I have a dream

Old Nov 25th 2011, 4:03 am
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Originally Posted by sheene View Post
What is is with New Zealand? Your own people are leaving, there is a massive skills gap in your Hospitals, your Schools etc which are filled with people from the UK. If all the UK born residents left tomorrow, New Zealand would be completely screwed! Yet you have the arrogance to tell them to leave?

Australia is a world apart from NZ in the way it appreciates the skills you can bring. We are treated with respect and dignity here, something which was sorely lacking in NZ and was one of the main reasons for leaving.

You had better wise up NZ - you need people from the UK far more than they need you.
LMAO.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15799571

Two fingers to your Australian utopia.
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Old Nov 25th 2011, 4:16 am
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Originally Posted by Catchafire View Post
That is out of order mate.
Tend to agree . OTT & out of place for this light-hearted Friday evening thread. Let's not derail the thread to a snarkfest folks.

I'm rather enjoying the idea of a Tam Pom state. I could have my fixes without travelling across the world. Bit like a Centerparcs break. Would the budget stretch to a pier do you think.
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Originally Posted by theghostofdustybin View Post
I have just had a what alcoholics refer to as a moment of clarity.

Lets Buy Tasmania.

Bear with me all will become clear.

The Aussies dont want it.
It already has a climate alot like the UK, but a bit warmer. Ideal for your average pom.
It has a city already.
Build a Marks and Sparks, a Tesco and a Next
Build a couple of pubs out of old stone and stick an old pushbike on the wall with a few hand pull pumps and jar of picked eggs at one side of town.
On the other side build lots of things called bars with shiney stainless steel fittings.
Move the British tabloid press there and a Jaffa Cake factory.
Set up a shop for shoes, coats, tea bags, and vacuums.
Make everyone re take a driving test 17 times until we are happy they can deal with roundabouts. (obviously except us, we are all perfect)
Open a Indian Resturant.
Build a big old castle, then kick it over, so we have something to drag the kids round at the weekend.
Employ full time entertainers to pop by daily to ensure that we dont get bored.

We could even get Tom Baker to work on customs and call it little britain.

Not Britain, but with everything there is in Britain. Perfect.
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Old Nov 25th 2011, 4:27 am
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Originally Posted by sheene View Post
better still, leave it exactly as it is, fill it with arrogant arseholes, and call it New Zealand?
OMG Give it a rest. Whats with the character assassination for anyone who doesn't live in Oz or agree with you?



Some of us actually like NZ and enjoy living here.

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Old Nov 25th 2011, 5:52 am
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....and back on topic.

One for Stormer....

Dog poo on the pavements and traffic jams ten years long.
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Originally Posted by BEVS View Post
....and back on topic.

One for Stormer....

Dog poo on the pavements and traffic jams ten years long.
Ha ha watching a prog on TV, some areas (Islington, Liverpool) are now policing cig butt dropping in parks and town centers with on the spot fines for offenders.
We are in a big waiting queue for a case officer so that our NZ application can be considered.....imagine how many case officers the UK would need if they adopted the same level of vetting for immigrants.......
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Can we please have some thatched olde chocolate box cottages with hanging baskets and some tea rooms please. I'd also be a lot happier if we had some canals and barges, plus an oast house or two, a brewery with shire horse carts and a Boots chemist.

Ta very muchly

P.S. If you can stretch the budget a model village and a stately home would be quite cool.
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....and back on topic

Sorry Bevs just sick of all the constant negativity about NZ.
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Sorry Bevs just sick of all the constant negativity about NZ.
I hear you.
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Throw in some Irish theme pubs and a bland high street full of chain stores and eateries - Pret, Eat, Starbucks, Costa, etc all cheek by jowl.
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(recently) I've been dreaming retiring in Tassie...

at least the climate -- Faaaaaaar Better than here in Welly.

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a bland high street full of chain stores and eateries - Pret, Eat, Starbucks, Costa, etc all cheek by jowl.
Crikey mate, we have plenty enough of those; Muffin Breaks, Starbucks, Columbus, Gloria Jeans, Costas, McDonalds, Wendys, KFC already thanks very much.
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Can we please have some thatched olde chocolate box cottages with hanging baskets and some tea rooms please. I'd also be a lot happier if we had some canals and barges, plus an oast house or two, a brewery with shire horse carts and a Boots chemist.

Ta very muchly

P.S. If you can stretch the budget a model village and a stately home would be quite cool.
Somerset has all this but thankfully without Australians.
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Sorry Bevs just sick of all the constant negativity about NZ.
No worries. I do understand. Thing is , this is an open forum so everyone is entitled to express their views & opinions within the BE rules.
Best thing is to not read the stuff that does yer head in. Ignore it if it doesn't apply to you. Start your own topics about your own 'positive' views and opinions of your NZ life.
If we get positives = to negative experiences and viewpoints then we get balance of sorts. Thing is that's hard to achieve what with people being people.
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Originally Posted by theghostofdustybin View Post
I have just had a what alcoholics refer to as a moment of clarity.

Lets Buy Tasmania.

Bear with me all will become clear.

The Aussies dont want it.
It already has a climate alot like the UK, but a bit warmer. Ideal for your average pom.
It has a city already.
Build a Marks and Sparks, a Tesco and a Next
Build a couple of pubs out of old stone and stick an old pushbike on the wall with a few hand pull pumps and jar of picked eggs at one side of town.
On the other side build lots of things called bars with shiney stainless steel fittings.
Move the British tabloid press there and a Jaffa Cake factory.
Set up a shop for shoes, coats, tea bags, and vacuums.
Make everyone re take a driving test 17 times until we are happy they can deal with roundabouts. (obviously except us, we are all perfect)
Open a Indian Resturant.
Build a big old castle, then kick it over, so we have something to drag the kids round at the weekend.
Employ full time entertainers to pop by daily to ensure that we dont get bored.

We could even get Tom Baker to work on customs and call it little britain.

Not Britain, but with everything there is in Britain. Perfect.
Sounds idyllic to me but could we drag up a bit further north please

Also need a lovely bookshop selling cheap books. I'd prefer Sainsburys over Tesco, ta & another vote for Boots.

I await my invitation
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