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  # 2151272 28-Dec-2018 06:57
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Media constantly referring to the former town of Mount Maunganui as if it is still a separate and independent geographic location. When are they finally going to get the message that Mount Maunganui is a suburb of Tauranga and has been since 1989.


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  # 2151279 28-Dec-2018 08:16
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TheMantis:

Media constantly referring to the former town of Mount Maunganui as if it is still a separate and independent geographic location. When are they finally going to get the message that Mount Maunganui is a suburb of Tauranga and has been since 1989.



Up there with the ludicrous "Hutt City".

If New York is a city, the Hutt is barely a hamlet.





 
 
 
 


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  # 2151282 28-Dec-2018 08:26
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TheMantis:

 

Media constantly referring to the former town of Mount Maunganui as if it is still a separate and independent geographic location. When are they finally going to get the message that Mount Maunganui is a suburb of Tauranga and has been since 1989.

 

 

I never knew that. Why does a suburb's name appear on a map, and why is the font the same as other towns, and occasionally bigger? If it was removed from maps, and rarely mentioned, use Tauranga instead, the media and people may recognise its status better


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  # 2151288 28-Dec-2018 09:01
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For what it's worth, the NZ Post database still treats it as separate.


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  # 2151321 28-Dec-2018 09:33
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Behodar:

 

For what it's worth, the NZ Post database still treats it as separate.

 

 

 

 

Yes but that same database insists I live in Ponatahi which is 25 km from my house, not Martinborough which is less than 5km from my house...!






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  # 2151334 28-Dec-2018 10:17
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tdgeek:

 

TheMantis:

 

Media constantly referring to the former town of Mount Maunganui as if it is still a separate and independent geographic location. When are they finally going to get the message that Mount Maunganui is a suburb of Tauranga and has been since 1989.

 

 

I never knew that. Why does a suburb's name appear on a map, and why is the font the same as other towns, and occasionally bigger? If it was removed from maps, and rarely mentioned, use Tauranga instead, the media and people may recognise its status better

 

 

Most suburbs are labeled on 1:50,000 topographic maps. The larger the suburb/town, the larger the font. If large enough then the name is all in capitals. This is not explained in the marginal information/legend on topographical maps so I'm only guessing.

 

We're also talking about the same media who announced on the 6PM News a couple of nights ago that the NZ emergency phone number is 911.


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  # 2151441 28-Dec-2018 13:54
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Geektastic:

Up there with the ludicrous "Hutt City".

If New York is a city, the Hutt is barely a hamlet.

 

 

 

That's nothing... At least Lower Hutt has the required 100,000 pop to be called a city...

 

I live in the council region known as "Rural City of Murray Bridge". 

 

pop: 22,000, in an area of 1832km2.

 

 

 

LMFAO

 

 

 

An area comparison

 

This is 1823km2

 

 

 

 

And 1830...

 


 
 
 
 


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  # 2151459 28-Dec-2018 14:33
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blakamin:

 

Geektastic:

Up there with the ludicrous "Hutt City".

If New York is a city, the Hutt is barely a hamlet.

 

 

 

That's nothing... At least Lower Hutt has the required 100,000 pop to be called a city...

 

I live in the council region known as "Rural City of Murray Bridge". 

 

pop: 22,000, in an area of 1832km2.

 

 

 

LMFAO

 

 

 

An area comparison

 

This is 1823km2

 

 

 

 

And 1830...

 

 

 

 

 

Just clicked on the link to Murray Bridge map and surrounds. I'm pretty impressed with the level of creativity required to name a town over the border "Big Desert" and the nearby "Big Desert Wilderness Area". Almost as good as "National Park".

 

I have a feeling I might be about to go down a Wikipedia rabbit hole.


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  # 2151485 28-Dec-2018 15:15
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mdf:

 

Just clicked on the link to Murray Bridge map and surrounds. I'm pretty impressed with the level of creativity required to name a town over the border "Big Desert" and the nearby "Big Desert Wilderness Area". Almost as good as "National Park".

 

I have a feeling I might be about to go down a Wikipedia rabbit hole.

 

 

Hehehe.. There's some interesting stuff about.

 

Look at my "suburb".. Toora, SA, pop: 32 over about 8km2

 

11 actual houses, and some houseboats.


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  # 2151501 28-Dec-2018 15:54
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Not many things more frustrating than selling something, arranging a time for the person to come and pick it up (because it's furniture or something else too large to post), and then waiting in for them to not turn up.

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  # 2151508 28-Dec-2018 16:06
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When I do pickups I will only give people the address 15 mins before the agreed time when the call me on the way to the suburb. I will then go out 15 mins after the agreed time if I have not had a call and not have to worry about randoms turning up and sneeking around the place.

 

Only had one paranoid nutter not want to do that, worked out well for me.





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  # 2151520 28-Dec-2018 16:36
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Well now he has turned up but in a car too small to take the whole lot even though I'd listed the dimensions and asked beforehand if he had a large enough vehicle. So now having to wait while he takes half home then comes back for the rest.

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  # 2151533 28-Dec-2018 17:21
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invisibleman18: Well now he has turned up but in a car too small to take the whole lot even though I'd listed the dimensions and asked beforehand if he had a large enough vehicle. So now having to wait while he takes half home then comes back for the rest.

 

Have you had the "can I borrow your trailer" routine yet?





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  # 2151692 28-Dec-2018 22:01
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invisibleman18: Well now he has turned up but in a car too small to take the whole lot even though I'd listed the dimensions and asked beforehand if he had a large enough vehicle. So now having to wait while he takes half home then comes back for the rest.


Have you had the "can I borrow your trailer" routine yet?



No, but don't have one so good luck!

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