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Forum: New Zealand
May 22nd 2011, 10:07 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,101
Posted By RickAlbany

Re: Moving to Auckland

Hi there, I would suggest looking on www.trademe.co.nz for furnished homes, its really the 1 stop shop for everything in NZ these days and will give you a good idea of pricing etc. As for the flights...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 24th 2011, 11:56 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,587
Posted By RickAlbany

Re: Auckland to Torbay

id be keen to meet to, be nice to put some faces to names!
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 24th 2011, 11:53 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,549
Posted By RickAlbany

Re: Transport / car advice

older cars are more expensive as they last longer here (no salt on the roads/snow etc) WOF (MOT) is every year until car is 6years old then every 6mths
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 25th 2011, 12:51 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By RickAlbany

Re: New life in Albany - need advice

+1
I'm also in tobay and my boys go to the same school as Jane's, need any help just PM me or Jane :)
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 24th 2011, 2:21 am
Replies: 47
Views: 3,651
Posted By RickAlbany

Re: Please help!!!!!!

I wouldnt say anyway on the shore was run by gangs lol, from what you say I would recommend Browns Bay or Torbay area, few beaches to pick from and only a stones throw from rural areas
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 16th 2011, 7:09 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,073
Posted By RickAlbany

Re: Rentals - Rodney/North Shore

not sure, going into year 5 next month
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 12th 2011, 8:12 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,316
Posted By RickAlbany

Re: Positive Vibes Please

see some of my previous posts - at the end of the day I would rather be homeless living under a bridge than rich in the UK, the lifestyle, environment, people etc in NZ are well worth any struggle...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 12th 2011, 2:22 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,073
Posted By RickAlbany

Re: Rentals - Rodney/North Shore

Hi, my son is at the same school, aged 9, they likely know each other lol
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 30th 2010, 3:20 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,143
Posted By RickAlbany

Re: buying a second hand car

a few ideas on here already but I think the most important thing is what budget you have as this will reflect on where to look be it trademe, auctions or a dealer. There is also the Ellerslie car...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 30th 2010, 1:24 am
Replies: 70
Views: 5,145
Posted By RickAlbany

Re: UK to NZ January 2011

wow, thats still a good drive! All depends where in Hamilton you are going to be working. You'll find TM is great for all kinds of stuff as well as cars, basically its the place all us kiwis go to...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 29th 2010, 11:46 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 5,145
Posted By RickAlbany

Re: UK to NZ March 2011

Well, we are3...Julie, myself and the little one Lucy.We arrive for new Jobs in Hamilton in Mid March so we are on a tight deadline and looking here for packing cases. We need to be near a decent...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 29th 2010, 9:19 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 984
Posted By RickAlbany

Re: What do we do now ??

the only thing to do is just do it, all come out and have it in your minds that this is your new life, jobs are alot easier to find once you are here and there is always something even if its short...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 22nd 2010, 9:54 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 970
Posted By RickAlbany

Re: Banks - boring I know....

Kiwibank - can use online saver account with zero fees but dont get chequebook just ATM card or visa debit card and all transactions online. I have been with a few banks and kiwbank have been by far...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 22nd 2010, 8:42 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,074
Posted By RickAlbany

Re: christmas monetary gifts

the last time we did a cheque it was 6 weeks to clear! Much better just to do an electronic transfer.
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 22nd 2010, 7:36 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,752
Posted By RickAlbany

Re: Convert Cars to RHD in New Zealand

I'd say that would be the same for the Camry Hybrid
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 22nd 2010, 7:33 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 616
Posted By RickAlbany

Time to say Hello!

Hi all, Rick from Torbay, North Shore of Auckland.

Was a kiwi to age 6 then went and lived in the north of England fo 16 years so did all my schooling, first driving, first employment etc etc over...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 22nd 2010, 7:27 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,074
Posted By RickAlbany

Re: christmas monetary gifts

totally - and using the bank is the best way to go, my family in the Uk have been doing this for a few years now ever since 2 large xmas parcels went 'missing' in the UK sorting office
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 22nd 2010, 7:20 pm
Replies: 70
Views: 5,145
Posted By RickAlbany

Re: UK to NZ January 2011

We are a family of 5 on the North Shore so if you need any help/advice when you get here or just need some showing around give me a shout - al the best with the move!!
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 21st 2010, 3:35 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,511
Posted By RickAlbany

Re: Buying a car?

if you want a cheap run-around (under $4k) then trade-me for sure, otherwise go to a dealer where you have some security and protection should something go wrong
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