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Every day on my way to work on the Southern Motorway, I see at least six drivers texting while driving. They drive slowly, blocking the vehicles behind them and adding to the traffic woes.
Who needs electric Christmas lights when you have pohutukawa? Thanks to Westfield Albany, Kristin school and the council for the planting of small pohutukawa - the drive from the mall in Albany, where the carpark is a sea of red, down the Albany Highway is a picture. Thank you.
The lack of courtesy in car parks happens to me way too often in Westfield, St Lukes when some drivers cannot bother giving reversing cars the chance to do so and would rather just drive behind through the tiny gap available. No one wants to cause an accident so please show some courtesy.
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A thousand thanks to the lovely Korean lass who approached me outside the Wairau Rd Pak 'n Save and handed me a beautiful, hand-made card, and a $20 Pak 'n Save voucher. I told her I'd hand on the voucher - and have - but I'll keep the card as a momento of a wonderful random act of kindness. (It was a timely reminder to me to be kinder, too: I'd just been feeling a bit grumpy about another motorist's driving skills!)
It bothers me to see pedestrians not using the crossings sensibly. I have seen adults with young children walking across busy roads just a few feet away from a well-marked pedestrian crossing. A similar reaction applies to those who drive through stop signs.
We loved our trip from Beach Haven to the city on the ferry this morning. The harbour and coastline looked beautiful in the morning mist. The ferry staff were friendly and when we unexpectedly needed to return on the last sailing of the morning they waited for us. We recommend this trip to all visitors who would like to enjoy Auckland from a different perspective.
Fay from Australia