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Old May 3rd 2006, 9:14 am
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Been putting it off for ages now but I did it today!! I went to the AA centre and took my NZ driving test. I hate tests of any kind and was a little nervous on the way there. I've been reading the Highway Code for the last week or so.... anyway, I passed and got all the questions right.
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Been putting it off for ages now but I did it today!! I went to the AA centre and took my NZ driving test. I hate tests of any kind and was a little nervous on the way there. I've been reading the Highway Code for the last week or so.... anyway, I passed and got all the questions right.
Well done Sarah, been thinking about doing mine, but like you hate tests.
Congratulations,you might show these Kiwi's a thing or two about good driving!
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Been putting it off for ages now but I did it today!! I went to the AA centre and took my NZ driving test. I hate tests of any kind and was a little nervous on the way there. I've been reading the Highway Code for the last week or so.... anyway, I passed and got all the questions right.
Hi Sarah - well done you
the idea of doing it is much scarier then actually doing it!
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Thanks Sue, If you study the Highway code for a few days and know all the answers to the test questions at the back then youll find it easy... honestly it took me about 3 minutes to complete it.

We were told that you have to take it within 12 months of being here and we arrived in June so thought we better sort it out soon. OH took his the other day and passed.... he got 2 questions wrong and I was determined to beat him so my aim was to get them all right.... hehe...sad I know!

I'm pretty pleased that Ive done it really as it was 20 years ago that I got my license in the UK.... and some of the road rules are different here. Soon after getting here I parked outside somebodys house on a broken yellow line and some guy backed into my car door... nobody had told me it was the same as double yellows.... thanks guys. .. that peed me off so I had to buy the book to learn the different signs and rules.
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Hi Sarah - well done you
the idea of doing it is much scarier then actually doing it!
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Too right!!! I can sleep easy tonight lol....
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Thanks Sue, If you study the Highway code for a few days and know all the answers to the test questions at the back then youll find it easy... honestly it took me about 3 minutes to complete it.

We were told that you have to take it within 12 months of being here and we arrived in June so thought we better sort it out soon. OH took his the other day and passed.... he got 2 questions wrong and I was determined to beat him so my aim was to get them all right.... hehe...sad I know!

I'm pretty pleased that Ive done it really as it was 20 years ago that I got my license in the UK.... and some of the road rules are different here. Soon after getting here I parked outside somebodys house on a broken yellow line and some guy backed into my car door... nobody had told me it was the same as double yellows.... thanks guys. .. that peed me off so I had to buy the book to learn the different signs and rules.
Yeah, abit like us...we parked outside our house facing the wrong way (bonnet facing oncoming traffic) and got a $40 fine for our trouble...not happy to say the least!!! Wont do it again though..lol
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Yeah, abit like us...we parked outside our house facing the wrong way (bonnet facing oncoming traffic) and got a $40 fine for our trouble...not happy to say the least!!! Wont do it again though..lol
Oh dear....

I'll tell you what peed me off most about the guy backing into my car.... I'd been invited to a coffee morning in Howick by a rather domineering (wont-take-no-for-an-answer-type) lady who I'd met that week. I went and arrived first after parking on the broken yellows. Everyone else arrived after me and not one person bothered to tell me I'd parked on the equivalent of double yellows. If somebody had done that outside my house I'd have whispered in their ear.... hey just to let you know you cant park there..... It wasnt a day to remember anyway as nobody talked to me, I felt awkward and couldnt wait to get back home... it wasnt a situation I felt happy in and shouldnt have let myself be rail-roaded into going....and I got a dent and some scratches on my car!!
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Hope you have "tested" your new car!
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Hope you have "tested" your new car!
I know what kind of "testing" you mean!! ermmm....actually no!! I'm a bit too old now for all that stuff..... handbrake in the way....feet out the sunroof etc..... keep telling you I'm an old git now.
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I know what kind of "testing" you mean!! ermmm....actually no!! I'm a bit too old now for all that stuff..... handbrake in the way....feet out the sunroof etc..... keep telling you I'm an old git now.
Strange...............that's how I thought it got the dents and scratches!

By the way.....despite what a judge may say..........it is possible (if somewhat cramped) in a Mini Cooper!
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Strange...............that's how I thought it got the dents and scratches!

By the way.....despite what a judge may say..........it is possible (if somewhat cramped) in a Mini Cooper!
Yeah I know it is!!!!
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Oh dear....

I'll tell you what peed me off most about the guy backing into my car.... I'd been invited to a coffee morning in Howick by a rather domineering (wont-take-no-for-an-answer-type) lady who I'd met that week. I went and arrived first after parking on the broken yellows. Everyone else arrived after me and not one person bothered to tell me I'd parked on the equivalent of double yellows. If somebody had done that outside my house I'd have whispered in their ear.... hey just to let you know you cant park there..... It wasnt a day to remember anyway as nobody talked to me, I felt awkward and couldnt wait to get back home... it wasnt a situation I felt happy in and shouldnt have let myself be rail-roaded into going....and I got a dent and some scratches on my car!!

That's not good Sarah.

Not very nice that nobody told you about the lines, maybe they thought you already knew, but still they could of mentioned it. I've been in those situations too, where no one talks etc or it's all clicky, I try to avoid them now
Do they not have any coffee groups around the area Sarah?
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Oh dear....

.... I'd been invited to a coffee morning in Howick by a rather domineering (wont-take-no-for-an-answer-type) lady who I'd met that week.
Has Hyacinth Bucket relocated to NZ?
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No I left my Mum in the UK!!!!
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lol....

annaerb, I'm in a lovely coffee group now.... we are all British and meet up and wreck each others houses once in a while (well, the kids do!)....

That was when I first moved the Beachlands and she was a old school type horsey woman and I didnt dare say no... I went against my better judgement.... will listen to my instincts in future. I still say that one of them couldve warned me.... ignorant lot.

Funny my OH sometimes refers to mum as Mrs H B ..... lol
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