March 2021 Newsletter

One minute it is Summer….and the next thing you know, without any need to check our calendars, we are into Autumn. It is almost like Mother Nature knows instinctively it is time for the weather to change.…..🥵🥶🤣. Covid no longer seems to be at the forefront of our minds. We have all processed it and we as Kiwis seem to have awareness but no real fear around it. We have surrounded ourselves with a sense of security or invincibility with covid seeming more like a problem that exists overseas and nothing to worry about in our own backyards. Still it continues to hit some business’s hard particularly the travel and hospitality sector. The problem it has created for us with Kia is an inability to supply in a timely manner…..better than no sales at all….quite the opposite! Thanks to all of you patient enough to wait for your new Kia, the best brand on the market in my view! Well worth the wait.

Life in the car industry continues to rock on with a seemingly endless stream of people flowing through our doors looking to upgrade their cars for the latest and greatest in terms of safety and features. Kia ticks all the boxes for appearance, reliability, safety, and exceptional value for money. It turns out all of these things are at the top of peoples buying lists and based on the feedback we get from you all, Kia is number one across the board. This makes it very easy for us here at Northland Kia to continue to offer you all the very best friendly, relaxed, and pressure free buying experience possible….on the planet!….well certainly at 111 Port Road anyway……..😀😃😇. I guess that means we try hard. You can never have too many friends my Grandma used to say… it makes sense for my theme this month to be Friendship.

Brain Teasers for March.

1. You have a 7-minute hourglass and an 11-minute hourglass. How can you measure exactly 15 minutes with them?

2. What day would yesterday be if Thursday was 4 days before the day after tomorrow?

3. There are three playing cards in a row. There is a two to the right of a king. There is a diamond to the left of a spade. There is an ace to the left of a heart. There is a heart to the left of a spade. Identify the three cards.

4. You have a drawer with 10 pairs of black socks and 10 pairs of white socks. How many times do you need to blindly reach inside the drawer and take out a sock, so that you get a matching pair?

5. You had 10lbs of cucumbers, each of which consisted of 99% water. After leaving them in the sun, some of the water in the cucumbers evaporated. If the cucumbers ended up with 98% water in them, how much of their weight did they lose?

Math Teacher: "If I have 5 bottles in one hand and 6 in the other hand, what do I have?"

Student: "A drinking problem."

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A proud and confident genius makes a bet with an idiot. The genius says, "Hey idiot, every question I ask you that you don't know the answer to, you have to give me $5…..and if you ask me a question and I can't answer yours, I will give you $5,000." The idiot says, "Okay." The genius then asks, "How many continents are there in the world?" The idiot doesn't know and hands over the $5. The idiot says, "My turn: what animal stands with two legs but sleeps with three?" The genius tries and searches very hard for the answer but has to concede and gives up. He begrudgingly hands over the $5000. The genius says, "Dang it, I lost. By the way, what was the answer to your question?" The idiot hands over $5, I don't know either!....🤪😆😂.

A police officer attempts to stop a car for speeding and the guy gradually increases his speed until he's topping 100 mph. The man eventually realizes he can't escape and finally pulls over. The cop approaches the car and says, "It's been a long day and my shift is almost over, so if you can give me a good excuse for your behavior, I'll let you go." The guy thinks for a few seconds and then says, "My wife ran away with a cop about a week ago. I thought you might be that cop trying to give her back!"

This is the true story of George Phillips of Meridian, Mississippi, who was going to bed when his wife told him that he'd left the light on in the shed. George opened the door to go turn off the light but saw there were people in the shed in the process of stealing things. He immediately phoned the police, who asked, "Is someone in your house?" and George said, "No," and explained the situation. Then they explained that all patrols were busy, and that he should simply lock his door and an officer would be there when available. George said, "Okay," hung up, counted to 30, and phoned the police again. "Hello, I just called you a few seconds ago because there were people in my shed. Well, you don't have to worry about them now because I've just shot them all." Then he hung up. Within five minutes three squad cars, an Armed Response unit, and an ambulance showed up. Of course, the police caught the burglars red-handed. One of the policemen said to George, "I thought you said that you'd shot them!" George said, "I thought you said there was nobody available!"

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An old man is met by his attorney and is told he is going to be audited. He rides to the IRS office with his attorney, and when he gets there, he begins to talk with the IRS agent. "I bet $2,000 I can bite my own eye!" The IRS agent agrees to the bet, believing it an impossible task. The old man laughs, pulls out his glass eye, and bites it. The IRS agent is dumbfounded. The old man bets $3,000 he can bite his other eye. The IRS agent knows there's no way possible to do this, so he once more agrees. The old man cackles, pulls out his dentures, and bites his eye. Then the old man finally wagers, "I bet $20,000 I can stand on the far side of your desk, pee over the desk, and get it into your wastebasket, without missing a single drop." The agent knows surely he won't be able to, so once more he agrees. The old man indeed misses, peeing all over the desk, and on the paperwork. The IRS agent jumps for joy, but then notices the attorney over in the corner moaning. "Are you all right?" asks the agent. "No! On the way over here, he bet me $400,000 he could pee all over your desk and you'd be happy about it!"

So…..another month has come to a close and we are all still alive and doing well. Where you can, keep your business local, or at least in NZ. It is not always possible but atleast if you can give the local guys an opportunity to compete it can only benefit us all in the long run. Remember our workshop and the fact we can service pretty much all makes and models, and if you think we are worthy of it, your recommendation to others would be appreciated. You can never have too much help from your friends!😃😎😇. Still plenty of conversation, coffee, and often carrot cake on offer here at our yard. Don't be shy, we are always happy to see you!😀😃. Until next month….stay safe.

Brain Teaser Answers.

​1. Turn both hourglasses upside down. When the time of the 7-minute hourglass runs out, turn it upside down. When the time of the 11-minute hourglass runs out, turn the 7-minute hourglass upside down again. Finally, when the time of the 7-minute hourglass runs out, exactly 15 minutes will have been passed.

2. Friday.

3. The cards are an Ace of Diamonds, a King of Hearts, and a Two of Spades.

4. Only 3 times. Once you have two socks even if different colors, the third pick will be either black or white making at least one pair the same color, black or white doesn't matter.

5. The cucumbers lost half of their weight. If the water was 99% of the total weight, the remaining substance must have weighed 0.1lbs. If after the evaporation the substance comprises 2% = 1/50 of the cucumbers, the total weight must be 50 x 0.1lbs = 5lbs.

Kia Connect Newsletter.

Hi everyone, The highly anticipated worldwide premiere of the Kia EV6 was held virtually yesterday, and we are thrilled to confirm this electrifying SUV will be headed for NZ shores. Click here to find out more and watch the full premiere. This month, we also reveal the new EX models joining our Kia Sorento Hybrid & Plug-in Hybrid range, and we check in with the CarsGuide team across the Tasman who are road testing the 2021 Kia Carnival 8-seater MPV. We hope you all have an enjoyable and safe long weekend ahead. Kind regards, The Team at Kia New Zealand

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