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What do they put in the Water here?

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What do they put in the Water here?

We have recently spent two weeks holidaying at the Mount and we couldn't get over how friendly everyone is in the area. From the checkout cashier in the supermarket to the petrol pump attendants everyone was full of joy and cheer and made us feel so very welcome. Well Done Bay of Plenty residents and thank you for a pleasant fortnight

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1. Re: What do they put in the Water here?

That was my reaction everywhere (but Otira, lol) when visiting the South Island last year.

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2. Re: What do they put in the Water here?

Hi,

Ditto! A lady even came out of the nice warm servicestation office/shop into a sleet storm to fill our car at Cromwell!!! I think the "Kiwi Host" program has built on a natural inclination. NZ is a great place to visit.

Cheers,

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beanb41 - they must have been friendly for you to notice because we found the friendliness of the folk in Wellington pretty amazing. We only had to pause on the street for someone to come up and ask if we wanted help. The ages ranged from late teens to mid sixties and we were once walked to our destination by a business man on his lunch break. People in shops and restos were pretty nice too.

This is not to say that people in the rest of NZ are not friendly, helpful etc but it was striking and at one point my OH said he expected to hear the music from the Twilight Zone! Looking forward to our 9th visit to the country next year when we plan to be back in Wellington for a much longer stay (touch wood)

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modenUk thank you for kind observations. You may well be correct in your assumption that perhaps we take ourselves for granted until we end up in someone else's back yard.

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