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What about the weather guys? I hear North Island (Auckland) is far better than the South, but still not great?

Wes, I live in Wellington.  It is awesome here.  Wind blows on average about 60km/h and there are LOTS of hills.  Auckland weather is much like Cape Town.  4 seasons in one day.  Wellington is more consistent.

 

Wayne, if you are keen to check out Wellington, PM me and I will send you my mobile number.

 

Thanks

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Checkout people actually work in Aus and NZ. 

 

A single person can swipe your groceries, put them in a bag for you and handle payment  pretty quickly. Mostly because they are standing instead of sitting down and focused on their job instead of talking to 3 other people.

 

Otherwise you just go to a self checkout and do it all yourself in a few seconds. 

 

And how I miss paypass! Just tap your card on the register for any purchase below $100 and its done. None of this swiping/signing nonsense.

 

(buying groceries in SA is perhaps my single biggest peeve, I'm sorry)

Constantly amazes me how fast the checkout people work. And they are friendly, too.

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Wes, I live in Wellington.  It is awesome here.  Wind blows on average about 60km/h and there are LOTS of hills.  Auckland weather is much like Cape Town.  4 seasons in one day.  Wellington is more consistent.

 

Wayne, if you are keen to check out Wellington, PM me and I will send you my mobile number.

 

Thanks

Hahaha yes Welly is consistent all right! Consistently sh*t. But Welly is also like Cape Town in another way: on those rare occasions when the weather is good, you have to tell the whole rest of the country because it is pretty spectacular  :thumbup:

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WP how are your kids adjusting??

Loving it.

 

They are so resilient. They never bring up SA.

 

They are making new friends and enjoying themselves.

 

We are a lot more active here.

 

My son joins me twice a week at my boxing gym. Today we walked to school and tonight both kids have swimming lessons.

 

Its a whole other way of life.

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