As many New Zealanders know overseas visitors have said time and again "Where are all the people?" or "Is anybody home". This is an attraction to some but not all. For locals living in Tauranga and Mt Maunganui we know that the population has doubled in a very short time. We have traffic jams now and what I call track rage. This is when people have no consideration when walking on footpaths and will walk right through you.
Manners, consideration and good old KEEP LEFT are some of the values we are losing.
Cool thing is that you can still easily find yourself alone in beautiful places if that's what you like or maybe need!