Anecdata only, but I know a couple of people who have been hospitalised after being doored. That's why I never ride in the door zone.
You can solve that problem by not riding in the door zone. If the car behind you gets frustrated it can pass and you can wave cheerfully as the driver swears at you. You can also help yourself by looking into the cars to see if there's a driver in there who might be about to open it. Don't be intimidated into putting yourself in harm's way. If you're between the sidewalk and the car you are always in the door zone and always in harm's way and there's nothing you can do about it. Terrifying.
I'd be interested to know what the crowd and the council think of bike lanes which go between sidewalk and parked cars.
Terrifying. When that passenger door swings open in front of you you'll have nowhere to go but into it.
Actually, I just looked through my notes and can't find the Tasman account that would be evidence of that. Perhaps I'm perpetuating a myth.
Single-hulled canoes replaced double-hulled ones.
That, at least, can't be ascribed to a tsunami that happened 500 years ago. When Tasman sailed into Golden Bay in 1642 the Māori he encountered used double-hulled waka. When Cook arrived he noted that the double-hulled waka had disappeared and been forgotten about in the intervening 120 years. It seems to me that its more likely that the establishment of inter-island trading routes that Islander describes is responsible. My guess is that the double-hulled waka were more suitable to sea-faring, whereas the single-hulled ones were more useful for coasting and warfare.
Never heard of Hogg's Bison. Did they discover it at Fermilab?
First things first.
Seems to me that you're putting the last thing first.
f I want to update an app on an iPad will the update proceed even if it's not able to run on the installed iOS?
I installed Angry Birds Space on my four year old iPod Touch. It installed but wouldn't run because the graphics chip in the iPod wasn't good enough.
One day, perhaps, Google will find a way to let my Google Apps profile work with Google+. That would be good.
For the last year or two that I lived in Pittsburgh I couldn't get Chrome to log in to any Google services except for gmail. It was most annoying for Maps, because I would have to enter my home address every time I wanted to know what time the bus was leaving. As soon as I moved back to NZ everything worked fine.
This is convincing.
I think you could also connect the open list issue with the threshold issue i.e. voters who don't like the way lists are constructed by a party will be better able to vote for other parties if the threshold is lowered or removed. As it stands that opportunity is reduced. It's a clear example of how the different parts of the system might interact.
You don't have to be an electorate candidate to stand up at a meet the candidates meeting and say “I'm not asking for your electorate vote, I'm asking for your party vote”
It doesn't seem unreasonable to limit an electorate race to people who actually want to represent the electorate.
It seems to me that these two points are contrary. If you're not an electorate candidate, surely the only rights you'll have at the candidates meeting is to ask questions as a member of the general public. Why should the Rotary give you a platform at their meet the candidates evening if you're not a candidate and the race has been limited to people who want to represent the electorate?