New Zealand...And why i think it's awesome

NZ, Hmmm  
This is where I grew up 
    
    
  
Coromandel Peninsula New Zealand, I grew up in Kuatunu which is a small town near another small town called Whitianga  
 
    
 
I lived in a house on the hill just to the right of this picture.  
 
I went to Mercury Bay Area School which had 1500 students ranging from Primary school (5-10) Intermediate (11-13) and High School/Collage (13-18)  
Because of the Tax System Healthcare and the school system are free except for school trips which you pay for and dentistry, which you pay for, there is Insurance but that is subsidised by your employer (Varies from workplace to workplace)  
My first Girlfriend was Dana and we made out on the beach, I was 7. it was awesome, My second Girlfriend and first "experience"  was with Jessica and that was in the Grassland near my mothers house I was 13 she was 15, This place holds many great memories,  
 
I now live in Auckland a three hour drive from The Coromandel peninsula   
 
Auckland has around 47 Dormant Volcanoes in the area of the city and  the main drag is built on a Lava flow from tens of thousands of years ago, it was fascinating to read about volcanism and geology when my mum went to Uni and I could just browse the Library and read whatever I liked, when I was 14 my dad went to Manukau Institute of Technology and I continued to read at my leisure whilst he was in classes,   
 
I was born in Melbourne Australia and In my opinion has to be one of the best cities in the world,  
Whether you want to believe me or not, by the time I was 6 I have been three times around the world, My father is Dutch and mum is a kiwi, and nearly every year they travelled from new Zealand to Holland and then to Australia so I have been to most major stop over airports  
 
New Zealand is awesome because whilst you guys are in the middle of winter I am enjoying a temperate 25-32°C summer getting a nice tan and living it up with my mates New Zealand is a great place to live      
 
now for some pictures 
 
      

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Posted by Red12b

NZ, Hmmm  
This is where I grew up 
    
    
  
Coromandel Peninsula New Zealand, I grew up in Kuatunu which is a small town near another small town called Whitianga  
 
    
 
I lived in a house on the hill just to the right of this picture.  
 
I went to Mercury Bay Area School which had 1500 students ranging from Primary school (5-10) Intermediate (11-13) and High School/Collage (13-18)  
Because of the Tax System Healthcare and the school system are free except for school trips which you pay for and dentistry, which you pay for, there is Insurance but that is subsidised by your employer (Varies from workplace to workplace)  
My first Girlfriend was Dana and we made out on the beach, I was 7. it was awesome, My second Girlfriend and first "experience"  was with Jessica and that was in the Grassland near my mothers house I was 13 she was 15, This place holds many great memories,  
 
I now live in Auckland a three hour drive from The Coromandel peninsula   
 
Auckland has around 47 Dormant Volcanoes in the area of the city and  the main drag is built on a Lava flow from tens of thousands of years ago, it was fascinating to read about volcanism and geology when my mum went to Uni and I could just browse the Library and read whatever I liked, when I was 14 my dad went to Manukau Institute of Technology and I continued to read at my leisure whilst he was in classes,   
 
I was born in Melbourne Australia and In my opinion has to be one of the best cities in the world,  
Whether you want to believe me or not, by the time I was 6 I have been three times around the world, My father is Dutch and mum is a kiwi, and nearly every year they travelled from new Zealand to Holland and then to Australia so I have been to most major stop over airports  
 
New Zealand is awesome because whilst you guys are in the middle of winter I am enjoying a temperate 25-32°C summer getting a nice tan and living it up with my mates New Zealand is a great place to live      
 
now for some pictures 
 
      

Posted by KarlPilkington

Needs a better name. With our island we put the word Great in front of it, just so you know. Great New Zealand is much better.

Posted by Ineedaname

You also live there so it's like +10 awesome points.

Posted by Red12b
@Ineedaname said:
" You also live there so it's like +10 awesome points. "
You know it babe, 
Posted by Tebbit

And that's on a bad day!

Posted by mylifeforAiur

Don't you mean Australia Jr.?^^ I kid! New Zealand is a beautiful place, I'll love to visit one day ;) 

Posted by ZeForgotten

Didn't you do one of these already? I swear I've seen those pictures on here a lot.  

Posted by Gargantuan

This is why I love New Zealand
  

Posted by Khann

Yep, as an Aussie living in New Zealand, I have to agree that NZ is awesome.  
 
I'm in the South Island, so lots of beautiful scenery and (in my opinion) a fantastic climate. 

Posted by JJWeatherman

Looks nice. But at the same time, it looks spider-infested. I couldn't deal with that.

Posted by Where_Am_I

Looks beautiful.

Posted by Scrumdidlyumptious

New Zealand sucks because I live in Auckland

Posted by Red12b
@JJWeatherman said:
" Looks nice. But at the same time, it looks spider-infested. I couldn't deal with that. "
Not really, We don't have many poisonousness spiders No Snakes not many other spiders also.
Posted by Eric_Buck

Got sheep?

Posted by ShaunassNZ
@Red12b said:
" @JJWeatherman said:
" Looks nice. But at the same time, it looks spider-infested. I couldn't deal with that. "
Not really, We don't have many poisonousness spiders No Snakes not many other spiders also. "
Yeah,  if you were to find something you didn't like, it'd be wetas and shit.  
 
 
+10 for NZ
Posted by JJWeatherman
@ShaunassNZ said:
" @Red12b said:
" @JJWeatherman said:
" Looks nice. But at the same time, it looks spider-infested. I couldn't deal with that. "
Not really, We don't have many poisonousness spiders No Snakes not many other spiders also. "
Yeah,  if you were to find something you didn't like, it'd be wetas and shit.    +10 for NZ "
I just googled that, and I could totally live with those. 
 
I'm moving to New Zealand.
Posted by Ben99

where I live is desert , desert and more desert and I LOVE IT !! 
Actually I live in an urban city to the east coast but desert is where my hometown is .

Posted by iSylence
@JJWeatherman said:
" @ShaunassNZ said:
" @Red12b said:
" @JJWeatherman said:
" Looks nice. But at the same time, it looks spider-infested. I couldn't deal with that. "
Not really, We don't have many poisonousness spiders No Snakes not many other spiders also. "
Yeah,  if you were to find something you didn't like, it'd be wetas and shit.    +10 for NZ "
I just googled that, and I could totally live with those.  I'm moving to New Zealand. "
Do it. Let me know when you're here and I'll put the kettle on. :)
Posted by beej

God damnit I really want to live in new zealand. All this is exacerbated by the fact that I have a friend who has dual citizenship there. 

Posted by ThePhantomnaut

New Zealand has an arcade with Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition. That's cool.

Posted by mrfizzy
@Red12b: im an aussie and went to the south island a few years ago, its like Tasmania here, just no where near as shit. Christchurch and Queenstown are fucking amazing. Sweet as bro, (im sorry but i had to say it). 
Posted by Alphiehyr

The rural lands are very nice but it's a shame that it's populated with disgusting people.

Posted by MisterChief
@Alphiehyr said:
" The rural lands are very nice but it's a shame that it's populated with disgusting people. "
What?
Posted by Tebbit
@Scrumdidlyumptious said:
" New Zealand sucks because I live in Auckland "
Move to Wanganui: More Beautiful, Equivalent Gangs! 
 
@DrFreeman said:
" @JJWeatherman said:
" @ShaunassNZ said:
" @Red12b said:
" @JJWeatherman said:
" Looks nice. But at the same time, it looks spider-infested. I couldn't deal with that. "
Not really, We don't have many poisonousness spiders No Snakes not many other spiders also. "
Yeah,  if you were to find something you didn't like, it'd be wetas and shit.    +10 for NZ "
I just googled that, and I could totally live with those.  I'm moving to New Zealand. "
Do it. Let me know when you're here and I'll put the kettle on. :) "
I'll make you some Marmite on toast.
Posted by Scapegoat

The place is nice to look at, but be prepared for crappy internet. Strict data caps ahoy! 
 
(Note: posting this message has used approximately 17% of my monthly internet cap).

Posted by Ramyun

You know Slurpees don't exist in NZ so that deducts points in my book. But overall yeah, NZ is a beautiful place.

Edited by gupta90

Im rocking dual citizenship, I live in Australia now but I was in Auckland for 6 years before and man NZ is beautiful.   

@Alphiehyr said:

" The rural lands are very nice but it's a shame that it's populated with disgusting people. "

I feel you
Posted by ArchScabby

That's not New Zealand.  I don't see a single hobbit in any of those pics.

Posted by MisterChief
@Ramyun said:
" You know Slurpees don't exist in NZ so that deducts points in my book. But overall yeah, NZ is a beautiful place. "
We have Slurpee style drinks.
Posted by Khann
@Scapegoat said:
" The place is nice to look at, but be prepared for crappy internet. Strict data caps ahoy!  (Note: posting this message has used approximately 17% of my monthly internet cap). "
Oh how unfortunately true this is :(
Posted by Khann
@ArchScabby said:
" That's not New Zealand.  I don't see a single hobbit in any of those pics. "
Fun fact: I used to live in Matamata.  
Posted by TooWalrus

I lived there from 14 to 16 years old, and it is a really fucking cool place. Course the gaming situation was terrible... but I can live with that. 

Posted by FunExplosions

That fourth picture is amazing. Did you take these? Oh, and I didn't read any of that. I'm too tired to read stuff.

Posted by Red12b
@FunExplosions:  
No, but I have been to all the places shown. 
Posted by Red12b
@Khann:  
Posted by BraveToaster

That looks beautiful.

Posted by KaosAngel

...I have never in my life seen water that colour.  I always thought it was in movies.  Our shores suck.  :(

Posted by CharkeeFarlee

GODDAM THIS MAKES ME WISH MY PARENTS MOVED TO NZ A FEW YEARS AGO.

Posted by artofwar420

NZ sounds and looks amazing brah.

Posted by MauveForest

I want to visit your country, if it only was closer to mine so I don't have to fly so far. *sigh*

Posted by fwylo

Pretty. Do want.

Posted by Zimbo

Middle Earth sure is a beautiful place.

Posted by Aetheldod

Welll i live in Mexico and ... it shucks :( so you want all of us  to feel envy????

Posted by FreakAche

New Zealand: 
Better than Old Zealand!

Posted by FlamingHobo

Those pictures just make me want to live them when I'm older even more than I did previously!

Posted by Khann

Neu Zulland

Posted by Colonel_Cool

...It's like Minecraft in real life.

Posted by bartok

Flight of the Conchords is awesome and so is Dead Alive. Kiwis your alright in my book.

Posted by afrofools

Sweet. Makes me want to go there. Where I live in Australia (In QLD) is similar, but there is more houses, and fat people (and not the kind that becomes more charismatic the fatter they are). The ocean water is horrible brown and has got mud all through it. Plus when you are swimming in the ocean (which I do a fair bit), you just know there is a Saltwater crocodile somewhere not too far away, and just hope that you don't get eaten since it is actually quite rare for people to be eaten (I don't know why though). We have amazing crystal-clear creeks run through forest like in the photo you showed us with the moss, plus we got white sand on those creeks (brown-ish white on beaches). Near my house is a river that is either green (from tree reflectoins), or dirty brown during the "wet season", which is like all the time like totally girlfriend. The climate is hot and humid, but we still have icy-cold waterfalls, and one really GIANT waterfall that would kill you before you could blink from the massive pressure. BAM! On the non-environmental front our internet sucks, but it isn't that bad. I'm not sure if I'd rather live where you live/d, but the water looks wa-ay better than where I am going by the photos. 
 
The water is blue until you're in it... C/a/i/r/n/s Australia baby. The ocean water in the island is actually clean because it is away from the mainland coast. It rains so much that our roads are always forming potholes and the sky can often be grey (almost all of 2010 was grey sky from clouds).
     
     
      

Posted by TheFreeMan

yep. moving to new zealand would be a dream.

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