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Technical Tell me about New Zealand... might be moving there

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by daddylama, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. Kerrynzl
    Joined: Jun 20, 2010
    Posts: 2,284


    People always complain about Asian drivers..... but getting a family of 4 from A to B on a scooter takes real skills :D
  2. Don't talk politics guys, it'll kill a good thread.

    Sorry to post this up, but Aucland seems a little bit scary after seeing this projected outcome of a volcano.

    Saw this on yesterday. Watch through to the end. Probably never happen, but interesting just the same.
  3. Rckt98
    Joined: Jun 7, 2005
    Posts: 883


    Haha. I guess the mainlanders would think that would be a good result.
  4. Some would, but then this Island would get over populated, lol. Everyone would move down here, just like lots of Christchurch folks run off up your way after the earthquakes. :D

    After the devastation in California, I think we are pretty well off on our Islands.
  5. gearheadbill
    Joined: Oct 11, 2002
    Posts: 1,299


    My favorite place on earth
  6. Rckt98
    Joined: Jun 7, 2005
    Posts: 883


    Just wondering if you got over here last month for a look around and your thoughts if you did.
  7. daddylama
    Joined: Feb 20, 2002
    Posts: 930


    I did! We just got back a few days ago!

    My thoughts: Fucking Brilliant. I love it. My wife loves it. The kids love it.

    We only saw the upper half of the North island, and only part of the Northland. Auckland was terribly crowded and... Ahhh... Crowded. I expected that, though. Hamilton, where I had a job interview, was much better.

    Started in the Coramandel, went down to Hahei Beach, Rotorua (love the place!), Taupo, Waitomo, Maingatomo, Waipo Cove (bloody hell it's wonderful!)... Lots of smaller places in between.

    The roads are wonderful, scenery looks Photoshopped it's so beautiful, people are really nice, and the hand pies! Oh dear, the meat and cheese pies! Fish n chips! The beer!

    In short: it's beautiful.

    I'm talking with a company in Hamilton that'll sponsor me. It's looking somewhat likely that we'll be moving there :)
  8. 38 mopar_fan
    Joined: Sep 10, 2006
    Posts: 223

    38 mopar_fan

    I live and work in Hamilton
    More than happy to help you integrate into the place
    Great thing about living in the Tron everywhere else is a simple drive. (NZ drive no freeways)

    Sent from my iPhone using The H.A.M.B. mobile app
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  9. Rckt98
    Joined: Jun 7, 2005
    Posts: 883


    Yep Hamilton would be a better bet than Auckland. Housing is a little cheaper and it is central for beaches and skiing in the winter (if you are so inclined). Good Hot Rod scene in Hamilton as well.
    keep us informed if it happens, good luck.
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  10. dirty old man
    Joined: Feb 2, 2008
    Posts: 8,339

    dirty old man

    Once you're there and settled in, take a trip over to the East coast to the little town of Russel, on The Bay of Islands, you'll like it.
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