Why New Zealand?

Old Apr 4th 2013, 6:25 pm
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Default Re: Why New Zealand?

Originally Posted by barnsleymat
Cos it ain't that bankrupt over populated litter covered sh1thole full of state sponsored lazy layabouts I used to call home that only Eastern European peasants would ever dream of living.

There's no future in the UK, it's on it's arse.
But you are from Barnsley!!!
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Old Apr 4th 2013, 6:28 pm
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Originally Posted by JasonSouthYorks
But you are from Barnsley!!!
The last figures I saw I think Barnsley had the lowest unemployment figures in South Yorkshire.

Plus the highest placed football team!
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Old Apr 4th 2013, 6:46 pm
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Originally Posted by M_and_M
I am sure its been said before but what are your concise answers to that if asked by UK based relatives / friends?

I am struggling to be concise with it and my family have 10001 counter arguments to all my comments so far!
If I may be polite, or not, **** the lot of them...
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Old Apr 4th 2013, 6:58 pm
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"Flippin' kiwi genius" my arse!!!!
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Old Apr 5th 2013, 1:40 am
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Originally Posted by passthevalium
Sorry, are you having a bad day? I have Asperger's so I don't get the nuances, not sure if you're being sarcastic or not. If you are, I don't get why. I work in academia doing research, I'm a PHD, so I was trying to help set out a framework for the peaks and troughs of immigration. If you're not being sarcastic then ok. Just be aware that autistic people don't get it. Sarcasm that is, pissed off we can deal with.
I'm a special needs teacher - autism specialist. I geddit. In both directions
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Old Apr 5th 2013, 7:18 am
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Default Re: Why New Zealand?

Originally Posted by downunderpom
My sentiments exactly.
Me too. UK is just too crowded by far for me, and will only ever get worse. Imagine what freedom and space your grandkids would have there.

NZ may be far from perfect in many ways, but the space and freedom is enough compensation for me.

Second reason is the much better climate
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I didn't think the climate was all that different. Am I wrong then?
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Old Apr 7th 2013, 6:56 am
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Originally Posted by M_and_M
I didn't think the climate was all that different. Am I wrong then?
Not where you're headed! Invercargill is probaby similar to mid-south UK

Auckland is a different story, especially in Winter. We've had two or three frosts in the seven years I 've been here, and a cold winter day has a max of 12-13; average winter day is 15-16. It's now equivalent to UK October, and a forecast for the next ten days has a max of at least 20 every day

Not hugely different, but it means that you can do outdoors stuff all year round - I go yacht sailing in mid winter and it's very pleasant.
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So i'm in the wrong part then. Bummer
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Originally Posted by lapsed kiwi
Not where you're headed! Invercargill is probaby similar to mid-south UK

Auckland is a different story, especially in Winter. We've had two or three frosts in the seven years I 've been here, and a cold winter day has a max of 12-13; average winter day is 15-16. It's now equivalent to UK October, and a forecast for the next ten days has a max of at least 20 every day

Not hugely different, but it means that you can do outdoors stuff all year round - I go yacht sailing in mid winter and it's very pleasant.
Well, weather is a very personally thing. I think the weather is pretty bad in Auckland. Auckland has lots more rain than London! No real hot summer, and the winters are pretty nasty too because very wet and cool. They say this summer was exceptional good, but I thought it is kind of nice but short. Only about 2-3 months were warm enough for swimming.
New York City has good summers. Summer starts in May and the last warm days you usually have in November. It is sunny and it gets really hot in July/August. This makes you long for winter The hot summer is followed by gorgeous autumn! 27 degrees, not humid, sunny, and autumn colors. Marvelous.

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Default Re: Why New Zealand?

Originally Posted by barnsleymat
I'm at this stage:

Stage 3b) You can't educate pork

Dinner is in the middle of the day and Lunch is something posh wank3rs say.
The words 'known' and 'shown' have only one syllable.
Still chuckling when a Kiwi asks me if I want to see their deck.
The homes some people live in still shocks me.
I know I never want to go back to England.
I kind of know I'll one day get bored of NZ.
I'm still an outsider as I know the Kiwi's didn't invent the upside down ketchup bottle.
I still won't accept the phrase 'when in Rome' from a settled Expat as I don't think it's fair to beat my wife up, dress like a gay tramp and ignore all road rules.
NZ life is good but lots of things still irritate me.


You wouldn't like being a teacher in a class full of Sheffield United fans then
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Originally Posted by lapsed kiwi
Me too. UK is just too crowded by far for me, and will only ever get worse. Imagine what freedom and space your grandkids would have there.

NZ may be far from perfect in many ways, but the space and freedom is enough compensation for me.

Second reason is the much better climate
This is what clinches it for me all the time, no matter how much stuff about NZ may irritate me. At the end of the day I know the populous nature of the UK is the BIGGEST issue there is to overcome if I ever decided that a return was to be really considered.

I think I accept that it is unlikely I will permanently ever leave NZ as I think being somewhere there was NOT the space we have here would drive me utterly nuts.
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Originally Posted by Genesis
This is what clinches it for me all the time, no matter how much stuff about NZ may irritate me. At the end of the day I know the populous nature of the UK is the BIGGEST issue there is to overcome if I ever decided that a return was to be really considered.

I think I accept that it is unlikely I will permanently ever leave NZ as I think being somewhere there was NOT the space we have here would drive me utterly nuts.
Where I lived in the peak district was far less crowded than much of NZ.

And certainly less than where most people live
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And tell us, how is the weather this time of year in the peak district?
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Originally Posted by RobClubley
I think we're still at a combination of stages 1 and 4 after 7 years
+1 and its coming up to 4 years for us.
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