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Calling all expatriates!

Would you rather make the news than just read about it?

If you're an expatriate and like nothing better than to check out what's going on back at home by scanning through the stories on this website, then we want to hear from you.
We want to hear from anyone who used to live in the area and read The Herts Advertiser, The Welwyn & Hatfield Times, The Comet or The Stevenage Herald.
Why did you leave?
What's life like where you are now?
What do you miss about the area?
What are your views on the latest issues affecting people living in the area?
Let us know your story in our Ex-Pats forum and it could soon feature in the newspaper as well as online!
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If you sent us your Ex-Pat story before 31/06/04 your story will now be in our Ex-Pats archive. Please feel free to re-submit/update your story into our new Ex-Pats Forum so that new visitors can read & reply to your messages.

Expats Column

The Fry-day feeling...

Auckland from above
Every month we will be featuring an online column by Hertfordshire expat Paul Fry.
Paul Fry is a former Comet journalist now working for The New Zealand Herald in Auckland.
Paul, 48, attended Nobel School and Stevenage College. His first job was as a trainee reporter with the North Herts Gazette in Hitchin, for whom he was later Sports Editor, and he has since worked for The Mail on Sunday, The Times and The Sporting Life, as well as writing, editing and designing books, magazines and corporate publications.
He produced match programmes for Stevenage Borough when they played Newcastle United in the FA Cup in 1998 and used to play football in the Stevenage Sunday League.
Paul's mum and brother live in Stevenage, while he follows North Herts happenings via the Comet's website and through email with old friends.
He moved to Auckland in January 2005 with wife Sarah and two teenage daughters.
Click a link below to read each of his monthly letters from Auckland...contrasting life in North Herts with that on the North Island. It's a sort of poor man's Billy Connolly world tour...
  • September 20, 2005 - Weather, sport and elections »
  • August 15, 2005 - Brits abroad? No. We're New Kiwis »
  • July 18, 2005 - We take our Kiwi driving tests »
  • June 17, 2005 - Happy Birthday Your Majesty »
  • May 18, 2005 - Our own little slice of New Zealand »
  • April 06, 2005 - It wasn't at all what I had expected »



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