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    Quote Originally Posted by skeptic View Post
    Overall, though, the NZ climate aint too bad. Not as warm as Hawaii, but still very pleasant most of the year. I like it warm, but not too warm. Australia in summer can become unbearably hot.
    As a young man, newly married, seeking to leave the miserable weather which was normal where I grew up, I responded to Australian Government's recruiting of persons having technical educations to migrate there. This was in the late '60s. NZ was to also be a consideration. As the realities of what I was considering for us sunk in, I "chickened out".

    Later, maybe years later, I do not recall, some sort of serious upheavals were reported to be occurring in the government of NZ. I seem to remember that the propaganda being spread far and wide suggested that the people desired to "throw out ALL the rascals".

    Can you comment on that? A search I did last night was not too helpful. jocular
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    Not quite sure what you are referring to, jocular. We do tend to refer to politicians as rascals, and I suspect that makes us one with the rest of the world!

    However, New Zealand was also classified as the least corrupt nation on Earth, so our rascals may not be all that bad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeptic View Post
    Not quite sure what you are referring to, jocular. We do tend to refer to politicians as rascals, and I suspect that makes us one with the rest of the world!

    However, New Zealand was also classified as the least corrupt nation on Earth, so our rascals may not be all that bad.
    I was referring to political events widely publicized in which the NZ people in multitude so deeply resented the then current leadership that a grass-roots civil revolution was thought to be brewing. Not making this up, now, as this was news welcomed by me, given the degree under which I was "used and abused" by leadership during my young adult years, (but obviously that not in NZ!).

    Have you resided there "forever"? That is, the stuff I recall was happening perhaps well over 30 years ago. I recall feeling that, the folks in NZ were then exhibiting the behavior requiring "balls", while the Aussies simply were not. joc
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    Jocular

    Have I lived there 'forever'? Sure. I am fourth generation New Zealander. I am 64 years old. Is that 'forever' enough for you?

    Trouble is that the media sometimes report some strange stuff, so I do not recall the incident you are thinking about. We have our share of rebels, rascals, and ragamuffins.
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    The thread has opened a can of "chocolate worms".Time to lay it to rest? joc
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeptic View Post
    Jocular

    Have I lived there 'forever'? Sure. I am fourth generation New Zealander. I am 64 years old. Is that 'forever' enough for you?

    Trouble is that the media sometimes report some strange stuff, so I do not recall the incident you are thinking about. We have our share of rebels, rascals, and ragamuffins.
    As well as, scoundrels, vagabonds, rapscallions, mountebanks, high-handers, profligates, degenerates, scoundrels, inepts, moronics, jerk-offs, and moribunds. We have those here, too!

    Fourth generation is an impressive position. I envy you that. Perhaps my memory is clouded, regarding the NZ "takeover". Too bad..... joc
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeptic View Post
    To babe

    Re New Zealand winters.
    They vary. I live (with malice aforetought) in the warmest area in the north. As I said, our coldest is +5 C (41 F). Other places can get significantly cold, though not as bad as the Yukon. Usually, once each winter, we get one place in our colder South Island, where the snow gets to sea level. However, most of the time, the snow stays where it is civilised - on the mountains.

    I enjoy snow, and I enjoy skiing. But I like to be able to drive down the mountain and leave the snow behind.

    To Scheherazade.

    Am not really criticisng your much loved Yukon. We are all different, and what we enjoy is different. If I had enough money, I would live right here over the NZ summer, and live somewhere else that is warm over the NZ winter. I like the warmth. But we all have our own special quirks.
    Mainland we can get down to the teens.......ikies...
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    Quote Originally Posted by skeptic View Post
    Jocular

    Have I lived there 'forever'? Sure. I am fourth generation New Zealander. I am 64 years old. Is that 'forever' enough for you?

    Trouble is that the media sometimes report some strange stuff, so I do not recall the incident you are thinking about. We have our share of rebels, rascals, and ragamuffins.
    My husband is 4th Humboldt...my kids are 5th...I get it.....I am first generation period.....of anywhere......my family is from Slovenia.
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