Pas­sive smok­ing

Nelson Mail - - Opinion -

Vic­to­ria Davis Golden Bay, No­vem­ber 8 Liesel Sc­holem’s obit­u­ary in the Nel­son Mail (No­vem­ber 5) high­lighted the dan­gers of pas­sive smoke(ing). While she fought, and beat, the New South Wales Health Depart­ment – surely an en­ter­prise that should have been sym­pa­thetic to her plight – in our midst are chil­dren who are silent vic­tims of sim­i­lar cus­toms, like smok­ing in cars. Chil­dren are not con­sid­ered, but by in­hal­ing the smoke they are af­fected. Life­long, they bear the con­se­quences of careless adults. The Gov­ern­ment should not have qualms in ban­ning this ‘‘right’’. air­port park­ing. I’d like to share this ad­vice:

If you don’t have friends to drop you off at the air­port, Su­per Shut­tles has, for one per­son, a $10 deal for peo­ple liv­ing be­tween Nel­son city and the air­port, as long as you book on­line first. If there are two or more of you trav­el­ling to­gether, a taxi is likely to be more con­ve­nient and pos­si­bly cheaper.

Park­ing at the air­port costs $10 for 24 hours. If you are go­ing away for a week or longer, there are lo­cal car stor­age com­pa­nies where you can leave your car se­curely parked for a lot cheaper.

If you do use the Nel­son Air­port car park, be aware that at peak times when the car park is nearly full, it is a 500-me­tre walk from the far car park, and this is of­ten the only area left with empty spa­ces, so al­low time for this walk.

When you re­turn from your trav­els, use the ticket ma­chines in front of the ter­mi­nal to pay for your park­ing while you are wait­ing for your lug­gage. This can save you a lot of time and frus­tra­tion, as the ma­chines at the bar­rier gates do not ac­cept cash, and of­ten peo­ple have trou­ble pay­ing there. When ex­it­ing the bar­rier gates, wait back a bit for the cars in front to go through, so that you can then choose an empty lane. Happy trav­el­ling.

Harry Pear­son

Nel­son, No­vem­ber 9

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