Sideswipe: Park 'n' drink - how not to park

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Andrew Wilson spotted this extraordinary parking on Ponsonby Rd yesterday at lunchtime. "Little Miss Self Important obviously needs her fix of organic wheatgrass juice so desperately that she has parked across not one but two mobility parks."

Tastes delicious

A reader says that Morton Estate has launched its new Methode Traditionnelle Mimi. She's not sure how well it will go down considering in Samoan, Tongan and Te Reo, mimi means urine.

Step aside broccoli

"It may seem that broccoli is an all-season vegetable, but at this time of year, the winter crops have finished but the spring crops are still coming on," says a vegetable expert. "So, no surprise that broccoli is small and expensive. It's a shame that we have lost touch with the seasonal nature of our fruits and vegetables. How about trying asparagus, globe artichokes, broad beans, sugar snap peas, silverbeet, kale, fennel, radishes, and lettuce, all of which happily grow this time of year."

Miner irritation

Christine writes: "On Friday night David Letterman said he would be having all 33 of the miners on the show this Tuesday (NY time). But Prime's programme schedule for Wednesday, which is when we would see it, has The Late Show replaced with a show about the making of a show about a werewolf, vampire and ghost ... Why?"

Elderly owner misses car

"Can readers keep a look out for a Silver Mazda Demio (FLG 488) stolen from outside Kingsland Bakery on Saturday, October 2," pleads Margaret.

"The owner, Peter - my elderly neighbour - went into his favourite bakery for two minutes and the thieves were watching ... They have since been using the car ... Peter got a parking ticket a few days later [fee waived]. He needs his car back urgently and he only has third party, so is not covered for another car."

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