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    Talking We are here!!!

    We finally made it after what seems like years of planning. We touched down on NZ soil this morning. The journey was not without a little 'hiccup'. We arrived at Heathrow with plenty of time to check in and make the flight only to get to the check in desk and realise that 2 suitcases were still on the taxi (OH & the taxi driver were in charge of counting them in & out!!!!). Thankfully the lovely staff at SA were great and said that they would check the missing 2 cases in as soon as we got them back. As it was the taxi driver had realised pretty quickly and turned round. He was waiting outside the terminal!! After that we felt nothing could be worse and it wasn't. The flights were good and apart from the cattle market that is heathrow the airports were good. SA didn't even query our additional baggage allowance.

    We had night flights and weren't able to sleep much so we are all shattered and will be going to bed early and hopefully be up and raring to go in the morning. Then I can post a better 'first impressions' post.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickydwuk View Post
    .....and realise that 2 suitcases were still on the taxi
    I bet that made your heart jump about a bit.

    Good to know you've arrived safely and in one piece. Guess it's much too early for first impressions so I'll just have to wait patiently until you do your next post.

    Rest up well and you can start to enjoy your new country.
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    Good to hear you arrived safe and well with all luggage in tow.

    Hope it doesn't take too long to recover from the flights etc and you can start enjoying your new life in New Zealand. I hope Adrian is glad you persuaded him to take the plunge.

    Look forward to hearing more from you. Enjoy.

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    Welcome to New Zealand

    Look forward to your first impressions post

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    Hey Nickster, welcome to NZ.

    That'll be another forum family for Chch then. Watch out Taffy, the balance of power is shifting our way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kokopeli View Post
    That'll be another forum family for Chch then.
    South Island will soon be sinking slowly into the sea under the weight of all the MTNZers who have moved there lately. You'll be OK though KP, you've got a kayak.
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    Crikey nicky, didn't expect to hear from you so soon.

    Glad to hear you made it safe and sound. Are you in Christchurch now? and when do your doggies arrive?

    Look forward to meeting you on the 4th .... have a good few days finding your feet, and sleeping!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickydwuk View Post
    We finally made it after what seems like years of planning. We touched down on NZ soil this morning. The journey was not without a little 'hiccup'. We arrived at Heathrow with plenty of time to check in and make the flight only to get to the check in desk and realise that 2 suitcases were still on the taxi (OH & the taxi driver were in charge of counting them in & out!!!!). Thankfully the lovely staff at SA were great and said that they would check the missing 2 cases in as soon as we got them back. As it was the taxi driver had realised pretty quickly and turned round. He was waiting outside the terminal!! After that we felt nothing could be worse and it wasn't. The flights were good and apart from the cattle market that is heathrow the airports were good. SA didn't even query our additional baggage allowance.

    We had night flights and weren't able to sleep much so we are all shattered and will be going to bed early and hopefully be up and raring to go in the morning. Then I can post a better 'first impressions' post.
    Welcome Nicky ....... wow you were fast to say hi, we are thinking of nothing apart from sleep when we arrived !!!!!

    But you seem to have arrived just as the spring weather has bloomed !!!! big big welcome to Chch (enjoy the hozzie when you start) look forward to meeting you at the BBQ

    Alan
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    Nice to hear Nicky u reached well and safe. Have a good time in your new home and country.
    Cheers!!
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