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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby pollywog » Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:10 pm UTC

I could show you Nelson, and some of the surrounding area. It's no joke the most beautiful place in the world.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Phoenix112358 » Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:35 am UTC

Anyone go to Auckland Uni? And mebbeh doing Engineering?
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Izawwlgood » Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:46 am UTC

We're doing the Mt. Doom hike tomorrow, and working our way south.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby vslayer » Sun Apr 18, 2010 12:27 pm UTC

When you hit Christchurch be sure to head out through Arthurs pass and do the cave stream swim/climb. I can't remember how long it is, but I remember it taking about two hours to climb through it going upstream, so set aside a full day then you can check out castle hill and the lakes while you're in the area.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Izawwlgood » Sun May 02, 2010 7:00 am UTC

Okay, we'll be in Auckland the 5th. If anyone wants to get a drink, lemme know.
For now, we're heading to the north cape for sand dune boogyboarding and such, and then heading down the west coast for the kauri forests.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby dragon » Tue Jul 13, 2010 11:40 am UTC

Good evening, NZ thread!
I've been visiting family on the West Coast and soon will head to Christchurch (through Arthur's Pass) and spend the day/evening there, this coming Friday. Are there any places of interest that you guys could recommend? We are all adults, and we have until almost 4am Saturday morning as our flight back to Australia leaves a bit after 6.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby vslayer » Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:34 am UTC

Hey guys, anyone keen to kick off another round of the sneakernet? I can front for a 2TB or two to send around if there is new content to be shared. I've been downloading at a rate of about 100gb/month since the start of the year, so have quite a bit of new stuff here.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby pollywog » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:01 pm UTC

I guess I'd be keen. I formatted my hd not long ago, so I haven't got much, but I could pool from other people as well.

Willing to put in cash money.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Gojoe » Fri Aug 20, 2010 7:42 am UTC

I have a 500GB drive as well that I could put to good use. That is if we want it going two directions at once.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby pollywog » Fri Aug 20, 2010 11:50 pm UTC

You know we love it two ways, Gojoe.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby vslayer » Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:47 am UTC

Ok, if I load up a drive with ~800gb of stuff from my computer onto this 1.5 I have here then send that and a new drive to one of you guys, can I get someone to back up any new stuff from the sneakernet onto said drive for me to pick up when I come back to NZ at the end of the year?
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Gojoe » Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:25 am UTC

I can do that with ease. I have about 1.5TB of storage at my house (that is unused)

Also I have a friend near saladin that is interested (also saladin is in)
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby vslayer » Tue Aug 24, 2010 4:23 am UTC

Sweet. PM me your address(can't recall which flat number you were) and I shall get them both in the mail as soon as possible.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Gojoe » Wed Aug 25, 2010 5:49 am UTC

Done!
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby vslayer » Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:49 am UTC

There should be a new 2TB drive on its way to your house now to get things kicked off, I assume you still have the old enclosure laying around?

Provided work isn't too busy I should be able to get into town and ship my harddrive full of goodies over to you by the end of the week.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Gojoe » Thu Aug 26, 2010 10:56 am UTC

I still have the enclosure... But I might just go buy a new one for us anyway.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby SnakesNDMartyrs » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:54 pm UTC

I could show you Nelson, and some of the surrounding area. It's no joke the most beautiful place in the worl


Nelson since I was 2 - I'd have to agree with you :)
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby pollywog » Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:11 am UTC

SnakesNDMartyrs wrote:
I could show you Nelson, and some of the surrounding area. It's no joke the most beautiful place in the worl
Nelson since I was 2 - I'd have to agree with you :)
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Gojoe » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:15 am UTC

I got the 2TB drive. Will buy a new enclosure today if I can. And fill it up with my stuff over the next 2/3 days while on night shift.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby SnakesNDMartyrs » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:45 pm UTC

Born and bred. Been here 21 years and can't wait to get out.


I would've been gone already if I didn't pick up such a good job after I came back from Uni.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby pollywog » Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:11 am UTC

I had a good job. Now I got a shitty one, and I'm off to uni next year.

Where are you situated? Richmond, Stoke, City, etc? If it's not too much to ask. You don't have to answer, but I'm not going to stalk you or anything.

Maybe not.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby SnakesNDMartyrs » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:35 pm UTC

Live in Stoke and work in the city :) yourself?
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby pollywog » Thu Sep 02, 2010 3:41 am UTC

Live in Richmond and work in Stoke. Sure beats Upper Moutere to Richmond as a commute.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby SnakesNDMartyrs » Thu Sep 02, 2010 4:04 am UTC

Oh what - I like that road, although twice a day might be a bit much.. You think you had it bad, I was commuting from Tapawera to Nelson for work everyday for a few months. Dark when I left, dark when I returned and I don't even think it was winter :)
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby pollywog » Thu Sep 02, 2010 9:43 am UTC

I think it was just 6 days a week getting up at 5am that did me in. And the $90 petrol bill.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby Gojoe » Sat Sep 11, 2010 11:26 am UTC

Sorry, shit has been pretty crazy here with the earthquake. I have not sent it yet. I will try to do it Monday. Sorry for the hold up.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby vslayer » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:20 am UTC

I'm in the same boat with the flooding over here. May be able to get my portable off to you tomorrow if things go to plan.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby aylalalalalala » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:31 pm UTC

another vote for nelson being awesome - well the weather anyway... and night shifts sucking.. i miss sunshine! :shock:
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby pollywog » Sat Oct 02, 2010 1:20 am UTC

Nice and sunny today, or it was, til about an hour ago.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby aylalalalalala » Fri Oct 08, 2010 11:36 am UTC

....and now its raining like it has for most of this spring. yay for nelson. can anybody else fangirl/fanboy with me over the big day out line up?? :shock: eeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby pollywog » Fri Oct 08, 2010 10:08 pm UTC

I am definitely thinking of going. Wolfmother! MIA! The only ones I'm not that keen on are Rammstein and Tool. Last time I road tripped up from Nelson in a van, and it was sweet.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby aylalalalalala » Sat Oct 09, 2010 3:18 am UTC

hah, thats a lot of driving yikes! tool and deftones are why i'm going, i went to see tool last time in 2007 i think but i really cant recall that much, drinking from 11 in the morning does not aid memory and wearing shoes in a mosh pit is always a good idea.... but it was still epic, cant wait i have been dying to see deftones, i have my flights and ticket sorted already XD, i would probably go see M.I.A just to wind my da up, he loves trip hop. and come on rammensteins pyrotechnics would be worth watching at least :P ! sorry i'm totally overexcited right now.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby pollywog » Sun Oct 10, 2010 4:38 am UTC

I'm more excited about Phat, cos it will probably be cheaper and it goes for longer. And there's more time for hard drugs. Why cram everything into one day when you can do it all over 4 days?
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby suffer-cait » Mon Oct 11, 2010 5:27 am UTC

because hard drugs is not a thing you should be doing anyway.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby aylalalalalala » Mon Oct 11, 2010 8:30 pm UTC

meh, phat is not really my thing, and i will be stuck working new years anyway, stupid taxis needing someone to answer the phone on new years. and like the evil bastard that i am, i like to mosh :D ... and remember what the bands actually sounded like :P (god i am getting old, next i'll be talking about wearing earplugs to concerts...)
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby pollywog » Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:22 am UTC

suffer-cait wrote:because hard drugs is not a thing you should be doing anyway.
Tru dat. My mates 21st is coming up soon, and I got to tell him somehow I don't want to ping with him. and If I don't take E on his birthday, I won't be able to take it at Phat. and I just got a new job kitchenhanding, so I might not be able to go anyway. And I don't want to spend $500. So yeah, not going to phat.
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and don't you just hate New Year's jobs.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby aylalalalalala » Wed Oct 13, 2010 3:59 am UTC

and don't you just hate New Year's jobs.


with a burning passion... if i have to do the countdown in the office with 2 other chicks, and obnoxious customers screaming at me on the phone... ugh
christmas day ones suck more if your family doesn't live in the same city... actually being sober for xmas or new years just sucks in general
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby pollywog » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:57 pm UTC

Ahahahaha lucky you. Last year I worked in a restaurant in Mapua, and did the countdown on top of a shipping container on the wharf with my girlfriend, an acrobat and a Californian pot grower. All of my other friends were at Phat, and I finished work at 11:45 New years eve night. The restaurant owner gave my girlfriend a bottle of tequila. She fell off the container.

I think I could handle Christmas sober. It's been a while, might be nice to spend time with the family again. And with my new job, I might even get it off.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby voicedotter » Sun Dec 12, 2010 7:40 pm UTC

I decided I might as well post here coz I'm a NZ'er and willing to meet up with other xkcder's and nerds. I'm a Timaruvian which if you don't know is a person from Timaru. I hope that if we ever do have a NZ xkcd meet up I am able to join in.
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Re: New Zealand meet up

Postby pollywog » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:26 am UTC

So I'm in Wellington now, studying at Massey. Gonna be here for a while, so I'm just wondering if anyone on the boards lives near? Been away for a while.
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