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Old Aug 24th 2006, 3:25 pm
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Originally Posted by cottageinthesky
"Go the 'Canes" is the Wellington version Can't wait for the start of Super 14 - Wellington is having a very up-and-down time in the Air NZ Cup!! Do you get to see the Cup games on Sky in the UK?

My best friend lives in Hawkes Bay area now and sends me recordings after every game, i get to see each game a while after but still worth the wait!!! Was gonna writ Go the Canes but thought it sounded a bit obscure!!! So little coverage in the UK!!! and please dont mention our recent game with North Harbour, it still stings a bit!!!!

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Originally Posted by Spats
Am more of a Waratahs man myself after my time in Sydney, but certainly up to opening my mind!!

Yeah they didnt have a good time of things lately but are fun to watch i just think that any team with the likes of Ma'a Nanu, Hosea Gear and the great Tanu Umaga are a pleasure to watch! Mind you guys came a fairly close 3rd in the super 14
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Yeah they didnt have a good time of things lately but are fun to watch i just think that any team with the likes of Ma'a Nanu, Hosea Gear and the great Tanu Umaga are a pleasure to watch! Mind you guys came a fairly close 3rd in the super 14
As I say, Im open to persuasion, will find it hard enough having to view the uk soccer in the wee small hours!
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As I say, Im open to persuasion, will find it hard enough having to view the uk soccer in the wee small hours!

Although i would normally say that you should support your team whatever it probably wouldn't be that good an idea to wear anything with the Tahs on, they are maniacally passionate about rugby out there! Most of my Kiwi mates are really keen on their footie! They tend to support Man U but they love watching it!
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Forget the bloody soccer and the 'canes - come on Crusaders (when the Super 14 start again) in the meantime - come on Canterbury!! Otago next week - I may even be there for the last few games - rugby heaven...
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Originally Posted by Woodlea
Forget the bloody soccer and the 'canes - come on Crusaders (when the Super 14 start again) in the meantime - come on Canterbury!! Otago next week - I may even be there for the last few games - rugby heaven...
Hi guys,
sorry to interupt the sports talk but Poppets very kindly sent us a property sheet (thanks Poppets). Does anyone know where Churton Park is in relation to the city and approximate travelling times? Also what kind of area is it? Same question Raumati Beach?
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Hi guys,
sorry to interupt the sports talk but Poppets very kindly sent us a property sheet (thanks Poppets). Does anyone know where Churton Park is in relation to the city and approximate travelling times? Also what kind of area is it? Same question Raumati Beach?
Thanks,
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Hi guys,
sorry to interupt the sports talk but Poppets very kindly sent us a property sheet (thanks Poppets). Does anyone know where Churton Park is in relation to the city and approximate travelling times? Also what kind of area is it? Same question Raumati Beach?
Thanks,
Donna
Hi Donna
Churton Park is the next town up from Jonsonville, its about 15 min drive to the city and about 1/2 hour to the hospital. Good area, huse prices certainly seem to be shooting up there! Ruamati is on the Kapatiti coast, absolutely beautiful, with a fantastic beach close by, but it's much further from the city, would be nearly an hours drive. We're moving that way and reckon its worth it!
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Hi guys,
sorry to interupt the sports talk but Poppets very kindly sent us a property sheet (thanks Poppets). Does anyone know where Churton Park is in relation to the city and approximate travelling times? Also what kind of area is it? Same question Raumati Beach?
Thanks,
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Originally Posted by Spats
Am more of a Waratahs man myself after my time in Sydney, but certainly up to opening my mind!!
When you get to Wellington, it would probably be politic to keep that allegiance to yourself.....
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Default Re: Wellington...where, when and why!

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Hi guys,
sorry to interupt the sports talk but Poppets very kindly sent us a property sheet (thanks Poppets). Does anyone know where Churton Park is in relation to the city and approximate travelling times? Also what kind of area is it? Same question Raumati Beach?
Thanks,
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If you're going to working at Wellington hospital and have school-age children, most would avoid moving to areas where you would have to use the motorway into Wellington - Raumati is probably way too far out - most of Churton Park is a new sub-division - every time I drive past it seems to have grown another street - some might think of it as a bit soul-less but prices are often more affordable than nearer the city - road access to Wellington is either via the motorway or, there is the option of nipping through Johnsonville, Khandallah and then down Ngaio Gorge or through Wadestown or Aro Valley to drop into the city, thereby avoiding rush-hour (still can't believe I now think of it as rush-hour, believe me, a different beast to the UK!) and bottlenecks such as Ngauranga Gorge, Aotea Quy and The Terrace Tunnel.
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If you're going to working at Wellington hospital and have school-age children, most would avoid moving to areas where you would have to use the motorway into Wellington - Raumati is probably way too far out - most of Churton Park is a new sub-division - every time I drive past it seems to have grown another street - some might think of it as a bit soul-less but prices are often more affordable than nearer the city - road access to Wellington is either via the motorway or, there is the option of nipping through Johnsonville, Khandallah and then down Ngaio Gorge or through Wadestown or Aro Valley to drop into the city, thereby avoiding rush-hour (still can't believe I now think of it as rush-hour, believe me, a different beast to the UK!) and bottlenecks such as Ngauranga Gorge, Aotea Quy and The Terrace Tunnel.

So,in effect,we're saying that traffic disruption is minimal? Our shift times don't really coincide with 'rush hour' hopefully,but,yet again,N,cheers for the info. Child minders/nannies-they expensive or commonplace?
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So,in effect,we're saying that traffic disruption is minimal? Our shift times don't really coincide with 'rush hour' hopefully,but,yet again,N,cheers for the info. Child minders/nannies-they expensive or commonplace?
I've got adult children, so don't know about cost of child-care but do know it is commonplace - does the hospital have some sort of "officer" who helps with staff relocating?
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Originally Posted by cottageinthesky
I've got adult children, so don't know about cost of child-care but do know it is commonplace - does the hospital have some sort of "officer" who helps with staff relocating?
Not that I'm aware of-but could defo look into that one-but it wasnt mentioned at interview.
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Not that I'm aware of-but could defo look into that one-but it wasnt mentioned at interview.
Also on my 'to do' list - isn't something people have mentioned much, isit?
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