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Old Oct 26th 2006, 3:01 pm
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I have started the The negative New Zealand thread thread so to balance it.... lets hear all the positives.

Rules: Absolutely NO negatives please (because everything is Hunky-Dorey in New Zealand )
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Old Oct 26th 2006, 4:06 pm
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my kinda thread - am listening.
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*waits with baited breath...*

Oh hold on, it's 4.50 am on Friday right now in NZ. LOL
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Thou we're not there yet, what I remember 14 mumble years ago is

Laid back lifestyle (no stress)
Friendly people (everyone talks to you)
The weather (even winter is warmer there than here)
The beaches (say no more)
Bluff oysters, paua, whitebait, crayfish and L&P (yum yum)


just to name a few

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What are L&P, Dirk+Kerry ? I'm intrigued. I guess you will not find them on Redcar beach (I'm expat Teessider or tees valley)
I am just expecting NZ to be a safe, happy place to bring up my kids, where we can afford a small house with garden instead of an appartment !

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Originally Posted by brussels_sprout
What are L&P, Dirk+Kerry ? I'm intrigued.
I am just expecting NZ to be a safe, happy place to bring up my kids, where we can afford a small house with garden instead of an appartment !
Any more?

Some lovely beachy and scenic phots would be nice
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Originally Posted by brussels_sprout
What are L&P,
L&P is Lemon and Paeroa, a soft fizzy drink made in Paeroa, in the North Island. I quite like it myself.

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I am just expecting NZ to be a safe, happy place to bring up my kids
Some of NZ is like this. Some of the Uk is like this too. It depends where you live. NZ does have all the crime that any westernized country has, it is not crime free by any means.

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where we can afford a small house with garden instead of an appartment !
Yes. Property in general is better value. However it's not as well built, and doesn't last as long. A 30 year old house is considered to be old.



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(sorry to the OP - a bit of negativity crept in there!)
I'll have ya

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Originally Posted by Jack Daws
Any more?

Some lovely beachy and scenic phots would be nice
If it's photos you want I have approximately 2,000 from our hols!!
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Originally Posted by Am Loolah
If it's photos you want I have approximately 2,000 from our hols!!
Get posting them then

They look lovely. Hopefully visiting in January (parents permitting ).
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Originally Posted by Am Loolah
If it's photos you want I have approximately 2,000 from our hols!!
Looks like Mt Manganui, Taupo and Rotorua to me.



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Originally Posted by Buzzy--Bee
Looks like Mt Manganui, Taupo and Rotorua to me.



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2 out of 3, very good! Not Taupo - the Blue Lake just outside Rotorua ... anyone want the whale shot from Kaikora?!
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OOOOmy kind of thread! where do I start..
friendly people, laid back life, no stress anymore, much happier, clean and green ( where we are, anyway) the most beautiful scenery ever, spectacular beaches, for - us all the new expereinces we've had here and all the new things we've tried, great diving, great boating, able to grow loads of our own stuff, quality of produce, no keeping up with the Joneses, lovely friendly village life, trees! so much to see and do, lovely summer ( well last year was) new friends, new life




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