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From: Bret Busby <>
Subject: Re: [nz] BDM Purchases
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2009 23:27:54 +0900 (WST)
On Sat, 31 Jan 2009, Graham Hoult wrote:
>> Australia is still only a federation of british colonies,
>> each operating by different rules.
> Doesn't a Freephone number for Sydney NSW, work in Armadale, WA?
Sometimes... They are usually run by Telecom, which means, sometimes
they work, sometimes they don't...
> Do you use the same money? <g>
Sometimes... Haven't you heard of the Hutt River Province, and Prince
I read about him in NZ (the best way to get news here, is to read the NZ
online news - news is reported there, about Australia, a couple of weeks
before it is reported here, if it is reported here at all...), in the
Speaking of money, I noticed a really silly thing, in the last couple of
weeks. I was at the corner shop buying a weekend newspaper, and, in the
change, was a NZ 50 cent coin. Apparently, some bright spark in NZ,
decided to make the NZ 50 cent coin, the same size as a 10 cent coin,
and so, it is regarded here as equivalent to an ozzie 10 cent coin. So,
whoever made the decision in NZ, to change the NZ 50 cent coin, from the
right size and shape (unlike the silly ozzie 50 cent coin), to the same
size as the 10 cent coin, immediately devalued the NZ currency, to
being worth only a fifth of the ozzie currency. Whoever made that
decision, must have been silly enough, to have probably come from oz...
> You will see that you can [still] order NZ BDMs from
> Births, Deaths and Marriages
> Department of Internal Affairs
> Level 10
> 55 Hunter Street
> GPO Box 365
> New South Wales 2001
> Freephone 1300 559 535 (Australia only) Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm,
> except Wednesday 9:30am - 5:00pm
> Phone: (+61 2) 9225 2300
> Fax: (+61 2) 9223 0223
> Public Counter opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm, except
> Wednesday 9:30am - 4:00pm
> [There is also a UK link]
It would probably be faster, ordering something here, to order it from
the UK, than to order it from Sydney.
I got a shipment delivered from the UK, in 4 days, in the week before
Christmas, 2008, and the minimum delivery time from Sydney, is
generally about 7-10 business days, and, from country towns in NZ, to
here, the usual time is 4 business days.
> One can order a NZ BDM certificate or printout - presumably subject to the
> new restrictions as listed on the NZ site that we in NZ now have :-(
>> "So once you do know what the question actually is,
>> you'll know what the answer means."
> I hope that you now know what my answer meant.
But, like the answer in the Hitchhiker's Guide, the answer was slightly
"So once you do know what the question actually is,
you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
A Trilogy In Four Parts",
written by Douglas Adams,
published by Pan Books, 1992