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END of the Road for Petrol Cars ?

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Discussions Politics Today END of the Road for Petrol Cars ?

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  • #1700329
    TedE
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    TedE

    This is n interesting read!

    The advice Auckland has ignored for 50 years but must now heed

    TedE - Papakura -

    #1700337
    henr003
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    henr003

    It will be along time yet, a lot of new infrastructure will be needed to develop and install suitable
    places to recharge the vehicle batteries. Just imagine travelling from Wellington to Taupo for a long weekend. The vehicle will probably need a recharge possibly around Taihape or Waiouru.
    Could be a long wait to use a charging point.
    Will be good for food outlets with entertainment to bide the time away.
    H. Phillips

     

     

     

     

    #1700389
    Anonymous
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    Anonymous

    It’s not always the ladies fault.  She may be quite happy with what ever she drives, but the man wants her in something that matches his wheels….not to look selfish! Ya get me

    A classic example…my ex says to me the other week, I’m buying you another Jag….over the years I’ve owned five Jags, Mercedes etc, I’m very happy with my Passat. His reply was “you deserve it” Which made my ears stick up, and said “you must be buying a new car or p/u”.  There is always an ultera motive with guys!

    #1700609
    phun83179
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    phun83179

    Thanks TedE from Taupo.

    This sort of suppression goes on all the time, and in every sphere of life, no wonder people are always grumbling about something! They instinctively know somethings not right, but can’t put their finger on it!

    It’s not just Auckland, but the squeaky wheel gets the oil!

    Wellington has its traffic problems as there

    is no southern exit, and there is a dearth of parking not just in the CBD. The buses get along quite well in the middle of the day, but once all the car commuters get cracking it turns into a free-for-all!

    So car commuters give public transport a go. I know Wellington has a problem at the moment, but the trains are generally very reliable, and folk from the north have that as an option.

    However bus hubs are NOT the answer for Wellington, and to think they were launched in

    July coming into the worst weather! I am happy to swap a bus as I am a visitor, but to have to put up with that to and from work day after day is untenable.

    So we have “planners”, “council administration staff”, “Councillors”, “Mayors”, “Regional Councillors”, “Regional Council Chairman”, “NZTA”, “local MP’s”, “list MP’s” the list goes on. They must all operate in their own “silos” otherwise this (in Wellington) would never have happened.

    An improved bus system was called for, but it should have been introduced little by little, in fact if those in charge were up to it then the changes would be continuous, and commuters would barely have noticed it.

     

     

    phun83179

    #1701102
    halcyon
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    halcyon

    Food for thought for all those who are advocating we stop using petroleum based fuels and buy electric cars.

    According to MSM Money yesterday an  electric power provider is saying :-

    Spot prices have hit as high as $1000 a megawatt hour over the past month because the low hydro-lakes level and reduced gas supplies have forced the running of the expensive coal-powered Huntly station.”

    Maybe our Government should have ensured we have  generation capacity to cover such incidents before shutting down the exploration for natural gas. Seems like bad management to me.

    It's ok if you disagree with me. I can't force you to be right.

    #1701122
    mommabear70
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    mommabear70

    halcyon, bad hopeless management in practically every ministry I’d say, energy, health, education, justice, immigration, housing, broadcasting – all those have inept ministers.
    I read today where some Kiwibuild houses in Wanaka have received no entries and the developer has asked Kiwibuild to extend the ballot although it’s understood many Aucklanders entered the ballot in the final days.
    Seems only Aucklanders can afford $565,000 homes.

    Do you think the PM might be concerned about fleecing in the Electricity Power Providers Industry?
    She could start with Meridian, Mercury and Genesis.

     

    #1701330
    Hero42
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    Hero42

    Halycon
    Not when you consider the long term plan and realise that a bad year for hydro lakes can occur periodically but cannot be predicted.

    Cheers 🙂

    #1701331
    Hero42
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    Hero42

    Mommabear
    Just to correct the facts there were 20 applications for the first 10 houses in Wanaka.

    As for the power industry fleecing the public be careful what you ask for as that will almost cerrtainly reveal that the partial sale of the generators by John Key is on of the reasons prices are higher.

    Cheers 🙂

    #1701377
    mommabear70
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    mommabear70

    Hero42, my post 1701122 “I read today where some Kiwibuild houses in Wanaka have received no entries…” are the facts.

    See Otago Daily Times https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/queenstown/northlake-ballot-extended

    20 applications for 10 houses doesn’t necessarily equate that each house had at least one applicant.

    I believe you owe me an apology and a retraction that I didn’t present the correct facts.

    #1701383
    halcyon
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    halcyon

    Hero, my point exactly. If a” bad year for hydro lakes can occur periodically but cannot be predicted” then there is a need for additional capacity to cover such incidents. How many times have I read that in a particular year the Southern lakes are low. (That reminds me of how old I am becoming.) We can not rely on rainfall as it is not consistent.  And according to global warming advocates, things will get worse.

    As we become more reliant on electricity we need to be assured of  continuity of supply regardless of the source. Good governance would be aware of this.

    Cheers   🙂

    It's ok if you disagree with me. I can't force you to be right.

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