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11 years 8 months ago #24819 by FencerMan
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I am off to Aussie! Working for a contracting company (near a town called Mansfiled a couple hours North of Melbourne!

Certainly a twist in my life that wasn't expected as such, but certainly very excited at what lies ahead!

Only found out this morning, and of left within a couple weeks [B)]

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'Ted Turner'

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11 years 8 months ago #349529 by ronnie
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What happened to the police career??

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11 years 8 months ago #349530 by Simkin
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I thought you are with the Police now? Does this mean that NZ Police has lost another police officer?

Or should I rather just say 'congratulations'??

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11 years 8 months ago #349532 by kate
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Congratulations! Does this mean you're not joining the police next year or is it a stopgap? I love Melbourn - it's a great city.

You did this before in Western Australia didn't you? And it didn't end well...so I guess this time you've asked all the right questions :D

BTW, what exactly does your last sentence mean???[}:)]

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11 years 8 months ago #349534 by FencerMan
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Its a stop gap with the Police, im still on the waiting list, still waiting to be called up. Its a fair bit of a wait for people like me, as the "300 extra cops" quota has been filled, so the intake has been cut right back. At this point in time, I wouldnt get to college before April next year, and this job is most likely only until May.

Also my current job with the Police was only a fixed term contract which was about to end, so needed to find something else. This job is offering pay and conditions which I would be silly to turn down!

I screwed up that last sentence, meant to be that I will be gone within about 2 weeks all going well!

As for my last trip to Aus, yes this has involved a lot more research and discussion over the last 2 weeks!

Also, technology advancements...Google Earth! Its amazing, given me the opportunity to 'look around' the town etc so to speak, and to know how far out of town I will be living etc where as last time I went in a bit blind and found myself a couple of hours from nowhere, and living with people that were relatively unsociable...

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11 years 8 months ago #349542 by Pumpkingirl
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That's great news FM, very exciting.

Did your flatmate ever find her cat?

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11 years 8 months ago #349543 by FencerMan
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Oh the cat, ill go update that thread...VERY interesting (and odd) story!

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11 years 8 months ago #349553 by beedee
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Ahhh haha you wont want a cat!! IF you are anywhere near Maseden I have a bro there, good luck it seems to be a nice part of Oz

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11 years 8 months ago #349570 by sod
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Great news and what great timing for you :)

Having time is a measure of enthusiasm:rolleyes:

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11 years 8 months ago #349573 by Toast
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Hey, great news.

Mount Buller is not far from there. I was a ski instructor (in a previous life) and worked at Mount Buller in 1972. I really enjoyed it and at the end of the season a whole lot of us rented a houseboat and went out on Lake Eildon. I think that Aussie movie The Castle was made around there. Next town up from Mansfield is Merrijig and then it starts to climb up to Mt Buller, I think. I'm sure it's all changed now.

Best of luck!

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11 years 8 months ago #349580 by beedee
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Toast are you saying that a mountain might have moved??????????????

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11 years 8 months ago #349582 by spoook
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OMG, our little boy has all grown up and now he is flying the coop. [;)]
Well done. :D :D 2 weeks, wow, so fast.

I assume you will keep posting to let us know how you get on.

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11 years 8 months ago #349587 by FencerMan
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spoook;339184 wrote:
I assume you will keep posting to let us know how you get on.

Ill try my best! Luckily I have a laptop so will be taking that with me, but not sure what internet access is like via landlines out there, and not yet sure on the exact cost of wireless but sounds like it wont be toooooo bad :D

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11 years 8 months ago #349622 by Toast
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Beedee - I knew I worded that badly! What I meant was that it will be so developed throughout those towns and the lake now. I've looked up Mt Buller on the internet & have seen their trail maps etc. Can see that it's definitely been developed quite a bit since I was there (nearly 40 years ago). Hasn't moved though!

Go Fencerman, we want lots of reports & pictures please.

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11 years 8 months ago #349637 by Organix
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Mansfield is a nice place. Spent a night there in April last year as we travelled north from Melbourne. Few nice wineries in that neck of the woods :p

The motelier recommended 'Mingo's Bar and Grill' as the best eatery in town. Good feed it was too :D

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