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Come on, lets have a moan!

Old Nov 21st 2005, 3:40 pm
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In light of recent bouts of severe negativity, I have decided (for a bit of fun, and reality check) to start this thread. If you would like to join in and clear the air by finding fault with either the UK or NZ, then please feel free to criticize away.
Please remember though, when you have your moan, by indicating at the start of each post which country you wish to tear to shreds. To help, I will start you all off;

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1. At the petrol station today I put £44/$110 of diesel in a tiny car (you call them an echo in NZ)
2. For my 3 ½ bedroom home I pay £1830 / $4566 council rates (refuse collection) per annum


You get the idea……………………
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Old Nov 21st 2005, 3:53 pm
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3. Go to this property link http://www.rightmove.co.uk/ and type in between £200- 225,000 for a house in the area I live in Lewisham (S E London) and see what you can get for your money. :scared:
4. Go to the Open2view site in NZ and see how they compare.......

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The amount of large carparks scattered around the country....................
oh, sorry, I meant to say motorways!!!
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Old Nov 21st 2005, 7:27 pm
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UK

Nothing to moan about.


NZ

Nothing to moan about here either.
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Nothing to moan about.


NZ

Nothing to moan about here either.

brilliant!
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Old Nov 22nd 2005, 12:08 am
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UK.....................


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Old Nov 22nd 2005, 12:11 am
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Hey they're a bit old hat now are those photos, haven't you got any more recent ones
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Im appauled that having been here nearly two years now I have only seen two piles of dog shit on the beach. It's just not on
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Originally Posted by sky
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Im appauled that having been here nearly two years now I have only seen two piles of dog shit on the beach. It's just not on
If I need dog shit I just look in the dog shit bins in the park - they're full of it!!
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Hey they're a bit old hat now are those photos, haven't you got any more recent ones
I have but not uploaded them to botophucket yet
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Old Nov 22nd 2005, 12:27 am
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Old Nov 22nd 2005, 12:33 am
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Whoops - Not Just Brazilians then?

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So close to home too! - Just around the corner from us :scared:

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Old Nov 22nd 2005, 2:17 am
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NZ - Brits recently arrived are seen as ready/ easy rip-offable material by tradies.

cheers - Quackers
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Old Nov 22nd 2005, 6:39 am
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Originally Posted by sky
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Im appauled that having been here nearly two years now I have only seen two piles of dog shit on the beach. It's just not on
Please post which beaches you use - I'm sure my pooch can oblige
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Old Nov 22nd 2005, 7:52 am
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In NZ that scooter would've been on Trademe before you'd had a chance to photograph it .
 

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