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[NZ] New Zealand!

Posted: Fri Jun 06, 2008 6:16 pm UTC
by Gojoe
As far as i can tell, there are no New Zealand meet ups. I live in Christchurch and would like to meet some people of similar interests. I am 19 and work at a computer software company. If there is enough interest and some good ideas, post em here and lets get a meet up going.

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Tue Jun 10, 2008 3:41 pm UTC
by SpitValve
I'll be back home in December. Mostly visiting family and friends in Wellington, Tauranga & Auckland.

I'm not sure if we have critical mass for a real event yet.

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:07 am UTC
by pollywog
I'd be keen to meet some xkcdites, I guess. I have a car now, and will probably be doing a lot of driving around the country in the near future.

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 5:06 am UTC
by Indelible
Hey, I live in Chch too! I have an interview with Tait on Tuesday (so I'm not cool enough to call myself a software engineer...yet) Anyway, I was a fan of xkcd BEFORE they started printing it in Canta. I'm an original dammit.

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:12 am UTC
by Gojoe
If you work at tait we would be work neighbors as I work at Jade. I never went to canty so i didn't know they printed it there lol

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Sun Jun 29, 2008 1:18 am UTC
by random_kitty
*signing in from Auckland*

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 4:04 am UTC
by zmbi
Wellingtown reporting in!

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 9:28 am UTC
by random_kitty
Hmmm - need more NZers :lol:

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:07 am UTC
by Gojoe
Yes maam we do!

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:54 am UTC
by edf825
Christchurch here - first year CompSci/Math at Canty. Also a pre-Canta xkcder.

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:08 am UTC
by Indelible
Yay I got the job! Where is Jade? I've been there 3 weeks now and haven't seen it? Is it in the Technology Park or something? My title is officially "Software Technician", which basically means I try to make the build scripts run smoothely and fix the linux boxes when the engineers break them. "Tech support, how to be a lesser paid staff member and still feel smugly superior to everyone else" -me.

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Sun Jul 27, 2008 5:18 am UTC
by Gojoe
Jade is down Sheffield Cres. So not quite neighboors, but like walking distance. I am outside tait like every time i want to catch the number 10 bus home

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:11 am UTC
by bob001
well i'm in tauranga.

i suppose arranging a meet up would be sort of ridiculous since theres very very few of us and we're all around the country.. :(

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 6:25 am UTC
by Gojoe
'Tis true unfortunatly.... unless there is an influx of people on one area in particular... People from NZ should continue to post here though... you never know...

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 8:35 am UTC
by Princess Marzipan
Once the location is determined, the most pressing matter will be who is bringing the sheep.

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:13 am UTC
by Tigerlion
That and Peter Jackson.

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Wed Aug 06, 2008 5:27 am UTC
by Gojoe
Come on, Flight of the conchords are the new Peter Jackson

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:15 am UTC
by TunezNZ
Aucklander signing in!!

Myself and a friend are willing to give a kick to the auckland region hashing numbers.

Anything else been talked about?

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Mon Oct 06, 2008 1:38 am UTC
by RichardMcN
Dunedin. There must be some more xkcders from Otago Uni here somewhere...

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:01 am UTC
by Slompstain
Hmm, I live in Auckland and visit Christchurch once or twice a year :-). Anyone else a student at Auckland Uni?

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:19 am UTC
by Gojoe
Now someone just needs to organize this thing. Any volunteers?

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:52 am UTC
by pollywog
Ok. We should meet in Nelson, because it's in the middle. In fact, we should go to Botanical Hill! The center of nz! It's only 20 km from my house!

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 7:53 am UTC
by Gojoe
How about we all just meet up at Polly's house!

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:03 am UTC
by pollywog
Alright. You just have to remember that it's 20km from anyhwere at all.

(Turns out that Nelson is actually about 30km away)

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:10 am UTC
by Slompstain
I had to consult a map :S.
Woot, I detect an adventure. I'd chip in for petrol if anyone in Auckland has a license, car and isn't afraid of ferries :).

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:12 am UTC
by Gojoe
Anyone want to drive up from Chch?
I am totally up for a road trip!

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Tue Oct 14, 2008 8:17 am UTC
by pollywog
Anyone need a ride from Richmond to Upper Moutere? I could take you after work.

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Wed Oct 15, 2008 8:15 am UTC
by Slompstain
Just waiting for the Aucklanders to get round to reading this :lol:.

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:24 am UTC
by inktvis
I'm in Auckland and I have the wet shoes to prove it

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 1:29 am UTC
by Slompstain
HA. What, it's been raining? I haven't been outside for 3 days, hmm. Are you car-less and license free like me?

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Thu Oct 16, 2008 6:27 am UTC
by inktvis
Yep, not even a bicycle.. that's something I miss living here

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 5:12 am UTC
by TunezNZ
Im a aucklander, yet only have my restricted... and being a year 12 student not much money...

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Mon Oct 20, 2008 10:37 am UTC
by Gojoe
So we are going to the top of the south island. Is that the plan? Someone have a park or something in mind? Or what should we do? I totally think we should do some laser strike...

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 5:33 am UTC
by TunezNZ
Love laser strike!!!, I have a 200mW laser... anyway, when are we thinking of this? January? please dont say november.

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 6:01 am UTC
by Gojoe
Well in January, I plan to be in Florida for a month. I think we should all put up what time does not work, and figure out when is best.

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 7:31 am UTC
by TunezNZ
**Avaliable**
Tunez- December 28th-When School Starts again

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:05 am UTC
by pollywog
I'm going to the Big Day Out, and road tripping up from Nelson. If anyone wants to meet up on the way, drop us a line.

If we meet up in the Top of the South I have a few places in mind we could go. Kites in the park etc.

I'm free all next year after February, if I get into this course.

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 10:01 am UTC
by Gojoe
I am free after feb as well.
Also, if you come down to Christchurch, we should meet up.

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Wed Oct 22, 2008 9:08 pm UTC
by vslayer
newbie to the forums, but thought id finally sign up if it means meeting some of my fellow 'nerds', im in the selwyn district, so if anyone in either christchurch or ashvegas wants to meet up(LAN maybe?) that wolud be cool. also, im always keen for a road trip if thats the plan.

Re: New Zealand meet up

Posted: Thu Oct 23, 2008 3:41 am UTC
by Gojoe
vslayer wrote:newbie to the forums, but thought id finally sign up if it means meeting some of my fellow 'nerds', im in the selwyn district, so if anyone in either christchurch or ashvegas wants to meet up(LAN maybe?) that wolud be cool. also, im always keen for a road trip if thats the plan.
I am in Christchurch!