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Things that annoy you about NZ but aren't really that important!

Old Aug 2nd 2011, 11:20 am
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Default Things that annoy you about NZ but aren't really that important!

I mean things like writing on the road which is read from the bottom up such as:

WAY
GIVE

or

BRIDGE
LANE
ONE

Well, it confuses me anyway
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Old Aug 2nd 2011, 11:29 am
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The silly left hand turn give way rule

I'll counter the above point with something about Britain:

SOFT SHOULDER NEXT 400 YARDS

NO HARD SHOULDER

etc. etc.

Why is it only in Britain that the status of the shoulder is so important as to warrant constant signage?
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One we've noticed whilst out driving. You'll get a sign pointing you in the right direction for maybe the motorway, you turn down the road and then hit a T junction and nothing, no sign or anything.

Bonkers and frustrating.
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No amber on the traffic lights between Stop and Go and no amber on pedestrian crossings that lets you go if there are no blooming pedestrians in sight. No wonder this place is grid-locked.

Fake 'belisha' beacons and vehicles being able to park right beside zebra crossings, so you can't see people standing there. Grrr!!
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Originally Posted by DC10 View Post
Why is it only in Britain that the status of the shoulder is so important as to warrant constant signage?
Signs advising on the condition of the shoulder are not uncommon in the USA too.
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Talking of roads - the lack of a decent length slip road on some motorway junctions - just dangerous.

Oh, and the traffic lights to get on to the motorway. Motorway relatively free, queue up for 20 mins at the traffic lights to get on at Khyber Pass Road.

And another oh, the length of time between traffic light changes. Jeez, you could knit a jumper.
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Also, the proliferation of traffic lights has become quite amazing. I'd say there are twice as many in Dunedin today as when I left 10 years ago. Other South Island towns seem similarly afflicted. Of course they run 24/7 regardless of whether the road in question sees a single vehicle during the night

Lots of speed limits seem to have sneaked their way down too, 100km/h zones down to 80, 80 and 70km/h zones down to 60 or 50
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Originally Posted by billingham View Post
Talking of roads - the lack of a decent length slip road on some motorway junctions - just dangerous.

Oh, and the traffic lights to get on to the motorway. Motorway relatively free, queue up for 20 mins at the traffic lights to get on at Khyber Pass Road.

And another oh, the length of time between traffic light changes. Jeez, you could knit a jumper.
I think thats only in Auckland, cos I haven't seen those lights anywhere else.
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AIRPORTS: International departure tax paid separate to flight out of Wellington! Domestic departure tax from Hamilton!
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But at least it's ~$20, instead of up to ~$160 out of Heathrow (albeit that is hidden!)
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And another oh, the length of time between traffic light changes. Jeez, you could knit a jumper.
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KFC - It's bloody awful over here compared to back in the UK
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KFC - It's bloody awful over here compared to back in the UK
Oh yes...so agree 'horrible, horrible' horrible'

...and saying 'woman' for lot's of women... drives me mad !
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Originally Posted by simonmarkellis View Post
KFC - It's bloody awful over here compared to back in the UK
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Pizza hut is bloody disgusting here too
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