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Forum: New Zealand
Jul 28th 2008, 11:42 am
Replies: 4
Views: 659
Posted By grimm

Re: UK nursing to NZ

I had a complete nightmare when we moved to Auckland.
I'm an A and E Paeds nurse with only 5 years experience and they put me on a lower level and made me take all these rediculous competencies like...
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By grimm

Paeds Nursing in Canada

Hi,
I've asked this question a long time ago but I was wondering if things have changed now?
Can Paeds nurses from the UK get jobs in Canada or do they have to be dual trained?
I worked in NZ for...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 9th 2007, 1:31 am
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By grimm

Car Sale

Hi,
Not only are we sad to be leaving NZ due to a sudden change of circumstances but we can't sell our car either.
We owe money to the finance company and they want the whole lot before we...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 13th 2007, 6:26 am
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By grimm

Rental warning.

For those of you that are going to arrive in Auckland in the near future I would like to warn you of a certain scam that we fell for concerning rental properties:
As we'd never been to Auckland...
Jun 3rd 2007, 7:29 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,489
Posted By grimm

Re: Any air con plumbers moving back to UK

Hi,
We can sympathise with you totally.
We're going home after spending 18 months in Auckland because I'm pregnant and my husband's wage as a plumber/gas fitter sucks. There's too much red tape...
Forum: New Zealand
May 8th 2007, 5:53 am
Replies: 45
Views: 3,764
Posted By grimm

Re: Creepy crawlies

We don't mind most of the bugs...the cats love bringing us a variety of nasty looking things at night.
Wetas are cool but frightened the crap out of my hubby the first time he saw one.
The flies on...
Forum: New Zealand
May 8th 2007, 5:37 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,216
Posted By grimm

Re: Giving up and going home

Thanks for all the best wishes...much appreciated!

We may look back when the baby is born and wish we'd done everything possible to stay out here and make it - then again I may end up a complete...
Forum: New Zealand
May 6th 2007, 3:49 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,216
Posted By grimm

Re: Giving up and going home

Thanks for that .. didn't realise that my baby wouldn't even be a Kiwi. What a kick in the teeth!
The maternity costs are scary too.
We're both gutted but also glad we got to give it a go. There's...
Forum: New Zealand
May 6th 2007, 3:36 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,216
Posted By grimm

Giving up and going home

Hi,
Sorry to put a downer on anyone still in the process of coming to NZ but we've decided to go home after living here for 18 months.
I've just found out that I'm pregnant and with my husband's...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 29th 2007, 9:08 am
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By grimm

Maternity

Hi,
We've been living in Auckland for just over a year now on work visas that run out in 2009. I've just found out that I'm pregnant and have started panicking about the cost of living on just my...
Forum: Police
Apr 22nd 2007, 10:25 am
Replies: 0
Views: 915
Posted By grimm

NZ Cops

Hi,
I'm currently working as a Nurse in Auckland and was seriously thinking about applying for the Cops out here.
I know the pay is bad etc but just so for us nurses.
Has anyone been selected...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 22nd 2007, 10:12 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,305
Posted By grimm

Re: Shipping Companies

Just a hint:
Our shipping company cost us a fortune and ended up not doing an itinery - we got stung by MAF due to their mistake and so they ended up keeping our shipment longer than expected so...
Replies: 3
Views: 696
Posted By grimm

Feeling Trapped

I've been in Auckland for 6 months now working for Starship Children's hospital. I'm not currently enjoying my job but have no idea why. I make any excuse to phone in sick and in doing so don't get...
Mar 5th 2006, 8:30 am
Replies: 1
Eoi
Views: 452
Posted By grimm

Eoi

Hi,
My husband and I both have 3 year work visas that started from the end of last month.
I start work tomorrow as a nurse and Aaron's still looking (plumber).
We just wanted to know how we go...
Replies: 2
Views: 374
Posted By grimm

Paeds Nurses

Hi,
I was just wondering if there are any British Paeds Nurses that have managed to move to Canada with their job?
I had a complete nightmare when I was trying as they told me they only employ...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 28th 2006, 3:54 am
Replies: 6
Views: 588
Posted By grimm

Commuting times

Was just wondering if people could say where they live in Auckland and how long it takes them to commute to their work...
e.g.
From Viaduct Harbour to Auckland Hospital takes...

Just a...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 27th 2006, 8:22 am
Replies: 10
Views: 777
Posted By grimm

Re: ? moving to Auckland

Hi,
I'm a paeds nurse just moved here in Auckland from Swansea Wales.
I've only been here with my hub for a week and it's lovely so far.
I start work this week so I'll keep you up to date with how...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 27th 2006, 8:18 am
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By grimm

New Arrivals

Hi everyone...
we arrived in Auckland last Tuesday via a great weekend in Hong Kong. Would def recommend staying there for a few days on a stop over. The Langham Place hotel was superb and...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 6th 2006, 5:07 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,094
Posted By grimm

Removal Insurance

Has anyone got any opinions on paying shipping insurance?
We're using Simpsons to ship out our stuff to Auckland and were wondering how many people have wavered or paid extra for insurance?
Our...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 25th 2005, 9:31 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 512
Posted By grimm

Mobile Phones

Hi, we're moving to Auckland as soon as we get the Visas (just had medicals) and was wondering what band the mobile has to be from UK to work there? I currently own a Motorola Razr that's quad band,...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 25th 2005, 9:03 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 582
Posted By grimm

Re: Nursing Council New Zealand

I got my registration pretty quickly and had no bother with them. The only problem I have now is that they have the police check that I need for Immigration. Some rude woman told me to e-mail her...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 1st 2005, 1:42 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By grimm

Re: Starship Children's Hospital

Many thanks to everyone who replied to this post.
You all said good things about nursing in NZ and Starship Hospital and this has made me feel happier.
My position in Cardiff was good but the...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 28th 2005, 8:59 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By grimm

Starship Children's Hospital

I've just accepted a position as an Emergency Nurse at Starship Children's Hospital in Auckland NZ and was wondering if anyone has worked at that hospital and what they thought of it?
Has any other...
Replies: 0
Views: 431
Posted By grimm

Starship Children's Hospital

I've just accepted a position as an Emergency Nurse at Starship Children's Hospital in Auckland NZ and was wondering if anyone has worked at that hospital and what they thought of it?
Has any other...
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By grimm

Re: nursing in canada

I found that you need a degree to nurse in Canada so I applied to Alberta University to study for a 4 year BScNursing ( paying £thousands per term).
They told me that I was ineligible because my...
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