Why New Zealand?

Old Apr 7th 2013, 11:11 am
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Default Re: Why New Zealand?

Originally Posted by Charismatic
And tell us, how is the weather this time of year in the peak district?
And how will it be there in a few weeks?
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Originally Posted by Grayling
Where I lived in the peak district was far less crowded than much of NZ.

And certainly less than where most people live
Oh give it a rest
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Old Apr 7th 2013, 11:21 am
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Originally Posted by Grayling
And how will it be there in a few weeks?
Less drought-ish hopefully.
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Old Apr 7th 2013, 11:23 am
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Default Re: Why New Zealand?

Originally Posted by love30stm
Oh give it a rest
Why?....it is a perfectly reasonable point.

You don't have to move across the world just to find more space....or less crowds
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Default Re: Why New Zealand?

Originally Posted by Grayling
Why?....it is a perfectly reasonable point.

You don't have to move across the world just to find more space....or less crowds
I didn't move half way across the world for more space and crowds!

I like crowds actually, I just notice you on here from time to time to have a dig at NZ

We get it! You don't like NZ. Thankyou. Peace
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Old Apr 7th 2013, 11:27 am
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Originally Posted by Charismatic
Less drought-ish hopefully.
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Originally Posted by love30stm
I didn't move half way across the world for more space and crowds!

I like crowds actually, I just notice you on here from time to time to have a dig at NZ

We get it! You don't like NZ. Thankyou. Peace
What a strange response....are you in a bad mood?

When did I say I do not like NZ. I have Posted on here before that I am thinking of moving there when I retire....I also have family there and have spent a lot more time there than many other posters.

Sto being so touchy
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Originally Posted by Grayling
What a strange response....are you in a bad mood?

When did I say I do not like NZ. I have Posted on here before that I am thinking of moving there when I retire....I also have family there and have spent a lot more time there than many other posters.

Sto being so touchy
Thankyou for your response, much appreciated

And I'm wonderful thankyou
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Default Re: Why New Zealand?

Originally Posted by love30stm
Oh give it a rest
Originally Posted by love30stm
I didn't move half way across the world for more space and crowds!

I like crowds actually, I just notice you on here from time to time to have a dig at NZ

We get it! You don't like NZ. Thankyou. Peace
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Thankyou for your response, much appreciated

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"...'Till I know you better, take me one step at a time." GrooveJet - If this ain't love.

Or more recently if you are playing in the UK "in it together", now tax the poor and cut unemployment welfare schemes! David Cameron with the LibDem support band I think?
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Weather. Is it about perspective or fact? Or both?
If I look at rainfall facts for Gosport and New Plymouth it is clear that we have far more rain here in NP. But that is not the whole story, my experience is the rainfall is greater per hour and in often falls at night. So although it is wetter it often doesn't really feel like it. We rarely have days where it drizzles all day long.
The same is true of crowds and space. Where we lived was totally bonkers in terms of traffic and overcrowding. In NP it's much less so. Unless of course you are trying to get into The Warehouse carpark at the weekend when it is just as stupid if not worse than Gosport.
But we found nice quiet places in the UK, away from the maddening crowds. It's just that we could never afford to live there.
Or in the case of anywhere 'oop north' my wife would not contemplate it as she does not suit flat caps or eat mushy peas. She does quite like whippets though.

Of course these could just be my opinions (rather than fact, however they are presented) and as such should be

a) treated with contempt
b) quoted back at me in some kind of escalating troll-fest/spat
c) ignored while we all go and get on with living a life away from a forum

ps - a quick check with my colleagues provided the following indisputable facts about Invercargill:
It rains all the time;
It is close to freezing for 370 days of the year;
Everyone that lives there is either a penguin or descended from a penguin.

Good luck!

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Old Apr 7th 2013, 10:46 pm
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Default Re: Why New Zealand?

Originally Posted by Assanah
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.
As you say, all very subjective, and your subjective recollections bear little resemblance to the climate stats available online
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Climate_of_New_York#Summer
Personally, and it's just my opinion, I find temperatures above about 27C too hot to get much done - I'm not a lazing by the pool person. The beauty of Auckland, for me, is that it's rarely too hot or too cold to do the sort of things I like to do - I can race my Laser on a winter's afternoon with just a thin wetsuit, and enjoy a week yacht sailing on the Hauraki Gulf in July without feeling uncomfortable. I've visited NY a couple of times, it was sweltering with tropical rain showers in the late afternoons in July, and rather cold and grey in April. Facinating city though
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Careful there Andy, I'm a northerner, I don't have a flat cap or a whippet and didn't eat mushy peas till I moved to the south!
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Careful there Andy, I'm a northerner, I don't have a flat cap or a whippet and didn't eat mushy peas till I moved to the south!
Yeah right!

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Originally Posted by M_and_M
Careful there Andy, I'm a northerner, I don't have a flat cap or a whippet and didn't eat mushy peas till I moved to the south!
Southern mushy peas

An insult to the country!

You can't get decent mushy peas anywhere int UK unless you go t'Grimsby ont train
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