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Forum: Scandinavia
Jul 24th 2015, 10:42 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,304
Posted By northeastlad

Re: Ivar Aasen and Nynorsk

I have an Aussie friend who lived in Norway for years and she said the same thing: most Norwegians strongly dislike Nynorsk. A comparable view might some people in Scotland wanting everyone to write...
Jan 6th 2014, 6:48 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,116
Posted By northeastlad

Re: Job Search Advice for Migrants to NZ

Hey man! That's an awesome idea! Go for it! I'd definitely buy it! :p

One of the problems we had was location. Also: be willing to job hunt the minute you set foot in the country. It's not...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 6th 2014, 6:41 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,673
Posted By northeastlad

Re: + little rant+ Well wonderful - enforced unpaid leave again.

Eh?! That's just daft. Basically does you over every year. Shouldn't have to take unpaid leave just to go home (or because of forced shut down!).
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 6th 2014, 6:33 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,469
Posted By northeastlad

Re: sorry but what is it with adding "ie'

It's an ancient Germanic diminutive suffix, indicating something is small.

Over the thousand-or-so years Old English has evolved into the modern English we speak today, we use it now along similar...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 2nd 2013, 12:13 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,035
Posted By northeastlad

Re: $2 to the Pound. Will it last?

I hope when I head back out there it gets back up to $2:£1 as it was when I first headed out - for purely selfish reasons, of course.
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 2nd 2013, 12:09 pm
Replies: 142
Views: 17,987
Posted By northeastlad

Re: NZ Tax Bill Introduced - UK Pensions

Seems like a good way to deter retirees from heading to NZ. If they're retiring to NZ, they obviously have a comfortable amount of money behind them. Why the government wants to be greedy and tax...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 2nd 2013, 12:07 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,010
Posted By northeastlad

Re: Flight of the Conchords

x2

I just cannot get away with the Flight of the Conchords. They're just... not funny...:unsure:
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 14th 2013, 8:25 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 3,962
Posted By northeastlad

Re: So, what's everyone's ancestry?

Pretty much all Anglo-Scot. I'm 4th generation English on my dad's side and 4/4 grandparents have Scottish ancestry. :p

That said, we may have German way back on my dad's mam's side. She had a...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 18th 2013, 8:26 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,662
Posted By northeastlad

Re: Bad TV Presenters

Corin Dann – the worst presenter ever. As something of an amateur economist (if such a term exists), I know a thing or two more than the average Joe, but I shouldn't have a shade on those fully in...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 18th 2013, 7:37 am
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 18th 2013, 7:35 am
Replies: 26
Views: 9,618
Posted By northeastlad

Re: Accents - Do New Zealanders like the British accent?

Firstly: technically, it's dialects we're talking here. The difference primarily lies in whether you are a native speaker, in which case you speak with a dialect, not an accent. I speak Spanish...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 20th 2013, 11:10 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By northeastlad

Re: Cook Strait Ferry

I read 20,000 homes without power? That's a lot. We get bad storms here in North East England but 200km/h? Not that bad!
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 20th 2013, 11:08 am
Replies: 9
Views: 877
Posted By northeastlad

Re: Well we're finally here

Reading this actually put a smile on my face! It's great to see you and your family are doing so well for yourselves out in New Zealand! Always nice to see good people get good things! :) I'm...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 20th 2013, 10:56 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,030
Posted By northeastlad

Re: Cook Strait Ferry

The Kaitaki may end up being out of service for a couple days as the storm hitting Welly has actually broken the ferry free from its moorings. It's moored in the harbour for now. Hopefully, it's...
Mar 21st 2013, 12:28 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,474
Posted By northeastlad

Re: How to find a Job without a Visa?

This is a similar predicament to my own. We're looking to go back to NZ having been out there on our working holiday visa and one of the issues we came against with potential employers was them...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 21st 2013, 12:23 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,957
Posted By northeastlad

Re: Just back from Queenstown

I've been to plenty! :p Travelled 11,000+ km around NZ alone!

Queenstown just had a feel with me. Mind you while I was there, I went for walks out into the beautiful landscape; not one for doing...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 21st 2013, 12:14 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,395
Posted By northeastlad

Re: Jeremy Clarkson on NZ

I don't mind Jezza. He's tongue in cheek and he knows people don't like him but he plays on it. Makes it funnier when people bite. :p

He's spot on about NZ though! I found it the most majestic...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 21st 2013, 12:11 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 3,441
Posted By northeastlad

Re: NZ could 'pull a Cyprus' some day

Really is no surprise so many people take to putting it under their mattress...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 21st 2013, 12:09 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,745
Posted By northeastlad

Re: Fitting a new kitchen on a budget here in NZ

Aye, that's looks really good! I've some experience with kitchen fitting so don't envy you but looks worth the effort to be honest.

And I agree looks like a nice view. We had a good view from...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 21st 2013, 11:59 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,857
Posted By northeastlad

Re: Dunedin Meet Up?

Would've loved to go along alas I left Dunners last August...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 21st 2013, 11:56 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,529
Posted By northeastlad

Re: NZ Employer's Attitude to Migrants and Expats

This is a good read. I all honesty, self employment would be my and my partners goal. It's getting the capital for it that is a bitch. We have the ideas all we would need to do is get a detailed...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 14th 2013, 12:26 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,957
Posted By northeastlad

Re: Just back from Queenstown

Queenstown was/is my absolute favourite place in NZ. It's the most beautiful town I have yet seen on God's green earth!
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 12th 2013, 10:23 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 3,679
Posted By northeastlad

Re: What's the blooming point?

Exactly this! :thumbup: :fingerscrossed:
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 12th 2013, 10:19 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,149
Posted By northeastlad

Re: Monthly budget - input appreciated.

This is really informative! Especially Davros1984's input (I'd be going there as a couple, maybe with a mate).

:thumbup:
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 12th 2013, 9:56 pm
Replies: 152
Views: 13,857
Posted By northeastlad

Re: Affordability of houses: NZ v UK

One word. Rhymes with "hunts". :frown:

This is such a crapper! One of the possible jobs on offer to me in NZ would mean we'd have to live in north Auckland and commute out. Witches like her...
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