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.
Nelson, November 9