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Leo Saumure
Works at Interpreting New Zealand
Lives in Wellington, New Zealand
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A lovely still day in harbour city.
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This is pretty freaking cool!
 
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When planning began, the neighborhood was filled with cars, and people typically drove everywhere, even pulling up on sidewalks to park in front of shops while they ran errands. "Most of the people could not envision how their neighborhood would be car-free," Otto-Zimmerman says. "They simply said it couldn't work."

The planning process took nearly two years and countless meetings to get support from skeptics. Finally, in September of 2013, 1,500 cars were moved out of the neighborhood to parking lots elsewhere in the city. The city handed out 400 temporary bikes and electric scooters to neighbors, and set up a bike school to teach the many residents who didn't know how to ride. Mail was delivered by electric vehicles. Shuttle buses ran every 15 minutes to take people to their cars.

The neighborhood transformed. Cafes and restaurants added new sidewalk seating, and the streets filled with people. It often looked a lot like car-free streets look during "Sunday Streets" events in other places, but the length of the experiment helped show how people could actually live without cars in everyday life.
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Everyone loved it, obviously. And the world didn't fall apart.
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Done and Done.
 
GMO Awareness Survey - Hi friends. smile emoticon Please help my son with a research project for Drexel University by answering a few questions about GMOs.

Click through the link to the survey form - pretty cool use of Google Docs. :-)

Sharing it would also be awesome!

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Are GMOs (Genetically Modified Organisms) good or bad? Supporters believe GMO foods are the next best hope for feeding the planet while critics believe that genetically modified foods are unsafe an...
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thanks and thanks +Leo Saumure !
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Soon. Very soon.
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Totally. 
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Second attempt at pouding chômeur. It looks and smells fantastic!
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Yum yum!
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This year marks 100 years since the ANZAC troops landed in Gallipoli. One of the things happening to commemorate the event for Anzac Day is fabulous light show projected onto the war memorial in the newly constructed Pukeahu National War Memorial Park .
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As always, Walnut is a big help with the laundry.
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Somehow, store-bought cards just never manage to capture my sentiments. 
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My nephew asked me why space doesn't end. So, rather than just telling him to Google it, here is my response.
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Post run view from Owhiro Bay.
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First attempt at pouding chômeur. Sauce could use a bit of work, but we're on the right track.
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Kemptville, Ontario, Canada - Renfrew, Ontario, Canada - Long Beach, California, USA - Aylmer, Quebec, Canada - Nepean, Ontario, Canada - Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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I've got a few different blogs if you want to check them out: The Vespa Diaries(A personal blog),  Quest For Fiver (a blog about living a healthy lifestye) and now The Night Terrors (My webcomic).  I also contribute to Maple Glazed Kiwi (A Book/Movie Blog). You can learn a bit about me on Facebook...or by asking me. Look, just check out the blogs, and I'm sure you will be thoroughly confused.

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We loved the amount of selection that this Roots store had available, and would have loved to have browsed the selection looking for some of the great Roots merchandise. But alas, we were virtually attacked by what I can only assume were commissioned sales people, because it was like they were buzzing flies, and we were the rotting carrion they were hoping to feast on. I couldn't touch an article of clothing without one of the staff member jumping in between me and the clothing shouting that they could find a size for me. My wife tried to look at a hoodie and a staff member jumped in between me and her offering to hold the hanger while she tried on the clothes. Added to this unpleasant situation was the fact that there was an irate and screaming customer trying to return an article of clothing that was no doubt force-fed to her in the past, and now she was suffering from buyers remorse. By-the-way...I am not being overly dramatic for effect. The staff at this store would follow you around virtually one step behind you, offering unwanted input and advice and would not leave you alone! Hey Roots: Want to sell some clothing? Let people browse your merchandise without being accosted. By comparison, the Roots store in Victoria was a dream. Staff greeted you warmly, and offered their services if needed. I only wish that store had the selection that the one on Robson had.
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We've been using Zaminka for the last four years, whenever we need to go back to Canada for a visit. The staff there are friendly, professional, and ALWAYS take excellent care of our two dogs. Whenever we go to pick up our dogs after the trip, they always look wonderful and healthy, as the staff will ask if we would like them bathed and groomed on pick-up. We're often told of some of our dog's various antics while at the Dog Motel which says to us that the staff take their jobs seriously, and they truly care about them. We will continue to use Zaminka for as long as they show such excellent care and concern for our pets.
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