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Forum: New Zealand
Aug 6th 2013, 8:52 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 3,224
Posted By rodge

Re: Fonterra - impact?

In regards European countries possibly entering the powdered milk market, there are 2 major problems.
1) Chinese prefer grassfed milk over grainfed.
2) There simply isn't the capacity to fill any...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 6th 2013, 8:33 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 4,932
Posted By rodge

Re: Stuff declares NZ a third world country

New Zealand is a nation of immigrants. That's what it's built on. Today is no different. Most people here can trace their ancestry to another country.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 6th 2013, 8:31 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 4,932
Posted By rodge

Re: Stuff declares NZ a third world country

Exactly. An easy measure of standard of living, health, poverty, water quality, general wellbeing of the overall population is Life Expectancy.
If NZ is a third world country, then so is Norway,...
Forum: New Zealand
May 16th 2013, 10:43 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,492
Posted By rodge

Re: advice for emigrating with 5 year old son

The plans I've seen for Christchurch look great. I imagine it would be very rewarding participating in such a huge project, remembering that basically the whole CBD needs to be rebuilt. Good luck...
Forum: New Zealand
May 3rd 2013, 12:37 pm
Replies: 136
Views: 9,668
Posted By rodge

Re: Who's already clutched their hotties - 'fess up!

You guys should come and live in Auckland. Still 16 degrees here on the Shore tonight.
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 26th 2013, 7:57 pm
Replies: 312
Views: 23,070
Posted By rodge

Re: Currency

Hi Synky,
Thats only opinions. I can understand how you might be losing sleep if you've stewed over this thread before moving. In the 15 years we've been here, I honestly don't feel the cost of...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 17th 2013, 10:15 am
Replies: 312
Views: 23,070
Posted By rodge

Re: Currency

I was talking to some friends in Oz. They were saying that Aussies consider Nz a cheap destination for a holiday. The NZ dollar has depreciated against the Oz. I think the same probably applies...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 11th 2013, 2:17 am
Replies: 193
Views: 13,839
Posted By rodge

Re: Cost of living.

But London is higher on the list than Auckland. Therefore it is swings and roundabouts if comparing costs with London isnt it?
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 11th 2013, 4:09 am
Replies: 68
Views: 4,553
Posted By rodge

Re: Hello!

According to that statistic, the 3 most crime ridden countries in the world are Australia, New Zealand and the UK. I dont think there would be many that agree with that. The anglo saxon attitude to...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 9th 2013, 6:10 am
Replies: 51
Views: 2,732
Posted By rodge

Re: should I stay or should I go?

This thread seems about as odd as yesterdays one. It should read Should WE stay or should WE go, for a start.
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 7th 2013, 7:39 am
Replies: 88
Views: 9,280
Posted By rodge

Re: New Zealand is not as I hoped

Well, the stuff aboit a $1250 per week hoise being a shed makes me wonder about the genuineness of this thread, to be honest.
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 5th 2013, 11:50 pm
Replies: 88
Views: 9,280
Posted By rodge

Re: New Zealand is not as I hoped

There are some things said here that I find odd so I signed up to give my 2 cents. Mainly because I have knowledge of both the London and Auckland property markets. I have to say, I have yet to see a...
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