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Forum: New Zealand
Jan 18th 2022, 12:44 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,363
Posted By Justcol

Re: I think I've made a mistake

I've been here 13 years. 8 in the north island and 5 in the south. In all that time I have never felt a single earthquake. Yes, obviously they do happen, but since the last big one in Christchurch...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 17th 2022, 11:32 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Justcol

Re: Any Social Worker Expats?

Start by reading this and practice feeling like an outsider 👍 https://trc.org.nz/principles-treaty-waitangi-defined-waitangi-tribunal
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 17th 2022, 9:15 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,363
Posted By Justcol

Re: I think I've made a mistake

What aspects of life in NZ are causing you stress and anxieties ?

What were the reasons that made you want to leave the UK?
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 16th 2022, 2:29 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,363
Posted By Justcol

Re: I think I've made a mistake

Having your own stuff around you makes a massive difference. For me, once things start to feel familiar without getting on your nerves, you've cracked it 👍
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 16th 2022, 2:19 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,363
Posted By Justcol

Re: I think I've made a mistake

1991 I migrated to Australia. I traveled out on my own at first to get everything sorted for when my wife and son arrived two weeks later. Back then there was no internet to help prepare for...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 6th 2022, 1:10 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,636
Posted By Justcol

Re: Covid and homesick

so somehow sitting around posting "oh that must be terrible" or "I'm so sorry I know how hard it can be" is supposed to make someone feel better?
I've had to cancel European trips to see family,...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 5th 2022, 9:19 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,636
Posted By Justcol

Re: Covid and homesick

Like the rest of us, they'll just have to suck it up.
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 5th 2022, 5:38 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,636
Posted By Justcol

Re: Covid and homesick

No is saying anyone can just up and go.

When folk move to NZ they don't wake up and one day, think I'm off to NZ and jump on a plane the next day. They research, plan and make it happen. Why does...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 5th 2022, 3:56 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,636
Posted By Justcol

Re: Covid and homesick

In all my years in NZ I've never had anyone say that.

I'm a firm believer in "if you're truly not happy here go home" which strangely seems to upset a lot of people
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 31st 2021, 9:05 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By Justcol

Re: Happy New Year

Chur 😎
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 25th 2021, 6:19 am
Replies: 14
Views: 701
Posted By Justcol

Re: Season Greetings

It's been a great day here 😊
Hope it's been the same for everyone 🧑‍🎄
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 20th 2021, 9:06 am
Replies: 84
Views: 6,508
Posted By Justcol

Re: Easing of travel requirements in 2022

Seems perfectly clear. Wait until they review the data that's available in January, just like she said.
Not to sure what part of that is difficult to understand 🤔
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 16th 2021, 6:41 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 918
Posted By Justcol

Re: Come on down

The problem is, that usually comes with this 🙄
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/britishexpats.com-vbulletin/719x1203/screenshot_20211217_073803_facebook_6900b4465358ae448baf5201811b14855564d335.jpg
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 16th 2021, 1:38 am
Replies: 11
Views: 918
Posted By Justcol

Come on down

Now we're traveling again, why not come and see what you've been missing.
Had to post this just to show off the beautiful area I live in.
Anyone else got something similar to share?
...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 15th 2021, 12:37 am
Replies: 84
Views: 6,508
Posted By Justcol

Re: Easing of travel requirements in 2022

COVID COVID blah blah stats stats theory rumours nonsense
COVID COVID blah blah stats stats theory rumours nonsense COVID COVID blah blah stats stats theory rumours nonsense COVID COVID blah blah...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 14th 2021, 6:48 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,636
Posted By Justcol

Re: Covid and homesick

Don't hold your breathe for international flights.
I heard a few people in Nigeria stubbed their toes which may be a symptom of a new strain, so best continue to f##k everyone over for a good few...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 13th 2021, 10:05 am
Replies: 84
Views: 6,508
Posted By Justcol

Re: Easing of travel requirements in 2022

Seems this has just become an extension of the CORONAVIRUS thread that was closed some weeks ago 😒
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 13th 2021, 3:36 am
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By Justcol

Re: Importing bike parts, charges and gst

I think they also count the cost of any insurance paid ad part of the items final value. Bit of a Swizz really, but this is New Zealand 🙃🤑
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 12th 2021, 2:17 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,636
Posted By Justcol

Re: Covid and homesick

Have started checking flight prices for a European trip in October. Current best is $1466 return to Zurich. The plan is to do a big loop road trip for 3 to 4 weeks with my son's wedding in Paris...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 12th 2021, 2:05 am
Replies: 3
Views: 469
Posted By Justcol

Re: What are the odd things you miss with the shortages

Pork pies
However, very recently a former work colleague has opened a bakery in my little township, and after a couple of goes has managed to nail a proper pork pie, so I'm a very happy chappy at...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 9th 2021, 6:20 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,636
Posted By Justcol

Re: Covid and homesick

Not seeing family for extended periods goes hand in hand with choosing to live on the opposite side of the planet.
I haven't seen my family since 2018. We did have a trip planned in may 2020 which...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 3rd 2021, 1:51 am
Replies: 84
Views: 6,508
Posted By Justcol

Re: Easing of travel requirements in 2022

You could probably shed $3500 off that fairly easily. That is using a mix of carriers operating through Air NZ
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 1st 2021, 7:19 am
Replies: 3
Views: 552
Posted By Justcol

Re: NZ Super, 20 years qualifying, impact for UK-Expats

It was my neighbour Mark Patterson who originally brought this to parliament. Seriously not happy with him.

I've done my calculations and I'll be bang on 20 years when I reach 65.
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 29th 2021, 6:56 am
Replies: 84
Views: 6,508
Posted By Justcol

Re: Easing of travel requirements in 2022

$1500 return, flying into Paris and return from rome
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 29th 2021, 12:56 am
Replies: 33
Views: 1,477
Posted By Justcol

Re: ArekDeBoss's questions about NZ healthcare

Meanwhile in Auckland 2021

https://youtu.be/OxhGbHAff50
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