New Zealand

Discussion in 'Where am I? Where are you!' started by BEVS, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. BEVS

    BEVS New Egg

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    Kia Ora from New Zealand.
    I'm at the top of the South Island .
    We've just the two pekin ducks and have just acquired a Barnevelder chicken from someone who didn't want her anymore.
    Happy Days.
     
  2. bibliophile birds

    bibliophile birds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Kia Ora! i'm from the States, but i'm a Kiwi at heart. i lived in Dunedin for a year, though, and am constantly dreaming of the day i can move there for real! oh the farm i will have once i get back there.....[​IMG]
     
  3. HELLO NZ! i'm american, and never been out of the Us, what os it like there? a funny thing i used to think when i was really little, is that i thought NZ was where Norweigh is! XD
     
  4. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Hi Kia, welcome to BYC from southeast Arkansas
     
  5. darkfur

    darkfur Chillin' With My Peeps

    Kia Ora from Upper Hutt
    I've got a back yard (1/4 acre) full of orpingtons (blue, black, buff, splash) and cayuga and muscovy ducks, a loft full of white homing pigeons, a patio full of coturnix and miscellaneous other birds, cats and fish
    [​IMG] Hughie the splash orp roo
    my avatar is one of our coturnix quail hatching - it took a bit of careful timing to take the photo
     
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  6. bibliophile birds

    bibliophile birds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Kia Ora isn't Bevs name. it's a common greeting in New Zealand. it's Maori for "be well/be healthy." The New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage website lists it as one of 100 Māori words every New Zealander should know, with a definition "Hi!, G'day! (general informal greeting)".

    (don't worry. i didn't know it either until i lived there. the taxi driver who picked me up at the airport said it to me and totally confused me. i was expecting British colloquialisms- cheers! and whatnot- but not Maori. i thought to myself "and here i thought i wasn't going to have to learn a new language!" it's kinda like Aloha, though- everyone uses it.)
     
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  7. mendygnl

    mendygnl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome,Bev, from the heartland of the U.S., Iowa! [​IMG]
     
  8. jenjscott

    jenjscott Mosquito Beach Poultry

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    Well then, Kia Ora to you Bev, from south east Arkansas
     
  9. joannadale

    joannadale Out Of The Brooder

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    G'day to you Bev
    So cool to see another Kiwi on the list. Although I'm a Brit and moved to NZ last year to take over some land my grandfather left me. I spent a good chunk of time there last year but had to return to the U.K. after my dad was taken ill. I only got back last week and unpacked at the cottage a couple of days ago. Do stay in contact. I've found this forum to be so helpful especially for me having never done anything like this in my life!

    Joanna.

    http://gardencottageblog.ruqqa.com/
     
  10. jnine

    jnine Out Of The Brooder

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    Hey there from a Kiwi living in Aussie [​IMG] I'm from Hawkes Bay and head back there whenever I can as I do miss it terribly sometimes. I'm in Qld now - warm, humid and thunderstorms!
     

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