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Forum: New Zealand
Jan 10th 2011, 6:17 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,553
Posted By gocebe

Re: Bored

interesting.
i spent a couple of years in the late nineties riding a 600 tenere around africa.
i found that in loose sand you need all the power you can get but a smaller bike would have been...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 9th 2011, 10:32 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,553
Posted By gocebe

Re: Bored

DR250/350 is quite small for touring on. they also have a low seat height. great offroad though cos you can move your weight around like on a trials bike.
are you planning a lot of offroad on your...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 18th 2010, 7:27 pm
Replies: 177
Views: 20,555
Posted By gocebe

Re: What is REALLY uncool about NZ

most kiwis keep their dogs outside. would it be wise to be barefoot in the garden?
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 18th 2010, 7:16 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 939
Posted By gocebe

Re: Spanish in NZ

hola pepe!

1) lluvia/fria
2) caro
3) suficiente
4) caro por la calidad
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 15th 2010, 1:36 am
Replies: 177
Views: 20,555
Posted By gocebe

Re: What is REALLY uncool about NZ

the high cost of healthy eating. very uncool.
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 15th 2010, 1:30 am
Replies: 35
Views: 1,868
Posted By gocebe

Re: Simon Schama - New Zealand/Australia Union

Union between the two countries will eventually be achieved organically by osmosis.
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 10th 2010, 1:24 am
Replies: 137
Views: 11,658
Posted By gocebe

Re: New Zealand is really, really cool because...

It's quite cool the caretaker wasn't hit in the eye...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 10th 2010, 1:18 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,583
Posted By gocebe

Re: The strength of the kiwi$

I won't be changing any money at those rates. If I'm going to take a beating on the exchange rate I'd be better taking said beating in a country where the wages are higher and where I can start...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 10th 2010, 12:23 am
Replies: 150
Views: 10,034
Posted By gocebe

Re: NZ. 3rd best place in the world to live.

might create an aussie/kiwi hybrid which only bites poms.
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 9th 2010, 9:06 pm
Replies: 137
Views: 11,658
Posted By gocebe

Re: New Zealand is really, really cool because...

public toilets in the middle of nowhere. clean, unvandalised, untagged, no syringes, no broken glass. often with toilet paper.
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 9th 2010, 8:25 pm
Replies: 150
Views: 10,034
Posted By gocebe

Re: NZ. 3rd best place in the world to live.

Australian Permanent Residents can live and work in N.Z. but this is not reciprocal because too many PR's would leave N.Z.

N.Z. was also forced to increase their citizenship requirement from 3 to...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 6th 2010, 11:28 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,583
Posted By gocebe

Re: The strength of the kiwi$

forex traders are operating on a purely speculative basis without N.Z's best interests at heart.
it may be good for N.Z. to have a fairly strong dollar but if it gets jacked up too much it will make...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 6th 2010, 10:55 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,137
Posted By gocebe

Re: moving to dunedin - january

well travelled kiwis just laugh when asked about dunedin; in the same way that well travelled americans and aussies laugh when asked about new zealand.

i never understood what that laugh meant...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 6th 2010, 9:02 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,081
Posted By gocebe

Re: Heres some NZ electrical appliance prices

sounds like an arab souq.
haggling, playing off, walking away.

As-Salamu Alaykum my kiwi cousins.
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 6th 2010, 3:05 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,583
Posted By gocebe

Re: The strength of the kiwi$

what if the N.Z. government is forced to join the currency war and devalue the kiwi?
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 6th 2010, 2:23 am
Replies: 150
Views: 10,034
Posted By gocebe

Re: NZ. 3rd best place in the world to live.

The government has made it clear that they are prepared to do deals with large corporations when it comes to raising N.Z's profile.

A bronze in the U.N.D.P. is great advertising. How many refugees...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 21st 2010, 6:49 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,825
Posted By gocebe

Re: The dreaded question!!

A family of four in Auckland on 65K gross. Wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.

It would appear that N.Z. is too expensive even for Warner Brothers!
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 17th 2010, 11:52 pm
Replies: 120
Views: 13,324
Posted By gocebe

Re: Expensiveness in New Zealand

hardly an exception. people must rule out hundreds of countries for potential immigration simply based on what they think they know about that country.

likewise, they choose countries based on...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 17th 2010, 11:22 pm
Replies: 120
Views: 13,324
Posted By gocebe

Re: Expensiveness in New Zealand

Seriously, the only truly relevant knowledge you can be confident in is that gained through your own experience.[/QUOTE]

so do I need to experience somalia in order to rule it out as a potential...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 17th 2010, 9:34 pm
Replies: 120
Views: 13,324
Posted By gocebe

Re: Expensiveness in New Zealand

Cost of living in N.Z. is high.
If you want to live here be prepared to pay for the privilege.
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 13th 2010, 1:15 am
Replies: 49
Views: 3,598
Posted By gocebe

Re: For an apparently westernised country - how can this be acceptable?

no-one has a monopoly on mumbo jumbo.

many catholics believe that they can eat the flesh and blood of a 2000 yr old man in the form of a wafer and their favourite drop of vino tinto.

go figure.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 23rd 2010, 12:32 am
Replies: 48
Views: 4,514
Posted By gocebe

Re: To those people missing Blighty or thinking of a return......

the people with the best sense of humour that i've met in N.Z. ARE foreigners!
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 22nd 2010, 11:51 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 4,514
Posted By gocebe

Re: To those people missing Blighty or thinking of a return......

I think people are being slightly disingenuous when they give their reasons for wanting to leave N.Z.
Economic concerns are certainly valid but many people will tolerate a reduction in disposable...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 22nd 2010, 1:51 am
Replies: 59
Views: 5,233
Posted By gocebe

Re: A general question for british expats

it's just cos it's winter. we'll all cheer up during our 3 week long summer.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 22nd 2010, 12:50 am
Replies: 35
Views: 8,816
Posted By gocebe

Re: Work Culture in NZ

not the ones i met in orange county.:lol:
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