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Forum: New Zealand
Nov 30th 2010, 4:25 am
Replies: 177
Views: 20,388
Posted By londonescapee

Re: What is REALLY uncool about NZ

Then that's a fault of the system and not necessarily of the person. The sick leave thing is very strange.
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 30th 2010, 4:02 am
Replies: 177
Views: 20,388
Posted By londonescapee

Re: What is REALLY uncool about NZ

Only just introducing a probation period? I'd say that's pretty out of date in terms of employment law when compared to other western nations.

The chopping and changing around of annual leave law...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 29th 2010, 9:42 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,613
Posted By londonescapee

Re: Is there a fear of a property-bubble in NZ?

For us this was in the UK - there were loads of people a few years ago jumping on the property bandwagon buying houses and selling them off in relatively short time periods (ie 18 months) making huge...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 29th 2010, 7:59 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 3,121
Posted By londonescapee

Re: The absolute disgrace of the BBC

How can you even begin to compare the NZ/UK relationship and the NZ/China one? Or UK/China come to think of it? Rightly or wrongly, it's worlds apart.

Good manners and being polite cost people...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 29th 2010, 7:37 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,119
Posted By londonescapee

Re: Camping recommendations.... Coromandel..

Am I right in thinking that the DOC Campsites don't let dogs in? :(
Forum: Australia
Nov 29th 2010, 7:28 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,798
Posted By londonescapee

Re: For those who did a Skype interview before....

Please, please for the love of god make sure that there is no random Avatar software on your machine before the interview starts :eek: Honest to god I did my interview on Skype and all they could see...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 29th 2010, 7:17 am
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 29th 2010, 3:38 am
Replies: 32
Views: 3,121
Posted By londonescapee

Re: The absolute disgrace of the BBC

Erm there were 2 British/Scottish people killed in the mining accident. I think many people felt the pain. Also don't forget the tens of thousands of Kiwis who live in the UK and contribute on a...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 29th 2010, 3:34 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,613
Posted By londonescapee

Re: Is there a fear of a property-bubble in NZ?

Spot on Genesis and Jennifer. Me old mum (as she would refer to herself somewhat unfairly) cautioned us with the same thing when we bought our box in Streatham. Buy it because you need a home/want to...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 29th 2010, 3:26 am
Replies: 177
Views: 20,388
Posted By londonescapee

Re: What is REALLY uncool about NZ

If that were the case then they would realise how much money they are losing out on by shutting down for such an extended period of time whilst the rest of the world is, erm, working :blink: Also...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 29th 2010, 3:14 am
Replies: 177
Views: 20,388
Posted By londonescapee

Re: What is REALLY uncool about NZ

I've driven round quite a few mountain roads both here and in North America in a whiteout. This isn't my first trip to NZ. Didn't phase us too much apart from getting a bit of a headache...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 26th 2010, 8:15 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By londonescapee

Re: quarantine on dogs arrival or not?

And dogs get jetlag too :eek: I did read that by Jan n Neil but didn't really appreciate it until she was jumping around on us at 3am wanting to be fed - 4 nights in a row :rofl: For your peace of...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 26th 2010, 8:08 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,016
Posted By londonescapee

Re: Air Asia

:eek: cool will do!
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 26th 2010, 8:03 am
Replies: 177
Views: 20,388
Posted By londonescapee

Re: What is REALLY uncool about NZ

Genesis are you sure you aren't driving round in a Metro with a flat cap on :eek: it isn't that scary driving up Ruapehu. I mean no disrespect to Metros it was my first ever car :wub: but they do...
Forum: Australia
Nov 26th 2010, 7:57 am
Replies: 62
Views: 14,158
Posted By londonescapee

Re: How to watch UK programs in Oz?

I use StrongVPN and have no problems - and I can switch to US servers as well and catch up on my MTV progammes (sorry Jersey Shore best show ever ever :p). You pay but it's only about $55 usd a year...
Forum: Australia
Nov 26th 2010, 7:53 am
Replies: 332
Views: 34,914
Posted By londonescapee

Re: Can someone sell Perth (and Oz) to me!

I would say that bandying the word Paki round is very racist and offensive on a forum that caters to UK expats, regardless of whether it's acceptable terminology in another country. Anyone who claims...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 26th 2010, 7:25 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,016
Posted By londonescapee

Re: Air Asia

There have been quite a few posts about the fact that you can't book flights from UK to NZ for example unless you are resident in that country. It is MUCH cheaper to book flights from the UK than...
Forum: Australia
Nov 23rd 2010, 5:50 am
Replies: 332
Views: 34,914
Posted By londonescapee

Re: Can someone sell Perth (and Oz) to me!

:rofl::rofl:

Although, let's get our categories right seeing as the theme now is of labelling all and sundry :p I believe that in the UK the appropriate term would be chavette ;) in fact,...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 23rd 2010, 5:33 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By londonescapee

Re: quarantine on dogs arrival or not?

No quarantine if coming from the UK - but that is only if the UK is the only country they have ever been in and they haven't gone abroad to France etc. Ours had no quarantine :thumbup:
Forum: Australia
Nov 23rd 2010, 4:33 am
Replies: 32
Views: 3,411
Posted By londonescapee

Re: Reality on costs or not?

Money is not and should not be the main reason for anyone emigrating anywhere unless you of course are about to be destitute in a ditch. Somehow I doubt that is applicable to many people on this...
Forum: Australia
Nov 23rd 2010, 4:23 am
Replies: 32
Views: 3,411
Posted By londonescapee

Re: Reality on costs or not?

Yes thanks for that. I did understand, hence why I ALSO said that I didn't know what the costs would be in Australia except when I go there on holiday I find it rather expensive. But in so many of...
Forum: Australia
Nov 23rd 2010, 4:00 am
Replies: 32
Views: 3,411
Posted By londonescapee

Re: Reality on costs or not?

Disagree. I find some things comparable to the UK and some things, such as my utility bill, even cheaper. The cost of gas, for example, is unbelievable now. Pescription charges are not expensive. My...
Forum: Australia
Nov 23rd 2010, 3:53 am
Replies: 32
Views: 3,411
Posted By londonescapee

Re: Reality on costs or not?

They are owned by 2 companies, one of which I think is even Australian (woolworths/Progressive Enterprises) but prices, and choice of food, vary quite dramatically in some stores.

New World...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 23rd 2010, 3:04 am
Replies: 177
Views: 20,388
Posted By londonescapee

Re: What is REALLY uncool about NZ

But not good if you want to use your leave to go and see your family back in the UK at a time of year more affordable - and take your kids to see them too! This is the modern world, businesses work...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 23rd 2010, 2:59 am
Replies: 74
Views: 10,662
Posted By londonescapee

Re: Help....New Zealand or Australia????

Why do so many people go on about Australia as it if is the holy blinkin' grail of places to live in the world? You only have to browse through the forum and read some of the blogs to see that it...
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