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Old Aug 19th 2012, 9:22 am
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Please try to make as unpersonal as possible. One of the main objections appears to be caravans, maybe you have others. Just wondering what really 'gets the goat' when someone new arrives and you see what they've brought from the UK.
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Please try to make as unpersonal as possible. One of the main objections appears to be caravans, maybe you have others. Just wondering what really 'gets the goat' when someone new arrives and you see what they've brought from the UK.
Maybe I'm missing something here, but why would it "get the goat" when someone brings things from UK?
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snaps, I know some people are anti caravans but with the price of caravans in NZ you're prob making a wise move. Just be careful towing. We are shit drivers and inpatient drivers. Especially passing things on the roads. (although I've earned my driving stripes now living in the UK for 18 years).
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Old Aug 19th 2012, 11:00 am
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Whoops I may have got the heading a little awkward. I have no intention of bringing a caravan, towed one twice in my life and sold soon afterwards and really felt uncomfortable towing. Orginally from the home of caravans in East Yorkshire where they make just about every caravan going or they did a few years ago. I've got stuck behind caravans many times on the small country roads of Devon/Cornwall. Even been stuck behind one once broken down on a hairpin bend going up a 1 in 4, the driver ignored the MASSIVE sign stating NOT to progress. I just wondered if there were any items turning up like Union Flag, brash football tops, highheels, BBQs etc that were really perhaps unnecessary in NZ.
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How bizarre, I never thought of any such thing nor have I ever heard anyone comment on what other people have and have not brought with them. It's actually mostly the opposite, we might have viewed some things with mild envy and wish we had the foresight to bring certain things. After a number of years it balances out and you end up replacing things more in keeping with the local environment. i.e. the same old crap that everyone else in NZ has.
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Originally Posted by snaps View Post
I just wondered if there were any items turning up like Union Flag, brash football tops, highheels, BBQs etc that were really perhaps unnecessary in NZ.
I think you underestimate the value of these things.

Anything with European styling, branding etc is like gold and even if you don't want them somebody else will. Moreover, they'll likely be willing to pay good money for them.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Sear...h_suggested=13
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Taken loads to the Charity Shop today including: a 60' Prestige Pressure cooker, this were th type of thing I was imagining on a list of not required in NZ.
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Taken loads to the Charity Shop today including: a 60' Prestige Pressure cooker, this were th type of thing I was imagining on a list of not required in NZ.
If you used it in the UK why would you suddenly not use it in NZ?
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To tell the truth, only just re-found after a fair number of years hidden in the cupboard and tending to use the Microwave now just about all the time. Sad to see it go though, the lady in the charity shop was keen before the box was down on the floor!!!
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Originally Posted by snaps View Post
I just wondered if there were any items turning up like Union Flag, brash football tops, highheels, BBQs etc that were really perhaps unnecessary in NZ.
Because you move to NZ doesn't mean you deny everything about the country you come from.
flags, no need to bring one, there are plenty of shops here that sell all the British national flags and most are flown with pride.
There are lots of houses with English, Scottish, welsh or Irish flags fluttering atop a flagpole in the garden. There are also many
flags flying from other country's. National pride isn't something to be ashamed of in NZ.
I hope your not going to judge people who wear sports tops all the time, if so you wont like NZ, everybody has a Allblacks
shirt and they wear them with pride, they are the equivelent of the "brash foot tops" you see in the uk
Do you think kiwi woman all run around the bars and clubs in jandals, there might not be the same level of fashion here
but high heels are not just something worn in the uk, if your not keen on them dont buy them but the shops here are full of them.
If you've got a BBQ bring it with you, there's no point ion throwing it out only to spend more money on another when you get here.
I'm not really sure what your getting at with this thread, the worst thing people bring with them is a pretentious attitude
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Old Aug 19th 2012, 11:19 pm
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Taken loads to the Charity Shop today including: a 60' Prestige Pressure cooker, this were th type of thing I was imagining on a list of not required in NZ.
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If you used it in the UK why would you suddenly not use it in NZ?
Perhaps because it is 60' ( 60 foot) and won't fit in a container.

Folks here use/wear all the stuff that Snaps has mentioned ,so I'm not sure what Snaps is trying to get at either TBH.
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Perhaps because it is 60' ( 60 foot) and won't fit in a container.

Folks here use/wear all the stuff that Snaps has mentioned ,so I'm not sure what Snaps is trying to get at either TBH.
I thought it was just me that was confused. Give us a clue Snaps, what sort of thing?

You could make a huge pot of Lob Scouse in that pressure cooker. I've got a Prestige pressure cooker that we got as an engagement present back in 1985. Great for making soups & stews in really quickly.

Caravans are just wrong.
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Originally Posted by Vitalstatistix View Post
Caravans are just wrong.
That's all about perception as I keep on telling a caravan-phobic Mr BEVS. These days, I see a caravan - I see a potential affordable bach.

They loves their caravans here.
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Originally Posted by BEVS View Post
That's all about perception as I keep on telling a caravan-phobic Mr BEVS. These days, I see a caravan - I see a potential affordable bach.

They loves their caravans here.
I see your point.

A friend of mine went on holiday to France last month & stayed in a caravan. I was telling her about our house windows being like caravan windows BUT the caravan they stayed in was double-glazed. So even caravans in France are better made than NZ homes
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The OP could have sold the pressure cooker on Trade Me
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