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Topic # 150202 15-Jul-2014 07:52 Send private message

[For background I've been out of the country for 5 months now.]

From what I have gleaned while being away I am probably glad that I don't have to put up with all the misery that is occurring in New Zealand at the moment.  I'm tempted to put it down to the election campaign period, even though I understood that it was going to be played with a straight bat(?)

It seems like there might actually be a lot of good things going on in New Zealand across a wide range of aspects, but the news I've seen seems to paint quite a glum picture.  I've actually decreased the amount of news I read about home because I'm left a little saddened by the tone of it.

What is everyone's opinion about the situation?

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  Reply # 1088996 15-Jul-2014 08:03 7 people support this post Send private message

No its not bad here. Remember good news does not sell and is seldom in the fantasy land of mainstream news media




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  Reply # 1089002 15-Jul-2014 08:14 36 people support this post Send private message

Its awful here.

Last night one of my bluff oysters had a bit of shell in it, the new Tuatara Whittakers Chocolate Black beer isn't as chocolatey as I expected and sometimes my UFB connection slows down to 70MBps.

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  Reply # 1089003 15-Jul-2014 08:14 6 people support this post Send private message

Maybe if you mention what it is that's supposed to be going on here? I'm not exactly sure what you're referring to.

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  Reply # 1089004 15-Jul-2014 08:14 Send private message

Gee, you make it sound like we're a 3rd world country on the brink of civil war :)

Nothings changed in 5 months...... not that Ive really noticed anyway.





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  Reply # 1089005 15-Jul-2014 08:15 Send private message

Oh the misery!

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  Reply # 1089011 15-Jul-2014 08:27 Send private message

Uhm, what's supposed to be bad?




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  Reply # 1089012 15-Jul-2014 08:31 Send private message

As KiwiNZ notes, there is actually a good feel to the country at the moment.  But if you're a political party looking down the barrel of a third term in opposition, you don't accentuate the positive

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  Reply # 1089019 15-Jul-2014 08:42 10 people support this post Send private message

shk292: As KiwiNZ notes, there is actually a good feel to the country at the moment.  But if you're a political party looking down the barrel of a third term in opposition, you don't accentuate the positive


Speak for yourself; I'm looking out the window at the moment and there's a huge ball of fire in the sky that looks like it's moving, if I watch closely enough. Does anyone know what it is? I'm so very frightened... Perhaps today is a good day to die.




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 Interesting. You're afraid of insects and women. Ladybugs must render you catatonic.

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  Reply # 1089021 15-Jul-2014 08:45 Send private message

It's not just you SaltyNZ, I can see it too! Might head to the fallout shelter, just in case.

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  Reply # 1089022 15-Jul-2014 08:48 Send private message

I'm happy, if that helps?




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  Reply # 1089023 15-Jul-2014 08:52 3 people support this post Send private message

It is all a matter of perspective....

Ask someone living in the Syria, Iraq, Israel, or the Gaza Strip, just how bad is it in New Zealand.

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  Reply # 1089045 15-Jul-2014 09:09 Send private message

k1wi: [For background I've been out of the country for 5 months now.]

Please come back to follow up on this...

Given you're out of NZ, where are you getting your info from?
And as others have said, what exactly is the 'situation' here in NZ?

I just found Lift Plus Zero Sugar is back after disappearing for 2 years or more.
It costs $2.50 whereas a similar sized bottle of V is $4.00 at my local dairy, so frankly that's a positive that should count for something.

Apart from that, I don't see what's significantly different in the last 6 months.  Other thank it's winter now, but today's actually quite sunny.

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  Reply # 1089047 15-Jul-2014 09:13 Send private message

Everything is great unless you live in West Auckland where someone is murdered almost every week within a 1 kilometer radius of your house.





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  Reply # 1089048 15-Jul-2014 09:14 Send private message

SaltyNZ:
shk292: As KiwiNZ notes, there is actually a good feel to the country at the moment.  But if you're a political party looking down the barrel of a third term in opposition, you don't accentuate the positive


Speak for yourself; I'm looking out the window at the moment and there's a huge ball of fire in the sky that looks like it's moving, if I watch closely enough. Does anyone know what it is? I'm so very frightened... Perhaps today is a good day to die.


hehehe .. thanks!  This was the first post I read when unlocking my laptop this morning, made me chuckle .. good start to the day! :-)




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