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Thanks to the city council for planting and taking care of about 90 pohutukawa trees in a row, on Highland Park Drive. Every December the street becomes full bloom red. Come enjoy a drive in my neighbourhood.
- Aspi

Rant

What is it with people who have to have loud music accompanying their every move? To the people on the launch in Pilot Bay on Boxing Day - all the hundreds of people who were trying to enjoy a sunny afternoon at the beach could hear you, as could the visitors off the Ovation of the Seas. It's questionable that many of us wanted to.
- Jillian

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Big shout out to whoever decided to install the basketball hoop on Queens Wharf. It's great to watch so many use it. There is always a game being played, it's always being used. Excellent use of Queens Wharf.
-Ann

Rant

On New Year's day early hours in the morning our car got broken into on Silverton Avenue. It's a grey Honda. My partner and I are young adults who are both working and saving towards our 21st birthdays this year. This is not a great start to our year, very frustrating!
- Paige

Sue and Russell Poff relax in their garden. Photograph by Stuart Munro.
Sue and Russell Poff relax in their garden. Photograph by Stuart Munro.
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This lovely lady made the start of 2017 very positive when it could've easily been a disaster! Left my bag with phone, wallet et al behind at Shakespeare Cliff today near Cooks Beach. Audrey stayed and looked after my bag until my husband realised I had left it behind and went back to get it. Wishing you all the best for 2017.
- Catherine

Rant

We've just returned from our holiday in LA, at the airport checking in and going through security a rude lady jumped the queue in front of me. What made it worse is that she had a child with her and her little boy, who was probably 9 or 10, had actually lined up at the back. But nope this lady called her son telling him to do the same.

ROTORUA DAILY POST
3 Jan, 2017 10:00am
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He didn't move an inch and refused to listen to his mother. Good on him! I then pointed out to the lady where the line actually began. She told me to go back to my own country. I laughed and said "gladly lady, let's hope you have better manners if you visit mine!" She wasn't impressed when I pulled a pukana face, but others in line were.
- Aroha

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