Don’t let it spoil the trip

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As a New Zealander, operating personal guided tours in New Zealand, I would like to comment from my own knowledge and observations on the reader’s letter “South Island a Speed Trap” (July ’06, pg. 18).

In my view, it was a purely random, unlucky coincidence that the reader copped a fine on the west coast of the South Island. The police often focus on particular areas which are prone to accidents.

On the ticket, it is mentioned that one can pay at a specific bank with a credit card. A visitor could do this and get it over with.

This incident should in no way interfere with the unique positives of New Zealand’s beauty, culture and people.

ROBERT PANZER, Tailored Travel, Nelson, New Zealand

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As a New Zealander, operating personal guided tours in New Zealand, I would like to comment from my own knowledge and observations on the reader’s letter “South Island a Speed Trap” (July ’06, pg. 18).

In my view, it was a purely random, unlucky coincidence that the reader copped a fine on the west coast of the South Island. The police often focus on particular areas which are prone to accidents.

On the ticket, it is mentioned that one can pay at a specific bank with a credit card. A visitor could do this and get it over with.

This incident should in no way interfere with the unique positives of New Zealand’s beauty, culture and people.

ROBERT PANZER, Tailored Travel, Nelson, New Zealand