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What do you miss most.....about NZ?!

Old Sep 12th 2009, 7:04 pm
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Default What do you miss most.....about NZ?!

Okay, a bit of a twist on the original 'What do you miss most?' thread already on here!

So for those of us still in the planning stage of emigration, (and stuck in the UK!)... what do you miss most about New Zealand?

For me it's:

The beautiful scenery,
The fresh air,
The friendly folk,
The lack of crowds,
The open spaces,
Speights Distinction Ale,
Scroggin bars

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Old Sep 12th 2009, 7:57 pm
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Hey good one!
I miss ... my cousins
Perky nanas
the weather
my cousins
Perky Nanas...
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Old Sep 15th 2009, 4:48 am
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When I was last back in the UK, I missed:

Toffee Pops
Nice Orange Juice
Good Coffee
Jim Hickey
Richard Till
My car!

Amongst other things!
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The only thing I missed when back in UK last was:
the wonderful Wellington coffee

Longterm would probably also miss the scenery, the higher sunshine hours and the fairer voting system but that's about it.
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Last time I was back in the UK I missed

The flat white Coffee
Getting my shopping packed for me
The Scenery
Friendly people in shops
Tasty Streaks
My Home
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The scenery esp the ruggedness of the South Island/Dunedin and Central Otago.
Chocolate fish.
Buzz bars.
Pineapple lumps.
Rashuns.
Twisties.
Potato top pies.
Mince and cheese pies.
Speights.
Proper milkshakes.
Ice creams dipped in chocolate.
Flat white coffee.
(Right better get off food now!!)
The blue skies and fresh air.
My family
Less crowds and fewer people.
The All Blacks and watching test matches in the House of Pain.
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I was in NZ, Whangaparaoa \ Stanmore bay area 1998 \ 1999. I know it was 10 years ago. But sitting out on the deck in the sun, watching the world go by was amazing!

I miss the fact I can't do that here and wish that someday! Someday I can do that again but under my (our) own steam!
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Originally Posted by dannigirl View Post
The All Blacks and watching test matches in the House of Pain.
We might have seen the last of those with the French test earlier this year. The new stadium is coming along nicely though!
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Originally Posted by irnbru14 View Post
When I was last back in the UK, I missed:

Toffee Pops
Nice Orange Juice
Good Coffee
Jim Hickey
Richard Till
My car!

Amongst other things!
Jim Hickey is my Uncle and he lives in Dorset!?
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Old Sep 28th 2009, 10:59 am
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Originally Posted by newnip View Post
Jim Hickey is my Uncle and he lives in Dorset!?
Does he fly in every week to do the weather on TV One?
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Old Sep 28th 2009, 10:28 pm
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Originally Posted by irnbru14 View Post
Does he fly in every week to do the weather on TV One?
Quite possibly - he is a bit mad! Although I'm not sure the New Zealanders would get his thick brummy accent!
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Originally Posted by newnip View Post
Jim Hickey is my Uncle and he lives in Dorset!?
My dad lived next door to Jim Hickey's sister when I was a kid and his parents lived on the other side of them. They were the lovliest people ever and I always remember Jim giving us a ride on his trailer and getting my name wrong.
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