Mobile phones

As most of you will know, using a mobile phone while overseas can get bloody expensive, especially if you are using data for things like social media or email.

Might I suggest that if possible, you take a second mobile phone with you and buy a pre-paid SIM card when you land in NZ. They are cheap through 2 Degrees or Spark (the old NZ Telecom) and you can buy them even before your pass through customs at the airport. From memory, I think I paid $5 for mine, and you can add as little as $10 credit on it. Just make sure you get a SIM card that doesn't auto-renew.

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Battleground update

As most of you will have seen, the World Masters Games organisers have published an initial draw for the Hockey compeition.

There are several notable issues with the draw. These include: -

  • It is damn near unreadable
  • The semi-final structure means that one of thee top two teams from pool play will be eliminated

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