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Forum: New Zealand
Jul 14th 2014, 9:56 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,101
Posted By sparkywater

Re: Timaru

Graham we have been in Timaru & New Zealand for almost two years. I am in my 50's wife's a bit younger and we have two teenagers. We love it here, yes its quite small but its fairly central for...
Forum: NZ Update
Aug 14th 2013, 9:11 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,176
Posted By sparkywater

Re: Week 1

Hi Laura,
We have been in Timaru for almost exactly a year now and have loved every minute. It is quite small and takes a bit of getting used to but I am sure you will be fine. My wife is a District...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 17th 2012, 10:30 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By sparkywater

Re: Timaru!!!

Hi well we are here, have rented a house in Watlington area seems quite nice. the wife is working for the DHB. I am still looking for a job. The kids have started school so things are going along...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 9th 2012, 10:14 am
Replies: 48
Views: 5,561
Posted By sparkywater

Re: UK to NZ - August 2012

Leave 25/08/2012 Arrive Christchurch 27/08/2012 the a drive to Timaru. Cant wait.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 6th 2012, 3:22 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 5,561
Posted By sparkywater

Re: UK to NZ - August 2012

Just had the phone call visa's approved, house is sold, shippers booked, flights booked, wife has a job. Fly out with kids at the end of the month destination Timaru :thumbsup::D:)
Mark
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 12th 2012, 11:49 am
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By sparkywater

Timaru!!!

My wife has been offered a job in Timaru:D, I know there have been previous posts asking for info etc on the area with a fairly limited response. Just wondered if anyone has recently moved there who...
Jun 15th 2012, 5:09 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,040
Posted By sparkywater

Re: EOI Questions?

Thanks every one its all a bit clearer now.
Jun 9th 2012, 8:04 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,040
Posted By sparkywater

EOI Questions?

Nearly finished our on line EOI the main applicant is my wife who is a nurse. I am more than a little bit confused on a couple of areas. As a secondary applicant proving my English language ability...
Apr 5th 2012, 4:48 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 347
Posted By sparkywater

advice please re visa

Looks like we have sold our house, have been waiting for the wife to receive a job offer before applying for a visa. We are looking to move over mid to late August. Are we to late to get a visa on...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 20th 2012, 8:57 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By sparkywater

Re: Another Nursing Registration question!

My better half posted off her stage one documents on Monday, hope it does not take to long to sort as we really want to get things moving.
Mar 5th 2012, 10:08 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By sparkywater

Re: Work to residence Visa

The advice on here never ceases to amaze me Thanks again.
Mar 4th 2012, 6:26 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By sparkywater

Re: Work to residence Visa

Thanks everyone
Mar 2nd 2012, 9:26 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,158
Posted By sparkywater

Work to residence Visa

:confused:Are there any drawbacks to the Work to residence Visa? Have been told by a recruitment agent that its quicker to get than PR. Would the kids still be entitled to schooling etc. Any advice...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 1st 2011, 4:11 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,301
Posted By sparkywater

Re: Retired Cops

Hi Moonie,
I thought it was probably the case that you had to be resident in the country for any government/local authority job applications. Hopefully we wont have the same problems as you as the...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 25th 2011, 11:03 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,301
Posted By sparkywater

Re: Retired Cops

I don't think I could manage going all the way back to basics at training school, I am in my fifties. Having said that I went back into uniform last year after twenty years in a suit. Do they use...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 24th 2011, 10:03 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,301
Posted By sparkywater

Re: Retired Cops

Got my self on the mailing list for NZ customs, MAF and NZ police for a support post. But dont think they will be interested until i am actually in the country.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 24th 2011, 9:37 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,301
Posted By sparkywater

Re: Retired Cops

Need some advice on the pension and finding employment?
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 22nd 2011, 7:41 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,301
Posted By sparkywater

Retired Cops

Any one retired from the police in the UK and made the move.
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 31st 2010, 9:43 am
Replies: 60
Views: 4,940
Posted By sparkywater

Re: What do you wish you'd brought with you?

Hi! everyone.
What about the kitchen white goods. I was considering buying new before we come unpacking them and using once then re packing(was told this would be needed to avoid paying tax!!!???)....
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 30th 2009, 10:39 am
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By sparkywater

Re: A question on schools

[QUOTE=Tomsk;7887243]

Thanks for that another tick in the box.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 29th 2009, 9:12 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 484
Posted By sparkywater

A question on schools

We intend moving over in June/July 2012 after my daughter has finished her GCSE's at the end of year 11. We think and hope she will go on to year 12 & 13 in New Zealand, I would like her to start...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 9th 2009, 8:01 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 694
Posted By sparkywater

Re: What is it like to live in Tauranga???

Hi dont know what its like to live there but we went there last February when we were over and decided that was where we want to settle. Bethlehem seems a really nice area. OH works for Beds PCT at...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 10th 2009, 9:23 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,734
Posted By sparkywater

Re: School year in New Zealand

[QUOTE=southerner;7650881]I'm not sure I understand the question as you've referred to A levels (a UK specific term) and college (in NZ this term refers generally to high school).

Thanks for your...
Forum: New Zealand
May 30th 2009, 5:42 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,734
Posted By sparkywater

Re: School year in New Zealand

We are hopefully going to move over when my eldest finishes her GCSE's at the end of year 11 (2012), as my youngest will be just ready to start year 9. Will the school system recognize her exams so...
Forum: New Zealand
May 16th 2008, 7:17 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By sparkywater

Re: Anyone transfering to the Police?

I am Met at the moment but living in Bedfordshire intending moving over when I retire in three years, went over this year on a rece. I have considered approaching the NZ Police as they have no upper...
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