Today we visited the town Greymouth (south island, west coast). It was for my girlfriend and I (from Holland) a scary experience! What happened: After shopping by the big supermarket we drove away from the parking and a car was reversing from a parking space. We were already passed him when he started reversing but he was very angry at us because we didn't stop. Hey was pursuing us trough Greymouth for 10 minutes and making aggressive gestures to us. We were scared from the guy and where fleeing.
We forgot the police number so we couldn't call. After 10 minutes he was gone and we went to a gas station to fill up the car and get away from Greymouth. Suddenly he was there. He started screaming and was very aggressive. We said we did nothing wrong and he got more aggressive. Hey started yelling: get the f*ck out of New Zealand, learn the f*cking language (we were in shock, so our english was somewhat messy), you cannot drive, if you would touched my car I would hit you, etc. After some time we saw the guy had his baby in the car!
Then he did something that shocked me more: He got in front of me and did the Heil Hitler salute. Called me a Nazi. I shouted that I'm from the Netherlands. My family and village suffered a lot from the occupying nazi forces in WWII. This was the first time in my life that I saw somebody doing this. Unbelievable!
There were a lot of people around the gas station. Nobody said something or helped us. They just gazed, smiled, are looked the other way. We felt very lonely at this busy gas station.
Ultimately the gas station called the police and they arrived quickly. When the police arrived he was suddenly very nice. Nothing happened, thus the police said we could leave after leaving our details and they talked to the guy. Before we drove away he give us a handshake and said it was a misunderstanding.
We left Greymouth and drove south and couldn't enjoy the landscape for that day.