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Forum: New Zealand
Apr 18th 2007, 10:57 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,213
Posted By Apple12

Re: things to do ....places to see...

South Island: drive to the end of the Mount Cook Rd and camp at the campsite. Stunning half day walks, glaciers, and the sound of avalanches when you are camping. Dinner at the Mountaineers cafe in...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 18th 2007, 7:53 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,137
Posted By Apple12

Re: Finance Question

Please check the HSBC NZ website for the location of branches - if you are settling in Auckland it may work, but just be aware that physical access to this bank is limited.
Presumably there are...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 18th 2007, 7:50 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,379
Posted By Apple12

Re: Anyone in Rangiora or Kaiapoi?

I just want to post up a contrary opinion, cos I can!

We have a very solid three bed home which is fully insulated and extremely well heated with a very efficient log burner.

It is a 1920s...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 16th 2007, 8:10 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,033
Posted By Apple12

Re: Any hidden expenses?

Only some places in NZ, not here in ChCh.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 16th 2007, 9:41 am
Replies: 4
Views: 333
Posted By Apple12

Re: Snow Good

skiing is fantastic, not in the all-inclusive way of the French Alps, but in the the weathers good, the snow is perfect, let head up the mountain for a good days skiing kind of a way.

Living here...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 13th 2007, 10:47 am
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By Apple12

Re: car insurance

Other options:
http://www.yellowpages.co.nz/
http://www.nzi.co.nz/default.aspx
AA car insurance
http://www.aainsurance.co.nz/dira/aainsurance/aaiinternet.nsf/Content/Home

If you are still...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 13th 2007, 6:36 am
Replies: 113
Views: 5,562
Posted By Apple12

Re: You know you're settling in when.....

I agree, but I had the ultimate comeback from a kiwi who said "but what about haggis, black pudding and deep fried mars bars!"
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 12th 2007, 9:21 pm
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 12th 2007, 7:54 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 566
Posted By Apple12

Re: Luggage limits

A year ago it was:
Travel via the US and get a large amount of luggage = 32 kg
Travel via Asia and get less = 23 kg.

The rules might have changed, this is a good question for a travel agent,...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 12th 2007, 7:49 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,379
Posted By Apple12

Re: Anyone in Rangiora or Kaiapoi?

Hope your OH doesn't find that he is working out of Woolston then!:ohmy:
Good luck.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 12th 2007, 5:43 am
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By Apple12

Re: Buying a tablet pc - please help?

TBH I am with Beachcombers... I never knew such a thing existed. I take it you have tried google.co.nz?
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 11th 2007, 11:30 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,379
Posted By Apple12

Re: Anyone in Rangiora or Kaiapoi?

Yip, I agree Hang11.

It depends a lot as to what you like doing as a family, and what sort of environment you would like around you.

Options such as: close to the beach, closer to the mountains...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 11th 2007, 8:02 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,379
Posted By Apple12

Re: Anyone in Rangiora or Kaiapoi?

In my opinion, disregard please if you want to, it is much easier to do the scouting around and jobhunting if you base yourselves more centrally than Rangiora. If you don't know where the job will...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 11th 2007, 7:53 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,346
Posted By Apple12

Re: How far is it?

Hi Karen, when you get here you will find that your question doesn't make much sense =)

If you define Canterbury as being Arthurs Pass (in the mountains) to Christchurch (say Sumner beach) it...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 10th 2007, 11:48 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,213
Posted By Apple12

Re: Electrical Thingies

You can often pick these up on trademe too... http://www.trademe.co.nz/Electronics-photography/Other-electronics/Other/auction-95046186.htm
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 10th 2007, 10:17 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,346
Posted By Apple12

Re: How far is it?

Try multimap for size... http://www.multimap.co.nz add search for Prebbleton. I did get it for you but the link is ginormous.

Prebbleton is on the outskirts of Christchurch, so if you are city...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 10th 2007, 7:48 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 558
Posted By Apple12

Re: NZQA Confirmation - YIPPPEEEEEEEE!!!!

Just in time for term 2 =)
Yay!
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 10th 2007, 7:45 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,379
Posted By Apple12

Re: Anyone in Rangiora or Kaiapoi?

Hello, just a quick question, do you have any clue as to where your job is based? Sometimes it makes more sense to base yourself south-west or west rather than north, depending on any daily commute...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 9th 2007, 9:39 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 578
Posted By Apple12

Re: catholic schooling in nz

This should be a good starting point for you, perhaps worth making a phone call to get more information.
http://www.nzceo.catholic.org.nz/pages/schools.html
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 9th 2007, 7:52 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 3,761
Posted By Apple12

Re: Auckland Living N,S,E or West?

Do you have any clues yet on where you will be working? This peg in the sand often tempers the advice that you can be given.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 9th 2007, 7:48 pm
Replies: 90
Views: 3,942
Posted By Apple12

Re: Are we mad??? Some advice pls.

I thinkl the edit button only works for 2 hours after posting or something like that. So within two hours you can edit, after that you are stuck with what you posted :)
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 9th 2007, 9:16 am
Replies: 75
Views: 3,983
Posted By Apple12

Re: Noise pollution in New Zealand

Redmonsk...
Please do not rethink your plans for emigrating or not on the basis of this series of posts.
There are good things and bad things about practically every place on the planet, and if...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 9th 2007, 7:56 am
Replies: 20
Views: 817
Posted By Apple12

Re: If you went down to the beach today........

Because that is what the sea put there? Sorry no more helpful than that :)
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 9th 2007, 7:54 am
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By Apple12

Re: Fireplace vs portable electric heater

What sort of fire is it? If an open fire it will be pretty inefficient, if a freestanding logburner it will chuck out loads of heat.

Consider oil filled column heaters for low level heating. The...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 9th 2007, 3:12 am
Replies: 75
Views: 3,983
Posted By Apple12

Re: Noise pollution in New Zealand

ooohhh Cambells, you disappoint me. Where is your famous sense of humour? Can you not spot the irony?
Please tell me that you took this post at face value, it would make it all the funnier!
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