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Forum: NZ Update
Oct 9th 2010, 4:32 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,608
Posted By dash1965

Re: 3 Years and 4 months report....

Still evaluating that!!:huh: Need to get to know the locals better!!:eek:
Forum: NZ Update
Oct 6th 2010, 9:53 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,608
Posted By dash1965

Re: 3 Years and 4 months report....

It's sunny today (Rain due for the weekend!) :thumbdown:

We are looking forwards to getting back Oop North to catch up and sink a few. We are still looking at travel options as I am flying back...
Forum: NZ Update
Oct 6th 2010, 3:48 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,608
Posted By dash1965

Re: 3 Years and 4 months report....

Great to hear from a newbie to the area and even more exciting as you are new to NZ. I hope you have settled in and enjoying the area. We moved to Paraparaumu Beach as it was close to the sea and...
Forum: NZ Update
Oct 5th 2010, 7:05 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,608
Posted By dash1965

Re: 3 Years and 4 months report....

:blink:I meant WE were not stalkers!! But have a 'virtual' pint on me..:beer:

Anyway, I had a stalker way before it was fashionable (Arh!! young love... If only she could see me now!!)
...
Forum: NZ Update
Oct 5th 2010, 3:43 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,608
Posted By dash1965

Re: 3 Years and 4 months report....

Hi Guys... I think we just saw you once before I left ahead of Teresa. Looking forwards to catching up with everyone in a few weeks...

Hope you are settling in well...

Cheers

Dave
Forum: NZ Update
Oct 4th 2010, 9:50 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,608
Posted By dash1965

Re: 3 Years and 4 months report....

Might be nice to get some sunshine for longer than a few hours but otherwise it's been a good move. Won't miss the Auckland humidty either!

Cheers

Dave
Forum: NZ Update
Oct 4th 2010, 1:43 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,608
Posted By dash1965

Smile 3 Years and 4 months report....

Blimey...
Just logged in to the website and realised I hadn't been on since May 2008!!:huh: Where the hell did that time go?
So I thought I'd put some thoughts down to those still planning to come...
Forum: New Zealand
May 3rd 2008, 8:27 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,245
Posted By dash1965

Re: Medicals are back: Blood test concern

Hi DonnyNZ,

Don't worry about your liver results, mine were much worse. My ALT was 116 and they asked to get another done which I did and it was right down although still higher than yours and...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 18th 2008, 1:25 am
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By dash1965

Re: Interesting Thought (Or really dull?)

I can feed them to my cats... :)

We do get flys and other bugs here, just not splattered on my windscreen which is a bonus. I also find the ROBOCAN fly killer dispenser particularly good for the...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 17th 2008, 11:59 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By dash1965

Re: Interesting Thought (Or really dull?)

Perhaps it's just the Auckland region then, but can't complain. Still I'll be better able to judge when I get my motorbike as that will get on my nerves having to clean the visor.

Perhaps the...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 17th 2008, 4:37 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 553
Posted By dash1965

Interesting Thought (Or really dull?)

Having just come through my first summer in New Zealand, something struck me as I was driving home from work last week...

.... there were no fly splats on my windscreen. Now in the UK every...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 6th 2008, 4:38 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 620
Posted By dash1965

Re: Advise Please

When you arrive, you will be able to get your EFTPOS card (switch/debit card) issued straight away, possibly while you wait which is what we did. The bulk of our money came over via HiFX which was a...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 6th 2008, 1:10 am
Replies: 42
Views: 2,202
Posted By dash1965

Re: Does New Zealand have a 'Big Brother' culture?

X-ray CCTV and Brain Wave sensing satellites linked directly to the Big Brother Nerve Centre for Paranoid earthlings!:eek: (Only kidding in case anyone is worried that is likely!!)
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 3rd 2008, 8:59 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 2,202
Posted By dash1965

Re: Does New Zealand have a 'Big Brother' culture?

Good comments, Charles,

I'm glad it hasn't deteriorated into a rant from anybody rather than has developed into an interesting discussion. I don't dismiss any issues from the civil libertarians...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 3rd 2008, 8:04 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 2,202
Posted By dash1965

Re: Does New Zealand have a 'Big Brother' culture?

I only moved here to NZ 7 months ago and grew up in Moss Side in Manchester and travelled the world to such places as Afghanisatan and Sierra Leone and have a very balanced view of many different...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 3rd 2008, 5:17 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 2,202
Posted By dash1965

Re: Does New Zealand have a 'Big Brother' culture?

I appreciate your point of view and I don't think there will ever be a perfect answer, and I have seen an overuse of cameras in cetain circumstances but that is often put to bad advice or lack of a...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 3rd 2008, 4:39 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 2,202
Posted By dash1965

Re: Does New Zealand have a 'Big Brother' culture?

"Thanks for the various comments. It's not so much a case of 'if you have nothing to hide . . .' as 'if you are doing nothing wrong why are they watching you?'"

This comment is one used often by...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 3rd 2008, 5:22 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,860
Posted By dash1965

Re: Teeth!! - a warning

It was the missus tooth, but I agree with your comments...

I did see my new golf clubs savings fast disappearing though...:blink:

But I left the decision to her, and put no pressure on. Might...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 3rd 2008, 12:20 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,860
Posted By dash1965

Teeth!! - a warning

Just thought I'd share the latest update to our experiences in NZ.

OH lost a bit of tooth and went to have it looked at. The dentist said the root canal work done to the tooth in the UK was done...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 2nd 2008, 4:11 am
Replies: 42
Views: 2,202
Posted By dash1965

Re: Does New Zealand have a 'Big Brother' culture?

Add a 0 to the end of the number I pm'd you... :o

Sorry... typin t fst...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 2nd 2008, 3:59 am
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 2nd 2008, 2:13 am
Replies: 42
Views: 2,202
Posted By dash1965

Re: Does New Zealand have a 'Big Brother' culture?

There is quite a bit of CCTV in strategic locations where crimes are expected, ie banks, shops etc...

And there are people that can analyse it following an incident. My company analyses and...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 30th 2008, 6:55 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,635
Posted By dash1965

Re: Just back from our recce

Good Luck Figa,

I too had concerns about TV befoe we moved. I only wanted the News and footy but sky is fine here and now we've been here 7 months we have a routine which means we rarely have...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 25th 2008, 7:09 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By dash1965

Re: 6 Months in (well 7 actually)

Pleased you are enjoying life too.

We haven't been to the south island yet but we hope to do a bit of a tour this year.

One problem has been OH leave entitlement which is 4 weeks a year. I am...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 25th 2008, 5:24 am
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By dash1965

6 Months in (well 7 actually)

Been here 7 months now and thought I'd give my perspective since arriving in June 2007. I gave a three months update and said I'd do one at 6 months hence the title!:blink:

Bought our house quite...
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