getting parking tickets.  My desk looks out onto Midland Park and and the one way street there where they all park and I regularly see Parking Wardens issuing Taxis tickets

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lugh:
Is that like cop cars who speed, tailgate, or drive through roundabouts without indicating?  I say tow the bugger! (Not that I have anything against "cattle-class" transport)


I had a cop do that to me on wednesday. I kept my speed at 50, he didnt have any lights on or sirens, and tailgated me for about half a kilometre. So i put on my brakes rather fast, but he didnt hit me. :-(




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