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  1. Thread: Special people

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    Re: Special people

    Use "cash under the table" for repair work around the house here, even after "written quotes".
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    Re: Auckland motel?

    The shore back in the 50/60/70's used to be great for getting across to Auckland City.

    Wife had a cousin in the Navy living over there and it was quite an easy trip to town.

    Auckland is a pr*ck...
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    Re: Auckland motel?

    Did you ask for Kiwi prices??.

    Now that we have Aotearoa back, us Kiwis' should be asking for cheaper accommodation prices, Queenstown and the two Glacier places for starters.

    When we holidayed...
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    Re: Something of interest...

    Been saying that for years.

    Don't ever get off-side with CCP, they don't mind losing millions to starvation, but pity us out there with no clothing, etc.

    See we are onside with China's new...
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    Re: Not wanted gifts.

    When you think about it, it's almost impossible to stop.

    Jane BOWRON has a very good article in this morning's The Press about christmas.

    Just like some of the other days, black friday, what...
  6. Re: What have you owned for 20yrs and still using?

    Both were hard wearing material.

    Scottish tweed is another one.

    If things were made to last like they used to be, we would not need Greta whats-her-name screaming at our generation.

    Hope...
  7. Re: What have you owned for 20yrs and still using?

    Too numerous to list here.

    Go back 70 years and I have a couple or three.

    Golfing gear, still use the odd club for exercise.
    Bob CHARLES Terylene slacks, use for gardening.
    Gabardine...
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    Re: I need fibre in my diet!

    We have been waiting 3 years for Enable to hook us up, they are of course part of the CCC, have sent them two reminder notices, but then we hope for a miracle.

    Noticed that Downer who must be...
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    Re: Small parcel to Australia problem

    We always get a receipt!!.

    Carriage of Goods Act, you have a genuine claim, I would have thought.
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    Re: Motels and dishes

    We have got our Motels back, wahoo!!!.

    Only time we left dishes to clean, was on booking out and we stayed in a lot of motels over the years.

    Infrastructure is also back in our hands, so watch...
  11. Thread: Property in NZ

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    Re: Property in NZ

    It's too bl**dy heavy to lift, it's one of those 2" off the floor types, won't be able to stash much under there, except perhaps gold.

    As an aside, back in the 1970's I was told to invest in gold...
  12. Thread: Property in NZ

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    Re: Property in NZ

    On the news today: the banks are looking at charging investors' interest on their term investments!!!.

    Time to withdraw and invest in shares, methinks !!.

    lurking.
  13. Thread: Property in NZ

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    Re: Property in NZ

    Is this a good share!!.

    NZ Rural Land Co.

    Yesterday's The Press page 7.

    It's a start-up company and it's going to lease out the land it's buying to farmers' and food producers.

    Been burnt...
  14. Thread: Property in NZ

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    Re: Property in NZ

    Most of all red tape slowing down development and people sitting on their house instead of building new.

    What's this all about!, why should we build new again?, we are happy here.

    Had a State...
  15. Thread: Property in NZ

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    That's an interesting one, our father died back in 1975 and we left the house in the care of 2 brothers, on the death of the older brother, the house was sold to my grand niece at a paltry sum and...
  16. Thread: Property in NZ

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    Are you saying home owners or speculators' here

    We were close to most of the needed facilities, schools, shops, mother-in-law (baby sitting), work was close until the big fire and they re-built...
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    The first time in history, I voted for the Labour party.

    The late "Jacka" HOLYOAKE, who I door knocked for, would be turning in his grave.

    lurking.
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    Re: And the Winner is........

    Son was in avionics up there, he's been in Ohakea since, remaining in charge of spares for those Froggy choppers, he's one up from flight sgt..

    Sword bearer when Prince Charles visited back in...
  19. Thread: Property in NZ

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    Re: Property in NZ

    We built our home to live in and raise a family, nothing to do with investment.

    Our pigeon pair have left the nest, but we still live in it.

    Like start-up companies who require capital and...
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    Re: And the Winner is........

    Son was in Woodbourne in 1988 for his initial training. Tooo late for you Prefect?.
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    Re: Lifetime warranty - with new older stuff?

    On FairGo last night, Michael HILL gold chain.

    2 warranties listed.

    One needs to watch the replay next Sat. I think.

    lurking.
  22. Thread: Property in NZ

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    Re: Property in NZ

    *2

    It's the same thing with shares and in the olden days the company would issue bonus shares as an appreciation of investing in the new company in the first place.

    Who would invest in Florida...
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    Re: And the Winner is........

    In this article, Sir Vince Cable describes the ways in which China is both capitalist and also communist as well as the economic challenges it faces.

    Hard to understand ehhh.

    More a...
  24. Thread: Election

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    First time ever I voted labour. "jacka" holyoake will be turning in his grave as I was a junior nat in the 1950's, door knocking for him in southern hawkes bay, it was Pahiatua electorate back then....
  25. Thread: Election

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    Cruise liner, remember!!.

    Russian fishermen today!!.

    Aussie/Kiwi bubble?, heads should roll here toooo. Only the two Aussie states were in the Aus/NZ bubble, not the whole of Australia.
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