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Forum: New Zealand
Mar 3rd 2016, 1:19 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,585
Posted By BigStuey

Re: The flag finalist

I will vote to keep the current flag. I don't mind change, in fact it's a good thing. But changing the flag without changing the political system is like putting the cart before the horse. Just a...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 14th 2015, 2:03 am
Replies: 3
Views: 641
Posted By BigStuey

Re: We need a house in Otago

I would recommend Jared Ruru of Freedom Realty. He is from the area you looking at and he knows it inside out http://www.freedomrealty.net.nz/rent/
Otherwise try
Edinburgh Realty
NIDD Realty.
LJ...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 29th 2015, 3:03 am
Replies: 30
Views: 4,714
Posted By BigStuey

Re: Fear of not being able to go back

I have been in NZ for 10 years and haven't returned back yet. Always assumed I would have by now.

Last year I got sick and was in hospital in the ICU and I didn't know if I'd get out of the...
Forum: NZ Update
Mar 26th 2015, 6:35 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,242
Posted By BigStuey

Re: Big Stuey update - also into his 10th year. :-)

Not far, on the coast, Taieri Mouth
Forum: NZ Update
Mar 25th 2015, 8:13 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,242
Posted By BigStuey

Re: Big Stuey update - also into his 10th year. :-)

Just an update on life here. Just after I wrote this in July last year I got an infection on my elbow which turned to cellitus and then became severe sepsis and I ended up in Dunedin Hospitals ICU....
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 3rd 2015, 1:49 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,145
Posted By BigStuey

Re: mozzie bite remedies

Vicks Vapour rub takes the sting out and soothes it.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 16th 2014, 3:07 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,745
Posted By BigStuey

Re: Should Scotland be an independent country?

The noises from south of the border sound exactly like a husband who's just come home to find a 'dear John letter'...'veering between possessiveness (you can't live without me), sentimentality (c'mon...
Forum: NZ Update
May 22nd 2014, 2:52 am
Replies: 11
Views: 3,242
Posted By BigStuey

Big Stuey update - also into his 10th year. :-)

I left the UK in 2004 with my pregnant kiwi wife and headed for Auckland. Now 10 years later we're a family of 5 living 45 minutes south of Dunedin. I haven't been back to the UK in that time. Last...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 21st 2014, 7:59 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,123
Posted By BigStuey

Re: Scrimper City

Nobodies mentioned the obvious one...veggie and potato patch in the garden.
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 20th 2014, 11:35 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,123
Posted By BigStuey

Re: Scrimper City

I didn't understand hunting or fishing in the UK, why go to all that effort when you can just go to Sainsburys? Hunting and fishing was just a pastime for the aristocracy and assorted psychopaths for...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 19th 2014, 11:16 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,799
Posted By BigStuey

Re: Working as a Classroom Assistant

Of course I recommend Dunedin.
The rent is cheaper. The climate is a only a touch better than UK/Ireland. Most Kiwi's consider it cold - it's mild with mild winters and mild summers, it's summer...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 19th 2014, 10:50 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,799
Posted By BigStuey

Re: Working as a Classroom Assistant

You don't need a qualification to be a classroom assistant in New Zealand.
I have recently been involved in the recruitment of 2 classroom assistants for the local school, of which I am the...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 10th 2013, 9:23 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,735
Posted By BigStuey

Re: Prejudice

The most amusing 'prejudice' we encountered was when we moved down from Auckland to south of Dunners. We were introduced like this.
This is Stu (he's a pom).
Oh.
This is ____(wifes name) she's an...
Nov 27th 2013, 12:12 am
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By BigStuey

Re: Returning Residence Visa

Thanks, I would have to apply for citizenship as well of course, you're right!
Nov 26th 2013, 11:49 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By BigStuey

Returning Residence Visa

My RRV ran out in 2006 and I haven't left NZ since I arrived in 2004. I have had a new UK passport issued in 2006 and got a new RRV in there (which ran out in 2006). I haven't ever travelled on my...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 25th 2013, 10:06 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,371
Posted By BigStuey

Re: New Zealand v Mexico

I think it's true about all countries in the Olympics...they all think they were the best country there and all the others were talking about how good they were. I spoke to my mum on the phone (in...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 15th 2010, 11:23 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,147
Posted By BigStuey

Re: Pony club in New Zealand?

In general I believe it is cheaper to have a horse out here (no stabling costs etc). Lot's of people have them. Look on Trademe.co.nz. You will find some for various diferent ages/prices (and some...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 26th 2010, 3:57 am
Replies: 8
Views: 825
Posted By BigStuey

Re: split loyalties

As an ex-Englishman I used to support England. But now All Blacks and All Whites all the way. All Whites especially as the England football team have enough supporters but the All Whites can always...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 17th 2010, 9:20 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,464
Posted By BigStuey

Re: iPhones

You don't seem to see many people with i-phones down here. They're very expensive compared to the cost of living-$899 for the handset I believe. Most people still have old Nokia's they use for...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 4th 2009, 1:57 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,124
Posted By BigStuey

Re: Sea Fishing in South Island

The oppurtunity for fishing is huge. You won't hear too much though as lot's of people like to keep their spots secret. You'll just have to get out there, find a good spot yourself and fish it! ...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 11th 2009, 3:58 am
Replies: 55
Views: 5,135
Posted By BigStuey

Forum: New Zealand
Sep 11th 2009, 2:03 am
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By BigStuey

Re: Auckland Universities nearby places to stay!!!

Hmmm. Mt Albert and New Lynn are both served by the Western Line rail link from Britomart.
The North shore doesn't have a rail link but a designated bus only roadway. So to be able to get the best...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 25th 2009, 8:48 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,173
Posted By BigStuey

Re: Desperate to move to Nelson area

In regards to Dunedin daytrips I recommend the Cadburys chocolate factory tour (has a 1 tonne chocolate fountain and free samples as you go round) and the Speights Beer brewery tour (free samples at...
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