Rants & Raves: T plates, awful or awesome?

Tell us what you love about life in New Zealand - and what needs to change. Email rantandrave@nzherald.co.nz
T plates? What an awful idea! Photo / Christine Cornege
T plates? What an awful idea! Photo / Christine Cornege

Rant

The concrete promenade and sea wall between Ocean View Rd Milford and Black Rock Thorne's Bay is falling to bits. Anyone responsible for the upkeep? - Brian

Rave

My wife and I, who are both oldies and restricted in our mobility, would like to thank the lovely, caring and considerate young lady who assisted us when we were trying to transfer groceries from a shopping trundler into the boot of our car parked in a sloping car park at Meadowbank. It was raining and this kind lady shared her large umbrella and held on to the trundler for us as well as returning the trundler. We are extremely thankful for the stranger's kindness. - Merv & Elaine

Rant

Seeing the Herald's article about tourists having to drive under T plates brings to mind the old phrase "people in glasshouses shouldn't throw stones". Quite frankly, the standard of driving in New Zealand is deplorable.

Every day I see drivers breaking the law because it suits them. Today I flagged down a woman with a phone pressed to her ear, just moving off after dropping three children outside a school. - David

Rave

Thank you to the lovely person who sold me a vinyl copy of Dead Famous People's album at a garage sale! They were a band formed in the 1980s in Auckland - one of the best albums I have heard in a long time! Cheers! - Melissa

Rant

T plates? What an awful idea! We have people who have been living in NZ for generations and still don't know the road code let alone what the purpose of an "indicator" is! That's the most time-wasting idea this week! What's next? E plates for elderly? - Martha

Rave

I think T plates is an awesome idea! People who think it's not should just be quiet. When I'm on the road and I see a vehicle with L plates I know for a fact that the driver in that car could be learning and I should be patient. After all, didn't everyone go through the learning phase? Let our tourists be! Good for them wanting to drive in NZ. Touring NZ is awesome, but touring while driving through our landscapes is breathtaking! - Polly-Ann

- NZ Herald

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