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Forum: New Zealand
Feb 18th 2014, 1:12 am
Replies: 12
Views: 923
Posted By thepinkone

Re: a million questions where to start

I work in the health sector, OH just in a local hardware store - we both only work 4 days/shifts a week and find its enough to pay the mortgage, have a few of lifes luxuries and give us time to spend...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 17th 2014, 7:32 am
Replies: 5
Views: 775
Posted By thepinkone

Re: Midwife in NZ

Wow Lisa, community now, you are having a go at it all :rofl:

Hi Emma, I've been a hospital (core) midwife here for 15 months now. There are differences to UK practice, but in the hospital setting...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 4th 2013, 1:17 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,328
Posted By thepinkone

Re: The Kiwi Christmas thread

I worked last year so have this Christmas off - we were also in a rental with fold-up picnic chairs (stuff arrived in Jan, also bought a house), so I'm surrounded by my stuff this year. I'm thinking...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 4th 2013, 12:58 am
Replies: 27
Views: 4,348
Posted By thepinkone

Re: Wanted Down Under

I applied for 'Wanted Down Under' - they didn't get back to me! At the time I didn't have a visa but did have enough points for my EOI (quick selection as I had a job offer on skills shortage with...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 23rd 2013, 12:17 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,009
Posted By thepinkone

Re: What do you wish you'd shipped over..

My wardrobe - the inbuilt ones here are not much cop. The spare bedroom furniture (lost some bed fixings in the move and can't get replacements - would have been fine had I packed the spare bed)....
Forum: NZ Update
Oct 21st 2013, 2:58 am
Replies: 2
Views: 994
Posted By thepinkone

coming up to 1 year

I've been pretty abscent from here for quite a while, so thought as we're coming up on our first aniversary here I'd do an update.

We're still in Taranaki and in the house we bought in Jan. One of...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 8th 2013, 2:06 am
Replies: 136
Views: 9,657
Posted By thepinkone

Re: Who's already clutched their hotties - 'fess up!

we've swapped to the autumn duvet, I'm slopping about in my Uggs in the evenings and I have dragged out one of my jumpers now the nights are closing in. I did have a hottie the other evening because...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 29th 2013, 9:26 am
Replies: 6
Views: 702
Posted By thepinkone

Re: It's hot

we chilled in the garden, had a bbq - going up the coast tomorrow - also loving living on the coast
Forum: NZ Update
Jan 26th 2013, 7:14 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,137
Posted By thepinkone

Re: A Year today

Loved the update.

I agree with you on the 'make do with camp furniture' thing. I really grew to hate the garden chairs we got as a stop-gap. We did buy second hand washing machine, fridge and tv;...
Forum: NZ Update
Jan 26th 2013, 6:58 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,285
Posted By thepinkone

Re: 3 Weeks in

Yeah TL, I thought one of those would do us fine, then I could use it for work - I don't fancy driving the van - I suffer with poor size perception!
Forum: NZ Update
Jan 24th 2013, 11:31 pm
Replies: 117
Views: 24,068
Posted By thepinkone

Re: Finally an update

Great update - the new homestead sounds good, our daughter has had a little moan about moving into smaller sized rooms but as you say it'll cost less to heat (and we have a rumpuss room; didn't have...
Forum: NZ Update
Jan 24th 2013, 11:18 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,285
Posted By thepinkone

Re: 3 Weeks in

We're nearly 3 months in now and things are still pretty hectic.

Got the keys for our house earlier this month; we've bought a van (OH says we need to fit bikes, surfboards, canoes etc in - only...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 26th 2012, 11:37 pm
Replies: 88
Views: 5,251
Posted By thepinkone

Re: Estate Agents Stingy With Info

The agent selling the house we're buying is good, let us have extra viewings with as much time as we wanted before we signed on the dotted line - we do have a really good lawyer who has taken time to...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 26th 2012, 11:15 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,943
Posted By thepinkone

Re: 1st Kiwi Christmas

We had a good 1st Christmas - Santa came a day early, I did a full-on turkey dinner on Christmas eve; on the day I helped a new little one into the Naki (midwife), was on call so no booze but went...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 23rd 2012, 3:48 am
Replies: 28
Views: 893
Posted By thepinkone

Re: What will be on the table Xmas Day?

as I'm working we're doing Christmas day on Christmas eve - we're having stuffed turkey, roast parsnips potatoes and kumera, mash potatoes, steamed greens and gravy - sticky caramel pudding for...
Forum: NZ Update
Dec 23rd 2012, 3:24 am
Replies: 24
Views: 4,045
Posted By thepinkone

Re: Where to from here?

AndyEvs - maybe we could meet up, get heathergirl in on the act too as her and her husband aren't too far from NP - what do you think?
Dec 10th 2012, 6:01 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,278
Posted By thepinkone

Re: Permenent Residency - Submitted

as they say over here 'good on ya'
Forum: NZ Update
Dec 10th 2012, 5:21 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,285
Posted By thepinkone

Re: 3 Weeks in

festival of lights runs from 16/12/12 - 26/01/13, the bit of Pukekura park I've seen is really nice.

http://expat-shield.en.softonic.com/ this is the site I use, free to download but I find it...
Forum: NZ Update
Dec 5th 2012, 6:58 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,285
Posted By thepinkone

Re: 3 Weeks in

Lisa - I plan on staying in the hosp for a good while, the idea of being an LMC scares me a little at the moment!

HeatherGirl and Bevs - I'll get the web address when I'm next on the big puter,...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 5th 2012, 6:47 am
Replies: 8
Views: 725
Posted By thepinkone

Forum: New Zealand
Dec 1st 2012, 7:21 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,190
Posted By thepinkone

Re: New Plymouth

We like it so far, I wouldn't say its a one street town, just that you can get at a good chunk of stuff centrally.
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 1st 2012, 7:10 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,336
Posted By thepinkone

Re: How trusting are you?

That shocked me too Nero, the power people sent me an envelope to put the key in as our meters are inside - I phoned them and told them I'd gladly give them access if they gave me fore-warning but I...
Forum: NZ Update
Dec 1st 2012, 7:01 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,285
Posted By thepinkone

Re: 3 Weeks in

Skends - yes the weather is better, but it does still get a bit nippy at night and we get a cold wind, however I walked to and from work last week (25 mins walk) and didn't get rained on and only...
Forum: NZ Update
Dec 1st 2012, 6:27 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,353
Posted By thepinkone

Re: One year update

great update, let us know how the community role go's
Forum: NZ Update
Nov 28th 2012, 8:23 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,285
Posted By thepinkone

3 Weeks in

We've been in Taranaki for 3 weeks now, finally have the internet connected in our rental so I thought I'd do an update.

We flew with Air NZ which was surprisingly stressless and arrived on NZ...
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