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    [–] Has anyone who has listened to the tapes really not come away at the very least feeling like National are completely disgusting? offendernz 46 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago) in newzealand

    The commenters on the Mike Hosking Breakfast Facebook page don't seem to care.

    Here's a good post about the tape being leaked

    Post title:

    Simon Bridges is speaking to media after Jami-Lee Ross leaked a recording between the pair, where they discussed the $100,000 donation and badmouthed several MPs.

    Some of the comments:

    Still got my vote Simon

    ...I am hating how Simon is being treated and cannot believe how vicious our media has become.

    He conducted himself well. I believe him. It was disgraceful that neither TV channel carried this interview

    Simon answered well

    etc. etc.

    They're delusional.

    [–] WHAT A GLORIOUS DAY. offendernz 5 points ago in Wellington

    Strong northerlies. Current gust reading on the Metservice is approaching “near gale” on the Beaufort scale. That wind isn’t nice for outdoor activities. Great if you’re inside on reddit looking out the window though!

    [–] "Here is the audio I promised I would share on Twitter of Simon Bridges and I discussing the $100k donation. " - Jami-Lee Ross offendernz 1 points ago in newzealand

    You don't just see this in political parties, you see it everywhere.

    Middle managers are a good example. Loads of lying, deceit, backstabbing, finger pointing, glory taking and what-have-you.

    Anything to stay where they are.

    I see politics as not much different, just more in the public eye.

    [–] Drivers need to kill their crankiness - before they kill a person offendernz 7 points ago in newzealand

    They should not be on the road then. This is the reason behind the AA determining that Kiwi driving is lazy and dangerous

    It isn't everyone's right to use the road - it comes with responsibility. The road code is the common guide for everyone to work against and it spells out how to share the road with other users. Inventing rules in your head doesn't reduce the importance of these actual rules.

    [–] Drivers need to kill their crankiness - before they kill a person offendernz 3 points ago in newzealand

    A lot of people cycle to get places rather than use a car. It isn't always about "exercise". Cyclists are legitimate road users. No one is holding anyone up. You just need to wait for a safe place to pass. That's what is in the road code.

    [–] Drivers need to kill their crankiness - before they kill a person offendernz 5 points ago in newzealand

    I'm not limiting the space, drivers just need to wait for there to be enough space to pass. The issue isn't legitimate use of the road by cyclists, the issue is driver impatience.

    [–] Drivers need to kill their crankiness - before they kill a person offendernz 9 points ago in newzealand

    You should not be driving. You're not observing the road code and you have an anger management problem.

    Bike lanes are not everywhere so it isn't possible to always use them.

    The road code says cyclists can take the lane. If you are going to go around intimidating other legitimate road users because of the imaginary rules in your head, rather than the literal ones you need to be observing as part of holding a license, then you need to take yourself off the road.

    Cyclists may ride away from the kerb or occupy a lane – not because they want to annoy drivers, but to: Avoid drains, potholes or roadside rubbish. Be seen as they come up to intersections with side roads. Discourage drivers from squeezing past where it's too narrow.

    [–] Drivers need to kill their crankiness - before they kill a person offendernz 10 points ago in newzealand

    Not all cyclists run red lights.

    That's like me saying all drivers drive drunk because a few do.

    Drivers need to slow down and respect other road users.

    [–] Drivers need to kill their crankiness - before they kill a person offendernz 5 points ago in newzealand

    It works if people calm down and are patient.

    Buses, Trucks, Bicycles, Motorbikes and cars can all share the infrastructure.

    Where possible councils and the NZTA are trying to build as many separated cycle lanes as possible, despite the backlash from car-centric people.

    [–] Drivers need to kill their crankiness - before they kill a person offendernz 11 points ago * (lasted edited 9 days ago) in newzealand

    Yep, if I come across people riding two abreast I'm not moving out of my lane to pass you. I'm going straight past as close as I can get

    You need to take an anger management course.

    Cyclists may ride two abreast except when passing parked cars. Cyclists do need to show courtesy when riding on narrow roads. However, at times it can be safer to ride two abreast if cars are likely to pass too close. Drivers like you are part of the problem.

    Fiction: Cyclists ride two abreast and hold up traffic. Facts: Riding two abreast is legal. Unless passing other vehicles. And cyclists need to show courtesy to other road users, by not impeding the flow of traffic. This means riding in single file on busy roads.

    NZTA defends Auckland cyclists slammed for riding side by side

    [–] Drivers need to kill their crankiness - before they kill a person offendernz 4 points ago in newzealand

    The driving of your impatient mates reminds me of this article about Kiwi driving being lazy and dangerous.

    Good on you for trying to point out that they're being dangerous.

    [–] Drivers need to kill their crankiness - before they kill a person offendernz 7 points ago in newzealand

    Plus more people own cars and use them more regularly and those vehicles are much bigger than the vehicles of 20 years ago (partly because this makes them safer for occupants)

    [–] Drivers need to kill their crankiness - before they kill a person offendernz 9 points ago in newzealand

    And driver education, for me I rarely have issues with aggro drivers it's usually clueless drivers that it seems like never got taught to wait to overtake bikes if it's not safe

    Absolutely.

    Cyclists are allowed to take the lane and a lot of drivers do not know this.

    Drivers also have to give cyclists 1.5m of clearance when passing - very few do.

    [–] Drivers need to kill their crankiness - before they kill a person offendernz 14 points ago in newzealand

    Get a camera. The Police (and companies) take complaints a lot more seriously if you have footage.