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Old Feb 28th 2011, 8:53 am
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Originally Posted by simonmarkellis View Post
There's loads of good pubs at both ends of the City near Courtney Place and towards the station, outside of the city where i am everythings a little more centralised with the Sandbar in Mana along with Monteiths, but at least with the Sandbar they run a courtesy bus to get you home...
There's a pub in Whitby too, not that I've been yet.
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Old Feb 28th 2011, 8:58 am
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I have been known to have one or two of these a year... best make the most of this one haha.....
Is there a usual hang out, and whats social life like out there.. ?
Far too many bars and british expats for there to be a usual hang out.

"Pub" is a bit of a misnomer though. Many of the drinking places are better described as "sports bars", though Wellington has a few Irish bars and even a Welsh one.
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Old Feb 28th 2011, 12:39 pm
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Far too many bars and british expats for there to be a usual hang out.

"Pub" is a bit of a misnomer though. Many of the drinking places are better described as "sports bars", though Wellington has a few Irish bars and even a Welsh one.

Hi John, thanks for the info.. and to be honest the whiskey will taste the same no matter where the location.. haha.. but here what your saying....

Nice to meet a fellow biker BTW
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Old Feb 28th 2011, 7:57 pm
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There's a pub in Whitby too, not that I've been yet.
I wouldn't put it on your bucket list!!!
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I wouldn't put it on your bucket list!!!
Oh I've GOT to go now!
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Oh I've GOT to go now!
hahaha.... well I think its now off the bar crawl list too....
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Old Mar 1st 2011, 6:29 pm
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Job accepted Wellington here we come. start date the same day we arrive in NZ.
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Job accepted Wellington here we come. start date the same day we arrive in NZ.
Sounds exciting, do you know where you're going to base yourself?
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Old Mar 1st 2011, 9:08 pm
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not yet, been looking at Whitby but will rent holiday accomodation for first 2 weeks and find something when in country as rental has to take two mutts.

months of quiet concern have just evaporated.

game on
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not yet, been looking at Whitby but will rent holiday accomodation for first 2 weeks and find something when in country as rental has to take two mutts.

months of quiet concern have just evaporated.

game on
Well as literal resident expert on Whitby, if you need any specific info or what any thing checked out just let us know...
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Wondering what to do in Wellington...

A few suggestions...

http://www.www.tepapa.govt.nz/

http://www.museumsofwellington.co.nz/

http://www.wellingtoncablecar.co.nz/

http://www.adrenalin-forest.co.nz/

http://www.hurricanes.co.nz/

http://www.wellingtonzoo.com/

http://www.visitzealandia.com/

http://www.wellington.govt.nz/servic...icgardens.html

http://www.wetanz.com/

http://carterobservatory.org/
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A couple of panoramas of Wellington:



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Wellington here I come.... flights are booked and will land on the 24th.. sometime around beer oclock... funny that...
great list of things to do guys... cheers.....
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Well as literal resident expert on Whitby, if you need any specific info or what any thing checked out just let us know...
As another resident - WE LOVE IT! Great place to bring up a family!
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Old Jun 8th 2011, 7:45 am
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If anyone's at a loose end this weekend there's the Wellington House and Home Exhibition at the TSB Arena http://www.homex.co.nz/ might be worth a look see. Probably not a patch on the old Ideal Homes shows we use to go to in Earls Court...
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