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    Hey guys- some help required if anyone knows how to help.

    My dad has 2 friends in NZ- one I know there address but have been struggleing to get hold of them the other I have an address for but it is many many years since he and my dad have been in touch so could have moved on.

    The first is in Taupaki and his wife works at a school but don't know which one- it is a small chance but maybe if anyone lives around there they could recognise the name or know them- surname is Etherington- they moved to NZ about 6 years ago.

    The second has been in NZ for longer than I can remember and was an old school friend of my dads- we went to the leaving party and my dad has lost touch- the address for him I have is Stanmore Bay- surname of Barrett.

    If anyone has any idea how I may be able to get intouch with these people it would be greatly appreciated- a long shot i know but you never know who knows who.

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    One way of tracking people down is via the NZ online phone book White Pages . You're lucky if you hit it right with only one or two likely entries but it becomes a problem when you're looking for a more common name and end up with 10 or more.

    Here's a few Barretts from Stanmore Bay .

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    Beth

    Have u tried OldFriends.co.nz - Find your old friends! - School Reunions - New Zealand?

    Let me know if you want me to do a search on it.

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    Thanks guys.

    Not sure the Barretts you found were the right ones MB and the reunited thing probably wouldn't be much use as they never went to school in NZ.

    I have an email address for the Etheringtons in Taupaki but been having no luck with it- i'm presuming they have changed it. I was hoping they would have sent xmas card and annual news letter to my dad but nothing has arrived.
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    The Etherington entry, in my first link above, was a single one for that name and it's not that common a name. If the initials aren't those of your dad's friend, could it be either his son or daughter's entry or maybe even his wife's if he's passed on? He could possibly be traced through them. Bit of a coincidence having an Etherington in Taupaki that's not in some way related to your dad's friend. It'd either be a case of using snail mail to write to that address to ask for info or ringing the phone number which would give you a quick answer. It's certainly worth a try as you never know where these things lead.

    The Barrett one is a bit more tricky because there's several to choose from. You'd have to work your way through the most likely ones in the hope one of them could give you some lead.
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    You could always try good old Trade Me - OldFriends.co.nz - Find your old friends! - School Reunions - New Zealand

    Good luck!

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