yeahbut wrote:americandream wrote:Very little public transport out here in the sticks (most of the South Island ie)
True. No doubt all kinds of changes will be forced on us, and they will be different from region to region. Lots of them wont be much fun, I'm sure. I have to drive a lot for my job, and it starts to hurt about now, price-wise. Nevertheless, I still say bring it on. I see no factor other than money that the majority of the public respond to- hence the Nats can buy an election with tax cuts, or Labour with interest-free student loans, etc. If that's what it takes to get changes in mindless consumerism, then that's what it takes.What's with the Americanism, "gas", mate?
2)ever 'stopped for gas'? ever 'gassed up' the car? I have..
3)nothing like being called on your koiwoi-ness by a non-native
4)ok "american dream"
Mate, you lost the right to deem South Africans non-natives when you stole our sports players. . C'mon mate. No one in the Anglo-Saxon world uses the word "gas" when referring to petrol. You're on a slippery slope here. Next thing we know, you'll be zeeing your zeds, if you haven't already!!
On a serious note, New Zealand is busted big time. Whether it is oil or our addiction to debt, there's some serious belt tightening ahead, and motoring will take a hit. Problem is out here in the sticks, public transport is zero and I daren't cycle on the busier roads.