April 2021 Newsletter

From the car side of things a relatively straightforward month much the same as last month with a constant stream of orders for Kia product coming through our doors. Our delivery time frame continues to extend out to a painfully long time but it appears pretty much every other brand has a similar problem. We have customers come in and test drive and look to place an order, but on discovering the delivery delay times they opt to go off and see what they can buy now. The good news here is that more often than not they discover that every brand has the same problem and come back to order the Kia having test driven all of the others...what does that tell you….Kia is simply the best! I am told that there may be light at the end of the tunnel with regard to delivery timeframes but nothing concrete yet to report. Stay tuned on this. It is worth noting also that if you can't get the car you want in Whangarei, no other dealer in the country will have it either, so you may as well order locally. The price will be the same and you get much better service right here….😃😇. So, a reminder to those considering trading up that we don't require a deposit and offer you the right to cancel or alter your order anytime with no questions asked. You have nothing to lose and a new Kia to gain, so if you are considering a change drop in and see us….too easy and don't forget to tell your friends. 😀😃😇. We at times have spare cars as customers change or cancel orders so you may be surprised by what we can deliver. Call in and try your luck.

KIA ora everyone, wow…..I bet you never saw that one coming…..how clever….….yeah right, I’ve never been accused of being clever before…...😂🤣. Another month is in the books and consigned to history. It might be a good time to reflect on how fortunate we all are being here in NZ and specifically Northland. I recently had time speaking with an expat Kiwi not long returned from the UK having lived there for over 25 years. She is only here to visit family but now thinking seriously about a permanent return home to NZ. The story she told of life in the UK under Covid restrictions was an eye opener and again reminded me of just how fortunate we all are. Simple things like visiting the hair salon (not that I would know anything about that..😂🤣) and shopping for clothes. Simple social interaction like visiting a cafe or going out on the town just to name a few things is just not possible in the UK. Take in a deep breath of our fresh Kiwi air and soak up the freedom we all enjoy as Kiwi’s. There is truly no place like home, a Kiwi home! Following on from my recent newsletter theme - theme, this month I think attitude may be the right theme given our positive can do Kiwi attitude.…..covid who?

An alcoholic is driving home from the bar at 3 am totally annihilated. He’s swerving between lanes and gets spotted by a patrol officer who then pulls him over. The cop asks the inebriated man where he’s headed at such a late hour. The drunk replies “I’m just going to a lecture, officer.” In disbelief, the officer asks “Who would be giving a lecture this time of the morning?” The alcoholic replies, “My wife.”

Brain teasers.

1.King Nupe of the kingdom Catan dotes on his two daughters so much that he decides the kingdom would be better off with more girls than boys, and he makes the following decree: All child-bearing couples must continue to bear children until they have a daughter! But to avoid overpopulation, he makes an additional decree: All child-bearing couples will stop having children once they have a daughter! His subjects immediately begin following his orders. After many years, what’s the expected ratio of girls to boys in Catan?

2.You’re rummaging around your great grandmother’s attic when you find five short chains each made of four gold links. It occurs to you that if you combined them all into one big loop of 20 links, you’d have an incredible necklace. So you bring it into a jeweler, who tells you the cost of making the necklace will be $10 for each gold link that she has to break and then reseal. The jeweler quotes $40 yet there are 5 chains. How can this be done?

3. Alan and Claire live by the old Scottish saying, “Never have whisky without water, nor water without whisky!” So one day, when Alan has in front of him a glass of whisky, and Claire has in front of her a same-sized glass of water, Alan takes a spoonful of his whisky and puts it in Claire’s water. Claire stirs her whisky-tinted water, and then puts a spoonful of this mixture back into Alan’s whisky to make sure they have exactly the same amount to drink. So: Is there more water in Alan’s whisky, or more whisky in Claire’s water? And does it matter how well Claire stirred?

4. Can you make 100 by interspersing any number of pluses and minuses within the string of digits 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1? You can’t change the order of the digits! For instance, 98 - 7 - 6 + 54 - 32 - 1 shows one way of interspersing pluses and minuses, but since it equals 106, it’s not a solution. There are a number of solutions but only one way to include a total of 4 plus and minus symbols combined. (The 4 is a combination of plus or minus, a total of 4….but how many plus and how many minus?) Can you total 100 using only 4 pluses or minuses combined?

5.Cecilia loves testing the logic of her very logical friends Jaya, Julian, and Levi, so she announces: “I’ll write a positive number on each of your foreheads. None of the numbers are the same, and two of the numbers add up to the third.” She scribbles the numbers on their heads, then turns to Jaya and asks her what her number is. Jaya sees Julian has 20 on his forehead, and Levi has 30 on his. She thinks for a moment and then says, “I don’t know what my number is.” Julian pipes in, “I also don’t know my number,” and then Levi exclaims, “Me neither!” Cecilia gleefully says, “I’ve finally stumped you guys!” “Not so fast!” Jaya says. “Now I know my number!” What is Jaya’s number?

A Spanish captain was walking on his ship when a soldier rushes to him and exclaims, "An enemy ship is approaching us!" The captain replies calmly, "Go get my red shirt." The soldier gets the shirt for the captain. The enemy ship comes in and heavy rounds of fire are exchanged. Finally, the Spaniards win. The soldier asks, "Congrats sir, but why the red shirt?" The captain replies, "If I got injured, my blood shouldn't be seen, as I didn't want my men to lose hope." Just then, another soldier runs up and says, "Sir, we just spotted another twenty enemy ships!" The captain calmly replies, "Go get my brown pants."😃😂🤣. For those of you interested, we have the all new Kia Sorento Hybrid and Plug In Hybrid here ready for your test drive….outstanding award winning vehicles! Clean, Green, and economical. Come test drive today.

Two lawyers walking through the woods spotted a vicious looking bear. The first lawyer immediately opened his briefcase, pulled out a pair of sneakers and started putting them on.The second lawyer looked at him and said, "You're crazy! You'll never be able to outrun that bear!" "I don't have to," the first lawyer replied. "I only have to outrun you."

A woman answered the doorbell with a man standing on her porch. The man said, "I'm terribly sorry. I just ran over your cat and I would like to replace it for you." The woman replied, "Well that's alright with me, but how are you at catching mice?" The Kia family of vehicles...simply the best! Click each picture to view. 😀😃😄😁😆😅😂🤣😊😇🙂🙃😉😌🤪🤓😎

This is smart BUSINESS……... Dad: Son, I want you to marry a girl of my choice. Son: No. Dad: The girl is Bill Gates's daughter. Son: Okay then! Dad goes to Bill Gates. Dad: I want your daughter to marry my son. Bill Gates: No. Dad: My son is the CEO of the world's greatest bank. Bill Gates: Okay then! Dad goes to the CEO of the world's greatest bank. Dad: Make my son the CEO. CEO: No. Dad: My son is the son-in-law of Bill Gates. CEO: Okay then!

A woman walks into a cafe with a stomach ache. After a while she realizes she needs to relieve herself, knowing her farts are loud, she decides to fart simultaneously with the cafe music. Every time the music gets really loud she lets out a long fart. Suddenly she noticed that everyone in the cafe was staring at her....then realised she had forgotten she was wearing headphones.😂🤣🤪🧐

The future with Kia is exciting to say the least. I am privileged to be able to look ahead at what is coming over the next 12 to 18 months from Kia and can tell you it is nothing short of amazing. Kia is the world's fastest growing automotive brand for a reason. This is clearly evident when you look at the quality on offer combined with value for money that leaves others in the dust. People ask why it is that Kia is so well priced, or, how can the quality be so good for such a good price? The answer is simple….we have no middle man. The cars come from the factory via Kia NZ head office directly to the dealers, no middleman distributor to take a slice of the pie, just individual local business owners. The savings are passed onto you, our customer…..it really is that simple!

Lastly for the month, another reminder that our service department is able to service all makes and models new or old. We have the very latest in terms of computer scan tools and extensively trained technicians to operate them and carry out servicing or repairs. We are certified for WOF inspections and for all of your vehicle servicing and repair needs. We now have an express service option for those just wanting a basic oil and filter service with a visual brake condition check thrown in. This helps to keep costs down for those on a budget. So, if you are happy to recommend us to family and friends we would appreciate the help.😀😃😇. As with every month remember our standing invitation to call in for a coffee, conversation, and occasionally cake We are always happy to see you!

Brain Teaser Answers.

1. Don’t overthink this. Each baby born is as equally likely to be a boy as a girl. Therefore, the ratio of girls to boys must be 1:1. It’s as simple as that.

2. The most straightforward approach would be to break a link on the end of each of the five chains, and then reattach the link to the back of the next chain in the loop. This would cost you $50 for the five links that were broken and resealed. To do it for $40, Instead of breaking a link in each chain, break all four links in one of the 5 four link chains and then use those four links to attach the remaining four chains together. Now you’ve saved $10. Spend it on something nice.

3. Suppose the spoon was the same size as the entire glass. In that case, putting Alan’s “spoonful” of whisky into Claire’s water would entail mixing both glasses together, leading to a mixture that’s half water and half whisky. Then, when Claire returns a “spoonful” of this mixture to Alan’s glass, there would be exactly half water and half whisky in both glasses.So in this extreme, there would be the same amount of water in Alan’s whisky as there is whisky in Claire’s water. Indeed, this is the solution no matter the size of the spoon.

4. 98 - 76 + 54 + 3 + 21 equals 100. (3 plus and 1 minus).

5. To figure this out, let’s go back to what Jaya initially observes: She sees Julian has 20 on his forehead and Levi has 30 on his. That means she can either be 50 (their sum), or 10 (their difference). Let’s suppose Jaya were 10. Then Julian would have seen 10 (on Jaya) and 30 (on Levi), thus thinking he was either 20 or 40, and would say he doesn’t know what number he is. Now it comes to Levi, who would see 10 on Jaya and 20 on Julian. He would think, then, he’s either 10 (the difference) or 30 (the sum). But wait! Levi can’t be 10, because Cecilia told everyone all three numbers are different from one another, and Jaya is already 10. So Levi would know he was 30, and would say so. Since he said he didn’t know his number, Jaya can’t be 10. Thus, she knows she’s 50.