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by flyboy1980
Tue Jun 21, 2005 6:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Nice Publicity There Norway. :-/ (Whale Hunting)
Replies: 23
Views: 1590

RE: Nice Publicity There Norway. :-/ (Whale Hunting)

New Zealand is particularly concerned about the attitude of the pro-whaling nations - Iceland, Norway and Japan. In some way I understand the Icelandic and Norweigan point of view - it is something they have done culturally for a long time and catch the whales in their own surrounding ocean areas. T...

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by flyboy1980
Sun Jun 19, 2005 1:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Huge Rally In Spain Against Gay Marriage
Replies: 179
Views: 5006

RE: Huge Rally In Spain Against Gay Marriage

Society does not dictate what a "family" is - a family is any group of people who consider themselves as such - whether it be Mum, Dad and kids, 2 gay men or women living together, a single Mum (or Dad) and kids, Grandparents who raise their grandchildren etc etc. Family doen't have to mean blood co...

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by flyboy1980
Mon Jun 13, 2005 9:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Why Don't Books Have Age-ratings?
Replies: 3
Views: 2694

RE: Why Don't Books Have Age-ratings?

When I bought "American Psycho" the novel, it had a sticker on the front saying R18 - not for sale to minors or something similar.

Guess it depends on the law in the country it's sold in.

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by flyboy1980
Sun May 29, 2005 1:21 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Your Fav Ever Songs
Replies: 12
Views: 2155

RE: Your Fav Ever Songs

"Blindfold" by Morcheeba, from the album "Big Calm".

IMO a superb piece of music and my favourite song of all time.

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by flyboy1980
Fri May 27, 2005 7:16 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Strangest/most Unusual Carry-on Pax Item?
Replies: 35
Views: 5516

RE: Strangest/most Unusual Carry-on Pax Item?

When I worked for Air <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym>, on a flight IVC to <acronym title="Christchurch - International (CHC / NZCH), New Zealand">CHC</acronym> (Invercargill to Christchurch), a man came on with a Swede. Not that unusual u might think, but this wasn't someone from Swede...

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by flyboy1980
Mon May 23, 2005 5:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Recommend Some Dance Music
Replies: 27
Views: 2079

RE: Recommend Some Dance Music

"Sing it back" by Moloko is an awesome dance track.

"Men are not nice guys" is a slower, but still excellent French House track. The video is really really good too.

I like too much dance music to put it all here...I'm a big fan of house tracks that have big disco strings though!

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by flyboy1980
Fri May 20, 2005 11:53 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The 146/Avro: Beauty Or Beast?
Replies: 51
Views: 4917

RE: The 146/Avro: Beauty Or Beast?

I used to crew the 146-300 for Air <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym>, when they operated a few on a temporary basis. Pax loved the 146 - we had 5 abreast seating which was very roomy and comfortable. They'd always say how much more comfy it was compared to the Air <acronym title="Air New...

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by flyboy1980
Thu May 19, 2005 2:49 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Whaling In The 21st Century
Replies: 20
Views: 1767

RE: Whaling In The 21st Century

The Japanese attitude to the IWC is disgusting as well. It is well known they buy votes from poor countries. New Zealand and Australia have been at the forefront of protesting against commercial whaling. There is also a South Pacific Whale sanctuary, although the Japanese do not recognise it, even t...

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by flyboy1980
Wed May 18, 2005 2:44 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is The Predominant Religion In You Country?
Replies: 52
Views: 5871

RE: What Is The Predominant Religion In You Country?

New Zealand -

Anglican 24%, Presbyterian 18%, Roman Catholic 15%, Methodist 5%, Baptist 2%, other Protestant 3%, unspecified or none 33% (1986).

Got that from the CIA factbook online.

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by flyboy1980
Mon May 16, 2005 11:26 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The Exorcist-Does It Still Scare You?
Replies: 18
Views: 2427

RE: The Exorcist-Does It Still Scare You?

I'm glad they added the "spider walk" back in - I thought that was particularly creepy.

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by flyboy1980
Sun May 15, 2005 12:48 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Energy Drinks
Replies: 27
Views: 1655

RE: Energy Drinks

Well I would expect an Australian to hate a <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> made drink... We don't have Sprite recharge here, Coke does an energy drink called E2 Energy, and it comes in Berry or Citrus flavours, with real juice. It has replaced LiftPlus here. Never liked LiftPlus - tho...

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by flyboy1980
Sun May 15, 2005 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: NW -DC9 Collides With A319 many angle photos shown
Replies: 74
Views: 20735

RE: NW -DC9 Collides With A319 Many Angle Photos Shown

When I was in f/a training, we were taught specific situations where we could command an evacuation (without hearing from flight deck) - - fire/smoke in the cabin - flight crew incapacitation - if the fuselage was broken We were warned that in some cases (and possibly the accident this post is about...

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by flyboy1980
Fri May 13, 2005 11:18 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Energy Drinks
Replies: 27
Views: 1655

RE: Energy Drinks

"V" is a <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> made energy drink - you can even get a sugar free version (I just finished a bottle). It tastes way better than Red Bull. I know you can also get it in Australia, not sure about the rest of the world. Incidentally, it's the number 1 soft drink i...

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by flyboy1980
Fri May 13, 2005 11:10 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Any Really "Oddball" People Here?
Replies: 29
Views: 2572

RE: Any Really "Oddball" People Here?

I collect sneakers - so far I have about 8 or 9 pairs, and would collect more if I had the money.I particularly like sneakers from the 70s and 80s. I'm also really into cartoons (Teen Titans, Justice League and <acronym title="Japan Airlines">JL</acronym> Unlimited, Spongebob) and comic books to a l...

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by flyboy1980
Fri May 13, 2005 10:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Really Annoying Accent(s) That You Have.
Replies: 89
Views: 3820

RE: Really Annoying Accent(s) That You Have.

I don't have it, but I know some people from Southland who do - Kiwis on here will know what I mean. People from the province of Southland (and some in Otago) have what we call the "Southland Burr". People from this province and only this province, often pronounce the r in words such as bird, purple...

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by flyboy1980
Fri May 13, 2005 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Funny Safety Demo Experience
Replies: 29
Views: 5247

RE: Funny Safety Demo Experience

Used to have the same problem a lot when I worked for Air <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> on the ATR 72. If you were the "fwd" f/a you did the actions at row 1, while the rear f/a did the PA. As row 1 on the ATR 72 has a bulkhead in front (and extra knee room) it was always popular wit...

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by flyboy1980
Mon May 09, 2005 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Shutdown Stories
Replies: 13
Views: 3283

RE: Airline Shutdown Stories

I was in F/A training when Tasman Pacific Airlines (operating under franchise as Qantas New Zealand) went under in 2001. We were due to do our a/c evacuations on the Saturday morning, but a few hours earlier the airline was placed in liquidation. We turned up to the hangar to find one our trainers i...

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by flyboy1980
Fri May 06, 2005 8:40 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HIV+ Visitors Not Welcome In The US
Replies: 78
Views: 4121

RE: HIV+ Visitors Not Welcome In The US

Mham001 - I wasn't clear enough. I'm talking the average person, who may only have occasional casual sexual encounters with strangers. I totally agree that condoms aren't perfect - but they are the best, cheapest and easiest that we have come up with for safer sex. As I said, abstaining from sex is ...

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by flyboy1980
Fri May 06, 2005 6:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HIV+ Visitors Not Welcome In The US
Replies: 78
Views: 4121

RE: HIV+ Visitors Not Welcome In The US

Wearing a condom for sex and going at it isn't responsible use of a condom and that is what leads to breakage. If you use plenty of water based lubricant and check the condom occasionally during sex then you are lessening the chance of breakage. Generally, most people feel when a condom breaks. Hell...

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by flyboy1980
Fri May 06, 2005 6:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HIV+ Visitors Not Welcome In The US
Replies: 78
Views: 4121

RE: HIV+ Visitors Not Welcome In The US

So what are you saying then??!!

Neither TheCoz or Capt Oveur have answered my question.

Are you both saying people should never have sex?

Do you not have sex because you are terrified of HIV?

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by flyboy1980
Fri May 06, 2005 6:00 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HIV+ Visitors Not Welcome In The US
Replies: 78
Views: 4121

RE: HIV+ Visitors Not Welcome In The US

CaptOveur - it was meant to be an example of balancing risk, not an exact statistic.

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by flyboy1980
Fri May 06, 2005 5:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HIV+ Visitors Not Welcome In The US
Replies: 78
Views: 4121

RE: HIV+ Visitors Not Welcome In The US

Of course I understand. There's probably a 5% chance I will get hit by a car the next time I cross a busy street, but that doesn't stop me from crossing the street. I'm trying to say balancing the risks in our lives is what it's about. MaverickM11 - that's what I was meaning - by having sex and usin...

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by flyboy1980
Fri May 06, 2005 5:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Gays May Be Banned From Donating Sperm
Replies: 34
Views: 3713

RE: Gays May Be Banned From Donating Sperm

It is discrimination, as usual.

Heterosexual transmission rates are higher than homosexual.

Gay people can't give blood either, even if you test HIV negative.

[Edited 2005-05-05 22:48:26]

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by flyboy1980
Fri May 06, 2005 5:45 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Men: Who Uses Face Products?
Replies: 36
Views: 2414

RE: Men: Who Uses Face Products?

- King of Shaves shave gel and oil - Nivea after shave balm - Nivea oil control moisturiser - St Ives Apricot scub 2 x weekly or so - Clean & Clear face wash of some kind All from the supermarket and that lot would cost almost <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym>$100. Would never buy anythi...

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by flyboy1980
Fri May 06, 2005 5:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HIV+ Visitors Not Welcome In The US
Replies: 78
Views: 4121

RE: HIV+ Visitors Not Welcome In The US

TheCoz - So no one should EVER have sex? Is that what you are saying? Having sex is a natural human behaviour - it carries some risk, just like most things in life. Most of us do what we can to minimise those risks and just try to have fun. A 95% or higher rate of non-breakage of condoms is pretty g...

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by flyboy1980
Fri May 06, 2005 5:30 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HIV+ Visitors Not Welcome In The US
Replies: 78
Views: 4121

RE: HIV+ Visitors Not Welcome In The US

TheCoz - that's simply not true. Condoms are 95% (or more) reliable. From the tone of your posts, it's clear you have some underlying prejudice going on. Having sex full stop is "risky". Having sex with a condom (whatever kind of sex) is as safe as it gets, and that <acronym title="Island Airlines (...

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by flyboy1980
Fri May 06, 2005 5:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HIV+ Visitors Not Welcome In The US
Replies: 78
Views: 4121

RE: HIV+ Visitors Not Welcome In The US

By reponsible, he means they would only have safe sex (use condoms) and (perhaps) disclose their status to potential partners.

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by flyboy1980
Fri May 06, 2005 4:47 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: HIV+ Visitors Not Welcome In The US
Replies: 78
Views: 4121

RE: HIV+ Visitors Not Welcome In The US

That really sux. I know a couple of people who are HIV + and they suffer enough discrimination and ignorance from people. Now they can't go on holiday to certain countries because of their illness. Way to make them feel good about themselves and to encourage understanding from the general public...n...

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by flyboy1980
Thu May 05, 2005 10:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Suicide
Replies: 32
Views: 3698

RE: Suicide

As well as you think you know someone, you can NEVER truly know the thoughts inside their heads.

I don't believe anybody WANTS to commit suicide, I believe they simply feel they have no other choice.

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by flyboy1980
Thu May 05, 2005 10:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Simpsons Episode
Replies: 25
Views: 1845

RE: Favorite Simpsons Episode

"Monorail, Monorail, Monoraaaaaaiil!"

I like the opossum's in the emergency brake cupboard. Doesn't Homer say "I call the big one 'bitey'"?

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by flyboy1980
Thu May 05, 2005 7:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mid-air Explosion In NZ
Replies: 25
Views: 11549

RE: Mid-air Explosion In NZ

I heard on the radio this morning that the particular Metro had had problems with some wiring.

That was about as detailed as the report got. Was on 91ZM this morning.

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by flyboy1980
Thu May 05, 2005 4:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alabama May Ban "Gay" Books & Plays
Replies: 145
Views: 4741

RE: Alabama May Ban "Gay" Books & Plays

Jaysit - you forgot the tiara and high heels!

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by flyboy1980
Thu May 05, 2005 3:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alabama May Ban "Gay" Books & Plays
Replies: 145
Views: 4741

RE: Alabama May Ban "Gay" Books & Plays

Protecting children from shooting each other with handguns should be more of a concern...since when has reading a book caused someone's sexual orientation to change?

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by flyboy1980
Thu May 05, 2005 3:39 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favorite Simpsons Episode
Replies: 25
Views: 1845

RE: Favorite Simpsons Episode

NZ747 - too bad you missed the gay marriage episode...it was really really funny  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/smile.gif" alt="Smile"> The Simpsons in England is really funny when Bart and Lisa eat the British candy and go on a "Trainspotting" (the film) type bender. The episode with...

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by flyboy1980
Thu May 05, 2005 3:21 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?
Replies: 36
Views: 2078

RE: Have You Ever Googled Yourself?

I did.

Found someone with the exact same name as me in the USA. I emailed the guy cos it was just a bit weird and then found out his Dad has the same first name as my Dad!

Luckily our Mothers have different names, and he doesn't have a brother like I do.

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by flyboy1980
Thu May 05, 2005 3:18 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When Is Your Next Flight And Which Aircraft?
Replies: 219
Views: 21965

RE: When Is Your Next Flight And Which Aircraft?

Friday June 24, 2005 <acronym title="Christchurch - International (CHC / NZCH), New Zealand">CHC</acronym> - DUD ATR 72-500 (Air New Zealand) Sunday June 26, 2005 DUD - <acronym title="Christchurch - International (CHC / NZCH), New Zealand">CHC</acronym> ATR 72-500 (Air New Zealand) Going to visit m...

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by flyboy1980
Wed May 04, 2005 9:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: What Is Your Current Desktop Wallpaper?
Replies: 113
Views: 5259

RE: What Is Your Current Desktop Wallpaper?

Mine is of the Teen Titans, from the cartoon on Cartoon Network.

Titans Go!

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by flyboy1980
Tue May 03, 2005 8:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Any CV-580's Still Flying?
Replies: 26
Views: 6152

RE: Any CV-580's Still Flying?

Pionair, a charter airline that uses <acronym title="Cargolux (Luxembourg) and Air Chathams (New Zealand)">CV</acronym>-580 and DC-3s is based here in <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym>, and flies in Australia and some of the Pacific Islands too. Another <acronym title="Cargolux (Luxembou...

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by flyboy1980
Mon May 02, 2005 9:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Have Any Films Ever Made You Cry?
Replies: 63
Views: 2616

RE: Have Any Films Ever Made You Cry?

"Amistad" was the closest I have come to crying at a movie (in public).

The scenes depicting how the slaves were treated aboard the ships was horrific due to it being so realistically portrayed.

While horrific, I thought it was an excellent and immensely powerful film.

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by flyboy1980
Fri Apr 29, 2005 12:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: A Simple Question For Christians
Replies: 259
Views: 5218

RE: A Simple Question For Christians

Why would an omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent being need or want to judge us? What purpose would this serve? If a person leads a good life, is thoughtful, respectful, kind to others and obeys the law and yet they have feelings for someone of the same gender, they are to be punished? Not only a...

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by flyboy1980
Fri Apr 29, 2005 12:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline That You Don't Like?
Replies: 29
Views: 3842

Airline That You Don't Like?

There's always an Aussie who'll kick <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> when they get the chance. Ansett was already on the skids before <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> took over. <acronym title="Air New Zealand">NZ</acronym> only bought into <acronym title="Ansett Australia...

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by flyboy1980
Fri Apr 29, 2005 11:57 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Who Here Is/was A Lego-Maniac?
Replies: 62
Views: 7080

RE: Who Here Is/was A Lego-Maniac?

MD-90 - I had that Trans Air cargo plane too - but it was my last Lego set when I was 10/11, I was starting to get a bit old for it. I turned it into an airliner though, added some window blocks from some other set and I always thought of it as a BAe 146. I made my own airport and made something tha...

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by flyboy1980
Fri Apr 29, 2005 8:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Favourite Rock Band
Replies: 66
Views: 3369

RE: Favourite Rock Band

I'm really into The Hives at the moment - "Two timing touch and broken bones" is an excellent song!

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by flyboy1980
Thu Apr 28, 2005 3:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Cheapest Way From Stockholm To Finland
Replies: 11
Views: 4222

RE: Cheapest Way From Stockholm To Finland

I went Helsinki - Stockholm - Helsinki in late 1998 on Viking Line. The ship was Mariella. I had an absolute blast - it was super cheap, a lot of fun and the ship was really nice (needed an update but I think they did this in 2001). The buffet was worth the money - Scandinavian food is delicious! Th...

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by flyboy1980
Thu Apr 28, 2005 1:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Please Help Me! Battling Weight Problems
Replies: 50
Views: 4142

RE: Please Help Me! Battling Weight Problems

Cut back on all fried foods - try getting food that is grilled. Cut back on sugar - drink water/mineral water or diet soft drinks only. Try to avoid cookies, cake etc. Reduce the amount of sauce, cheese and processed foods you eat. Subway is an awesome take-away. I'm not a big fan of veges, but in o...

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by flyboy1980
Thu Apr 28, 2005 9:59 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Alabama May Ban "Gay" Books & Plays
Replies: 145
Views: 4741

RE: Alabama May Ban "Gay" Books & Plays

The next step is burning books that don't fit the evangelical Christian view of the world.

If we are not careful, the world will head for another dark age.

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by flyboy1980
Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Best South Park Episode
Replies: 45
Views: 5652

RE: Best South Park Episode

The one where the old people take over the town, and to stop them they shut down the buffet style restaurant (Country Kitchen?).

That was hilarious! Old people love buffet restaurants here too

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by flyboy1980
Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:48 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Broken Tooth :(
Replies: 13
Views: 1796

RE: Broken Tooth :(

Dental treatment is free for all New Zealanders until you turn 18.

After that, you have to pay for it yourself. Each dentist has different charges, mine is quite cheap and a filling will be around NZ$100 (US$70 or so).

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by flyboy1980
Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:28 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Broken Tooth :(
Replies: 13
Views: 1796

Broken Tooth :(

I have a broken tooth...one of my molars. It has a filling in it, and I guess it must have had a crack, and snapped off. Now I have to pay good money to get it fixed. Anyone have any dental horror stories? When I was a kid, I had bad teeth and had to have a few fillings - but I was so scared of a ne...

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by flyboy1980
Wed Apr 27, 2005 11:16 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Favourite Airline?
Replies: 66
Views: 3744

RE: Favourite Airline?

Air New Zealand, including subsidiaries (Air Nelson, Mount Cook Airline, Eagle Air).

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