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Forum: New Zealand
Apr 3rd 2011, 9:58 am
Replies: 587
Views: 84,760
Posted By JohnThePom

Re: Other peoples noise and anti-social behaviours. Be warned . RANT

I actually agree with you on the whole, but can't help thinking that you exaggerate. I'm within earshot of SH1, I live near the 'city' of Porirua and I work in Wellington. I sometimes hear the odd...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 3rd 2011, 9:44 am
Replies: 19
Views: 7,732
Posted By JohnThePom

Re: Mental Health Nurse to emigrate to New Zealand or Australia

Scotland is about the same population as NZ and about 800,000 Scots live in the rest of the UK.

Try and find one to say that England is better than Scotland though !!!!
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 3rd 2011, 9:40 am
Replies: 19
Views: 7,732
Posted By JohnThePom

Re: Mental Health Nurse to emigrate to New Zealand or Australia

My partner is earning less as a nurse here than she was in the UK, but she was a band 6 specialist in the UK and here she is working as something more basic. The difference isn't huge though.
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Forum: New Zealand
Apr 3rd 2011, 8:48 am
Replies: 1
Views: 430
Posted By JohnThePom

Re: Anyone around in Welly this weekend for a beer..

Sorry mate, not been paying much attention to the forum.

Was in the Bruhaus on Friday night opposite the Green Man irish pub. Bruhaus does a range of imported beers and local beers. Bit pricey,...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 15th 2011, 6:06 pm
Replies: 126
Views: 20,458
Posted By JohnThePom

Re: Why exactly do kiwis emigrate to Australia?

Of course. Free speech and all that. But just like it makes sense to remind readers that NZ isn't utopia it's also worth reminding people that each person writing here has their own reasons for the...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 15th 2011, 8:22 am
Replies: 126
Views: 20,458
Posted By JohnThePom

Re: Why exactly do kiwis emigrate to Australia?

Point taken. My bad. I guess there are always new people around who are reading it all for the first time as well.

...and people need to vent, me included.

Have a nice day everyone! :thumbup:
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 15th 2011, 7:51 am
Replies: 126
Views: 20,458
Posted By JohnThePom

Re: Why exactly do kiwis emigrate to Australia?

It's not the patronising aspect of the question that bugged me, it's the repetitiveness of it and the fact that it provides a platform for all the same old anti-NZ moaners to vent their predjudices....
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 15th 2011, 7:37 am
Replies: 126
Views: 20,458
Posted By JohnThePom

Re: Why exactly do kiwis emigrate to Australia?

Nah it's 72.8% as good as its image. Although I concede it does seem to be consistently worse through your eyes.

JTP
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 15th 2011, 7:28 am
Replies: 126
Views: 20,458
Posted By JohnThePom

Re: Why exactly do kiwis emigrate to Australia?

She certainly is, and I'm entitled to ask the question why she is doing it.

Which I notice she has avoided answering.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 15th 2011, 7:18 am
Replies: 97
Views: 11,513
Posted By JohnThePom

Re: looking for friends in Wellington!!

Hi,

There are furnished apartments in Wellington that some people posting here have stayed at. We actually lived in the backpackers at Plimmerton for seven weeks until our furniture arrived.

We...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 13th 2011, 5:36 am
Replies: 126
Views: 20,458
Posted By JohnThePom

Re: Why exactly do kiwis emigrate to Australia?

No, but understanding the agenda behind people's posts helps to evaluate their answers.

If you've posted a hundred anti-NZ posts in a row then I'm not going to pay much attention to the...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 13th 2011, 4:57 am
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 13th 2011, 4:51 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,948
Posted By JohnThePom

Re: Homesickness Men v Women

It's true in our household. Though the missus was worst during the first three months she's adjusted for the most part now.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 13th 2011, 4:48 am
Replies: 126
Views: 20,458
Posted By JohnThePom

Re: Why exactly do kiwis emigrate to Australia?

Why don't you all just pop over to the Oz forum and bask in each others reflected glory.

NZ is NOT a shit place to live no matter how many negative quotes you spam out.

Remind us again...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 13th 2011, 4:44 am
Replies: 126
Views: 20,458
Posted By JohnThePom

Re: Why exactly do kiwis emigrate to Australia?

Well duh. They think it will be "better" whatever that means. There are probably as many reasons as there are people.

Why do Brits emigrate to France, Australia, New Zealand, Canada etc etc etc.
...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 8th 2011, 5:06 am
Replies: 215
Views: 13,704
Posted By JohnThePom

Re: Time for Ten Pound Poms again?

Not sure why I read this thread TBH. It's mainly just recycling and rehashing old stereotypes.

It did make me wonder how many Kiwis move to Oz for the weather though!

I hope they don't...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 8th 2011, 4:55 am
Replies: 215
Views: 13,704
Posted By JohnThePom

Re: Time for Ten Pound Poms again?

Sorry to pick on your posts... but it was only three years till very recently!
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 8th 2011, 4:53 am
Replies: 215
Views: 13,704
Posted By JohnThePom

Re: Time for Ten Pound Poms again?

:rofl::rofl::rofl: You're using talkback radio as a reality check? That explains a lot.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 1st 2011, 7:49 am
Replies: 334
Views: 42,528
Posted By JohnThePom

Re: The Wellington Thread

Oh I've GOT to go now! :)
Feb 28th 2011, 8:55 am
Replies: 38
Views: 11,501
Posted By JohnThePom

Re: Recommend a country for us to emigrate to?

Not one to split hairs, but isn't oppressive liberalism an oxymoron? :blink:

Maybe the political terminology is just more precise than I am? :unsure:
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 28th 2011, 7:58 am
Replies: 334
Views: 42,528
Posted By JohnThePom

Re: The Wellington Thread

Far too many bars and british expats for there to be a usual hang out.

"Pub" is a bit of a misnomer though. Many of the drinking places are better described as "sports bars", though Wellington has...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 28th 2011, 7:53 am
Replies: 334
Views: 42,528
Posted By JohnThePom

Re: The Wellington Thread

There's a pub in Whitby too, not that I've been yet.
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 21st 2011, 5:50 am
Replies: 7
Views: 718
Posted By JohnThePom

Re: Hello

I dunno, have you?
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 21st 2011, 5:39 am
Replies: 334
Views: 42,528
Posted By JohnThePom

Re: The Wellington Thread

I was lucky enough to get seats both ways, but got sent to the wrong platform in welly, boarded the wrong train. Was told to get off and then had to catch a different train from a different platform...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 19th 2011, 6:22 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,004
Posted By JohnThePom

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