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Old Oct 15th 2010, 11:19 am
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Hi. First time on. My family and I just arrived in New Zealand from Scotland in August. Still in awe of the place. Got a house near the beach in Mount Maunganui. Wish we moved years ago!! Still not used to this turn right rule when drivng though. Just wanted to introduce myself and look forward to hearing from other new kiwis
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Old Oct 15th 2010, 8:30 pm
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Kia Ora and welcome to this little NZ forum.

There is a fair few up around Tauranga and Mt Manganui way .
Have a good browse around and maybe catch up with folks in the main Nz forum or the Update section.
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Hi

I moved not too far from you, by kiwi standards at least, to Rotorua from Scotland in August too!
Hope your enjoying NZ and settling in well. You'll just be used to the right hand rule and it'll be gone..just to confuse you even more!
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Thanks for the welcome!! Heard a rumour the locals know Papamoa as Pommimoa due to the number of brits here. Is that true or is someone winding me up? Was on skype to family last night. sister in law had to de-ice the car on wednesday morning. Oh how I miss the great British weather!!!

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Thanks for the welcome!! Heard a rumour the locals know Papamoa as Pommimoa due to the number of brits here. Is that true or is someone winding me up? Was on skype to family last night. sister in law had to de-ice the car on wednesday morning. Oh how I miss the great British weather!!!
welcome to NZ from sunny Scotland (albeit im a little late in the welcome), we came here just over 3 years ago and have never looked back, lets see what do i prefer, Bellshill or Christchurch ,........... ohhhh tough one ........ hahaha
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Thanks for the welcome!! Heard a rumour the locals know Papamoa as Pommimoa due to the number of brits here. Is that true or is someone winding me up? Was on skype to family last night. sister in law had to de-ice the car on wednesday morning. Oh how I miss the great British weather!!!
Its quite true my daughter & family live there. See below my signature.

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Hi and welcome to the forum. We have found it incredibly helpful as a source of support and information.
We are moving to Tauranga in November from Yorkshire and it sounds like we will be in good company. I was born in Bellshill by the way!

We only chose to live in this area because of the legendary British sausage maker in Papamoa - the kiwis don't do bangers like we are used to. I hope he does good Scottish black and fruit pudding too!
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welcome to NZ from sunny Scotland (albeit im a little late in the welcome), we came here just over 3 years ago and have never looked back, lets see what do i prefer, Bellshill or Christchurch ,........... ohhhh tough one ........ hahaha
Were practically neighbours( or were). I was brought up in Airdrie. Bit of a travel now to go for a proper pint though

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We only chose to live in this area because of the legendary British sausage maker in Papamoa - the kiwis don't do bangers like we are used to. I hope he does good Scottish black and fruit pudding too!

I am sure he will make then if you ask him.

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Were practically neighbours( or were). I was brought up in Airdrie. Bit of a travel now to go for a proper pint though
quite possible, i lived in Airdrie for a couple of years, lived in Carnbroe Barratt estate for a few years before moving out here
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Hi and welcome to the forum. We have found it incredibly helpful as a source of support and information.
We are moving to Tauranga in November from Yorkshire and it sounds like we will be in good company. I was born in Bellshill by the way!

We only chose to live in this area because of the legendary British sausage maker in Papamoa - the kiwis don't do bangers like we are used to. I hope he does good Scottish black and fruit pudding too!
Bellshill to Yorkshire to NZ ........ not a bad move ......... ahhhh a good old black pudding and square sausage, what id give to have that
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Bellshill to Yorkshire to NZ ........ not a bad move ......... ahhhh a good old black pudding and square sausage, what id give to have that

Doug does a Mail Order Service so its not impossible.

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where is this butcher? dont really know papamoa that well yet ( although cant get my daughter away from fashion island. i know that place all too well!!)
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Doug does a Mail Order Service so its not impossible.

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whats the butchers name ........ id kill for a square sausage
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whats the butchers name ........ id kill for a square sausage

His name his Doug. See below my signature.

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