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  Reply # 1700864 10-Jan-2017 12:45
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Misuse's of apostrophe's - something very common in New Zealands written communication's.






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  Reply # 1700891 10-Jan-2017 13:35
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Inconsistent information. The local council recently changed the recycling system and the website says "if [bottle lids] are recyclable, you can put them in the yellow lid bin" while the bin itself has "no lids" printed on it.


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  Reply # 1700904 10-Jan-2017 13:59
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Road signs that say "REDUCE RISK - TURN YOUR CELLPHONE OFF".

 

I mean, really.... who is going to comply with that "road safety" advice? 

 

Bearing in mind that it is *illegal* to use your phone (including turning it off) whilst driving. Unless it's mounted on the vehicle, in which case it is deemed safe enough to use, in which case there's no point in turning it off.

 

How many thousands of dollars have been wasted putting up waste-of-space signs like this? What numpty at NZTA thought of it, and what dummkopf approved spending money on it?

 

 


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  Reply # 1700908 10-Jan-2017 14:02
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frankv:

 

Road signs that say "REDUCE RISK - TURN YOUR CELLPHONE OFF".

 

I mean, really.... who is going to comply with that "road safety" advice? 

 

Bearing in mind that it is *illegal* to use your phone (including turning it off) whilst driving. Unless it's mounted on the vehicle, in which case it is deemed safe enough to use, in which case there's no point in turning it off.

 

How many thousands of dollars have been wasted putting up waste-of-space signs like this? What numpty at NZTA thought of it, and what dummkopf approved spending money on it?

 

 

 

 

Driving over the speed limit, with excess blood alcohol and without a seatbelt on are also illegal.  Are you saying all warning signs and advertising to discourage those things are a waste of money?





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  Reply # 1700911 10-Jan-2017 14:12
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Geektastic:

Misuse's of apostrophe's - something very common in New Zealands written communication's.



Totally. Kiwi's don't care.

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  Reply # 1700931 10-Jan-2017 14:43
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floydbloke:

 

frankv:

 

Road signs that say "REDUCE RISK - TURN YOUR CELLPHONE OFF".

 

I mean, really.... who is going to comply with that "road safety" advice? 

 

Bearing in mind that it is *illegal* to use your phone (including turning it off) whilst driving. Unless it's mounted on the vehicle, in which case it is deemed safe enough to use, in which case there's no point in turning it off.

 

How many thousands of dollars have been wasted putting up waste-of-space signs like this? What numpty at NZTA thought of it, and what dummkopf approved spending money on it?

 

 

 

 

Driving over the speed limit, with excess blood alcohol and without a seatbelt on are also illegal.  Are you saying all warning signs and advertising to discourage those things are a waste of money?

 

 

I'm saying that a sign which (in the name of safety) tells you to do something illegal and unsafe is a small thing that's really annoying.

 

 


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  Reply # 1701055 10-Jan-2017 17:20
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frankv:

 

floydbloke:

 

frankv:

 

Road signs that say "REDUCE RISK - TURN YOUR CELLPHONE OFF".

 

I mean, really.... who is going to comply with that "road safety" advice? 

 

Bearing in mind that it is *illegal* to use your phone (including turning it off) whilst driving. Unless it's mounted on the vehicle, in which case it is deemed safe enough to use, in which case there's no point in turning it off.

 

How many thousands of dollars have been wasted putting up waste-of-space signs like this? What numpty at NZTA thought of it, and what dummkopf approved spending money on it?

 

 

 

 

Driving over the speed limit, with excess blood alcohol and without a seatbelt on are also illegal.  Are you saying all warning signs and advertising to discourage those things are a waste of money?

 

 

I'm saying that a sign which (in the name of safety) tells you to do something illegal and unsafe is a small thing that's really annoying.

 

 

 

Fair call.  smile





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  Reply # 1701128 10-Jan-2017 21:05
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The alleged "music" Vodafone have on their hold pattern (which you spend too long on every time).






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  Reply # 1701682 11-Jan-2017 21:15
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Having to go to the post office to pick up a package because the courier decided to ignore Authority to Leave.

 

When a motel in a Chorus area uses Ultrafast Fibre's logo on its marketing.


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  Reply # 1701871 12-Jan-2017 10:09
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Behodar:

 

Having to go to the post office to pick up a package because the courier decided to ignore Authority to Leave.

 

 

 

 

Had the opposite yesterday - got home from work to find 2 "signature required" packages left on the doorstep. Reasonably safe where we are since we're up a long shared driveway at the end of quiet cul-de-sac and the front door is also around a corner so it's not on a busy road or going to be seen from the street or anything, but you'd probably still prefer something valuable (these ones were not) wasn't left outside for a long time, and in the Wellington weather.


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  Reply # 1701873 12-Jan-2017 10:11
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Behodar:

 

Having to go to the post office to pick up a package because the courier decided to ignore Authority to Leave.

 

 

 

 

Had the opposite yesterday - got home from work to find 2 "signature required" packages left on the doorstep. Reasonably safe where we are since we're up a long shared driveway at the end of quiet cul-de-sac and the front door is also around a corner so it's not on a busy road or going to be seen from the street or anything, but you'd probably still prefer something valuable (these ones were not) wasn't left outside for a long time, and in the Wellington weather.

 

 

 

 

I get that a lot. Even had a $5,000 computer left by the door, no signature...!






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  Reply # 1701877 12-Jan-2017 10:16
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frankv:

 

Road signs that say "REDUCE RISK - TURN YOUR CELLPHONE OFF".

 

I mean, really.... who is going to comply with that "road safety" advice? 

 

Bearing in mind that it is *illegal* to use your phone (including turning it off) whilst driving. Unless it's mounted on the vehicle, in which case it is deemed safe enough to use, in which case there's no point in turning it off.

 

How many thousands of dollars have been wasted putting up waste-of-space signs like this? What numpty at NZTA thought of it, and what dummkopf approved spending money on it?

 

 

 

 

 

 

there's a stupid one just out of Matamata which says drive safely at night and 15% of fatal accidents happen at night. Which made me think, you cant see the sign at night and that means 85% of fatal accidents happen during the day so where is that more worthwhile sign.





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  Reply # 1702000 12-Jan-2017 12:52
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This from the Herald today

 

 

 

"English stated that many New Zealanders "cringe a bit" at what happens each year at Waitangi. He might have added that a large proportion of Maori do likewise."

 

 

 

Are Maori not "New Zealanders" then?






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  Reply # 1702028 12-Jan-2017 13:26
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Geektastic:

 

This from the Herald today

 

 

 

"English stated that many New Zealanders "cringe a bit" at what happens each year at Waitangi. He might have added that a large proportion of Maori do likewise."

 

 

 

Are Maori not "New Zealanders" then?

 

 

I agree that was unnecessary (a mistake perhaps) - but it was otherwise a good article.


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  Reply # 1702029 12-Jan-2017 13:30
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People who post comments critical of a small error in an article, without including a link in their post to the full article - so that the criticism can be seen in context.

 

Having to search for it yourself is tedious.


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