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Will Wellington Flamingos fly?

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Before doing this story, a colleague asked me how I felt about e-scooters. I shrugged. I hadn't really thought about it.

"I don't not like them," I said.

A morning of riding a Flamingo along the waterfront on a beautiful Wellington day changed that.

A Flamingo is an e-scooter, by the way. The animal would no doubt make for a far less comfortable ride, and a well-warranted call from the SPCA.

* E-scooter wars advance on capital's narrow streets as Flamingo and Jump launch in Wellington
* Why I long for the days when footpaths were safe and Lime scooter-free
* Come on Wellington, it's time we had a twist of Lime
* The benefits of riding an e-scooter outweigh the criticism, says owner
* Jane Bowron: Use those legs and kick the Limes to the kerb

E-scooters have proven themselves controversial both overseas and in New Zealand.

Lime, in particular, has captured local headlines as the unwise, unfortunate, or a combination of those, fell afoul of the scooters – sometimes quite literally.

Wellington looks........

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