More NewZ from the Travel Diary...
A Bit Steep!
In our five weeks touring New Zealand we encountered only one person who was less than polite and friendly. This was at an historic house where I presumabley asked the wrong question of the receptionist. My enquiry as to whether there was a discount for senior citizens elicited a tirade which included:
"We don't get discount in England. You give discount to your new European friends but have forgotten you colonial relaltions. Besides you all retire at 60 and we retire at 65"
If, like me, you think that was a bit steep you should try Baldwin Street which is claimed to be the steepest street in the world. I walked up it - one side is all steps - but she who drives the car stayed at the bottom.