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  #2922121 3-Jun-2022 10:08
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  patting themselves on the back over the reveal of the new Māori name for a business unit in the department.

 

Why does land transport NZTA, call themselves Canoe One? Maybe if you forget your warrant of fitness you could claim it is a canoe (waka) and that it doesn't apply and doesn't need one.


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  #2922211 3-Jun-2022 11:40
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RollyShed:

 

  patting themselves on the back over the reveal of the new Māori name for a business unit in the department.

 

Why does land transport NZTA, call themselves Canoe One? Maybe if you forget your warrant of fitness you could claim it is a canoe (waka) and that it doesn't apply and doesn't need one.

 

 

https://www.nzta.govt.nz/about-us/about-waka-kotahi-nz-transport-agency/using-our-logo/

 

Our name is Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.

 

‘Waka’ means ‘vessel’ and ‘kotahi’ means ‘one’ so our Māori name conveys the concept of ‘travelling together as one’ and embraces integration, affordability, safety, responsiveness and sustainability.

 

 

 

What's in a name?

 

Look at Zespri - a name deliberately chosen because it means nothing in any language.





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  #2922212 3-Jun-2022 11:50
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elpenguino:

 

What's in a name?

 

 

Exactly, see below:

 

"Holeproof"

 

Golden Circle's "SARS"

 

"SkyTV" when you're technically using space

 

 


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  #2922290 3-Jun-2022 15:10
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elpenguino:

 

https://www.nzta.govt.nz/about-us/about-waka-kotahi-nz-transport-agency/using-our-logo/

 

Our name is Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.

 

‘Waka’ means ‘vessel’ and ‘kotahi’ means ‘one’ so our Māori name conveys the concept of ‘travelling together as one’ and embraces integration, affordability, safety, responsiveness and sustainability.

 

 

@RollyShed in this instance, kotahi means united as one - as in we're all in this together.

 

https://maoridictionary.co.nz/search?&keywords=kotahi


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  #2922298 3-Jun-2022 15:31
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elpenguino:

 

‘Waka’ means ‘vessel’ and ‘kotahi’ means ‘one’ so our Māori name conveys the concept of ‘travelling together as one’ and embraces integration, affordability, safety, responsiveness and sustainability. 

 

i.e. in bus or boat - facilitated by speed limits so slow, and traffic lights opulently lathered across the city with phasing so counter-intuitive and free-left-turns so increasing scarce that driving drives you to tears and, only old ladies obey the speed limit and stop for red lights. 


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  #2922722 4-Jun-2022 15:04
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RunningMan:

elpenguino:


https://www.nzta.govt.nz/about-us/about-waka-kotahi-nz-transport-agency/using-our-logo/


Our name is Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.


‘Waka’ means ‘vessel’ and ‘kotahi’ means ‘one’ so our Māori name conveys the concept of ‘travelling together as one’ and embraces integration, affordability, safety, responsiveness and sustainability.



@RollyShed in this instance, kotahi means united as one - as in we're all in this together.


https://maoridictionary.co.nz/search?&keywords=kotahi



Except we aren’t. Half are paying almost nothing and the other half are paying almost all.





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  #2922888 5-Jun-2022 13:45
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Schooling myself up on the road code again, as I'm going for my class 2 learners at some stage in the near future.

Some rules I really don't understand the reasoning behind, for example, such as what to do if broken down on a motorway. I've highlighted the ones which contradict each other. The only reason I'd get out of a car on the motorway would be to stand off the road, completely clear of the vehicle. I wouldn't be mucking around with lifting the boot & bonnet, or trying to hang something from the vehicle!

 

  • indicate and steer your vehicle as far off the road as possible – don’t stop suddenly
  • lift up the bonnet and boot and, if possible, hang something white on the driver’s door handle or window – this will show you need help
  • turn on your hazard lights or use a safety triangle to warn approaching traffic
  • at night, turn on the inside light
  • if you don’t have a cellphone and it isn’t safe to walk to a telephone, stay in your car and wait for help
  • don’t stand on the motorway
  • if you need help from other drivers, leave plenty of space for them to stop - remember, vehicles travel fast on a motorway and it will take a while for them to slow down.

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  #2923058 5-Jun-2022 16:41
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I would turn on the hazards, get out the passenger side and lift the bonnet to try to find the fault, if engine related.

 

Changing a driver side tyre is not fun on a motorway with limited pull off width.


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  #2923114 6-Jun-2022 05:28
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elpenguino:

Our name is Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.

 

‘Waka’ means ‘vessel’ and ‘kotahi’ means ‘one’ so our Māori name conveys the concept of ‘travelling together as one’ and embraces integration, affordability, safety, responsiveness and sustainability.

 

 

If you need to send people to a web site just to figure out what your name or logo means, you've failed.

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  #2923115 6-Jun-2022 05:29
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World's dumbest place to put a car charger

 

 

 

 

This is at a rural train station, to the left is a fenced-off enclosed area where passengers wait, to the right are the train tracks. The closest you can get a car to this is about 10-15m away.

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  #2923117 6-Jun-2022 05:37
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Idiotic trading laws in some European countries, which are fairly similar to what NZ had in the 1950s. This is what happens when you have a ratio of one mini-supermarket, equivalent to a New World Metro, per 650,000 inhabitants of a city (and that's not a typo):

 

 

 

 

That's the queue to get in, it's even more crowded inside, and 99% aren't wearing masks. You're allowed to trade at an international travel nexus, which this train station counts as, along with two others. Nothing else is open, which works out to one of these serving every 650,000 people.

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  #2923123 6-Jun-2022 07:01
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650,000 people or just the tourists?

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  #2923126 6-Jun-2022 07:30
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Bung: 650,000 people or just the tourists?

 

 

Seemed to be mostly locals. The tourists will be in hotels and eating out, not buying fresh vegetables, milk, and bread.

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  #2923236 6-Jun-2022 14:51
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neb: Idiotic trading laws in some European countries, which are fairly similar to what NZ had in the 1950s. This is what happens when you have a ratio of one mini-supermarket, equivalent to a New World Metro, per 650,000 inhabitants of a city (and that's not a typo): That's the queue to get in, it's even more crowded inside, and 99% aren't wearing masks. You're allowed to trade at an international travel nexus, which this train station counts as, along with two others. Nothing else is open, which works out to one of these serving every 650,000 people.

 

 

 

The 95% of people who are somewhat organised will have plenty of food at home and not need to shop every single day of the week... You get used to it, and it allows everyone to have a break.

 

 

 

Edit: looks like Austria.


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  #2923263 6-Jun-2022 16:23
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neb:
elpenguino:

 

Our name is Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.

 

‘Waka’ means ‘vessel’ and ‘kotahi’ means ‘one’ so our Māori name conveys the concept of ‘travelling together as one’ and embraces integration, affordability, safety, responsiveness and sustainability.

 

If you need to send people to a web site just to figure out what your name or logo means, you've failed.

 

Alternatively, it could be viewed as an oppurtunity to learn just two words of one of our other official languages - go on, give it a go.


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