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Postby soulsonic » 12 Dec 2007, 07:06

NZ isn't the only place with nasty bugs, we've got Black Widows and Brown Recluses here in the States... plenty dangerous. My mom knows a guy who got bit by a Brown Recluse recently - he almost lost his hand.
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Postby bajaman » 12 Dec 2007, 08:48

The katipo (Latrodectus katipo) and the redback spider (Latrodectus hasselti)

I don't hink i have ever seen one of these - I do not have any recollection of anybody ever dying because of one in New Zealand - not in the last 50 years anyway :lol: :lol:
Old Zealand or Zealand is somewhere in the Netherlands - Dirk will know where exactly no doubt - The name New Zealand was given to our country when Abel Tasman a dutch explorer discovered it way back when - I think he misjudged the Native Maori population though through some cultural misunderstanding and they sent him packing.
By the time Captain James Cook got here, it was already name - otherwise it would probably be called New Yorkshire or New Bradford (Bradistan) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby seniorLoco » 12 Dec 2007, 08:52

nasty bugs.....here in the States


do you know whats a 'Periplaneta americana Linnaeus' ?
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Postby krachbox » 12 Dec 2007, 09:02

AFAIK (old) Zealand is a part of the Netherlands.
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Postby Dirk_Hendrik » 12 Dec 2007, 09:08

bajaman wrote:Old Zealand or Zealand is somewhere in the Netherlands - Dirk will know where exactly no doubt - The name New Zealand was given to our country when Abel Tasman a dutch explorer discovered it way back


At your service:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zeeland
Sorry. Plain out of planes.

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Postby Donnerbox » 12 Dec 2007, 18:21

Hmmm looks like

Zeeland is a Dutch province

Zealand is Danish island

like Sealand

see this place is edutational :lol:
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Postby briggs » 12 Dec 2007, 18:43

bajaman wrote:By the time Captain James Cook got here, it was already name - otherwise it would probably be called New Yorkshire or New Bradford (Bradistan) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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sorry Fred
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Heh. Actually there are some places in the world named after some towns near me. New York anyone? I lived near the old York for a long time 8)
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Postby snail » 12 Dec 2007, 18:45

I've studied at Motueka South Island for one year, best of my life so far.
Beutifull country, nice gals, nice beer, nice pub, awesome budz... the only thing is that they drive on the wrong side of the road :lol:


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Postby bajaman » 12 Dec 2007, 21:00

I've studied at Motueka South Island for one year, best of my life so far

Ah - Mot - one of my favourite places in NZ. What were you "studying" besides the best bud growing place in the South Island. The Post Office Hotel and Hot Mamas performance cafe - must get up there again this Xmas holidays - did you go to the Smokehouse on the old wharf at Mapua - best Salmon steak I have ever eaten. :wink: :D :D :D
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Postby snail » 12 Dec 2007, 21:06

I went as an exchange student, 7th and 8th form, some 8 to 10 years ago!
(Mot High - High High High!!)
Loved the café, also played a lot of gigs at the art centre in Nelson, really cool people!

Miss that place!

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Postby modman » 15 Dec 2007, 12:45

http://archive.ampage.org/threads/5/fxg ... tml#248826


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Postby noelgrassy » 01 Feb 2008, 20:42

seniorLoco wrote:
nasty bugs.....here in the States


do you know whats a 'Periplaneta americana Linnaeus' ?
:wink: I had to look that one up. Vile and pernicious but not exactly an envenomator. Besides, they run away when the lights come on. I think they must be very "fatty" because when I'd douse 'em with laquer thinner and apply flame, they'd burn for several minutes.
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