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Old Nov 3rd 2009, 6:25 pm
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Bevs

It was great - got back on Saturday just past.

Christchurch, Arthurs Pass, Punakaiki, Lewis Pass, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura, Picton, Interisland Ferry, drive to Ohakune, National Park, Tongariro summit, Taupo - town and lake, Craters of Moon, Orakei Korako, Whangerei, Russell, Pahia, Waitangi, Waipoua Forest, Devonport and Auckland.
Penguins, jungle, helicopters, baby seals, albatrossi, dolphins, mountains, volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, small boats, big boats and yachts, fishing, big canoes, more birds and more dolphins, massive trees, massive sand dunes.
Spaceships, Icebreaker clearance shop, savoury muffins and scones.
Freindly people, but do they not go anywhere without a coffee ??
No-one else there !!

think that about sums it up

just need for one of the interviews to come thru.
Will be starting the EOI process as soon as.

Feel free to post this to a new thread on the main forum
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Originally Posted by daveandsarah
Bevs

It was great - got back on Saturday just past.

Christchurch, Arthurs Pass, Punakaiki, Lewis Pass, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura, Picton, Interisland Ferry, drive to Ohakune, National Park, Tongariro summit, Taupo - town and lake, Craters of Moon, Orakei Korako, Whangerei, Russell, Pahia, Waitangi, Waipoua Forest, Devonport and Auckland.
Penguins, jungle, helicopters, baby seals, albatrossi, dolphins, mountains, volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, small boats, big boats and yachts, fishing, big canoes, more birds and more dolphins, massive trees, massive sand dunes.
Spaceships, Icebreaker clearance shop, savoury muffins and scones.
Freindly people, but do they not go anywhere without a coffee ??
No-one else there !!

think that about sums it up

just need for one of the interviews to come thru.
Will be starting the EOI process as soon as.

Feel free to post this to a new thread on the main forum
D&S
You saw spaceships ...
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Originally Posted by daveandsarah
Bevs

It was great - got back on Saturday just past.

Christchurch, Arthurs Pass, Punakaiki, Lewis Pass, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura, Picton, Interisland Ferry, drive to Ohakune, National Park, Tongariro summit, Taupo - town and lake, Craters of Moon, Orakei Korako, Whangerei, Russell, Pahia, Waitangi, Waipoua Forest, Devonport and Auckland.
Penguins, jungle, helicopters, baby seals, albatrossi, dolphins, mountains, volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, small boats, big boats and yachts, fishing, big canoes, more birds and more dolphins, massive trees, massive sand dunes.
Spaceships, Icebreaker clearance shop, savoury muffins and scones.
Freindly people, but do they not go anywhere without a coffee ??
No-one else there !!

think that about sums it up

just need for one of the interviews to come thru.
Will be starting the EOI process as soon as.

Feel free to post this to a new thread on the main forum
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Sounds like you had a good time Good luck with the interviews, hope a good one comes through soon!
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You saw spaceships ...
You mean you haven't seen the spaceships

Sounds like you had a fabulous time D&S. that a job is forthcoming.
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Originally Posted by daveandsarah
Bevs

It was great - got back on Saturday just past.

Christchurch, Arthurs Pass, Punakaiki, Lewis Pass, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura, Picton, Interisland Ferry, drive to Ohakune, National Park, Tongariro summit, Taupo - town and lake, Craters of Moon, Orakei Korako, Whangerei, Russell, Pahia, Waitangi, Waipoua Forest, Devonport and Auckland.
Penguins, jungle, helicopters, baby seals, albatrossi, dolphins, mountains, volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, small boats, big boats and yachts, fishing, big canoes, more birds and more dolphins, massive trees, massive sand dunes.
Spaceships, Icebreaker clearance shop, savoury muffins and scones.
Freindly people, but do they not go anywhere without a coffee ??
No-one else there !!

think that about sums it up

just need for one of the interviews to come thru.
Will be starting the EOI process as soon as.

Feel free to post this to a new thread on the main forum
D&S
I have never drunk so much coffee in my life since coming here. Went to USA this year and the coffee was crap - couldn't wait to get home to get a decent cup lol !!!
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I have never drunk so much coffee in my life since coming here. Went to USA this year and the coffee was crap - couldn't wait to get home to get a decent cup lol !!!
Ditto and I hardly ever drink alcohol here.
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There is a spaceship as you get to motueka from Nelson on the left hand side of the road, there is also an alien in a phonebox
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Originally Posted by daveandsarah
Bevs

It was great - got back on Saturday just past.

Christchurch, Arthurs Pass, Punakaiki, Lewis Pass, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura, Picton, Interisland Ferry, drive to Ohakune, National Park, Tongariro summit, Taupo - town and lake, Craters of Moon, Orakei Korako, Whangerei, Russell, Pahia, Waitangi, Waipoua Forest, Devonport and Auckland.
Penguins, jungle, helicopters, baby seals, albatrossi, dolphins, mountains, volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, small boats, big boats and yachts, fishing, big canoes, more birds and more dolphins, massive trees, massive sand dunes.
Spaceships, Icebreaker clearance shop, savoury muffins and scones.
Freindly people, but do they not go anywhere without a coffee ??
No-one else there !!

think that about sums it up

just need for one of the interviews to come thru.
Will be starting the EOI process as soon as.

Feel free to post this to a new thread on the main forum
D&S
Lovely post "spaceships" where do we find those when we visit the famiiy in January? By the way all those places you visited and never went to your friendly butchers in papamoa
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Old Nov 4th 2009, 6:04 pm
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You drove to Tongariro Summit? You walked the crossing was that?

Sorry wicked sense of humour there for those people who may understand that one

We may have indeed passed each other while you was cruising around the area of Tongariro National Park, I have seen a lot of spaceships around the neck of the woods and spoke with a couple of english folk. Might even have been you without realising it?

Being nosey where did you stay in National Park?
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Originally Posted by daveandsarah
Bevs

It was great - got back on Saturday just past.

Christchurch, Arthurs Pass, Punakaiki, Lewis Pass, Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura, Picton, Interisland Ferry, drive to Ohakune, National Park, Tongariro summit, Taupo - town and lake, Craters of Moon, Orakei Korako, Whangerei, Russell, Pahia, Waitangi, Waipoua Forest, Devonport and Auckland.
Penguins, jungle, helicopters, baby seals, albatrossi, dolphins, mountains, volcanoes, geysers, hot springs, small boats, big boats and yachts, fishing, big canoes, more birds and more dolphins, massive trees, massive sand dunes.
Spaceships, Icebreaker clearance shop, savoury muffins and scones.
Freindly people, but do they not go anywhere without a coffee ??
No-one else there !!

think that about sums it up

just need for one of the interviews to come thru.
Will be starting the EOI process as soon as.

Feel free to post this to a new thread on the main forum
D&S
G'Won then. Don't leave us all with the dingle dangles.

Give us a bit more details and some pics if poss. Those not in NZ will love you for it.


for a positive outcome to the interviews.
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Haven't downloaded pics yet - but will - wasn't expecting so much interest

To answer some questions posed :
Spaceships - if there is a serious question there - google spaceships.tv (i think) - orange camper vans built out of a Toyota MPV thing - not bad at all, will come into their own in the warm weather when you can sleep out the boot without ice forming on your nose.

Tongariro - did the crossing up to Red Crater, and then onto to the mountain summit, and down its south face covering unmarked ground back to the start. Lots of snow above souoth crater, which made it a bit dicey, and inappropriate for a lot of the people up there
Might have been us you spoke to - I'm very tall...

National Park - parked up in the Ski Haus lodge - very friendly lady, and good facilities with an enormous open fire. It was perishingly cold that night, but the stars were amazing.

Thanks very much for all your good wishes
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Originally Posted by shirl
I have never drunk so much coffee in my life since coming here. Went to USA this year and the coffee was crap - couldn't wait to get home to get a decent cup lol !!!
As a coffee virgin, hoping there's also a decent cuppa to be had!
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As a coffee virgin, hoping there's also a decent cuppa to be had!
Have found very few places out were they make a proper cuppa. Tea leaves are rarely used & most places put the teabag in the cup & give you a wee pot of boiling water
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Originally Posted by daveandsarah
Bevs

Freindly people, but do they not go anywhere without a coffee ??
Nope. Obsession darling. You'll learn.
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