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Forum: The Barbie
Feb 26th 2014, 3:43 am
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By Mike at Taree

Re: Ningi, QLD

Probably R for R sole of the Universe. :cool:

Apart from the traffic noise and congestion there are actually some nice pockets there along the creek, my friend lived on Ningi Esplanade for years...
Forum: Australia
Feb 25th 2014, 8:45 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,525
Posted By Mike at Taree

Re: Public Education, Healthcare, and Safety

Not being a smartybum but before retiring I worked for nine years for a service company you've never heard of (Stellar Asia Pacific, does similar work to Transfield Services, Serco etc). One of our...
Forum: Australia
Feb 15th 2014, 6:40 am
Replies: 69
Views: 10,125
Posted By Mike at Taree

Re: Brisbane - Springfield lakes area or North lakes area

One area not mentioned yet is Narangba Valley, to the West of the Highway. Rentals are a tad cheaper and there are plenty of rentals. When I lived up that way I had several friends in the area....
Forum: Australia
Feb 15th 2014, 6:26 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,525
Posted By Mike at Taree

Re: Public Education, Healthcare, and Safety

I've never been to the USA but schools are free, with the option of private schooling as in the USA. Healthcare is excellent by any first world standards.

Safety, well it depends where you live...
Forum: Australia
Feb 3rd 2014, 12:00 am
Replies: 61
Views: 7,299
Posted By Mike at Taree

Re: Sunshine Coast cost of living.

A fair number of the cheaper private schools in Australia are Catholic and other church based schools (Lutheran is common in Qld). When my kids were school age they went to public school, it struck...
Forum: Australia
Feb 1st 2014, 1:24 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,105
Posted By Mike at Taree

Re: Ease of finding work

Because most beer is served at -1 degrees C it's traditionally served in smaller glasses so it doesn't warm up. Victoria didn't have anything bigger than half pints until about ten or twelve years...
Forum: Australia
Jan 31st 2014, 12:19 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,105
Posted By Mike at Taree

Re: Ease of finding work

Around $4.50 a schooner (three quarters of a pint) hereabouts at Clubs and many ordinary pubs.
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 28th 2014, 11:27 am
Replies: 163
Views: 8,313
Posted By Mike at Taree

Re: Shark Cull Begins

Australia is doing a wonderful job of destroying its native wildlife, few sharks aren't going to make a difference.
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 27th 2014, 11:41 am
Replies: 80
Views: 4,816
Posted By Mike at Taree

Re: Drop the 'haitch'

Definately. But we mustn't loose our cool.
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 24th 2014, 1:23 am
Replies: 69
Views: 4,135
Posted By Mike at Taree

Re: Your Thoughts on TodayTonight's Report on the British Invasion

They don't really understand British humour, to them it's as dry as a Pom's towel.

One thing that I've had to learn to do is (being of working class background myself) is to smile -in a manly way...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 23rd 2014, 9:46 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,417
Posted By Mike at Taree

Re: The Bad Old Days ?

The comments by the redneck readers confirm that not much has changed over there.
Forum: Australia
Jan 20th 2014, 11:22 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,954
Posted By Mike at Taree

Re: Buying a car after just landing

When I moved from QLD to NSW in 2012 the procedure was:

Get car inspected for a safety certificate
Get a green slip
Attend the Transport Department with ID and QLD registration certificate and...
Forum: Australia
Jan 20th 2014, 11:12 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 12,220
Posted By Mike at Taree

Re: Living on the Sunshine Coast but work in Brisbane...

The Nambour / Gympie Line, that's the green one to the North.

http://transitmaps.tumblr.com/post/19950925287/translink-queensland
Forum: Australia
Jan 20th 2014, 7:45 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,954
Posted By Mike at Taree

Re: Buying a car after just landing

I've always found Thrifty to be good.
Forum: Australia
Jan 20th 2014, 4:37 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,954
Posted By Mike at Taree

Re: Buying a car after just landing

The car must come with a safety certificate that is provided to the seller by a registered garage (virtually the same as the MOT in the UK).

It doesn't cover things like engine or gearbox...
Forum: Australia
Jan 20th 2014, 4:21 am
Replies: 63
Views: 12,220
Posted By Mike at Taree

Re: Living on the Sunshine Coast but work in Brisbane...

Queensland Rail have just announced extra services on that rail line coming soon.
Forum: Australia
Jan 19th 2014, 5:05 am
Replies: 63
Views: 12,220
Posted By Mike at Taree

Re: Living on the Sunshine Coast but work in Brisbane...

I lived on Bribie Island and commuted to Brisbane for 9 years till 2012, I found the rail service to be pretty good, which is why we were seriously thinking of moving up the tracks a way. The...
Forum: Australia
Jan 18th 2014, 10:04 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,919
Posted By Mike at Taree

Re: Guidance on Centerlink Payments, Please

AFAIK, child payments and rent assistance, ask a Kiwi ;)
Forum: Australia
Jan 18th 2014, 10:00 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 12,220
Posted By Mike at Taree

Re: Living on the Sunshine Coast but work in Brisbane...

If he's working in a situation where he's handy to rail, there's a not too bad rail and rail/bus service between Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast Hinterland (Nambour) with a fair few attractive...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 18th 2014, 6:14 am
Replies: 22
Views: 44,817
Posted By Mike at Taree

Re: Ana ivanovic

Nearly everyone from the former Yugoslavia seems to have a surname ending in -ic (pron. "itch"). So the -ic seems a little redundant. Don't you think they could agree to a convention to drop the -ic...
Forum: Australia
Jan 16th 2014, 8:09 am
Replies: 61
Views: 7,299
Posted By Mike at Taree

Re: Sunshine Coast cost of living.

He means that he has been able to convert to units that he is familiar with. For example if you were moving to Waziristan you'd need to convert prices from the Waziristan Dirham to the Aus Dollar to...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 6th 2014, 2:58 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,242
Posted By Mike at Taree

Re: Audio soundbars - verdict?

Bought a Yamaha YAS-100 from Bing Lee, it's supposed to be entry level but does a brilliant job. I hate surround sound systems that involve laying spaghetti all round the lounge room. The Aldi $99...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 6th 2014, 2:41 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,179
Posted By Mike at Taree

Re: Why should Australia give American residents Health care ?

Sounds like the dust of el toro as well, Canada has a free health system so far less distance to travel. I'd guess that like us they have strict rules on overseas visitors.
Forum: Australia
Jan 4th 2014, 7:45 am
Replies: 6,963
Views: 510,486
Posted By Mike at Taree

Re: What's the Temperature & Weather like where you are now?

According to the BOM observations it's still 42.3 out Amberley / Ipswich way at 6 o'clock.
Forum: Australia
Jan 4th 2014, 4:41 am
Replies: 6,963
Views: 510,486
Posted By Mike at Taree

Re: What's the Temperature & Weather like where you are now?

41 degrees, yup mate in Ipswich just measured 43. Eek. One of the reasons we migrated from SEQ last year. Currently a handy 26 here on the coast with nice sea breeze, but tipped to drop to 23 in a...
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