Parking Army reports in

Hey Whale,

Attached is a photo of a parking-moron who obviously went to a lot of
trouble to take up two spots.

Photo was taken outside Mobil Mana, in Wellington. Vehicle
Registration is AWL597



Parking Madness Southland

Gidday up there,

Snapped this in downtown Invercargill a few weeks ago. Averagely awful parking even if it were an angle park – BUT – look again – It’s all parallel parking on that side of the St.  We do get a lot of out of towners from up North though…..


Hypocrite Ayn Rander!

I saw this selfish bastard trying a quinella here in Ti Rakau tonight. He didn’t care and threw money at me as he left the betting shop.


Parking at the Royal Oak Mall on Friday night.

There are two parking spaces, she parked in the middle (see the tyre
barrier things at the front of the spaces)
These two spaces are loading zone only (see the yellow paint, two
women got out of the car with a bag of laundry and went into the
laundromat  – so not a goods vehicle)
Right rear of the car across a pedestrian crossing

She put her bag of laundry into a supermarket trolley, and then nearly
hit me (a pedestrian on the footpath) and then almost crashed into the
glass window, she obviously has no better steering control of a
trolley than she does of a car




Whale Army, it is time we step this up a notch.

Attached to this post is a PDF of our special “Parking Ticket”.  Download and print a few.  Stick them in your wallet, keep some in your car, or if you work somewhere and you oversee a parking area, keep some at work.

Take the photo, email it to the tipline, and issue a WOBH Parking Ticket.



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  • Just so petty.

    • Sym Gardiner

      Tell that to a mum with a pram or a little kids. People who park poorly place the most vulnerable at risk.

    • Travis Poulson

      I bet people that have paid to have disabled parking permits that have arseholes taking up their spots don’t think its petty.

      • Hazards001

        Exactly..and those permits aren’t that cheap and you actually have to qualify to get one and I think you have to re new it annually. I have a work mate that finally swallowed a bitter pill and got one despite his embarrassment at having it as he really cannot walk very far due to a birth defect ( I refuse to describe it in his terms as I’d be banned for life…the funny prick!)

        • Travis Poulson

          heh, I’m not even going to ask….

  • I am simply gobsmacked to learn Invercargill is so large it has a “downtown” HAHAHAHAHA!! (seems we have a budding Chicago in the deep south!)

    • Justsayn

      And cars! Give them a high-six for that!

      • Red

        I thank you all for your respectful comments… It was my pic…. You’ll never know how hard it was to keep the penguins clear of that shot. The camera we had to ship in from up Norf…. Commute time to downtown from the outer ‘burbs can be anything up to 5 minutes if’n they’re a’diggin up the roads. It’s really awful here – please don’t think that we’d enjoy it here… I mean – no Aucklanders – short commutes – awesome scenery – houses which don’t leak – less murder & violent crime per capita…. we envy that shit really.

        • You unsophisicated rustics South of the Bombay Hills really are the salt of the earth; marvelous ordinary folk!

          • Travis Poulson

            I’ve probably said this before, but it’s attitudes like yours that make me embarrassed and reluctant to say “I’m from Auckland” to anyone outside the city.

            It’s usually:

            “I live in Auckland, but I wasn’t born there, I’m a real man brought up in the country not one of those pussy bitches with silly haircuts and clothes, I only moved there because of the mrs and we plan to get the fuck out of this godforsaken shithole as soon as we can”

            I’m too ashamed to go back to Southland in case I run into someone I know and they say “where are you now?”

        • Mr_Blobby

          So what do you hill billy’s do for fun. No road rage, no gratuitous violence. Do you have sheep down there?

        • Travis Poulson

          Yea I hated it down South. Bloody terrible actually, a mayor that people LIKE, as you say awesome scenery, lots of rivers for me to fish in, great hunting all over the place, good educational institute that is free, no traffic, friendly people, less crime, great grassroots rugby teams, (hat tip Ohai-Nightcaps RFU), mining, Oysters, young people WITH a work ethic, Tour of Southland,….the list goes on.

          Clearly the place is fucked. Glad I’m living in Auckland now, just can’t get enough of those traffic jams and violent crime & robberies and fucking ridiculous house prices. Absolute paradise up here mate.

          • So Travis why are you in Auckland? (serious question, quite separate from my jokesy comments above)
            Sounds like this deep South lark is great fun – scenery, hunting, fishing, no traffic, rugby, work ethic etc

          • Travis Poulson

            See my other comment above

            or below depending on your settings

          • Ok – but jeez you blokes sure can’t take a joke can you? haha

          • Mr_Blobby

            Probably something to do with sheep.

          • Travis Poulson

            I’d probably give you some credit if you’d managed to strain the brain cells enough to come up with something original. Stick to stalking Cam in car parks with your camera :)

          • Mr_Blobby

            Or is that Wabbits?

          • Mr_Blobby

            Or is that Wabbits?

          • Travis Poulson

            If I didn’t know better I’d take it as a joke, but I’ve already seen you on more than one occasion express the ‘typical aucklander’ attitude that everyone past the Bombay Hills thinks everyone up here has.

          • Ha ha – I actually get South of the Bombays considerably more often than I let on; love the rest of NZ especially the fishing and skiing.
            Have been to Invers a couple of times and it seemed a lot nicer than I was expecting – I could buy a house exactly the same as mine in Wattle Downs for like $200,000! (which kinda got me thinking)

          • Travis Poulson

            Sell your Auckland house and buy 4 in Invercargill.

          • I spent 49 days outside Auckland last year (just checked my diaries) with holidays and business trips, so about 1 day a week on average – and Ive always thought it is a bit dumb that immigrants travel so far to get here and then live in AKL.
            God knows why they don’t live in nice scenic places like Taupo or Wanaka or the Hawkes Bay.

          • Travis Poulson

            I’d say it’s because of the larger amount of unskilled labouring jobs which seems to be the target area for immigrant pacific islanders who make up a large amount of immigrants in Auckland, although I’m not sure of the percentage. When I lived in Southland as far as I was concerned immigrants were Dutch people that made the move to take advantage of the booming dairy industry in Southland. I’d never seen a pacific islander in my life until I moved to Auckland. Auckland seems to be the main destination for asians as well, alot of chinese in the suburbs and japanese in the central city. Not to forget the South African stronghold of North shore – Browns Bay etc

          • I spent 49 days outside Auckland last year (just checked my diaries) with holidays and business trips, so about 1 day a week on average – and Ive always thought it is a bit dumb that immigrants travel so far to get here and then live in AKL.
            God knows why they don’t live in nice scenic places like Taupo or Wanaka or the Hawkes Bay.

        • Travis Poulson

          Is that Don or Esk st? Is Molly O Grady’s still there? used to be great place to pick up cougars…erm…apparently anyway.

        • Michael

          Stop moaning about townie traffic and move to the centre of the universe – Otautau!

      • Mr_Blobby

        See no problem with the parking. Bum not hanging out to far, plenty of room on the footpath for pedestrians. Plus the bonus of being able to park more cars.

  • thehawkreturns

    Take a photo and post to Whaleoil. Utterly gay and boring.
    Real men would ask the perp. to move.

    • Travis Poulson

      Yea, and of course they’re going to listen and oblige…..not. More like “fuck off, I’ll park how I want”.