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Forum: New Zealand
Nov 5th 2012, 9:55 am
Replies: 57
Views: 3,820
Posted By SparkyGaz

Re: Flights to the UK best options - first trip back to the old "home"

We found Air Malaysia were BY FAR the cheapest, and plenty of friends flown with them. AKL to Kuala Lumpur 10 hours .
Kuala to Heathrow 13 hours......2 hour transit......suits me sir !!!!
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 22nd 2012, 10:04 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,015
Posted By SparkyGaz

Re: Electrician practical exam

:thumbsup: Glad I could help :thumbsup:
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 22nd 2012, 9:37 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,015
Posted By SparkyGaz

Re: Electrician practical exam

Hey there, I will be registering soon and saw a good post so I had the foresight to paste the info into a word document and save it. I knew I would never find it again........ Here's the whole thing,...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 6th 2012, 10:44 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,258
Posted By SparkyGaz

Re: Advice please on what to do about my house!

We are so glad that we sold up in UK before we left. It makes settling here in NZ so much easier. Family offered to manage our property if we had to rent it out, but in the end we reduced the price...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 18th 2012, 11:02 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,329
Posted By SparkyGaz

Re: Shipping Companies question

Lots of companies do shared containers, so people in same situation with same destination and timescale benefit by sharing costs.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 20th 2012, 12:12 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,472
Posted By SparkyGaz

Re: Skype Tips

At least you got the time right.....that's a good start.
Good luck :thumbsup:
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 12th 2012, 9:17 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,315
Posted By SparkyGaz

Re: Electrical worker needing help

I don't envy you, I was in the same position in the UK but I had a get out clause.....
My wife is a midwife, she sailed through the criteria and we were accepted and emigrated last July.
I never...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 21st 2012, 2:55 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,599
Posted By SparkyGaz

Re: Thinking it might be time to head home?

A tragic loss and very sad indeed, my heart goes out to you.
I guess the question you should ask yourself is, do you now feel tied to the city out of obligation to your sisters memory?
It sounds...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 10th 2012, 6:54 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,120
Posted By SparkyGaz

Re: Question about flying long haul with babies...

No help to you but my wife was breast feeding, so I got the legroom and a peaceful flight......she however was knackered. Pretty sure they let four gallons of milk through security, so long as it's...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 31st 2011, 12:31 am
Replies: 102
Views: 9,421
Posted By SparkyGaz

Re: Would New Zealand be boring for *you* if you were in your twenties?

We are mid thirties with 2 kids 11 and 3. Tauranga in the bay of plenty is the place for us at this stage in our life, but as a party animal in younger days, I think the pace here would have been too...
Dec 18th 2011, 9:10 am
Replies: 3,075
Views: 374,777
Posted By SparkyGaz

Re: Cheesy Jokes Anyone?

2 owls playing pool.
One of the owls accidentally knocks the black ball with his wing.
Neither of them know the rules, so another owl explains "that's 2 hits to him".
First owl replies "two -...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 14th 2011, 3:42 am
Replies: 6
Views: 762
Posted By SparkyGaz

Re: Passing my medical - who decides and what's my odds?

It all boils down to wether they think you are a financial risk to the NZ health service.
In our case the specialist gave advice to the Immigration medical panel on my wifes condition and they...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 7th 2011, 2:05 am
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By SparkyGaz

Re: Tauranga here we come but nowhere to stay!

If you can find an unfurnished rental people are very accomodating at lending furniture etc.
We have some chairs and stuff you could lend.
It defo is all part of the fun, just have to make it like...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 6th 2011, 10:15 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 771
Posted By SparkyGaz

Xbox Gamertags please

I like a nice relaxing game of blowing up the enemy on the Xbox and have noticed since being in New Zealand that it's only kids playing.
At the risk of looking foolish (like I care :blink:) are...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 26th 2011, 4:46 am
Replies: 68
Views: 6,458
Posted By SparkyGaz

Re: What do you wish you'd bought BEFORE moving to NZ?

Benadryll plus hayfever tab...........aaaaccchhhhhoooo !!!!!!!
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 22nd 2011, 7:58 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 6,458
Posted By SparkyGaz

Re: What do you wish you'd bought BEFORE moving to NZ?

My family and friends lol.......bring hayfever tablets and greetings cards, both are so expensive here and pants. Literally, bring pants !!!!!!

Go to asda and buy half a dozen multi socket boards...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 22nd 2011, 7:45 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 8,038
Posted By SparkyGaz

Re: Bringing tools to NZ

Most companies do container sharing, I think you end up paying for half a container so it may be worthwhile contacting a worldwide courier instead like DHL ?

I dont think you will get much change...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 20th 2011, 6:44 am
Replies: 20
Views: 8,038
Posted By SparkyGaz

Re: Bringing tools to NZ

Not with you? They were just all wrapped in their tool chest and lifted onto my container with everything else. Tools aren't a specialist item for carriage, they will sit right next to your wifes...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 20th 2011, 6:41 am
Replies: 20
Views: 8,038
Posted By SparkyGaz

Re: Bringing tools to NZ

It all has to spotless or you will end up paying MAF to 'professionally clean them'
I brought tonnes of golf stuff and it was all given the ok in the end. Check all pockets of your bag....dont let...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 19th 2011, 7:23 am
Replies: 20
Views: 8,038
Posted By SparkyGaz

Re: Bringing tools to NZ

Maint tech me and I brought oodles of hand tools and power tools, just make sure no oil or grease on them MAF weren't interested in them at all, or my snap on tool chests......now Xmas trees and golf...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 10th 2011, 6:10 am
Replies: 11
Views: 3,830
Posted By SparkyGaz

Re: Mount Maunganui & Taurange watch out!

As I said we live in welcome bay...more than happy to help if you need any info..
http://www.tauranga.govt.nz/
this has some good info for starters.....

Gary :thumbsup:
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 4th 2011, 12:44 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,830
Posted By SparkyGaz

Re: Mount Maunganui & Tauranga watch out!

Welcome to expats...sounds like you will soon be one for real !!!
We live in welcome bay and my son goes to Tauranga Intermediate school.
We have looked at all areas to buy a house and have decided...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 1st 2011, 9:14 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,610
Posted By SparkyGaz

Re: PAPAMOA SATURDAY 5TH OR 12TH NOVEMBER DRINKS?

I'm not sure if I'm real anymore....I may have to google me :blink:
Nov 1st 2011, 9:13 am
Replies: 3,075
Views: 374,777
Posted By SparkyGaz

Re: Cheesy Jokes Anyone?

My day job is a comedian, thanks for the support :blink:
Nov 1st 2011, 1:43 am
Replies: 3,075
Views: 374,777
Posted By SparkyGaz

Re: Cheesy Jokes Anyone?

I know a piece of black tarmac who is a tough guy but is terrified of piece of red tarmac....turns out the red tarmac is a cyclepath :eek:
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