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Forum: New Zealand
Nov 30th 2005, 3:38 am
Replies: 92
Views: 5,135
Posted By deedee

Re: NZ - poverty myth.

NZ climber, am i missing something or are you trying to make out your in poverty?(please bare with me as i am rather thick!)

Having spent time in India, and having travelled the length and width...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 29th 2005, 4:31 am
Replies: 46
Views: 2,620
Posted By deedee

Smile Re: migration & NZ economic outlook

I agree with you regards bicycles and prices here in NZ, they are indeed the most expensive in the world , only behind Australia.However, i would say just import what you want, same as so many other...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 13th 2005, 9:02 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,580
Posted By deedee

Re: Materialistic Brits?

and the average Brits debt is increasing week after week, to now what are unpresidented levels.Now although debt is sometimes not a problem, the real problem here, and as any financial adviser in the...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 12th 2005, 9:52 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 570
Posted By deedee

Re: Investments

sounds like a good investment plan, especially when you can get 10% in NZ without doing anything other than parking your wallet :beer:
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 12th 2005, 6:39 pm
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 11th 2005, 9:40 am
Replies: 44
Views: 2,179
Posted By deedee

Re: Does NZ pay people more fairly (Dont want to cause offence)

I think many people just don't realise that wages can not just go up for the huge numbers of people considered underpaid.If wages were to suddenly go up 30% across the board everything else would...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 9th 2005, 8:37 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,185
Posted By deedee

Re: Are there white-tail spiders in Dunedin?

About 25 degrees today, which 25 in the northern hemisphere is top side of fine for me thanks.With the sun strength here in Central Otago it has the feeling of about 40 degrees.I know, i've been to...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 9th 2005, 2:27 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,185
Posted By deedee

Re: Are there white-tail spiders in Dunedin?

gawd its hot enough today...its flippin' sweltering. :( Too hot for me thanks.
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 7th 2005, 7:23 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,127
Posted By deedee

Re: Where does it snow in NZ?

a good indication of the warmth and sun is how much balage we cut of the same paddock, year after year.Last year we had a record cut.This wasn't because it was cold, sunless and unsummer like....
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 6th 2005, 3:14 am
Replies: 68
Views: 4,544
Posted By deedee

Re: Kiwis can't believe we have a problem with cost of living

Reading Gareth Morgan this week, i agree with his thoughts that NZ has a problem but the bigger problem is the promised tax cuts from Labour.He reckons in his scenario that in two years time all the...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 4th 2005, 11:09 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 786
Posted By deedee

Re: A spot of daydreaming....

Sotherner, respect, you have genuine taste.Cecil peak would be beyond a dream. :cool:
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 4th 2005, 5:38 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 4,544
Posted By deedee

Re: Kiwis can't believe we have a problem with cost of living

I Will.Farming employs over 10% of NZ's population.The farmers in NZ for the last five years have earned more money from farming than any other place in the world, like for like.The same set up in...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 4th 2005, 3:57 am
Replies: 145
Views: 10,732
Posted By deedee

Re: Why people have Negative Concepts about NZ ?

to say NZ is the worst place in the world for smog is bordering on daft!
Christchurch does on occasion, when there is no wind in winter have a topographical cause of open fire polution.However, this...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 4th 2005, 3:45 am
Replies: 148
Views: 9,300
Posted By deedee

Re: Expats - your opinions please

but i'm sure that would involve wearing a suit and i don't own a suit.PPCS have a dress code and i don't think gummies, shorts and a swanni covered in shit, blood,guts, and afterbirth will be...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 4th 2005, 1:05 am
Replies: 14
Views: 786
Posted By deedee

Re: A spot of daydreaming....

If funds allowed, i'd blend the neighbours 40000 acres into ours and i could put a gate across the bottom of the road for good,but unfortunatly the 12 million bucks is not slopping around in my...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 4th 2005, 1:00 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,127
Posted By deedee

Re: Where does it snow in NZ?

we got about a metre of snow on our drive last year, but we're not exactly urban. :D
Our place in Gore only managed about an inch.
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 4th 2005, 12:55 am
Replies: 148
Views: 9,300
Posted By deedee

Re: Expats - your opinions please

:D indeed, i'd barter at every possibility,however, in this world of having to deal with big business PPCS havn't got anything i want.
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 3rd 2005, 9:06 pm
Replies: 148
Views: 9,300
Posted By deedee

Re: Expats - your opinions please

[QUOTE=livewire]Visa Fever - good term, like it.


NZlanders are notoriously bad at paying invoices on time - everyone seems to have cash flow problems; even the larger more affluent companies...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 2nd 2005, 7:18 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By deedee

Re: Queenstown Ski Season

how annoying, just typed a reply and pc crashed!
Anyhow, i'll try again...The weather outlook from the predict weather guy,who happened to give a talk last night in Gore, looks poor for skiing as it...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 1st 2005, 6:04 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 4,544
Posted By deedee

Re: Kiwis can't believe we have a problem with cost of living

i agree with all you write there, the two or three major player supermarkets are guilty of a clinical destruction of UK producers simply for profit.
Thats one of the issues i have with the UK as a...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 31st 2005, 6:10 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By deedee

Re: Queenstown Ski Season

there is a tiny gap in the season from winter to summer when QT goes quiet...ish!This is usually September and October, but depends on when the snow goes.This last season was warm so it went early,...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 31st 2005, 9:45 am
Replies: 68
Views: 4,544
Posted By deedee

Re: Kiwis can't believe we have a problem with cost of living

the one thing i'm quite involved in here is milk.As we farm, and having come from the UK one thing needs to be told.Why can farmers in the UK no longer make any money out of milk production...at all,...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 30th 2005, 4:40 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,040
Posted By deedee

Re: My First 3 Months - Observations

A few agrees and disagrees from my years living here.....
weather is great
i don't miss central heating, but we've got central heating
public transport is poor, but hey, that population for you
i...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 30th 2005, 4:15 am
Replies: 145
Views: 10,732
Posted By deedee

Re: Why people have Negative Concepts about NZ ?

As a competition cyclist i find CHCH crap too,one good race a year there, although i find Otago and Southland brilliant.Huge numbers of memebers in all the clubs, great roads, great mountains, great...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 20th 2005, 12:42 am
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By deedee

Re: children and cycles

i still opt for using both road bikes and mtbs.I guess mtbs are more suitable here really.Perhaps a hybrid bike would be better, no suspension, just a ridgid bike with oversized slick tyres is best(i...
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