August 2021 Newsletter

Hey everyone , just as things were starting to get back to normal…..boom….it seems we are right back to the start…..welcome in COVID 2, delta style. So far so good with no fatalities as yet….but early days as I write this. It gives me comfort in the knowledge that our health system seems to be coping well with the cases we do have, and the quick lockdown approach ensures delta remains contained within individual bubbles so long as we all stick to the rules. We just have to wait it out now and continue on with our vaccination journey. I was booked to get the jab last week on the first day of lockdown, but was rescheduled for today, the 25th. I know there are a lot of people nervous about the vaccine with so much misinformation about it out there. I take solace in the fact that the Pfizer vaccine we are all getting has been around for over seven years originally developed for the SARS pandemic. I learned this from a couple of Nurses I was chatting with in our customer room. Very enlightening. I guess we have to put our common sense hats on and filter out the negative noise surrounding vaccination and just get on with it. If “they” wanted to kill off the human race wouldn't they just nuke us with a clean bomb and move in? So, without further ado Team Northland, let’s get to it and beat Delta….this month my theme has to be teamwork!

Brain teasers for August.

1. There are 2 ducks in front of 2 other ducks. There are 2 ducks behind 2 other ducks. There are 2 ducks beside 2 other ducks. How many ducks are there?

2. Jimmy’s mother had four children. She named the first Monday. She named the second Tuesday, and she named the third Wednesday. What is the name of the fourth child?

3. You are driving a bus. At the first stop, two women get on. The second stop, three men get on and one woman gets off. At the third stop, three kids and their mom get on, and a man gets off. The bus is grey, and it is raining outside. What color is the bus driver’s hair?

4. When can you add two to eleven and get one as the correct answer?

5. There are two fathers and two sons. They walk into a candy store and each buys a candy bar for 50 cents. The total for all of the candy bars was $1.50. How is that possible?

On the car front I suspect nothing much will change. I think orders for new Kia’s will continue to rock in the door just as they did before this lockdown. In fact in the first few days of lockdown we had phone orders come in from people who had previously viewed and compared Kia with other brands, now choosing to place their Kia order. Why wait… may as well get on the waitlist! We have 85 plus pending orders to fill though a number may choose to cancel. We make this an easy process with our no deposit cancel anytime no questions asked policy. There is always someone in behind a cancelled order ready to jump in and buy.

The next time you are feeling down about lockdown , remember life is all about perspective….I have a friend who has sex 2-3 times a day, exercises regularly, reads two books a week, never has to cook for himself, yet every day he complains about how much he hates prison.😁 😂 😇

Thanks everyone for your patience. Sometimes good things are just worth waiting for! Your new Kia is one of those things!

If you have been promised a delivery date for your car please be aware that this could change with little notice. I cant apologise enough for this but all manufacturers are having this issue and it is beyond KIA NZ's control....and ours. Please be understanding if we have to make this call to you.

This guy sticks his head into a barbershop and asks, "How long before I can get a haircut?" The barber looks around the shop and says, "About two hours." The guy leaves. A few days later the same guy sticks his head in the door and asks, "How long before I can get a haircut?" The barber looks around at his shop full of customers and says, "About two hours." The guy leaves. A week later the same guy sticks his head in the shop and asks, "How long before I can get a haircut?" The barber looks around the shop and says, "About an hour and a half." The guy leaves. The barber looks over at a friend in the shop and says, "Hey, Bill, follow that guy and see where he goes." In a little while, Bill comes back into the shop laughing hysterically. The barber asks, "Bill, where did that guy go when he left here?" Bill looks at him and says, "To your house." 😬 😆 😉

My Wife said, “Here's $50 to buy the Dog a coat. If there's any change get yourself a beer”


Stereotypes in real life…..

A ventriloquist is performing with his dummy on his lap. He’s telling a dumb-blonde joke when a young platinum-haired beauty jumps to her feet. “What gives you the right to stereotype blondes that way?” she demands. “What does hair color have to do with my worth as a human being?” Flustered, the ventriloquist begins to stammer out an apology. “You keep out of this!” she yells. “I’m talking to that little jerk on your knee!” 😃 😂 😝

Kia models and Clean Car rebate details. From July 1 through to December 31 2021, and following the application of the Government rebate, the price of Kia EV models reduces by $8,625 and PHEV models reduce by $5,750. Note: Payment of the rebate is at the sole discretion of the NZ Government and not Kia NZ. Kia offers a wide range of low and no-emission options in addition to models listed below, but these are new vehicles eligible for the Clean Car rebate:

Misfortunate pirate.

Two pirates, Morty and Sol, meet in a bar. Sol has a patch over one eye, a hook for a hand, and a wooden peg leg. “Ye gads, matey,” says Morty. “What happened to ya?” Sol says, “Me pirate ship was attacked, and a lucky shot lopped off me leg. So now I got me a wooden peg.” “And yer hand?” asks Morty. “When me ship sank, a shark bit me hand off. So now I got me a hook.” “OK, but what’s with the eye patch?” “I was standin’ on a dock, and the biggest seagull I ever saw poops right in me eye.” “But ya don’t go blind from no seagull poop.” “True,” says Sol. “But it was me first day with the hook.” 😂 😉 😎

All new Sportage is on it’s way and generating huge interest. Nothing currently in the Sportage market segment will rival this all new Sportage. It is simply going to be in a class of its own. We already have around 15 pre-ordered Sportages…..and….as with all our orders… deposit and cancel anytime for any reason. We take all of the stress out of ordering so you can be relaxed around your decision to order your new Kia from us. We truly want you to be the happiest customer you can possibly be and to spread the word. I have always maintained that we, Moore Cars Northland Kia, don't sell cars…...rather you, our customers and friends choose to buy from us. Distinctly different from stereotypic car sale yards! We love happy customers! Click on the pictures below to register your interest. If you would like more information or to place an order, give any of us a call….David on 021716865, Steve on 0274454144, or me

News update….. I had my first COVID jab today and I didnt even cry! Actually, I didn't feel a thing and so far no sign of nanites controlling me…..early days though.😃 😆 😂 😜 I think the only way for us to navigate out of this whole covid mess is to vaccinate, so if you haven't, I urge you to do so….your choice of course.

Celebrate…. A young monk arrives at the monastery. He is assigned to helping the other monks in copying the old laws of the church by hand. He notices, however, that all of the monks are copying from copies, not from the original manuscript. So, the new monk goes to the head monk to question this, pointing out that if someone made even a small error in the first copy, it would never be picked up! In fact, that error would be continued in all of the subsequent copies. The head monk says, “You make a good point, my son.” He goes down into the dark caves underneath the monastery where the original manuscripts are held in a locked vault. Hours go by and nobody sees the head monk. The young monk gets worried and goes down to look for him. He sees him banging his head against the wall and wailing. “We missed the R! We missed the R! We missed the R!” “Father!” cries the young monk. “What’s wrong?” The head monk with tears in his eyes replies, “The word is celebrate!” 😭 😇 🙂

That's all for now. Once again extraordinary times that we have little choice but to endure….keep smiling and remain positive. Remind ourselves of countries less fortunate and just how lucky we all are living in Northland NZ. Look forward to normality when it returns and remember to shop locally. Northland business is going to need all the help it can get after this extended lockdown….so Team Northland…..let's show the rest of the country how its done, bring on level 3!

Brain teaser answers.

1. Four ducks standing in a square formation.

2. Jimmy….Jimmy's Mother has four children…..

3. You are the bus driver...what color is your hair?

4. A clock. Add 2 hours to 11 oclock and you end up at 1. 5. There are only three men, a GrandFather, a Father, and a Son.