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Re: New Zealand Calling
« Reply #390 on: March 06, 2012, 01:30:44 AM »
sj cheeky buggar....:) :D
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« Reply #391 on: March 06, 2012, 12:29:01 PM »
sj cheeky buggar.... :) :D

 :D ::) ....oh I do like you
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Re: New Zealand Calling
« Reply #392 on: March 21, 2012, 08:16:21 PM »
 anyone out there i am looking for a friend who emegrated to new zeland late 40s early 50s
 i just found out he is in auckland his name is mervyn davidson we attended linfield secondary
 school and where pals,  does anyone know how i would go about finding him,  what do i   
 have to do.  all help would be appreciated
 
                yours   bill anderson.
 
 my email address is  [email protected]
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« Reply #393 on: March 21, 2012, 11:40:34 PM »
Sorry, there are so many Davidson's in the Auckland directory it would take weeks to ring them all. did they have any relatives still in Belfast that could give you more details on their Auckland location.
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« Reply #394 on: March 22, 2012, 05:21:01 AM »
Hi  I looked up telephone directory too but too many M. Davidsons.  Maybe you could look up NZ cencus records and find out where he last resided.  I think the new telephone directories come out in April.  Good luck.

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Re: New Zealand Calling
« Reply #395 on: March 22, 2012, 08:23:46 PM »
 thanks folk just thought i would try if anything happens i will let you all know.
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« Reply #396 on: August 22, 2012, 12:41:39 AM »
Desandel -Des/Eleanor - I thought this would be a more appropriate thread than our normal communication on the Sydenham thread.
 
Just got in the mail the fall/autumn copy of my CAA (Canadian Automoble Association)mag. like RAC  in the UK. Anyway  they have a travel feature ususally submitted by one of the CAA member about a trip they have taken.  In this issue I was pleased to find an article by a Canadian couple who had visited New Zealand and they shared some of their experiences and a few photos - What a beautiful country. Some of the photos showed "downtown Auckland", I see you have a tower like we have the CN Tower in Toronto., others were Waiheke Island's beaches. Milford Sound"the eighth wonder of the world" and some of the varied wine reigions.    They also put a few photos on the CAA website www.caamagazine.ca log on to the Travel section to see about 5 more pictures.                The first paragraph starts :-
 
"To fully appreciate New Zealand, you have to fly over it,drive around it(in two wheels or four and float on its waters. Then you need to stop for a glass of wine.  Often"
 
But then you both knew that already             -   Kia Ora  -             Des

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« Reply #397 on: August 26, 2012, 02:04:19 AM »
Kia Ora Des   Thanks for the info on your magazine.  We have the AA Directions magazine here. 
We are just back from Melbourne visiting our son and family.  I have ended up with no voice and a cold, otherwise we had a good time but it is cooler than Auckland.
Yes NZ is a beautiful country but we haven't seen it all yet, even after 37 years.  We did go on a cruise last year and Milford sound was on the agenda, but unfortunately the weather around that part of the country can change by the minute.  We unfortunately didn't get to go into the sound so will have to do it again some time.  Apparently only a couple of ships get through out about 15 so risky place to visit by boat.  There is the walking track which a lot of overseas visitors do and it is supposed to be wonderful.  Waiheke is the wine island in the gulf.  Lots of hippies live there so pace of life is a lot slower than Auckland.  We get to go there on the ferry free being OAPs.  The Skytower is a great attraction, especially for the Chinese living here as there is a casino on the ground floor.  The restaurant is revolving so quite a good view from all directions, especially on a lovely summer day when the water is aqua blue and glistening.
We did visit your CN tower a long time ago.  It was funny as we got into the lift with a few monks from Nepal and you know how it is in a lift nobody knows where to look.  Anyway one of these monks started to titter and laugh and in the end we were all laughing.  Then we saw some Amish people coming out of McDonald's with their little bags of goodies.  So had something to tell our friends when we went out to dinner.
I suppose what makes NZ so nice is there are no crowds once you leave Auckland.  There are 1 and a half million in Auckland and only 4 and a half million in the whole country.  The West coast of the South Island is the least populated but a wild place, like Donegal in winter. 
A good way to travel is by campervan but some overseas visitors come from countries where they drive on the right so the change to the left here can be a bit daunting and lots of accidents.
Well I better go and get some more washing done and more e-mails.  Thanks for keeping in touch.
Eleanor

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« Reply #398 on: August 26, 2012, 05:28:25 PM »
Eleanor - Good to know you both are back home. I recalled you had said you would be visiting your son and family in Australia just after I had made my post. Hope you get you voice back soon and get rid of that cold. Des - I think Kia Ora applies here. -

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« Reply #399 on: August 27, 2012, 04:42:14 AM »
Congratulations, to Lydia Ko, 15 year old New Zealander, on winning the  Canadian Women's Open Golf Chamionship. She is  the youngest winner on the LPGA tour history and because she is an amateur could not collect the top prize of $300.000. 00 . Says she is going to stay amateur for a couple years to come. Keep an eye on her !

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« Reply #400 on: August 27, 2012, 07:59:52 AM »
Hi Des
Thanks for the good wishes re the cold.  Voice not back completely but soon there.
Yes Lydia has nerves of steel.  Takes a lot of nerve too to decline that great prize.
Maybe the media will follow her more now that she has achieved a great feat.
Hope you all have a great time on the 1st.  Don't forget to send some more photos.
Maybe if Betty is there you could take one of her as I haven't seen her yet.
Take care.  Eleanor

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« Reply #401 on: August 29, 2012, 03:58:19 AM »
Eleanor -  Not only did Lydia win the Canadian Women's Open -Last week before this she also won the U.S. Womens Amateur Championship - surprised your sports reporter are not all over this.
About Betty's photo - I went back to the photos of our Christmas get together -shes was in some of those but they have just sbout all been deleted. Don't know why.

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« Reply #402 on: December 22, 2012, 05:44:54 AM »
 A very happy Christmas to all our friends in N.Z.  Hope to see the Hobbitt over the Xmas period. :D
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Re: New Zealand Calling
« Reply #403 on: December 22, 2012, 09:48:43 PM »
A very Happy Christmas to Everyone in N Z and of course a Prosperous New Year.

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Re: New Zealand Calling
« Reply #404 on: December 22, 2012, 10:12:55 PM »
Eleanor and Des. wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas and the best in the New Year :-* :-*
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