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Forum: New Zealand
Jun 9th 2020, 9:34 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 753
Posted By Ex Aucklander

Nelson Information please

I would appreciate any information on areas for retired couple to relocate to in Nelson. Areas to avoid & best areas for convenience, beauty etc. Only visited in 2002 for few days so not too...
Feb 19th 2020, 9:42 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,023
Posted By Ex Aucklander

Re: Anyone moved back to UK in their 70's?

Hi Robin1234, Thanks for the reassurance. I had been looking at Dorset & Devon but will research Norfolk as well. Any place in Norfolk in particular you could recommend?
Feb 19th 2020, 12:13 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,023
Posted By Ex Aucklander

Anyone moved back to UK in their 70's?

After 32 years in Australia & 18 years in New Zealand, we are thinking of moving back to UK. We are in our 70's & looking at areas with mild climate with budget of 350,000 pounds to purchase...
Feb 15th 2020, 10:22 am
Replies: 2
Views: 690
Posted By Ex Aucklander

Newton Abbot, Devon

Newton Abbot, Devon? Can anybody tell me what it's like living there? Any areas to avoid? Considering a flat near Forde. Park.
Is medical / hospital care good? Retired couple so have to ask these...
Jan 8th 2020, 10:13 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By Ex Aucklander

Re: Can I open a UK Bank or Building Society account

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However I am intrigued to know what prompts you to return to the UK ?

Never been there but from what I read NZ is like some kind of idealized / old fashioned version of...
Jan 8th 2020, 9:50 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By Ex Aucklander

Re: Can I open a UK Bank or Building Society account

Thanks, yes we always use currency transfer service, had good experience with Forex & others, better exchange rate than transferring through banks.
Jan 8th 2020, 9:11 am
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By Ex Aucklander

Re: Can I open a UK Bank or Building Society account

Contacted Barclays & had a very positive response from them.
Jan 7th 2020, 9:42 am
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By Ex Aucklander

Can I open a UK Bank or Building Society account

I am moving back to England after spending 19 years in New Zealand & need to open either a Bank or Building Society account before I arrive. I need to transfer the proceeds of my house sale (which is...
Nov 26th 2019, 9:23 am
Replies: 927
Views: 122,095
Posted By Ex Aucklander

Re: Best relocation areas in the UK?

We did the same when we lived in Spain, Cyprus & Tenerife all 12 months rentals fully furnished. However after the joy of living in our present home for 16 years I realize I prefer to own my own...
Nov 26th 2019, 7:02 am
Replies: 927
Views: 122,095
Posted By Ex Aucklander

Re: Best relocation areas in the UK?

Thanks again, I will take this advice on board. Still have to sell up but hope to arrive in UK next May.
Nov 25th 2019, 8:52 am
Replies: 927
Views: 122,095
Posted By Ex Aucklander

Re: Best relocation areas in the UK?

Thanks for pointing out the Service Fees that is something I need to look into.
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 23rd 2019, 7:46 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By Ex Aucklander

Retired & moving back to UK after living overseas most of my life

I first left England as a child when my parents migrated to South Africa in the 1950's.Then I lived in Glasgow for 2 years after I married but the transition from Cape Town to Glasgow was more than I...
Nov 23rd 2019, 7:09 pm
Replies: 927
Views: 122,095
Posted By Ex Aucklander

Re: Best relocation areas in the UK?

Thank you for the very informative reply. I have been looking at Rightmove & a couple of other websites to get an idea of property & areas. At first considering houses or bungalows but after...
Nov 23rd 2019, 11:07 am
Replies: 927
Views: 122,095
Posted By Ex Aucklander

Re: Best relocation areas in the UK?

Can anyone tell me what is Dorset like?
Both husband & myself born in UK but left when our parents migrated to South Africa. We are now retired in our 70's & feeling very unsettled after having...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 18th 2014, 12:35 pm
Replies: 234
Views: 29,006
Posted By Ex Aucklander

Re: $95k in Auckland

Have you considered other locations in New Zealand. Look on Seek.co.nz & Trademe.co.nz which has Jobs section.
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 18th 2014, 11:37 am
Replies: 43
Views: 5,700
Posted By Ex Aucklander

Re: What areas for nice house up to $450k in Auckland

Forget Auckland, consider Napier in Hawkes Bay. Better climate, lovely place & look what your $ will buy. These are just a few examples all in good areas, not far from town & 10 minutes drive & you...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 16th 2014, 10:45 am
Replies: 9
Views: 4,335
Posted By Ex Aucklander

Smile Re: Thinkiing of moving to Hawkes Bay . Any opinions/thoughts appreciated.

Just saw your post so you may have moved already? I moved from Auckland (Mission Bay) to Napier 15 months ago & honestly I can say it is a wonderful town. No traffic, wonderful climate (even in...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 15th 2012, 2:56 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,889
Posted By Ex Aucklander

Re: Working near to the University...Where to live?

Hi, I would recommend Mission Bay, www.missionbay.co.nz or Kohimarama. Both nice beach suburbs with Eastridge shopping centre, lots of cafes, restaurants, cinema, medical & dental etc

Kohimarama...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 11th 2012, 8:18 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,328
Posted By Ex Aucklander

Re: Booked our flights

I can vouch for business class on Emirates, they are my favourite airline. You will be treated like VIP's. Are you getting the limousine pick up they usually provide with Business class. You can also...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 5th 2012, 7:22 am
Replies: 48
Views: 4,702
Posted By Ex Aucklander

Re: Cost of petrol in NZ

Been driving around USA the past few months petrol here is under US4 a gallon. Food also is significantly cheaper than NZ.

Milk US$3.30 a gallon
Capsicums $1 each or cheaper
Rock melons 2 for...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 1st 2012, 7:50 am
Replies: 587
Views: 88,405
Posted By Ex Aucklander

Re: So embarassed about where we live. Other peoples noise and anti-social behaviour.

We had a similar problem when we lived in Spain, the property next door was constantly being renovated which involved removing old tiles from walls & floor with some sort of jackhammer, except it...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 24th 2012, 8:14 am
Replies: 108
Views: 12,338
Posted By Ex Aucklander

Re: "Everyday" costs in NZ

University of Otago is free, at least it used to be.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 21st 2012, 8:42 pm
Replies: 178
Views: 18,252
Posted By Ex Aucklander

Re: New Tax on non-NZ personal & occupation pension plans to hit migrants old and new

No good news when you reach the stage of life where you need stabilty.

Hope things work out, it must be very worrying for many. I think all countries are trying to find ways & means to put more...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 20th 2012, 11:33 pm
Replies: 178
Views: 18,252
Posted By Ex Aucklander

Re: New Tax on non-NZ personal & occupation pension plans to hit migrants old and new

Forgive me as I do not understand nor am I involved in any Qrops scheme but I know from previous posts that many of you are effected. I came across this tit bit on in the Cyprus section of this forum...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 20th 2012, 11:26 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 4,912
Posted By Ex Aucklander

Re: Do I accept the offer???

It must be costing you financially & emotionally living in 2 places globally.

If I could I think I would try & get them to up the offer but at the end of the day I would sell & move forward.
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