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Old Sep 12th 2012, 4:33 pm
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Is there anything you miss from England (apart from family and friends), that you can't get in NZ or it's just not the same. Like certain foods (mums Sunday roast), drinks or special places etc, etc.

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Old Sep 12th 2012, 5:10 pm
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Bell peppers that don't cost a fortune! And maybe Frulli (Dutch strawberry beer = delicious!), although it could be in NZ but I haven't seen it yet! Apart from that not too much :-) You?
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Old Sep 12th 2012, 5:22 pm
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At the mo we are in the, hoping to move out next year (still in the process of applying for perm visa). so I guess I cannot answer that yet, would just like to know what expats are missing.

I love hot Vimto on a really cold day not sure if they have it, or Heinz tomatoe soup.
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Old Sep 12th 2012, 5:55 pm
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Same situation with us! We are in England at the moment and looking at coming out early 2013 once visas have come through and maybe job offers.

We were in NZ for 7 weeks over Christmas so I've based my answer on that rather than living there. To be honest you'll find most things in NZ supermarkets. We self catered whilst in NZ and didn't struggle or miss things too much. There will be Heinz (I think it goes under a different name which I've forgotten), not too sure about Vimto though but I'm sure there will be something similar!

How are you getting on with your visa process?
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monster munch and cheesy wotsits but the pommy shop has jus started doing them
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A weird one but I every time I'm in the supermarkets back home I miss being able to buy haggis of the shelf.
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Gregs sausage rolls and British Indian restaurants/takeaways
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Radio 4 .... omg do I miss it. Sometimes I log in for the skeleton watch but it's not the same.
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When were there last time, couldn't find any Cheese & Onion crisps.

OH said we wern't moving if they didn't have any...

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central heating, ok not exactly missed from UK but really missed. need to save up.
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Watching Huddersfield Town AFC - Thank God for expatshield, thefirstrow.eu and similar other work arounds I use for watching broadcasts from outside NZ.
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The price of beer, Barnsley Football Club, digital radio, cable TV, Asda, northern humour and decent clothes shops.

Before the happy clappers start, the list of stuff I don't miss is huge.
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Old Sep 12th 2012, 11:24 pm
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GCH & PvcU DG

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Old Sep 12th 2012, 11:37 pm
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[QUOTE=Celticknight;10277690]When were there last time, couldn't find any Cheese & Onion crisps.

OH yes, Walkers Cheese and Onion for sure!

Pams do a Cheese and Onion big packet which are fantastic, but I haven't seen them in the supermarkets in a while, will keep looking!
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Lol, we're not in NZ yet but OH would be interested to know what name Heinz trades under...is it Watties...very distant memory of them looking suspiciously like Heinz baked beans...the tin and packaging...not the actual beans!!
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