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I originally found it some years ago, but lost the info in a computer fry!  So, I tried again recently.

They only email I had was from the current Minister of Health, Andrew Kirton, as follows:-

"Hi Jean,
Thanks for celebrating New Zealandís health system with us ó I hope you enjoyed finding out your baby number!

Now that youíve got your own baby number, do you know someone else who might want to find theirs out too?

Will you share our tool with your friends and family members so they can find out their own baby numbers?

Click here to share on Facebook

Click here to share on Twitter
Thanks Jean! Letís spread the word about all the good our health system has done since it was introduced.

Best wishes,

Andrew Kirton
Labourís General Secretary and the 2,271,078th baby born under the public health system "

It's not bothering me in the slightest! If receive any more I'll just delete them! All I've shared is the website!  (I'm not a Labour Party fan either  ;D ;D)  They'll never get me on their books!  My Dad was a very staunch Labour voter and A Union Rep for the Driver's Union.  When I was about to make my first vote when I was 21, I got the big lecture from him about how to fill in my voting form, and it was Labour all the way!  Yeah Dad!  When I came out of the booth, my mum grinned at me, (she knew how I had voted, and it sure as heck wasn't Labour!!  ;D ;D

Do you know, that if NZ is your birthplace and your birth was registered in NZ you can find out something interesting about yourself??

This isn't a political thing, just another fact to add into your tree!

Cumberland / Re: Border Reivers clan names
« on: Wednesday 18 July 18 09:10 BST (UK)  »
My Paternal grandmother was a Douglas!  When I asked my Dad about them, he just said "they were a load of old horse thieves from up around the Borders" - I've only got them back to Roxborogh ( sp??), never been able to separate the many Roberts and Archibalds , and don't think I'll ever get any further with them!  ;D ;D ;D

World War One / Re: WW1 injuries - Which Hospitals ?
« on: Sunday 15 July 18 08:24 BST (UK)  »
Looks like Blankerton to me!

The Common Room / Re: Would like some help with Scottish accent please
« on: Friday 13 July 18 08:34 BST (UK)  »
  ;D ;D ;D. hurworth, you must be another Kiwi!! 👍👍

The Common Room / Re: Would like some help with Scottish accent please
« on: Friday 13 July 18 01:52 BST (UK)  »
"Scawtish Carsill"


We dinnae add 'R's tae wurds like the English dae i.e. a Castle is just that, pronounced 'Casle/casul' depending on which area one is in  ;)


This'll mak ye smile;


 ;D ;D ;D. Certainly did!  I have a framed tea towel with lots of those sayings on it.

Another old Scottish one is " Ye'll git y'er heid in your honds and yer teeth tae play with!!

The Common Room / Re: Would like some help with Scottish accent please
« on: Friday 13 July 18 00:21 BST (UK)  »
Ma tae cents wurrrth!

"Whit's a bawny lahsee fray Eastcheep dee-in in a drafty auld Scawtish Carsill"

Dinnae ferrget tae rawl y'er rrrrr's!!  ;D ;D ;D

The Common Room / Re: Funeral - No mourning or flowers.
« on: Tuesday 10 July 18 09:12 BST (UK)  »
A lot of people choose not to have funerals these days!  I would like to have my "funeral" before I die, when I can hear all the wonderful things my family and friends are going to say about me! 😜😜 Then we can all sit around, have a few wines, tell our stories and say our goodbyes!

Seriously though, I will be having a private family and friends only funeral, I have everything all organised, Funeral Insurance, the Church readings, some photo's, the music, the invitations, what I want to wear, (which is my all time favourite dress), and a few personal things I want to take with me in my coffin!  I will be cremated! My ashes are to be scattered in a river which actually flows through all the places I have lived and loved since I was a child! I will end up in a harbour where I used to swim and waterski! 

Oops - I forgot to add  - flowers for both events! 

Keith, every photo that our Restorers so kindly fix and enhance is a miracle!  Such clever people, for whom I have the highest admiration and respect!  👍👍👍👏👏😄😄

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