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  1. #51
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    The NCEA which has replaced the old School Cert. is not recognised in many overseas countries (including USA)
    Are you suggesting School Cert was recognised? Or UE for that matter?

    What about the other way round - NZ still doesn't recognised fully-trained doctors and other medical staff from many countries. We're not talking some poxy school qualification here, but university-trained and work-experienced doctors.
    Last edited by k1w1; 23-11-2008 at 07:30 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k1w1 View Post
    Are you suggesting School Cert was recognised? Or UE for that matter?

    What about the other way round - NZ still doesn't recognised fully-trained doctors and other medical staff from many countries. We're not talking some poxy school qualification here, but university-trained and work-experienced doctors.
    Enjoyed your comment re SCert/UE recognition - you could well be right.

    And yes I know of many instances where overseas trained professionals cannot get jobs here. It's a disgrace especially when we are crying out for these people.
    I recenly heard about a highly qualified English eye surgeon who could not get a job here and consequently had to go back to England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking View Post

    MJ, most of the wealthy people I know left school before you teachers could stuff up their attitudes anyway. Education is good but attitude towards success, whatever that maybe for any single person, has much greater power.
    A very sweeping statement - did you have a bad experience at school?

    At least you recognise that education does have some standing. There are a lot of very dedicated teachers out there who spend lot of time trying to motivate children to have good self-esteem and make something of their lives.

    And yes I do agree that it is most important to have a good attitute towards success.
    The old adage - 'If you think you can, you can - if you think you can't, you can't.'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viking View Post
    Expat, you are playing with numbers that are meaningless. What matters is our increase in population today from yesterday. Really that simple. Our longterm ups and downs are meaningless in the daily use of housing as we have been underbuilding anyway. Auckland ,according to housing research is some 4000 homes short. and that was just a couple of months ago. ( Australia is 100,000 homes short.and if you check out Cairns Lockies latest newsletter William Cairns has a litlle bit to say about the Sydney property market, which supports what I have been saying.)...
    Viking,

    What are you saying? They were numbers from your post – I only quantified them.

    In their present form, as illustrated by the newspaper article, the numbers were meaningless and arbitrary -- but by creating a simple ratio we can compare them. We can make sense of them. I see no harm here; other than the fact that you cannot accept the obvious mathematical truth of those quantified numbers!

    But, the issue is not poor math skills – it is your blind and single-mindedness to find something good in this current financial crisis. Babies? An odd choice – but if it works for you – then why not.

    I say to you, all of you: stop living in a dream-world and start putting your financial house in order.

    The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence – there is no place to run or hide from this thing. Take your lumps and learn from it – but above all; be prepared!
    Erewhon is still erehwon, I don’t see it changing anytime soon.

    http://exnzpat.blogspot.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by exnzpat View Post
    I say to you, all of you: stop living in a dream-world and start putting your financial house in order.

    The grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence – there is no place to run or hide from this thing. Take your lumps and learn from it – but above all; be prepared!
    I'm not sure why you keep telling us what to do.
    Do you enjoy wagging your finger at people?
    Do you have aspirations of being a superhero and saving the world?

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    He has an "I Told You So" air about him, tricky.

    ITYS Man. Faster than a speeding repossesion agent. Able to leap tall blocks of overpriced leaky Auckland flats in a single harrumph.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tricky View Post
    I'm not sure why you keep telling us what to do.
    Do you enjoy wagging your finger at people?
    Do you have aspirations of being a superhero and saving the world?
    Because you people are costing me money!

    Every day that you sit back and wait for your property values to start increasing at 20% per quarter again is just another day that helps raise the disparity in the market place. The longer you wait – the worse it will be i.e. more dollars out of everyone’s pockets.

    What would I have you do? Start selling your houses again – but for realistic prices. This may mean tens, twenties or even hundreds of thousands of dollars less than what you paid for them. But, by acting today you may very well be around to do new business tomorrow.

    Yes, you will be left holding a massive debt to the bank and yes it will hurt. But, it will be far worse if you drag your feet. 60 or 70 cents on the dollar is better than 20 or 30 cents on the dollar – anytime!

    Don’t believe me? Go get a QV today and then get another one six months from now. Post it here. And then we shall see.

    Am I a Superhero? Nope -- just a concerned investor with a crap load of money to lose – just like the rest of you.
    Erewhon is still erehwon, I don’t see it changing anytime soon.

    http://exnzpat.blogspot.com/

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    What would I have you do? Start selling your houses again – but for realistic prices. This may mean tens, twenties or even hundreds of thousands of dollars less than what you paid for them. But, by acting today you may very well be around to do new business tomorrow.

    Now why would you do that especially with interest rates falling making holding costs much more affordable. Who knows how long this recession is going to go on for and to take a hit now if you do not need to simply does not make sense.

    If you are so worried about the situation why are you not selling your properties off holus bolus now?

    In the last recession I knew a guy who saved his lifestyle block by using credit cards to pay one off against the other. The bank said they would foreclose if they did not receive regular payments. By doing this he saved his property and avoided a huge loss!

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    I did sell all my properties – but one. Now all I'm asking is that its value does not drop any further. Isn't that what we all want?
    Erewhon is still erehwon, I don’t see it changing anytime soon.

    http://exnzpat.blogspot.com/

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    In another thread Expat you were talking like you owned more than one
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