Date Archives February 2019

Lime company may appeal to Human Rights Commission

Lime may appeal to the Human Rights Commission if councils do not immediately reinstate their permits to operate,  an insider says. Auckland council decided to temporarily suspend Lime’s permit on Friday, following recurring safety issues with the scooters. Dunedin council made a similar call on the same day. A prompt on the Lime app now begs users to email the council and demand the decision be reversed. Unfortunately for Lime, although Auckland council has so far received more than 4000 emails regarding the issue, not all of them are in support of… Read More

Riding a Lime scooter? Watch out for Parking Wardens

Chances are you have ridden a Lime scooter, particularly if you live in or have visited one of the cities where they operate. But have you ever given any thought to where you left it once you were done? Rumours are emerging that Councils in parts of the country where Lime scooters operate may consider regulating their use under parking management bylaws. Councils use parking bylaws to determine which activities can be carried out in a particular area. The bylaws cover matters such as where you can park and for… Read More

Associates of unruly tourists may have infiltrated Facebook

The unruly tourists who have been the centre of a social media storm over the last month are not finished with New Zealanders yet. Members of the Facebook group Gypsy Scammers in NZ have been repeatedly targeted in what appears to be a carefully orchestrated reporting campaign. The group was started in the wake of the first reports about the family, where they trashed a Takapuna beach before hurling abuse and threats at witnesses. Membership grew quickly, with numbers exceeding 1,000 in the first week. The current membership stands at nearly 5,000…. Read More

Justin Bieber impersonators owe 82k to disgruntled fans

Ametuer Justin Bieber impersonators have found themselves in hot water and owing more than 82k over their mediocre performances. The two men, who were calling themselves B1 and B2, are understood to have started a company called UnBeliebable Productions using funds from several investors. They advertised a “Convincing performance to satisfy the stanchest of Beliebers” and stated they were available for “..parties, celebrations, events, and anywhere you need someone to Beliebe in.” The Justin Bieber wannabes were booked to play at a variety of events and functions, including a twelfth… Read More