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Forum: New Zealand
Jul 9th 2011, 3:32 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 5,627
Posted By Black Sheep

Re: Why have you remained in NZ

It's been done at least once before ;)

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=126083&highlight=ta+mother+in+law
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 5th 2011, 1:54 pm
Replies: 146
Views: 78,443
Posted By Black Sheep

Re: Your life in NZ vs UK

Rather disingenuous, I'd say, to be suggesting that "$50K in NZ isn't bad", when the difference in take home pay on that salary for someone with 2 kids and someone without kids can be as much as a...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 1st 2011, 6:56 am
Replies: 12
Views: 900
Posted By Black Sheep

Re: What would you say...

If you'll be anywhere near the top half of south island, winter is a good time to visit:

* HANMER SPRINGS - a favourite with Chchers for winter weekend getaways

http://www.hanmersprings.co.nz/...
Forum: New Zealand
May 25th 2011, 12:17 pm
Replies: 126
Views: 9,808
Posted By Black Sheep

Re: NZ's future..does it have one?

...... :rofl:



Ah Genesis, you're finally catching on ;)

One has to tell it like it is, indeed - so what took you so long!
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 9th 2011, 11:20 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,045
Posted By Black Sheep

Re: Timaru, pukeun, Oamaru... Talk to me..

In the off chance that it could possibly/somehow help you to make up your mind which (Timaru or Oamaru) might better suit you, check this guy out (because he chose Oamaru):
...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 9th 2011, 11:53 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,542
Posted By Black Sheep

Re: Bored

:eek: Why is that???

(BTW, how did you manage to meet 'most Australians'? That would have to have been one very major feat to accomplish!)
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 2nd 2010, 5:46 am
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By Black Sheep

Re: Christ's College

Hi again - You may have already made your decision re Christ's College (?), but in case not, I wonder if you've done a search for 'christ's college' at http://www.press.co.nz? The college was in...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 2nd 2010, 4:57 am
Replies: 587
Views: 87,666
Posted By Black Sheep

Re: Other peoples noise and anti-social behaviours. Be warned . RANT

Noise Control - on TV3 tonight (Monday) 8:00 p.m.


"Bar owners in central Auckland create misery for neighbours..."

(Edit) I see this is how TV3 touts the show:



So how did Noise Control...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 29th 2010, 6:31 am
Replies: 5
Views: 918
Posted By Black Sheep

Re: Christ's College

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/christchurch/3968131/Christchurch-its-a-spooky-old-town
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 20th 2010, 12:55 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 13,531
Posted By Black Sheep

Re: Ikea in NZ at last, well nearly?

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2009/07/buy-to-last/7513/
Forum: NZ Update
Apr 2nd 2010, 11:03 am
Replies: 49
Views: 12,309
Posted By Black Sheep

Re: 3+ years in and missing blighty

Yes, because they're conditioned (read 'bullied') from a very early age to do so. "Whinging Pom" is pretty effective conditioning too, wouldn't you say? If too many people didn't "just take the crap...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 6th 2010, 10:47 am
Replies: 48
Views: 3,742
Posted By Black Sheep

Re: learning to speak Maori

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/feb/04/ancient-language-extinct-speaker-dies

Excerpts:



The last link in a 65,000 years (65,000 years!!) continuum, and she has just died....
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 30th 2010, 10:34 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,844
Posted By Black Sheep

Re: Don't buy a house without a Building Inspectors report.

Could you elaborate on this comment please! What possible difference can it make, what possible problems can it cause, to a buyer to get the LIM report for a property they're considering buying...
Jan 6th 2010, 11:13 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By Black Sheep

Re: NZ to GBP

Wow, great rate! Did you do the exchange through a bank, or through a currency trader? Would appreciate knowing who exactly you used, I might want to change some money myself. Again that's a very...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 22nd 2009, 4:45 am
Replies: 1
Views: 459
Posted By Black Sheep

Who's the biggest spammer of them all, then?

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/technology/3187270/Kiwi-spammer-fined-260-000



(This was meant to be posted at http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?p=6974720#post6974720 - but that...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 15th 2009, 9:18 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,799
Posted By Black Sheep

Re: Help and advice needed from those experienced in NZ life

I'm 99.99% sure that WFF is not dependent on savings. weejie, where did you get this information??

Note that you have to 'register' for WFF:
...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 13th 2009, 11:28 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,799
Posted By Black Sheep

Re: Help and advice needed from those experienced in NZ life

Yes, but you've forgotten Working For Families. If his two children are under 12, net income will be

$39,600 after income tax
PLUS
$8060 WFF

Total $47,660 NET INCOME ($3,971.66 per month)
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 28th 2009, 1:25 am
Replies: 3
Views: 445
Posted By Black Sheep

Re: swimming in chch

All the info about charges you could need for the 4 main public pool complexes in Christchurch:

http://resources.ccc.govt.nz/files/SwimsmartProgramme.pdf

(if the link above doesn't work for you...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 27th 2009, 10:21 am
Replies: 88
Views: 6,409
Posted By Black Sheep

Re: Man made global warming...

Does any scientist on either side of the so-called 'A-CC debate' not 'believe' this?? As far as I've understood it for some time now, scientific consensus is that we're in a 'natural cooling cycle'...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 27th 2009, 12:49 am
Replies: 88
Views: 6,409
Posted By Black Sheep

Re: Man made global warming...

And TeamEmbo said:



So how about two birds with one stone:

Frederick Seitz....

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Seitz
Forum: USA
Nov 20th 2009, 10:44 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,207
Posted By Black Sheep

Re: Bed/sofa/floor needed in Stanford in Dec for 16 nights!

If you can afford $50, go for the 'Silicon Bliss' one at the top of the page (when you enter 'Palo Alto')! That looks pretty good (mmm, organic cookies and muesli and veggie garden!) and very close...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 19th 2009, 9:29 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,969
Posted By Black Sheep

Re: Kids and schooling standards

If the objective is to eventually have all schools throughout the country participating in the GATE programme, then one would have to ask just how seriously this objective is being pursued. Words are...
Forum: USA
Nov 9th 2009, 8:45 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,207
Posted By Black Sheep

Re: Bed/sofa/floor needed in Stanford in Dec for 16 nights!

Just a bit further away in the Los Altos Hills - transport would be an issue, and you'd need to be a nature lover ;), but prices from $22 per bed, shared kitchen facilities. Useful at the least for a...
Forum: USA
Nov 9th 2009, 9:27 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,207
Posted By Black Sheep

Re: Bed/sofa/floor needed in Stanford in Dec for 16 nights!

Ozzidoc....

Have you tried actually contacting Stanford directly to explain your situation and ask for help or recommendations? The Stanford switchboard/operator might be a good easy first contact...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 2nd 2009, 12:40 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,437
Posted By Black Sheep

Re: Governors Bay, Christchurch commute?

Interesting comment - I don't know anyone who lives in Lyttelton who doesn't absolutely love it! It's about the community spirit they say, and they love their views too. Plus the older Victorian...
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