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Old 07-21-2006, 10:24 AM   #1
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Anyone here from Wellington, NZ?

Just curious if there are any other Wellingtonians lurking in here?

Not too many 8s to be seen around here... but keen to hear from any other locals.
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Old 07-22-2006, 07:34 PM   #2
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Talking Welcome!

Nup sorry on that one...I think most of us are from Oz.

Try Oz mazda.....just a thought but they might pull more Mazda enthusiasts from NZ as well as Oz. Goodluck on the hunt and welcome...if you can't find any Kiwis you are welcome to join us
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Old 07-23-2006, 12:15 AM   #3
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I'm from Auckland, there is a few Kiwi's on here but your the first i've seen from Wellington. Welcome. Hope your enjoying your car!
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Old 07-23-2006, 01:51 AM   #4
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Aukland is only a suburb away from Wellington... Go for a vist...
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Old 07-23-2006, 04:31 AM   #5
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Welcome, I'm an ex NZ member, had a VR in Auckland am now back in Syd in a Ti. Have family down that way, where abouts in the hilly city are you?

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Old 07-23-2006, 07:26 AM   #6
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Cheers for the welcome - I've been lurking here for a while having picked up my VR Type S about six weeks ago. But it's fair to say there are very few 8s in Wellington. I think I can maybe count the ones I've seen on one hand.

And yeah loving the car - but have been travelling in the UK/US and haven't driven it in a week and a half! Argh lol.
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Old 07-24-2006, 01:39 AM   #7
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Know the feeling, I used to drive every day in Auckland, along Tamaki Drive to the city, pretty motivating. Train into Sydney ain't quite the same!!
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Old 07-24-2006, 11:40 AM   #8
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Cant say I live in Wellington, but I did study there briefly and man oh man would I like to take an 8 down south on the west coast. I might be a little averse to shifting with my left hand, but I am sure it would be worth it.

Of course, i did manage to get a speeding ticket from a video camera while I was down there. Your police are some tricky *************. No human being actually SAW me speeding, but I still had to pay for it!

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Old 07-24-2006, 04:09 PM   #9
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How much is petrol these days?

We're thinking of going over during the December school holidays, hiring a car and driving around North Island.

Cheers
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How much is petrol these days?
(I'm overseas travelling myself so I'm not completely current on the prices).

Premium 96 is $NZ1.80/ltr.

Don't have a specific price for Regular 91, but I'm guessing it's about $NZ1.75/ltr.

Note the NZ has slumped against the Aussie $.
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Old 07-25-2006, 01:59 AM   #11
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Thanks - BTW that message was from the Finance Director.. I never worry about petrol prices...
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Old 07-25-2006, 05:38 AM   #12
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Yeah it cost me $100 to fill the tank this morning, thats the highest i have ever paid. I try not to worry about it too much it does your head in. When i got my car a year ago it was only $75 to fill it up grrrrrr I still love my car though!

by the way those speed cameras are terrible and just for revenue getting, but we all know that
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Old 07-26-2006, 07:03 AM   #13
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Ouch $100... that's not nice....

Lovely roads though...been to NZ a couple of times...gravel notes for the Rally NZ and a tarmac event....really nice road out of Rotuarua all left hand bends I think from memory...several kilometres of them...love that road...
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Old 03-23-2012, 11:08 PM   #14
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Im from wellington =)
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Old 04-17-2012, 08:08 AM   #15
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Im from wellington =)
ZOMG you revived this thread from 6 years ago lol, I wonder if the original poster still has his 8 ! I'm in Wellington as well, and know of 2 other owners living here.
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Old 04-18-2012, 02:25 AM   #16
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haha i came across this site just recently and thought id see if there is anyone in wellington, didnt realize it was 6 years old haha
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Old 04-23-2012, 09:14 PM   #17
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yo welly user here.

aint got a rx8 yet. just have to wait till my legnum is paid for so i can trade it in and throw on a good deposit.

also want to pick up soem good solid knowledge before i dive in and buy one blindly.
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Up here in Palmy North with an RX8. Shipped it back from Japan and am enjoying having it here. Nice car to drive that is for sure.
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Up here in Palmy North with an RX8. Shipped it back from Japan and am enjoying having it here. Nice car to drive that is for sure.
can we still ship rx8's into nz? is there a year limit considering our new crap immision laws?
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Old 05-05-2012, 08:37 PM   #20
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The Aus/NZ forum is not very active really. Though there seem to be many 8s in town.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:04 PM   #21
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Yep, I am from Wgtn. Have a 2004 NZ model 6 speed, BNH midpipe, RB exhaust, airbox blah blah.

There are plenty of 8s around Wgtn!
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Old 05-07-2012, 07:12 PM   #22
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can we still ship rx8's into nz? is there a year limit considering our new crap immision laws?
You can import 2005 and newer into NZ now with the emissions laws. My 04 needed to be imported before Jan 1 this year so I rushed it through and got it all complied. It's a straight cat too so no worries there. Only issue was getting it down in noise from 130DB to 92DB for it to be road legal. Moving home from Japan, as well as getting the car through wasn't quite the headache I was expecting.

Seems the forum is kind of quiet. Quite a few RX8's around though as someone mentioned.
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:53 AM   #23
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You can import 2005 and newer into NZ now with the emissions laws. My 04 needed to be imported before Jan 1 this year so I rushed it through and got it all complied. It's a straight cat too so no worries there. Only issue was getting it down in noise from 130DB to 92DB for it to be road legal. Moving home from Japan, as well as getting the car through wasn't quite the headache I was expecting.

Seems the forum is kind of quiet. Quite a few RX8's around though as someone mentioned.

thanks mate.. i am sure i can get the car i prefer over whats already here. 130bd??? lol turbine jet engine much? seriously tho how come so dang loud?
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Old 05-08-2012, 09:20 AM   #24
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Only way the forum gets busier is if people post moar

So, has anyone had a body kit fitted in Wellington ? Were they any good and how much ?
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Old 05-08-2012, 10:10 PM   #25
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thanks mate.. i am sure i can get the car i prefer over whats already here. 130bd??? lol turbine jet engine much? seriously tho how come so dang loud?
I would look at the cars in Japan, they are more bang for your buck that is for sure. I got my 04 5-speed standard then had RE-Amemiya in Chiba swap out the suspension, wheels, exhaust, and do all my engine mods. I told them I love the sound of a rotary engine, so they ensured it was plenty loud enough. Japan has very little in the way of restrictions on a car's noise so was fine until I wanted to bring it into NZ. The the fun and games began.

All is good now and it's much quieter than before haha.
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