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Hi I live in New Zealand, Is there anyone else on this site live down this part of the world?

Gaylene

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Hello Gaylene,

 

We have a map someplace on this site that pinpoints everyone that has indicated where they live in the world. I can't find it now but once I locate how to get to it I will send you a message accordingly. Then we have the meet and greet members in the Forum once you click on it you can look for New Zealand. It will tell you US or other countries. When I find it myself I will post it for you to log on to it, OK? I got your message, thanks and I'm glad I have helped you in Blogs and my comments.

 

Go to Member meeting Member and you will see US and then International locations on the big map. I tried to copy the site but couldn't.

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Hi Fred,

Thankyou for your information, I've still not mastered how to use the website yet and am learning slowly everday, Will keep trying and see how it goes, I did find the map once but no longer remember how to do it! Ha Ha the joys of stroke. glad you got my message! Still learning how to do things!

 

Gaylene

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More instructions have been posted today by the President and CEO of the board Steve. I hope that can get you started in the right places. Log in and take a tour.

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I'm still here. I am in Australia, north of Sydney. I looked after my dear husband Ray for 13 years, he had multiple strokes and so many other illnesses and disabilities including dementia in the last six years of his life. He died in September 2012 so I am a widow now but still Chat Host and Blog Moderator so still involved in Strokenet.

 

Sue.

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Hi Sue,

 

So good that you are still here on strokenet, Being Kiwi have spent many happy times in your country!! I was wondering just where in Aussie you were! My sister lives in Manly, Sydney for over 25 years now and sports the Aussie accent and is now declared Aussie in our family, She comes home about once a year for a visit.

 

Before my stroke was a regular visitor over there and used to party hard in my teens and beyond in Kings Cross. Also a great fan of Jimmy Barnes , and used to catch his concerts over there too. I used to fly out from Auckland Friday night, PARTY and fly back Sunday night and roll in Monday morning for work no sleep, just a brill time!!

 

I sat my dive ticket in Caines and did my first dive on the Great Barrier Reef off Cape Tribulation, and got hooked! I took 3 months off work, brought a car in Sydney and drove up the coast, Stopped in at the croc farms and Rain forrest's on the way, But have to say it was a magical trip and the Aussie hospitality was amazing. I've never done the usual tourist trip and met some true Aussie people and found them easy going and laid back! The stroke took my dive trips away but have good memories and is now my "happy place" when I have to have my scans, lying in that machine is no place I want to spend any time.

 

New Zealand has just started a on line support group for young stroke survivors, but I'm a little old now! Hows it go "Too old to die young, too young to die old!" I guess I'll just sit in the middle of the road! But was really neat to hear that someone is finally doing something! It is mainly targeted at the very young stroke survivors and their care givers, But I like it here as there is a wider range of people.

 

It's nice that there's a Aussie on here as never seen any Kiwi's here yet! and you do a brilliant job and please stay involved and you are a very welcome face when I visit! Now that we are now into our winter, maybe more from down under will find strokenet! and join in!

 

Gayle

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Hi there,

I'm a New Zealander but I live in the United States. Howz thingz in Aotearoa?

Regards, Tony

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Not a New Zealander but been to Australia and New Zealand way back in my 20's! Hope to go back some day. Brought back memories reading of King's Cross (we partied there also our first night we got to Australia!) Spent 6 lovely weeks in New Zealand touring the beautiful country. The company I work from has a partnership with Villa Maria Estate from NZ, their sauvignon blanc is amazing!

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Hi Gaylene

My name is Allan I live in Toowoomba Queensland have been on S/N. for a few years but not so much lately due to health problems anyway hope to be online more often now that I have stabilized, I had my first stroke Aug. 05 and a lot of health problems since I now live I a nice nursing home as I could not look after myself any longer been in for about 7 months now a bit boring but otherwise everything is OK well I hope to see you in chat one day

Allan

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Hi Gaylene.....I'm from South Australia and a newbie to this site so I'm just discovering all the topics etc. I'm a caregiver to my husband John who had a series of strokes about 2 1/2 years ago. We live in Murray Bridge a regional city only about 50 minutes from Adelaide. I've not been to NZ - it is on our bucket list, not sure if we will manage it now. Travelling was always something we loved to do and it is only two months ago that we flew to Queensland to see family. I was so impressed with how John managed the trip, I don't know why I was so anxious about it !!!!!

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Just reviving this post as I am sure we have some more from Australia and New Zealand since it was last updated. Looking forward to one day catching up on people who live close enough to visit. I plan to catch up with elizabethc in Sydney in August if only for the day, so if you live close enough to Sydney to join us please add your name to the thread. Elizabeth and I need to have the lunch we've been promising for a few years now.

 

Sue.

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I'm back, Went through a really rough patch of seizures, but feel they are now under control and will wave my wee little NZ flag once more, although we are looking at changing our flag, but are still undecided, I think we are tired of getting mistaken for Aussies or so the Prime minister thinks! Any ideals of separating us from your flag, Hopefully some Aussies will chime in and make a comment, LOL

 

Gayle

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Welcome back.  We Aussies are always having flag debates too.  We were shown a silver fern on a black background as your possible new flag design and one with a silver fern across a background 1/3 red. 2/3 blue.  What do the locals think about those two options?

 

Sue.

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Dear Gayle,

 

Another welcome back! I'm not sure how far you have been able to get in exploring the web-site. At the top of the page you will see a tab entitled Member Quicklinks. When you click on that a drop down menu will appear. There are many topics you will find interesting and helpful I'm sure. As you look down the list of links you will see one entitled Members Map. By clicking on that link you will be able to see where our members are located around the globe!

 

Again, I'm glad you are feeling better and are back on the Stroke Network!!!

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Thank you for your kind words, This stroke business is hard to navigate at times as everyone knows, Our flag will change, but just what it will be who knows, I like the peace corps symbol of a simple kiwi on a white back ground as is recognised all over the world already, Is a once in a lifetime decision, and will be great if we get it right, Feel free to chime in if anyone has any ideas,

 

Gayle

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am from Australia - Forbes NSW

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I'm from Western Australia. 45.1 here the other day! Not that I knew. I didn't venture outside!

We are about 4 hours from Perth.

We live in a lovely spot, about 10 minutes on my scooter to town.

 

Janelle x

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Here I am again three years later saying I was sent to Australia from Vietnam to get well and the doctor that operated on my back working with the Army was from Australia....I never was in NZ just Australia for weeks while I recuperated from my operation and I been saying one day I shall return..... :D  

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