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  Reply # 1526736 6-Apr-2016 09:46
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Cars that park in the wrong direction.     It is a bit confusing. 

 

In the last year, it seems to be happening more and more.   I spotted a vacant parallel park on my side in the busy main street and a car coming the other direction crossed the road and parked facing the wrong direction. Never expected that .   Sucked too as otherwise I would have signalled earlier to reserve the park. 

 

But, on my street there are now 3 or 4 cars who regularly park in the wrong direction now. 

 

And, some turkey is also parking a truck on our street too... it is huge, blocks road views, and narrows the available road space. 

 

 

They can and should be ticketed for parking in the wrong direction. Karma (or the council parking warden) will get them.

 

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  Reply # 1526742 6-Apr-2016 09:59
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surfisup1000:

 

Cars that park in the wrong direction.     It is a bit confusing. 

 

In the last year, it seems to be happening more and more.   I spotted a vacant parallel park on my side in the busy main street and a car coming the other direction crossed the road and parked facing the wrong direction. Never expected that .   Sucked too as otherwise I would have signalled earlier to reserve the park. 

 

But, on my street there are now 3 or 4 cars who regularly park in the wrong direction now. 

 

And, some turkey is also parking a truck on our street too... it is huge, blocks road views, and narrows the available road space. 

 

 

They can and should be ticketed for parking in the wrong direction. Karma (or the council parking warden) will get them.

 

KFC annoys me for charging $1 to swap a side out in their bucket meals.

 

 

Coming from a country where there is no rule about parking in a particular direction, I have always found that an odd one.






 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 1526747 6-Apr-2016 10:04
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surfisup1000:

 

Geektastic:

 

Behodar:

 

Geektastic: Yet they charge you $2 to load each one...

 

Wait, what?! surprised

 

My only experience has been with Westpac, which as far as I know has never charged a fee to set up a payee.

 

 

 

 

I never paid bank charges in my life until moving to NZ - personal banking was always free in the UK.

 

However to be fair, I note that ASB no longer charge for setting up the payments on line, but they certainly used to. We used to get a warning every time we went to set up a new one.

 

Got to fund that rugger team somehow....

 

 

They scrapped the $2 fee quite a long time ago -- that used to irritate me too. 

 

 

 

The thing that bugs me about payments to preset payees is that it does not show you the destination account number when you make the payment.     I always like to double check the destination account matches the invoice remittance advice.   Can't do it with ASB.  You need to open the payee details and check the account before making the payment. 

 

 

 

Also, user pay fees is better than the way the UK banking works.    You realise you do pay the fees in the UK, but just in other ways. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Possibly although I was never charged and had a standing £1000 overdraft for which no fees were charged either other than interest on any balance owing on it. We also had credit interest on balances in our current account! Neither were we charged $5 every six months for the privilege of having a Visa Debit card....! No doubt the banks make their money somewhere of course, but the normal punter with typical current accounts is not paying much towards that.

 

What annoys me about ASB is that they charge all these fees, make huge profits and instead of therefore being able to charge less fees, they sponsor a pointless ball game.






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  Reply # 1526748 6-Apr-2016 10:08
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DarthKermit:

 

OMG, I just saw one of my aforementioned Americanisms in a Stuff article:

 

George Street's [in Palmerston North] sidewalks will be taken over by Viva la Vida Fiesta this Saturday.

 

 

 

 

Kiwis love Americanisms though. For example, in English, 'data' is pronounced day-terr. Here it is pronounced the American way, Darter. Likewise, 'project' is projj-ekt in English and 'proh-ject' in Kiwi.






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  Reply # 1526761 6-Apr-2016 10:18
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Kiwibank still charges $2 to setup an automatic payment or to edit or change one online.





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  Reply # 1526765 6-Apr-2016 10:26
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Mspec:

 

Kiwibank still charges $2 to setup an automatic payment or to edit or change one online.

 

 

 

 

I think charging you to do something yourself, which costs them quite literally nothing, is appalling.






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  Reply # 1526799 6-Apr-2016 10:44
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My wife received a ticket for parking the wrong way once.  Came as a surprise.

 

 

 

Can't help but wonder if there isn't something more important that needs addressing...


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  Reply # 1526853 6-Apr-2016 11:57
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Geektastic:

 

Coming from a country where there is no rule about parking in a particular direction, I have always found that an odd one.

 

 

It is a little more dangerous. Your view is more likely to be restricted when pulling out and is likely more difficult to park unless you are used to it.  

 

If you drive at night too it could confuse other drivers . 

 

Generally not a good idea for average parking. 

 

But, I can see some roads it might be the best way to park. 


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  Reply # 1526861 6-Apr-2016 12:02
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surfisup1000:

 

Geektastic:

 

Coming from a country where there is no rule about parking in a particular direction, I have always found that an odd one.

 

 

It is a little more dangerous. Your view is more likely to be restricted when pulling out and is likely more difficult to park unless you are used to it.  

 

If you drive at night too it could confuse other drivers . 

 

Generally not a good idea for average parking. 

 

But, I can see some roads it might be the best way to park. 

 

 

 

 

I do it outside our PO Box place in  the village if I happen to approach them from the 'wrong' direction, because parking on the 'correct' side is forbidden.






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  Reply # 1527200 6-Apr-2016 18:08
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Geektastic:

 

Coming from a country where there is no rule about parking in a particular direction, I have always found that an odd one.

 

 

You have to show a red reflector, or a red light if you are over a certain weight to cars driving along so they know that there is clearance etc.

 

If you have an orange reflector or nothing like cars have on the front, then it will not be obvious that it is a parked car. Seems sensible enough to park with the flow of traffic.





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  Reply # 1527237 6-Apr-2016 19:03
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I saw a car parked over a fire hydrant road cover today, yellow paint lines all around it.

That annoyed me.


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  Reply # 1527304 6-Apr-2016 20:45
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Jaxson: I saw a car parked over a fire hydrant road cover today, yellow paint lines all around it.

That annoyed me.

 

 

 

You can legally park over a hydrant, so long as someone remains in the car that is capable of moving it.

 

 


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  Reply # 1527308 6-Apr-2016 20:49
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The Road Code shows Fire Hydrants have a yellow circle around them.

 

In Christchurch they don't paint the circles!

 

Hence they are parked on regularly!


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  Reply # 1527311 6-Apr-2016 20:54
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Geektastic:

 

DarthKermit:

 

OMG, I just saw one of my aforementioned Americanisms in a Stuff article:

 

George Street's [in Palmerston North] sidewalks will be taken over by Viva la Vida Fiesta this Saturday.

 

 

 

 

Kiwis love Americanisms though. For example, in English, 'data' is pronounced day-terr. Here it is pronounced the American way, Darter. Likewise, 'project' is projj-ekt in English and 'proh-ject' in Kiwi.

 

 

 

 

Isn't it the other way around?   As in the clearly American "Lieutenant Commander Data" pronounced day-terr





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  Reply # 1527316 6-Apr-2016 21:12
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Geektastic:

 

DarthKermit:

 

OMG, I just saw one of my aforementioned Americanisms in a Stuff article:

 

George Street's [in Palmerston North] sidewalks will be taken over by Viva la Vida Fiesta this Saturday.

 

 

 

 

Kiwis love Americanisms though. For example, in English, 'data' is pronounced day-terr. Here it is pronounced the American way, Darter. Likewise, 'project' is projj-ekt in English and 'proh-ject' in Kiwi.

 

 

 

 

Isn't it the other way around?   As in the clearly American "Lieutenant Commander Data" pronounced day-terr

 

 

No I don't think so. At least, in the 37 years before I moved here, I never heard a native of the UK say "Darter" rather than "Day-terr". Maybe it's just Kiwis and Aussies that say that then?






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