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Forum: New Zealand
Apr 19th 2014, 11:02 am
Replies: 7
Views: 612
Posted By SLH

Re: Canon apple airprint

Just had a quick look on ebay uk and you can get them on there and some suppliers will post to NZ. Only any use of course if you have an ebay account. Hope that helps
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 13th 2014, 3:47 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,052
Posted By SLH

Re: Stupid question about passports

You no longer have to provide a UK address to apply for a passport while living in NZ. Passports are no longer processed in Wellington, they are sent directly to the UK by yourself. Use this...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 27th 2014, 9:48 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,043
Posted By SLH

Re: Bottled Gas

I believe it is possible, I have a few friends who have gas cookers on 7kg bottles and just fill them at the petrol station.

We run hot water and central heating from 45kg bottles. During the...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 10th 2013, 5:09 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 910
Posted By SLH

Re: Internet providers Dunedin

Hi we use slingshot and have done so for the 10 years we've been here. Some people have issues but we never have. They also do what's called Global mode and this allows you to watch some UK tv. We...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 30th 2013, 3:24 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,283
Posted By SLH

Re: WE ARE THINKING DUNEDIN? THOUGHTS ANYONE

Well said barnsleymat I couldn't have put it better myself.

Dunedin hospital is a great hospital and has plenty of expats working there. With regards to vacancies at the hospital I would...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 24th 2013, 9:04 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 7,846
Posted By SLH

Re: Double glazing!?

The glass in ours was certainly made here in NZ. Like your's the profiles came from overseas and then made to client specification here. :thumbsup:
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 24th 2013, 9:02 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 7,846
Posted By SLH

Re: Double glazing!?

[QUOTE=cleverchap;10503869]A cautionaty word.

A friend of mine very recently asked for a company to come around and quote for retro fit glazing and after extensive questioning find out the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 24th 2013, 8:59 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 7,846
Posted By SLH

Re: Double glazing!?

Hi yes it is a frosted window, its the toilet window. White has a longer guarantee than wood effect but in all honesty that didn't bother us, we just wanted a warm house with no drafty windows and...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 24th 2013, 6:00 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 7,846
Posted By SLH

Re: Double glazing!?

Hi again, no we didn't have the whole window frame replaced. They left the surround in and replaced the inner framework/opener. You would never know they'd been, their work is so tidy. Hope that...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 24th 2013, 9:27 am
Replies: 15
Views: 7,846
Posted By SLH

Re: Double glazing!?

Hi we used UPVC double glazing, a company based in Dunedin. Not sure if its one you have contacted. They are based on Strathallan Estate.

http://www.upvcwindows.co.nz/

We have cut our gas...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 20th 2013, 6:50 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,898
Posted By SLH

Re: Wallpaper, surely this is wrong

Not sure how many rolls you need but make sure you check out the import tax. Website address is http://www.importduty.co.nz/

We pay 5% import tax on wallpaper. Its an easy calculator to use.
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Forum: New Zealand
Sep 12th 2012, 4:06 am
Replies: 84
Views: 7,709
Posted By SLH

Re: Positive post only !!!!!

We've got gas central heating with radiators, instant gas hot water and also UPVC double glazed windows. Best things we ever did since moving to NZ 9 years ago. :thumbsup:
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 27th 2012, 7:25 am
Replies: 16
Views: 6,163
Posted By SLH

Re: central heating

don't bother with the valves....as NZ copper is slightly different in size (and eye-wateringly expensive).. a good website is www.waterware.co.nz....for you to compare prices. It will also depend...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 25th 2012, 12:44 am
Replies: 20
Views: 5,036
Posted By SLH

Re: Dunedin, what's it like?

Don't know where you get you 2 °C from, its a very sunny 20°C today. :):)
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 17th 2012, 4:33 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,339
Posted By SLH

Re: Singapore Airlines

Hi we've stayed at the transit hotel Changi airport many times and would highly recommend it. The airport is quite large and has plenty of facilities and shops if you didn't want to take a bus trip....
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2012, 9:52 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,308
Posted By SLH

Re: Region Free DVD Player

A sony DVPSR750HP from JB Hifi is unlocked, bought one yesterday for our daughter. Panasonic can be unlocked by an authorised person just ask the place you intend to buy from. Bought a Panasonic...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 7th 2011, 8:06 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 18,199
Posted By SLH

Re: Help! Transfer of funds from Natwest account to Westpac account!

Hi I have done this many times. Hope this helps :fingerscrossed:

What is the SWIFT code for Westpac New Zealand and how do I transfer money from overseas?

SWIFT codes are assigned to...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 17th 2011, 4:40 am
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By SLH

Re: talknsave phone card

I had a problem with one too but if you omit the 00 I think it will work. So instead use 44 1234 123456.

Hope that helps :fingerscrossed:
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 8th 2011, 4:43 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,589
Posted By SLH

Re: Oamaru / Timaru anyone?...

Waikouaiti is just north of Dunedin. http://www.waikouaiti.co.nz/ :)
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 30th 2011, 10:15 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,287
Posted By SLH

Re: Moving to Dunedin in June

Sorry nobody has been along to answer some of your questions yet. Dunedin is a good place to live, that's my opinion anyway. We've been here 8 years. Dunedin is close to Central Otago and the ski...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 31st 2010, 10:18 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,129
Posted By SLH

Re: moving to dunedin - january

Hi I am in Dunedin and live in Vauxhall/Waverley area which are next to Andersons Bay and Musselburgh. Both are nice areas to live in. Both have good primary schools Andersons Bay and Grants Braes...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 28th 2010, 7:58 am
Replies: 3
Views: 790
Posted By SLH

Re: Mosgiel

Hi and welcome to Dunedin. Mosgiel is ok gets nice and warm in the summer but can be bloody cold in the winter. Fairfield you have to be very careful as its built on or near old mines. Plenty of...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 10th 2010, 6:43 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,241
Posted By SLH

Re: Schools in Dunedin

If your'e looking in those areas have a look at Anderson's Bay school and also Grants Braes in Waverley. Our daughter went to Grants Braes when we came over 7 years ago now but still a good school. ...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 2nd 2010, 10:54 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 9,370
Posted By SLH

Re: Dunedin - schools, where to live - urgent help please!

Dunedin is far from being a small place. We have been here 7 years now in the same house, same jobs. We love it here it has all we need. The beauty of Dunedin is that its not that far from Central...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 16th 2010, 8:25 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By SLH

Re: School terms

Hi school terms for 2010 are as follows. Each term is roughly 9 weeks

2010 term dates

Primary and intermediate schools

Term Start date End date

3 Monday 19 July Friday 24 September
4...
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