I remembered my own driving experiences. Being one of four girls, we werent encouraged to drive. It wasnt until I was an old maid of 28 that I gained my licence. My first car was called Petal and she was a bright orange Morris 1300. I loved my little land crab. My first driving lessons were with a driving instructor whose car had duel steering wheels. I felt pretty safe with him. There was the one time though that he made me go down a hill and I lost control. At least he had good insurance when I dinged his car Other lessons were with my fianc mainly on the open road and around town. I only EVER had one drive with my father. I can still remember him sitting bolt upright in the passenger seat. Every gear change was met with his whole body shifting in a rather stiff fashion and I think he was more terrified than I was He apparently taught my mum to drive, so maybe he was too traumatised. Okay, I knew there wasnt a manual for teaching your children to drive, but surely I could be more supportive than my dad had been. A few months passed and my son see-sawed between buying a scooter or a car. There was the safety aspect to be considered as a low powered scooter doesnt give you any protection from the weather or from other vehicles on the road. There was also the fact that we lived at the top of a hill suburb and two large hills away from his work on the flat for a spluttering scooter to manage. In the end, a chance conversation with a friend led me buying a cheap and tidy 1990 Toyota Corolla last December. You couldnt swipe the smile off Cams face on Christmas Day, nor his bottom from the drivers seat as he sat there for a couple of hours fantasizing about his future adventures in the car he nicknamed Kelsey. The previous owner left the car quite dirty citing that it would be good for son/car bonding. And he was right. It was love at first sight. There were a few heavy sessions of cleaning the car inside and out. And I didnt have to ask twice, not normal for this teenager Despite all the cleaning however, one spider seems resistant to being re-homed, but this gives the car a certain old world charm. And then it happened my son gained his learner licence. It was now up to me to step up to the mark and be his driving instructor. I couldnt put it off any longer. His friends were all starting to drive so I had to put on my BIG GIRL PANTS. The day of the first driving lesson loomed. I would pick him up from school and drive to out to Mosgiel, a nearby town thinking that the flat Taieri plans would be an excellent place to start. I could sense his excitement and nervousness. Now he would be able to put all his driving observations to the test and drive on the road himself. His little brother was in the back seat looking more excited than worried. That was a bonus We swapped seats. He put his seatbelt on, adjusting the seat position to accommodate his lanky legs. The car was already in first gear but he moved the lever from first to neutral a few times like some sort of pre-start ritual. The key was turned and little Kelsey burst into life. He indicated right and after a couple of bunny hops we were off to a shaky start. As Cameron eased out along the road he changed to second and this met with another bunny hop. This was going to be an interesting time I thought. The lesson continued fairly smoothly barring the jarring, until a warm rubber smell wafted into the open windows and we decided to pull over to investigate it in an industrial area. A grey haze was spilling out of the back tyres and it was then we realised the handbrake had been on for the entire time. Oops The guys at a nearby workshop advised that the best way to cool the brakes was to take the car for a ride on the open road. So off down the road we totted with me at the wheel for the next 15 minutes. It was then time for Cameron to take control of the car again and he decided to drive home via Three Mile Hill. I thought that was…
Australia and New Zealand are already experiencing impacts from recent climate change (high confidence). These are now evident in increasing stresses on water supply and agriculture, changed natural ecosystems, reduced seasonal snow cover, and glacier shrinkage [11.2.1, 11.2.3]. Some adaptation has already occurred in response to observed climate change (high confidence).
Examples come from sectors such as water, natural ecosystems, agriculture, horticulture and coasts [11.2.5]. However, ongoing…
Domestic Milk Market in New Zealand
Purpose You have asked for an overview of the domestic milk market in New Zealand. This briefing provides you with basic information including commentary on domestic prices for dairy products, the regulatory environment and the role for Government. Minister Minister of Agriculture Action Required: Note the contents of this brief Minister’s Deadline n/a
Comments As an exporting nation, New Zealand domestic milk prices are intrinsically linked…
Immigration New Zealand
Sub: My Statement of Purpose for studying in NZ
Dear Immigration Officer,
I am writing this letter in order to state my genuine intention of pursuing further studies in New Zealand. Through this letter I also elaborate my academic background.
My name is Harpreet Singh Rai born on 27/03/1997. I believe that education is a building block to success and I am very passionate to study and gain international qualification and make…
in New Zealand:
The Impact of Socio-Demographic Variables
Rebecca Caldwell 100800271
Vy Bui 100737215
George Brown College
Fundamentals of Research Article Critique
Analysis of Chinese Travellers' Attitudes Toward Holidaying in New Zealand:
The Impact of Socio-Demographic Variables
For the purpose of studying research methods used in the industry of hospitality, we have chosen to critique Asad Mohsin's (2007) study of mainland Chinese holidaymakers' attitude and interest in New Zealand…
What are the main features of a democracy? Explain why New Zealand is considerable to be a democracy?
This essay will define democracy and identify its main features. It will then examine democracy practise in New Zealand against these features before reaching a conclusion that New Zealand is a democracy country.
Democracy has been defined by Heywood “rule by the people”. He points out that this definition “implies both popular participation and government in the public interest and can take a…
It happened in Christchurch a major populated city in New Zealand
Exact time it happened was the 22nd February at 12:51 and 43 seconds local time (23:51:43 GMT)
The tectonic plates (the hard shells of rock covering the earth) are moving beneath us. When they shudder together, or jump apart we get earthquakes. In Christchurch the Australian plate is grinding against the Pacific plate.…
highlight subordinates for their successful completion of the bargain. | * Leaders awaken emotions in their followers which motivates them to act beyond the framework of what may be described as replace relations* Leadership is proactive and forms new expectations in followers* Leaders are distinguished by their capacity to inspire and provide individualized consideration, intellectual stimulation and idealized influence to their followers* Leaders create learning opportunities for their followers…
in seven New Zealand children suffer from obesity and that it is increasing.
Results from a National Children’s Nutrition Survey reported that in the year 2000, 14.3% of children within New Zealand were obese. This increased three times more than it was in 1989.
To determine the existence of obesity there are many professionals and doctors that believe Lack of Physical activity and more food intake is a huge part for the cause of obesity. Results from the 2007 and 2008 Active New Zealand Survey…
Auckland, New Zealand
June 16, 2015
New Zealand is located in the southern hemisphere, with a location of 37 degrees south longitude to 48 degrees south longitude and 167 degrees east latitude to 177 degrees east latitude. It is composed of two major islands named the North and South Islands, and the total land area of the nation, approximately divided equally between the two islands, is 103,470 square miles. Auckland’s latitude and longitude is 36 degrees south and 52 degrees south…
Abortion Statistics In New Zealand
as of December 2011
In the year ended December 2011:
* 15,863 abortions were performed in New Zealand, the lowest number since 1999 (15,501). * The general abortion rate was 17.3 abortions per 1,000 women aged 15–44 years, down from 18.1 per…