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Jun 17th 2007, 1:34 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 1,884
Posted By JakeG

Re: RAINY AND SUNNY UK?

I would agree with the above (although the south west is probably just as sunny/warm), however because the UK is small relative to somewhere like the US the regional differences in the weather are no...
Forum: Australia
Jun 17th 2007, 7:04 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,171
Posted By JakeG

Re: British Shop CLOSING DOWN this week

People can appreciate the new tastes/products in their new country AND still hanker after the odd packet of bisto or jar of marmite. You'll see any number of South African, Kiwi, Ozzie, Indian,...
Jun 6th 2007, 6:44 am
Replies: 78
Views: 3,843
Posted By JakeG

Re: Britain Day ??

I think you may have missed a crucial point on this .....Northern Ireland isn't part of Great Britain so will be unlikely to celebrate 'Britain Day'. It's part of the United Kingdom which is itself...
Forum: New Zealand
May 12th 2007, 7:24 am
Replies: 33
Views: 1,803
Posted By JakeG

Re: UK Goodies

OUCH! :ohmy: That's a bit harsh isn't it? What about foreign lagers, champagne + other foreign wine, Vegemite (australian), tim tams (in fact arnotts biscuits in general - all aussie) away from food...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 18th 2007, 12:06 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,173
Posted By JakeG

Re: Get me out this god damn country !!!!!

The story which has a link just under the headline about a 16 year old stabbed to death is much more worrying

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/03/16/nmob16.xml

much as...
Forum: Australia
Mar 7th 2007, 9:57 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By JakeG

Re: Pig Hunting

IN JEST - obviously the quote has been edited!

:rofl: sorry, couldn't help it.

.....though the ozzies have got alot of eradicating to do http://www.feral.org.au/content/species/species.cfm, I...
Forum: Australia
Mar 7th 2007, 8:02 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By JakeG

Re: Pig Hunting

BLOODY HELL!!!

I remember seeing razorback when I was a kid thinking there was no way even a wild boar could be that big, obviously completely WRONG! that thing is huge. I have to say i fancy the...
Forum: Australia
Mar 7th 2007, 7:42 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,045
Posted By JakeG

Re: Pig Hunting

I am all for hunting (done properly) it can be a great education. As long as the pig is eaten and its not just a trophy hunt* I think you are on higher ground than all the meat eaters that don't even...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 6th 2007, 7:02 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 1,458
Posted By JakeG

Re: Moods

You may be barking :eek: I go through this cycle on an almost permanent spin! :confused: and it is a widely held view I am a few cans short of a six pack!!!!!!! :rofl: Currently I am "on a move to NZ...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 6th 2007, 6:24 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,246
Posted By JakeG

Re: Study aids for the plumbing registration exams.

BEVS Here - Thanks again for the info. Good idea posting it. :thumbsup:

Any plumbers thinking of emigrating to NZ - this lot (above) will save you a huge amount of time and effort.

The PGDB...
Forum: Australia
Mar 4th 2007, 11:15 am
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By JakeG

Re: Log Homes - any problems?

No worries, good luck! :thumbup:
Forum: Australia
Mar 4th 2007, 11:03 am
Replies: 5
Views: 580
Posted By JakeG

Re: Log Homes - any problems?

I've been interested in a log home for a while have and have come across various resources where someone will probably be able to answer your question, there two probably being most useful.
...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 4th 2007, 10:22 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,952
Posted By JakeG

Re: Auckland CBD or Auckland Suburbs?

You're welcome. :thumbup:
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 4th 2007, 8:33 am
Replies: 18
Views: 39,709
Posted By JakeG

Re: how to speak new zulander

This one always makes me laugh....... I think it was Mitre10 who used to (may still do) an advert on tv which used to go along the lines of

"get youself down here and get everything you need to...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 2nd 2007, 8:12 am
Replies: 107
Views: 7,432
Posted By JakeG

Re: Is NZ for you?

That was very funny but there always two sides to a story....... and brits are nothing if not fair so here is the other side of the coin)

Mrs/Mr Kiwi: in order to prepare yourself for living next...
Forum: Spain
Feb 16th 2007, 7:04 am
Replies: 270
Views: 14,073
Posted By JakeG

Re: Why do people continue to knock Britain on this forum ??

Hi Poollounger

I know exactly what you are saying however....

....people often don't give good reason why we like or don't like something (human nature) coupled with the fact that when you have...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 10th 2007, 11:09 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,952
Posted By JakeG

Re: Auckland CBD or Auckland Suburbs?

Gonzo - ''Thanks - I'll definitely check out the beaches around Kohi/St Heliers, but again ....commuting time to Glen Eden for Jess"

No worries, good point (Glen Eden is a trek from Kohi/Mission...
Forum: Australia
Feb 10th 2007, 10:34 am
Replies: 24
Views: 918
Posted By JakeG

Re: Installing Cat 5 cabling?

I've heard of this, don't know much about it other than seen it put in a house I worked on. (Cat 5 cable is just standard ethernet cable (normally grey coloured) you see on computer networks) like...
Forum: Australia
Feb 10th 2007, 8:04 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,599
Posted By JakeG

Re: Exporting Cars

Fair enough - I assumed the 10% taxes would be on current value. Isn't there quite a large trade in secondhand cars from Japan? Especially in Darwin? There must be some way of getting a car to OZ...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 10th 2007, 7:51 am
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By JakeG

Re: car hire

TOO TRUE - this rule is mental :eek: and does take some getting used to!
Forum: Australia
Feb 9th 2007, 6:36 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,599
Posted By JakeG

Re: Exporting Cars

£12K - seems a touch on the expensive side.....

Checkout http://www.carshippingtoaustralia.com/australia/australia.html
...towards the bottom of the spiel they quote

"A guide to the costs...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 9th 2007, 5:24 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 957
Posted By JakeG

Re: as a qualified electrician/gas fitter is it easy to get work

Hi

I am in the same line of work and have been looking into this too. In short :

To work out in NZ you will need to get your qualifications registered with the www.pgdb.co.nz they will give you...
Forum: Australia
Feb 9th 2007, 9:39 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,567
Posted By JakeG

Re: Old 'Paper' UK driving licence and renting a car in the UK

I rented a van last week in Kent (Dartford) with an old style paper license, they also wanted to see my passport or 2 address proofs (bank/credit card statement, utility bills etc). Best thing to do...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 9th 2007, 7:40 am
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By JakeG

Re: car hire

I don't know if they have a drop off point in hamilton but we have used http://www.a2brentals.co.nz/ (based in Auckland - you can pick up from the airport or city) twice and they have been cheap,...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 8th 2007, 10:49 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,952
Posted By JakeG

Re: Auckland CBD or Auckland Suburbs?

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: .........I've got a new ambition!
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