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Forum: New Zealand
Aug 4th 2020, 6:57 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,532
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Taking teens from Scotland to NZ

Thanks both.

​​​Interesting you should say that about workplace bullying as my best friend in NZ left her work because of it.

The driving? I preferred the roads in NZ, though not the drivers...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 3rd 2020, 11:00 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,532
Posted By HeatherGirl

Taking teens from Scotland to NZ

Hi everyone,

So we were just about to announce to our nearest and dearest that we are returning to NZ after 5 years back in UK, when Covid and lockdown hit. My daughters are 14 and just about to...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 28th 2020, 7:45 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,489
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Flying Brachycephalic dogs to NZ

Thanks Ironbark.
Emirates would probably be the better choice due to the fact they fly into Glasgow. But found this on Petair website which sounds like it would be pretty risky to use them....
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 24th 2020, 10:05 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,489
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Flying Brachycephalic dogs to NZ

Hi there!

It's so difficult isn't it? If it helps, I've put the feelers out to a few companies and had some positive responses and advice, for example some will fly only in cooler months and...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 22nd 2020, 1:43 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,489
Posted By HeatherGirl

Flying Brachycephalic dogs to NZ

Hello folks,

Has anyone flown their brachycephalic dog from UK to NZ and if so which agent did you use? We've flown our mix breed dog before and he was fine but I know many airlines won't accept...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 25th 2020, 2:35 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Anyone recently registered with the NZ teaching council?

Thanks for replying - I'm really hoping that I don't have to do a refresher given that I've been teaching full time in Scotland and have done a second PGDE uring my "break" from NZ. I know that...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 13th 2020, 9:31 am
Replies: 4
Views: 995
Posted By HeatherGirl

Anyone recently registered with the NZ teaching council?

Hi folks,

The NZ teaching council are telling me I need to complete a teacher refresher course, despite having taught in Scotland for 5 years, 3 years as a PT.
I had NZ provisional registration...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 15th 2020, 4:22 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,635
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Primary Teaching opportunities in NZ

I came to Taranaki, NZ on the back of my husband's visa so I can't comment on that but as far as job hunting goes, i came to NZ in 2012, straight out of my teacher training year. I was not confident...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 15th 2020, 4:01 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,521
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: UK to NZ to UK and back again...

Hello,
I totally get where you're coming from! We moved to NZ in 2012 from UK and returned in 2015. Now 5 years on, I'm desperate to go back. We have permanent residency with no restrictions so the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 27th 2014, 5:57 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,825
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Our trip - any other "must-dos" please?

Hi Jan and Neil

Here is a photo of the unsealed part of the Forgotten Highway taken in the spring..
Husband is a biker and he says it would be fine if you go canny on the short section thats...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 10th 2013, 4:28 am
Replies: 57
Views: 3,499
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Trying to change teaching jobs

Hi M and M

Sorry to hear of your difficulties. My husband and I have both found that success in the job market is 'who you know, who you talk to or foot in the door'.

Are you in a position...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 6th 2013, 11:01 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,443
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Coming to NZ To Teach? Read This.

Hi everyone:)

I've also had a positive experience just to balance things out, with relief work leading to a year's contract.

Funnily enough, like Gill, I'm also in New Plymouth. Sounds like...
Forum: New Zealand
May 17th 2013, 6:10 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,517
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: advice for emigrating with 5 year old son

Just a thought Ramacesuk,

If you are job hunting prior to leaving the UK, have a look at Taranaki as it has a strong economy and it's where my OH received a job offer from the UK. We're...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 30th 2013, 10:17 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 941
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: New Plymouth

Hi Debs

I've just moved to NP from Hawera and would be interested in a meet up.. maybe also with some of the others in NP on the site..

Would have to be a weekend for me as I still work in...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 30th 2013, 12:47 am
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Primary education

Hi there

I think as previously stated, it depends on the school. I'm a primary teacher in a Yr 1 class over here in NZ and we use Essential Phonics. My own children went to nursery in Scotland...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 21st 2013, 6:47 am
Replies: 51
Views: 4,910
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Veggies Delight, Quorn arrives in Countdown!!!

Hawera's New World has Quorn in stock and I've just been down and cleaned them out!

Will be working in Hawera this year - doing the dreaded commute but I think it's worth it. I'll give you a...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 18th 2013, 7:11 am
Replies: 51
Views: 4,910
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Veggies Delight, Quorn arrives in Countdown!!!

Moving to New Plymouth in mid April Andy (just as well as I can't see Quorn taking off in Hawera). See you at the Quorn section, perhaps there will be fistycuffs over the last packet of Swedish...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 18th 2013, 7:01 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,639
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Skype Interviews for Teaching

Well word it as you will - the end result is the same. (It was on the news this morning and as a busy teacher I didn't have time to research the ins and outs of it during my hectic day!!!)

No pay...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 18th 2013, 6:26 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,639
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Skype Interviews for Teaching

Oh and sorry for to be off topic! Good luck to the OP with the interview!
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 18th 2013, 6:24 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,639
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Skype Interviews for Teaching

I worked for 6 weeks relieving without a penny thanks to No (vo) pay. I now have a full-time job and have never received a payslip. This week there has been a "blip" and permanent staff have had...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 18th 2013, 6:07 am
Replies: 51
Views: 4,910
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Veggies Delight, Quorn arrives in Countdown!!!

You have made my night!!! Quorn is what I miss the most, second to family and friends! Yay! I'm back to being a veggie! No need for chicken anymore.

And for those who say it has no taste, maybe...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 8th 2013, 6:12 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Easy to get Finance?

Hi there

I can't help with car finance but with regards mortgages, we've tried 3 banks and they all would like us to be in NZ for 6 months before they lend to us. If you have a deposit of 20% or...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 26th 2012, 7:46 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,984
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: 1st Kiwi Christmas

Lovely first Christmas for us. Surprised and delighted to have been invited to our landlord who have become good friends, for xmas lunch. Although they did have to run a cold bath to dip our...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 18th 2012, 3:25 am
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Camping at WOMAD with kids

They're 7 and fairly easy going, hoping they'll love it. I'm really looking forward to it. Hope my OH likes his present - he's more used to T in the Park and Rockness to world music but ach, he's...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 18th 2012, 2:21 am
Replies: 4
Views: 658
Posted By HeatherGirl

Camping at WOMAD with kids

Hello

Just bought tickets to WOMAD New Plymouth on kind of a whim for my husband's Chrissie pressie. Better still the kids and I are going too:thumbsup:

I bought a camping ticket - anyone...
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