February 2021 Newsletter

…..and just like that we are into February 2021….!

Hi all and welcome to 2021, a year that holds much promise for us all living here in paradise….as if we ever doubted it. Happiness is my theme for this newsletter. Who isn't happy about living right here…..right now! We here at Northland Kia have hit the ground running with a constant stream of new car orders coming in with no sign of things letting up. Business is great but I am always mindful of the difficult times now behind us and just how quickly things can turn. That being said, whilst other manufacturers' individual market shares continue to shrink, Kia is going from strength to strength being the only brand to grow its market share in these interesting times…..and I am not talking by just a small amount either! Northland Kia finished 2020 in the top spot with 16.1% of the total new car market in Northland and that is with an inability to supply in November and December! (excluding rental cars and lease vehicles.). What an achievement! It is easy to see why when you compare Kia product with others and the quality and value Kia represents. That is not to say the others are bad as almost all new cars are reliable with fancy technology, I am simply saying, all things considered, Kia is much better….maybe apart from delivery time frames at the moment! We are victims of our own success with seemingly anyone test driving a Kia…..orders a Kia! It has become essential to place your order as soon as you make your decision. As mentioned in my last newsletter….we don’t even ask for a deposit, and we guarantee if you change your mind for any reason, we will cancel your order and set you free. No pressure….just happy customers. It really is that simple! 😀😃😄😁😆😅😂🤣😇😎 World wide Kia continues to win awards and lead the field with innovation and value for money quality products. Is it any wonder that we have had the best year of our journey with Kia so far, and it looks as if 2021 is going to be even better!

It goes without saying that Christine and I are so very grateful to you all for your encouragement and support over the preceding years and know we would be nowhere without you...our friends and customers...and of course without the outstanding brand that is Kia.

Brain Teasers for Feb.

1. What begins with T, ends with T, and is full of T?

2. CAN YOU FIND THE THE MISTAKE? 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

3. You have 9 balls, 8 of which have the same weight. The remaining one is defective and heavier than the rest. You can use a balance scale to compare weights in order to find which is the defective ball. How many measurements do you need so that you will be surely able to do it?

4. Your parents have six sons including you and each son has one sister. How many people are in the family?

5. The director of a company wakes up early for a morning flight. He realizes that he forgot some papers at work and goes there. In the office, he meets the night watchman who is leaving for home. The watchman stops the director and tells him that he shouldn’t fly. “I had a dream last night,” the watchman says, “I saw you crash. I saw you die sir, please do not fly today.” The director listens to the advice of the watchman and decides not to travel. On the next day, the director returns, gives the watchman a generous bonus, and then he fires him. Why?


Chinese doctor dispels eating myths….(fake news by the way...😜😂)

Q: Doctor, I’ve heard that cardiovascular exercise can prolong life. Is this true?

A: Your heart only good for so many beats, and that it…don’t waste on exercise. Everything wear out eventually. Speeding up heart not make you live longer; it like saying you extend life of car by driving faster. Want to live longer? Take nap.

Q: Should I cut down on meat and eat more fruits and vegetables?

A: You must grasp logistical efficiency. What does cow eat? Hay and corn. And what are these? Vegetables. So steak is nothing more than efficient mechanism of delivering vegetables to your system. Need grain? Eat chicken. Beef also good source of field grass (green leafy vegetable). And pork chop can give you 100% of recommended daily allowance of vegetable product.

Q: Should I reduce my alcohol intake?

A: No, not at all. Wine made from fruit. Brandy is distilled wine, that mean they take water out of fruity bit so you get even more of goodness that way. Beer also made of grain. Bottom up!

Q: How can I calculate my body/fat ratio?

A: Well, if you have body and you have fat, your ratio one to one. If you have two bodies, your ratio two to one, etc.

Q: What are some of the advantages of participating in a regular exercise programme?

A: Can’t think of single one, sorry. My philosophy is: No pain…good!

Q: Aren’t fried foods bad for you?

A: YOU NOT LISTENING! Food are fried these day in vegetable oil. In fact, they permeated by it. How could getting more vegetable be bad for you?!?

Q: Will sit-ups help prevent me from getting a little soft around the middle?

A: Definitely not! When you exercise muscle, it get bigger. You should only be doing sit-up if you want bigger stomach.

Q: Is chocolate bad for me?

A: Are you crazy?!? HEL-LO-O!! Cocoa bean! Another vegetable! It best feel-good food around!

Q: Is swimming good for your figure?

A: If swimming good for your figure, explain whale to me.

Q: Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle?

A: Hey! ‘Round’ is a shape!

Well, I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you may have had about food and diets. And remember: Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways – Chardonnay in one hand – chocolate in the other – body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming “WOO-HOO, what a ride!!”

For those of you who watch what you eat, here’s the final word on nutrition and health. It’s a relief to know the truth after all those conflicting nutritional studies.

1. The Japanese eat very little fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.

2. The Mexicans eat a lot of fat and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.

3. The Chinese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.

4. The Italians drink a lot of red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.

5. The Germans drink a lot of beer and eat lots of sausages and fats and suffer fewer heart attacks than us.

CONCLUSION: Eat and drink what you like. Speaking English is apparently what kills you.

An engineer dies and reports to the pearly gates. St. Peter checks his dossier and says, “Ah, you’re an engineer — you’re assigned to hell.” So the engineer reports to the gates of hell and is let in. Pretty soon, the engineer gets dissatisfied with the level of accommodations and starts designing and building improvements. After a while, they have got air conditioning and flush toilets, escalators, elevators and so on .. and — the engineer is a pretty popular guy. One day, the woMan upstairs calls Satan on the telephone. “So, how’s it going down there in hell?” sHe says. “Hey, things are going great. We’ve got air conditioning and flush toilets and escalators. There’s no telling what our engineer is going to come up with next!” Satan says. “What??? You’ve got an engineer? That’s a mistake — he should have never gotten down there; send him back immediately!” sHe says. “No way. I like having an engineer on the staff, and I’m keeping him!” Satan says. “Send him back up here or I’ll sue!” the woMan upstairs says. Satan laughs uproariously and answers: “Yeah, right. And just where are YOU going to get a lawyer?”

The all new Sorento hybrid is still on it’s way…..not long now! Click below to stay informed.

All new 2021 Kia Carnival is here for your test drive. A truly inspirational and practical 8 seater family wagon. Room for the whole family and luggage as well!


A reminder that we have a workshop and technicians capable of servicing all makes and models including Hyundai, Ssangyong and Isuzu. We can always use more work so pass on the info to your friends and Family….😀😃👍. You get the same happy service for the workshop as you do on the sales side of things!

The Kia family of vehicles...simply the best! Click each picture to view.

A young boy enters a barber shop and the barber whispers to his customer, “This is the dumbest kid in the world. Watch while I prove it to you.” The barber puts a dollar bill in one hand and two quarters in the other, then calls the boy over and asks, “Which do you want, son?” The boy takes the quarters and leaves. “What did I tell you?” said the barber. “That kid never learns!” Later, when the customer leaves, he sees the same young boy coming out of the ice cream store. “Hey, son! May I ask you a question? Why did you take the quarters instead of the dollar bill?” The boy licked his cone and replied: “Because the day I take the dollar the game is over!”

That’s it from me for January / February.

Remember to stay positive everyone and continue to support local business. We are all in this together….and together we will emerge as a stronger better Northland we can all be proud of! Still plenty of coffee and conversation on offer and Kia’s to test drive back at the yard in Port Road. If you are thinking of a change in vehicle drop in and take a drive…...and get your order in asap to avoid the ever increasing delays in delivery for most models. What a happy problem to have…..the best product ever in Kia and orders up the wazoo! 😀😃😇😎. PS. We are booked into the Northland Field Days however it looks very much like we will have no cars to take across unless we leave our yard empty! This I cannot do so be prepared for an empty Kia site when the main event arrives…..the first time in 15 years attending!

Brain Teaser Answers.

1. A Teapot.

2. The word “THE” appears twice in the question. Read carefully!

3. First, we put 3 balls on the left side and 3 balls on the right side of the balance scale. If the scale tips to one side, then the defective ball is there. If not, the defective ball is among the remaining 3 balls. Once left with 3 balls only, we put one on each side of the scale. If the scale tips to one side, the defective ball is there. If not, the defective ball is the last remaining one. Clearly we can not find the defective ball with just one measurement, so the answer is 2. 4. Nine—two parents, six sons, and one daughter.

5. The plane indeed crashed, so the watchman saved the director’s life. However, apparently, he has been sleeping during his shift, which is the reason the director fires him.