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Forum: New Zealand
Nov 5th 2019, 9:01 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,583
Posted By A4Ron

Re: Health care

How does waiting lists compare (non-private) between here and the NHS?
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 4th 2019, 2:19 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,046
Posted By A4Ron

Re: Family

Sorry to hear this, Op.

My condolences and best wishes going forwards for your families
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 11th 2019, 2:25 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,371
Posted By A4Ron

Re: First Impressioins

How's it going now Op?

From experience, it does get better as time goes on
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 15th 2019, 12:27 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,225
Posted By A4Ron

Re: cost-of-living calculators/comparisons

Thanks, another interesting read, the data seems not too dissimilar to Numbeo

Found another page, not sure how out-of-date it is though:...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 7th 2019, 10:17 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,625
Posted By A4Ron

Re: Uk State Pension Ripoff

:rofl:

hugs and buzz words solve everything, apparently
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 5th 2019, 10:37 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,225
Posted By A4Ron

Re: cost-of-living calculators/comparisons

I've found Numbeo and Expatistan's data 'interesting', even though it's apparently been updated as recent as this week
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 5th 2019, 5:08 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,225
Posted By A4Ron

cost-of-living calculators/comparisons

I read an interesting thread on here lately regarding cost-of-living - https://britishexpats.com/forum/new-zealand-83/job-offer-christchurch-should-we-stay-go-926026/ - so thought I'd post a few...
Forum: New Zealand
May 21st 2019, 3:11 am
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By A4Ron

Re: Earthquake fault line wellington

Basically the whole of NZ is in the RoF, then.
Forum: New Zealand
May 10th 2019, 3:23 am
Replies: 31
Views: 5,724
Posted By A4Ron

Re: Missing home

Best of luck settling, Op. All I can say is give it a minimum of two years from now and then weigh it up then by listing the Pros and Cons where your heart is and where you are happiest :)

I'm 31,...
Forum: New Zealand
May 10th 2019, 3:04 am
Replies: 3
Views: 701
Posted By A4Ron

Re: Pool & Pint

Bit late to this, so apologies

I highly recommend The Slate Room on Lichfield Street; only opened last year and the (American Pool) tables + cues are newer & in much better condition than The...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 9th 2019, 3:03 am
Replies: 49
Views: 10,623
Posted By A4Ron

Re: Should we move to NZ?

One thing that has always concerned me about the NZ education system is the sheer volume of people here who don't know the difference between 'bought' and 'brought'.

I know an English school...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 24th 2018, 4:52 am
Replies: 56
Views: 7,710
Posted By A4Ron

Re: Lots of advice please

a) I'm not the one calling another member arrogant and argumentative when you started an argument in the first place. Note how I haven't attacked you at all :)

b) I wasn't asking for help, merely...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 24th 2018, 4:40 am
Replies: 56
Views: 7,710
Posted By A4Ron

Re: Lots of advice please

I've clearly touched a nerve with your many assumptions.

And yes I did move a c.30-40 mile distance as a young teenager and it was fairly easy to maintain the same social circle & visit...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 23rd 2018, 11:49 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 7,710
Posted By A4Ron

Re: Lots of advice please

Your argument is flawed regarding distance. If a teenager lives 50 miles from friends/family, they can still visit them with a short commute on the same day and have the same creature comforts of...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 23rd 2018, 4:38 am
Replies: 56
Views: 7,710
Posted By A4Ron

Re: Lots of advice please

There's a difference between moving a teenager 50 miles in their home country and to the other side of the world; incomparable.

And as another member has stated above, they can be more exposed to...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 22nd 2018, 4:37 am
Replies: 56
Views: 7,710
Posted By A4Ron

Re: Lots of advice please

I mean this in the nicest possible way, but why do parents say "I want to move my family to NZ for a better life" - better life in terms of what?

Your children will have more job/career...
Forum: NZ Update
Jul 15th 2017, 4:00 am
Replies: 9
Views: 7,548
Posted By A4Ron

Re: We've been back in the UK just over 6 months now

Great read, Matt :) i must admit, reading that has made me a tad homesick! Glad everything has worked out well for you & family

Please keep us updated with more posts - maybe a 9-month?

Best...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 12th 2017, 10:56 am
Replies: 47
Views: 3,489
Posted By A4Ron

Re: terrible road toll this year/this christmas

NZ is the driving nanny state, just like Victoria in Australia.

I asked a police officer earlier this year, why do they have the lowest speed limits in developed countries and yet the highest road...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 8th 2016, 3:15 am
Replies: 48
Views: 3,467
Posted By A4Ron

Re: Key's Gone...!

John is a clever man as we all know and he can see the writing is on the wall... Looming recession, housing market bubble about to go pop, munted road infrastructure, failed TPP, plus he can't stand...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 27th 2016, 6:31 am
Replies: 61
Views: 9,574
Posted By A4Ron

Re: Well that's that...

Compared with NZ to Australia and Pacific Islands flights?...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 25th 2016, 12:27 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 9,574
Posted By A4Ron

Re: Well that's that...

During my second stint back here I've really noticed the cost-of-living and prices of general goods, housing, etc. But I put that down to being more mature these days - I was in my late teens/early...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 24th 2016, 2:17 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 9,574
Posted By A4Ron

Re: Well that's that...

Best of luck with everything, always enjoy reading your posts :) please drop back in when you can

Wow, there's a lot of people leaving NZ!
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 19th 2016, 3:35 pm
Replies: 186
Views: 8,618
Posted By A4Ron

Re: Its annoying my salary for my profession is not great compared to other salaries

This is actually a very insightful thread and I've enjoyed reading the posts so far (I'm not joking) :thumbup:

On the above - and I totally agree - why are there people who move from Aus to NZ?...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 19th 2016, 1:47 pm
Replies: 484
Views: 96,451
Posted By A4Ron

Forum: New Zealand
Sep 17th 2016, 4:14 am
Replies: 484
Views: 96,451
Posted By A4Ron

Re: 20% deposit needed to buy a house from oct

This too :thumbup: It's starting to hit the fan in Australia now... That article above is very short-sighted and contradictory to what David Hisco CEO of ANZ has been saying

I'm happy to jump...
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