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We are coming over in January

Old Nov 3rd 2014, 11:47 am
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Hi everyone. Time is going so fast!! Have all of our medicals on Friday so getting there slowly. House is still on the market (frustrating)
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Old Nov 6th 2014, 9:10 am
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You'll be here before you know it and Christmas in between
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Old Jan 16th 2015, 7:12 pm
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Husband is there now. Feeling excited and down at the min. Trying to sort shipping out and found pss to be the most expensive. Anglo Pacific are the cheapest so far. Not bringing everything just a few boxes of our most precious things.

Can't wait to be with my husband
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Old Jan 16th 2015, 7:52 pm
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Oh, I don't think I actually said it previously but I live in Tauranga. Bethlehem to be precise so if you need any help just holler.
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Old Jan 16th 2015, 8:41 pm
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I loved Bethlehem but my husband is working in central Tauranga so wasn't sure if it was to far. The schools there look fab too.

Just want to be there now
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I loved Bethlehem but my husband is working in central Tauranga so wasn't sure if it was to far. The schools there look fab too.

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We scouted round all the burbs a good few times and feel Bethlehem is defo the nicest of them all. We love it here but it is expensive.
Mt. Maunganui is obviously the place to be but it is also very expensive, you don't get much for your money and little land as the beach is the garden!
Bethlehem to Tauranga centre is 10 mins and a very easy commute.
Schools in Bethlehem are great.
Bethlehem Primary is supposedly very good but zoned. Bethlehem College is apparently excellent and offers the full schooling period but it is a tad religious and there are fees to pay as it used to be private but now state integrated. It is also unzoned.
Otumoetai college excellent and unzoned but a drive away.

We live virtually across the road from Bethlehem College and we're swaying more that way now as being unzoned we don't necessarily have to live in Bethlehem. We don't want to move out in all honesty but one can save $100 000 on a house by living over the school zone border.
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Wow thank you all for your replies. We are now looking into bringing everything and the car. Pigdog where abouts are you going? Would love to hear how you get on. Just sorting out our medicals and chest xray.

Hello, we are doing well, not going to lie, it's been hard and quite emotional, have been here nearly 3 months now, time has gone quickly. We live in Te Kauwhata and it's lovely, would not go back to the UK.

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Old Jan 17th 2015, 6:10 am
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I work in Tauranga and we live in Rotorua.

Tauranga has everything you require including an abundance of very decent cars on Cameron Road.

**Just realised I posted this before reading the whole thread, in error, probably reads out of context**

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Old Jan 17th 2015, 10:13 am
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Hello everyone and thank you for your input. Keep looking on real estate but not a lot of new things come up. It's so difficult being in the UK and not seeing the properties myself. Need to find somewhere before I come over.
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Renting or buying? Look on trademe.co.nz we rent, got the house from Trade Me a week before we left the UK.
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Old Jan 17th 2015, 4:28 pm
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Yes been looking on there too. Hopefully my husband will find something nice with a good school. No pressure.
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Prob a bit late for me top join this thread, but I arrived from the UK about 6 weeks ago, living in Wellington. Ship everything! We didn't and really regret it. We never planned on bringing furniture, and you prob don't need to, but even kitchenware is expensive here. You are better to pay the shipping, much cheaper! We shipped 17 boxes with Excess Baggage and it was only £550 and then wished we had shipped everything!
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Old Jan 18th 2015, 8:11 pm
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Prob a bit late for me top join this thread, but I arrived from the UK about 6 weeks ago, living in Wellington. Ship everything! We didn't and really regret it. We never planned on bringing furniture, and you prob don't need to, but even kitchenware is expensive here. You are better to pay the shipping, much cheaper! We shipped 17 boxes with Excess Baggage and it was only £550 and then wished we had shipped everything!
Completely agree, definitely ship everything! Good luck with your move.
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Old Jan 18th 2015, 11:15 pm
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Richie rich80 who did you ship with?

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Old Jan 19th 2015, 4:55 am
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Hi Sue you may be here by now but just in case you aren't .... We used Anglo Pacific and no complaints , they sub contract so make sure you read your agreement with them.

I would register with as many agents as you can re renting as they get properties in earlier than they are advertised and can give you a heads up of what is coming in.

Have a look on school websites as this gives you a feel of what the school ethos etc is , and contact them ( they all have email) re any questions you might have.

Just PM me if you need any specific help
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