Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > New Zealand
Reload this Page >

Whats the one thing about NZ

Whats the one thing about NZ

Old Nov 20th 2013, 8:25 pm
  #16  
Somewhere rather noisy .
 
BEVS's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Location: Below
Posts: 37,326
BEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Whats the one thing about NZ

Originally Posted by kiwigeordie View Post
My old Dad, now long gone, was a great bird watcher (or 'twitcher'). He would have loved to see some of the varieties we have here - especially the Tui, Rosellas and Fantails.
Pete
You got Rosellas ?
BEVS is offline  
Old Nov 20th 2013, 8:49 pm
  #17  
Life is what YOU make it.
 
Joined: Oct 2009
Location: Christchurch
Posts: 3,312
Stormer999 has a reputation beyond reputeStormer999 has a reputation beyond reputeStormer999 has a reputation beyond reputeStormer999 has a reputation beyond reputeStormer999 has a reputation beyond reputeStormer999 has a reputation beyond reputeStormer999 has a reputation beyond reputeStormer999 has a reputation beyond reputeStormer999 has a reputation beyond reputeStormer999 has a reputation beyond reputeStormer999 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Whats the one thing about NZ

Recently back from BOI and we saw a Rosella wow magic sight
Stormer999 is offline  
Old Nov 21st 2013, 7:39 am
  #18  
BE Enthusiast
 
Joined: Jun 2003
Location: North Shore, Auckland
Posts: 688
bearskin has a reputation beyond reputebearskin has a reputation beyond reputebearskin has a reputation beyond reputebearskin has a reputation beyond reputebearskin has a reputation beyond reputebearskin has a reputation beyond reputebearskin has a reputation beyond reputebearskin has a reputation beyond reputebearskin has a reputation beyond reputebearskin has a reputation beyond reputebearskin has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Whats the one thing about NZ

I'd probably plump for Cathedral Cove. I'm not sure if it's fully 'open' these days - I heard the arch was closed... but if it is still visit-able, it is quite something. Of it's kind, the nicest. Sums NZ up for me.
bearskin is offline  
Old Nov 21st 2013, 8:27 am
  #19  
Somewhere rather noisy .
 
BEVS's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Location: Below
Posts: 37,326
BEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Whats the one thing about NZ

1856? Where was she originally .
BEVS is offline  
Old Nov 21st 2013, 9:11 am
  #20  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Jul 2013
Location: Upper Hutt, New Zealand
Posts: 99
kiwigeordie has a reputation beyond reputekiwigeordie has a reputation beyond reputekiwigeordie has a reputation beyond reputekiwigeordie has a reputation beyond reputekiwigeordie has a reputation beyond reputekiwigeordie has a reputation beyond reputekiwigeordie has a reputation beyond reputekiwigeordie has a reputation beyond reputekiwigeordie has a reputation beyond reputekiwigeordie has a reputation beyond reputekiwigeordie has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Whats the one thing about NZ

Originally Posted by BEVS View Post
You got Rosellas ?
Yep. We have a 'Tree in a Hurry' (Virgilia Oroboides) in the garden which carries great bunches of pink blossom in the spring and the Rosellas flock into it and rip the blooms apart to get the seeds inside. A small price to pay.
Pete

Last edited by kiwigeordie; Nov 21st 2013 at 9:16 am.
kiwigeordie is offline  
Old Nov 22nd 2013, 1:08 am
  #21  
Forum Regular
 
Joined: Jul 2007
Location: waikanae
Posts: 124
burbschook is an unknown quantity at this pointburbschook is an unknown quantity at this pointburbschook is an unknown quantity at this pointburbschook is an unknown quantity at this pointburbschook is an unknown quantity at this pointburbschook is an unknown quantity at this pointburbschook is an unknown quantity at this pointburbschook is an unknown quantity at this pointburbschook is an unknown quantity at this pointburbschook is an unknown quantity at this pointburbschook is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Whats the one thing about NZ

Bevs in answer to your question.

The lady was Matilda Younge (nee Sweetland) who was married at 16 & came to New Zealand with her army officer husband. She came from Greenwich in South London. She wrote regularly of her life here eventually returning several years later as a widow with 7 surviving children.

She was my great great grandmother. I think I've got the amount of greats right.
burbschook is offline  
Old Nov 22nd 2013, 4:29 am
  #22  
Somewhere rather noisy .
 
BEVS's Avatar
 
Joined: Oct 2003
Location: Below
Posts: 37,326
BEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond reputeBEVS has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Whats the one thing about NZ

Originally Posted by Vikkichic View Post
Bevs in answer to your question.

The lady was Matilda Younge (nee Sweetland) who was married at 16 & came to New Zealand with her army officer husband. She came from Greenwich in South London. She wrote regularly of her life here eventually returning several years later as a widow with 7 surviving children.

She was my great great grandmother. I think I've got the amount of greats right.
That's a bit wow for many reasons. Not the widow bit of course.
BEVS is offline  
Old Nov 22nd 2013, 5:40 am
  #23  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 755
Tom1983 has a spectacular aura aboutTom1983 has a spectacular aura aboutTom1983 has a spectacular aura about
Default Re: Whats the one thing about NZ

Simple

Skyline Gondola in Queenstown up to the top and let them admire the views of Lake Wakatipu and the mountains around

Infact the journey down from Christchurch to Queenstown across Tekapo, Pukaki, Twizel and then through Lindis Pass to Cromwell. Either that way or across Arthurs Pass and down to Haast and Wanaka.
Tom1983 is offline  
Old Nov 25th 2013, 8:00 am
  #24  
BE Forum Addict
 
j19fmm's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2008
Location: Pakaraka
Posts: 3,264
j19fmm has a reputation beyond reputej19fmm has a reputation beyond reputej19fmm has a reputation beyond reputej19fmm has a reputation beyond reputej19fmm has a reputation beyond reputej19fmm has a reputation beyond reputej19fmm has a reputation beyond reputej19fmm has a reputation beyond reputej19fmm has a reputation beyond reputej19fmm has a reputation beyond reputej19fmm has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Whats the one thing about NZ

My best friend knows most of NZ pretty well but I would love her to see my drive to and from work. It's a 15 minute drive with views over the most amazing valleys and an incredible view of the sea on my way home. I often get to see Paradise ducks, hawks, woodpigeons, and Lorikeets as I drive along too. Never enjoyed a journey to work so much in my life!
j19fmm is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.