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  1. Thread: House Prices

    by decibel
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    Re: House Prices

    Unless there is a massive crash and there will be unless the government does something to dampen this whole crazy market down.
    However, as none of them have, nor have they shown any inclination too,...
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    Re: In the news again

    They can sniff out people with Covid..
  3. Thread: Sydney Poitier

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    Re: Sydney Poitier

    Great movie !
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    Re: Former NZ Beers Memories / Nostalgia

    The downstairs bar at the DB Tavern in Wellesley Street used to have Diploma on tap - wonderful days !
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    Re: Driver licence renewal at age 75 -

    Living rurally, you may never get caught.
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    Driver licence renewal at age 75 -

    Just received a letter from NZTA about renewing my driving licence and it states that I need a medical certificate from a health practitioner.

    This could be your doctor, a registered nurse, a...
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    Re: TV won't play sound form laptop.

    What format is the file you are trying to play ?
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    Re: We are in Good Hands

    Many, many years ago, I saw an article about a gang problem in Invercargill.

    The police rounded up all the gang members and literally ran them out of town and told them not to come back.
    The...
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    Re: We are in Good Hands

    The trouble with this today is, the brawling bastards won't hesitate to take the fight to the firemen - couple of knife slashes through the hoses and there is a problem.
    Firemen nowadays don't want...
  10. Re: They should not be allowed to say f*ck on television news

    I was always told that "wh" was meant to be pronounced like a "windy W"
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    Re: How to reduce file size in Android phone

    I have a Samsung too, but I am using the built-in email client, not the gmail one.
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    Re: How to reduce file size in Android phone

    What make of Android and which app are you trying to send with?

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    Re: Referendum call as 64% oppose 'Aotearoa'

    Interesting thread - why is there such a revival in the use of Welsh and Gaelic etc. They are of no more practical use than Maori.

    I think that we would ALL be better off being fluent in two or...
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    Re: Clarkson's Farm

    Yes, this is the reason for the shortage of young NZ farmers - who wants to be a manager on some one else's farm?
    Oh, but there is plenty of Asians who are happy to come here and farm, if only the...
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    Is there any hope for us ?

    Just reading in the ITP techblog https://techblog.nz/2669-Griffin-on-Tech-We-are-in-danger-of-becoming-a-digital-laggard
    about how we are slipping behind so many other countries out there. Yes,...
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    Re: Clarkson's Farm

    On the contrary, even my wife who couldn't stand him in Top Gear, thought Clarkson's Farm was brilliant and we are both looking forward to Season 2.
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    Re: Lynnmall terroist

    As predicted by allblack above, (post #8), the two big supermarkets are taking knives of their shelves.
    What a stupid knee-jerk reaction !!
    What about hardware stores, kitchen appliance stores etc...
  18. Re: Ethernet extender using power socket outlet

    I will be extremely surprised if you can get anything like this speed in real-life.

    Labs yes, your house, no.
  19. Re: Wall clocks - that plugs to the wall instead?

    The manufacturers don't like them because they have to make two versions - one for countries with 60Hz mains and one for countries with 50Hz mains.
    The original Panasonic microwave my wife bought...
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    Re: Why do they pronounce it "Owtearoa"?

    The original Maori alphabet was based on Maori as she is spoke in Northland. Just like English and plenty of other languages, there are other dialects such as in the South Island.
    In Gore, people...
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    Re: Planning for a New Future

    That is why we were losing so many people to OZ in the last couple of decades.
    How then did we end up with a bigger population now than ever before?

    Because John Key allowed almost anyone to buy...
  22. Thread: Thanks Jacinda

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    Re: Thanks Jacinda

    As I said, no more guilty than George Washington and even less than Irgun.
  23. Thread: Thanks Jacinda

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    Re: Thanks Jacinda

    And you have proof of this ??

    Strikes me that he is no more guilty than George Washington was when he revolted against the British.
  24. Thread: Thanks Jacinda

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    Re: Thanks Jacinda

    It wasn't a decision Jacinda made, rather it was a decision she was too slow at making.
    Considering all the publicity about the 501ers being sent back from OZ, she should have got in quick and...
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    Re: Planning for a New Future

    I think the point the video was trying to make is that judging everything by the almighty $$$ doesn't always get you where you want to go.
    For instance, it was revealed a few days ago that despite...
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