By tonyhughes Hughes, in , posted: 1-Apr-2006 14:36

The team at have replied to the blog post I made here quite a few people read the original post, but may not go back to check the comments after 9 days or more, so I would also like their attention drawn to the belated comments from Courierconnect below.

Courierconnect, you bore the brunt of my displeasure about spam, because you are local and accessible... (no one would have cared if I raved about pr0n spam or 'en larg ing' pills).

Thanks for the responses, and for the record, I hope your business does well.

I stand by my comments on your web design though - spend some money!! :-)

Here are the replies...

Louise: Yeah we get the point.. We must change the owner of It was a site set up many years ago by my father for my brother, and he must have used his only email address at the time. He does not own ZX Limited nor is he a Director. Tech Rentals has nothing to do with this I would like to say I do apologise for this embarresment for my father and the Company he works for. We will do what we can to change the öwnership the this site ASAP. His Company and my father do not condone spamming at all, nor do we. As Tony says we only emailed Tony at the bequest of his mother who entered a competition. I do apologise that I did not mention who had passed on his email address to us. This procedure has now been changed. Signed Louise Charles, daughter of Colin Charles.

Colin Charles: Hi Tony, Hi Alasta.. This bog has just been bought to my attention.. Yes Tony I hate spammers I don't blaim you for blowing up about it. I have been involved with the draft of the legislation to make spamming illegal in NZ. If it is ever passed into law it will draw on that legislation used in Australia and the UK.
Yes I did register but it was done to sell on to the company that owns as it was the last 2 letter domain available in NZ at the time and were looking at coming to NZ at the time. However that did not eventuate so it was passed on to my son and daughter who have owned this site for about the past 10 years. Yes, the site is not the best, put together I believe in 5 minutes in Macromedia Dreamweaver, but despite that has been very succesfull. Only been up for a few weeks as a test,now the hard work will go in to improve it, given that they only have a limited budget and are still youngsters..
Alasta, thanks for your comments, fedback such as your is appreciated. I am surprised about the "sky high prices" however and aways like to know when we a charging more than our competitors. We pride ourselves on having a quality product at a competitive price, so would welcome your email on this subject. Yes we are reputable and well established (for almost 30 years! a long time in this industry).
Back to spamming, I have just checked with the draft for the Spamming legislation and yes when this is passed into legislation it will stop the unsolicitated emails coming from NZ Companies (unfortunatly only about 8% of these emails come out of NZ). Steven and Louise, have noted your comments and will be doing what you have suggested in the future. Thanks for the feedback.. Regards Colin ps. You may still want to use their services their pricing is fantastic you would be "cutting off your nose to spite your face"... by not using their services..

Thanks Colin, I might cut my nose off one day, but that will be elective cosmetic surgery, and not spite towards my face :-)

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Comment by Steven Charles, on 1-Apr-2006 18:59

Hi Tony, Thank you for your comment wishing Courier Connect well. Yes I do agree about the web design, we are working on this at the moment, with some changes due to be uploaded within the next day or so. If you do not mind visiting our site every so often, and email me with your comments, I would be grateful. I feel that all feedback, good or bad (Including the feedback on your feeling spammed by us) helps us to provide to the public, that of which they want. Would you still like a chance to win the PSP? If so, for your feedback I would like to place 5x entries into the draw, No obligations and your details will NOT be placed on any type of mail list. Hope you have a good weekend. Regards Steven Charles Courier Connect P.S. We often come to Hawkes Bay to visit our relatives, perhaps we could meet up one day? Any chance you went to Napier Boys High? Do you do web design yourself?

Author's note by tonyhughes, on 1-Apr-2006 22:35

I am in Hastings, you have my email address (LOL), and I think my phone number should be on one of them, if not, feel free to email me and ask. I used to do web design (pure html back in the good old days), but coding/programming/design arent my areas these days. I do know a great team here that do all sorts of weird and wonderful stuff, could set up a meeting sometime. Its really nice to see that you have taken my raving onboard... you have come out of this looking good id say...

Author's note by tonyhughes, on 1-Apr-2006 23:26

Hehe, I would suggest making it clear in the emails who submitted the recipients email address, and an offer to cease further contact. Put me back in for the draw (and re-add ymy email to your database... I actually want your emails now that I know whats going on LOL)

Comment by Steven Charles, on 2-Apr-2006 11:35

Thanks Tony, Done.

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