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Old Aug 21st 2014, 9:41 am
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No daffodils flowering in the garden on St David's day
That's something I really miss! Maybe I should hone my gardening skills
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Old Aug 21st 2014, 9:45 am
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Routine tests being charged for is a little much, but have to say that I actually agree with the charging for GP's, stops every wotsit with a snotty nose filling up the waiting rooms.
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Old Aug 21st 2014, 10:26 pm
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Next time check out your local family planning clinic just $20 - that is the price for the clinic in Newmarket, Auckland so it may be cheaper elsewhere! You cannot just show up and you have to book but it is much cheaper than your GP
Good idea - in my area it's $27 for NZ residents and free if under 22 years of age.
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Old Aug 21st 2014, 10:28 pm
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Routine tests being charged for is a little much, but have to say that I actually agree with the charging for GP's, stops every wotsit with a snotty nose filling up the waiting rooms.
I'm not sure what's charged and what isn't but when I had a doctor's appointment a while back which resulted in needing blood tests I wasn't charged for them. Do you mean tests in a clinic?
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Old Aug 22nd 2014, 12:07 am
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Really rather a lot of 'orrible feet walking about the place. some not so very clean due to waling around unshod.

One chap thought he could bring his into my house. Nopes ! Here's a pair of socks before you bring those mingers in here matey.
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People who are old enough to know better going to work on a scooter (and not a motorised Vespa type thing either, one my daughter would use.)
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Old Aug 22nd 2014, 2:27 am
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People who are old enough to know better going to work on a scooter (and not a motorised Vespa type thing either, one my daughter would use.)
Agree. However, seeing people in the 18 - 25 age bracket just punting themselves along on their skateboards to school or college or work makes me smile. Should they wear crash helmets like cyclists do ? Let's leave that for another day.

Back on topic.

People, oh ok, men, don't walk around bare chested like they do in Britain When I'm walking down the street in the UK I don't want to see a 17 year old bloke's pigeon chest anymore than I'd want to see a 70 - something bloke's beer gut either.

I wonder if bare feet/jandals in winter is a 'class' thing ? Blokes with bare (filthy) feet or wearing jandals in winter is, really, a fashion statement. As in, 'look at how, 'hard' I am.' Blokes (and it's usually blokes) who are barefoot are also casually dressed i.e. people who are smartly dressed won't be barefoot, so it's not cultural. Not like stepping into a Marae and taking your shoes off as a mark of respect. (How did I make that connection ? Who the hell cares, it's Friday !) So this barefoot thing, in winter at least, just means, 'yeah so what ?' It's attentin seeking, really. People wearing dirty socks with holes in outside makes me go as in, they will wear socks but not shoes

Yet some New Zealanders shiver as soon as the thermometer reads ten degrees ! Go figure.

I saw a bloke at a petrol station once with bare, filthy dirty feet. But he had a sweatshirt and a heavy jacket on because it was cold. NZ Bro !

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Tattoos on government officials ....... namely police and ambos
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I'm not sure what's charged and what isn't but when I had a doctor's appointment a while back which resulted in needing blood tests I wasn't charged for them. Do you mean tests in a clinic?
Sorry wrong term, just meant the routine tests mentioned earlier.
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Yet some New Zealanders shiver as soon as the thermometer reads ten degrees ! Go figure.
New Zealanders.......ten degrees.......strike that, I'm frozen these days at 13 degrees
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Old Aug 25th 2014, 8:38 pm
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The price of squash as in fruit squash drive. Holy mackerels!!!!! Ribena 19 dollars!
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never seen it anywhere else and dealing with consumers, albeit parents of children in after school care. that think its their god given right to send their children for care despite not making bookings and not paying their bills. absolutely jaw dropping some of these peoples attitude. never ever experienced anything like it. maybe just a small town thing and just that one small town but my god ..... lost for words


perhaps this should go in the rant thread

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never seen it anywhere else and dealing with consumers, albeit parents of children in after school care. that think its their god given right to send their children for care despite not making bookings and not paying their bills. absolutely jaw dropping some of these peoples attitude. never ever experienced anything like it. maybe just a small town thing and just that one small town but my god ..... lost for words


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Over-entitled parents. Nightmare.
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The price of squash as in fruit squash drive. Holy mackerels!!!!! Ribena 19 dollars!
I don't buy Ribena. However, I just wanted to say I was in Methven at the weekend as my husband was skiing. I either went for a run, or read my book, or drove into Christchurch to see how it's getting along in the 3 years since we left it. The food at the, 'Blue Pub' was nice. So was our meal with red wine and rugby on the t.v. Shackletons restaurant as we were staying at a motel at Brinkley's.

Anyway,
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This just happened, emailed a city council office with a planning question about a property on our "Possible" to buy list. Got an upfront definite answer by return email, within half an hour, with the links to The ONE FORM that would need to be completed, links to the property history, information (I forgot to ask for) on proposed district planing for the area, WOW, well done Napier city council, you are my hero!
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