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Forum: Australia
Aug 20th 2011, 1:36 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,357
Posted By bananalana

Re: Ever lived in an empty house ?

blow up blankets? Never heard of them LOL

When we arrived in Oz from NZ we each brought a suitcase and a hand luggage.

That was it.

We went out when we arrived and got 2 blow up mattresses...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 16th 2011, 1:13 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,985
Posted By bananalana

Re: Car - which is best

I always think that newer cars in NZ are expensive, but older cars are well cheap.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 15th 2011, 3:28 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,089
Posted By bananalana

Re: Going to Aussie? Think again...

"Don't come here, especially if you don't have a job, don't have money or a back-up plan if things don't work out"

I agree with the above statement. The job markets are extra tight over here (Oz)...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 15th 2011, 3:18 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 4,042
Posted By bananalana

Re: Don't Dump you Animals to Emmigrate

Perhaps you misread my post...I said dogs can be taken to those areas.

Understandably dogs are going to be "restricted" or have rules in certain areas due to wild life, but thats completely...
Forum: Australia
Aug 15th 2011, 3:08 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,640
Posted By bananalana

Re: Moving to Sydney - All Advice Needed!!!

25 minutes to the city by bus?? LOL

That's a little short. We got the bus from the City to Coogee for a work function and it took almost an hour....at 1pm.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 13th 2011, 10:58 am
Replies: 47
Views: 4,042
Posted By bananalana

Re: Don't Dump you Animals to Emmigrate

Guess it depends where you live maybe but I have never seen those kind of restrictions.

Obviously dogs are not allowed in childrens play parks but I have never seen them not allowed in the...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 13th 2011, 7:56 am
Replies: 47
Views: 4,042
Posted By bananalana

Re: Don't Dump you Animals to Emmigrate

I never noticed that "restriced where you can take them in simmer and winter" comment.

I never ever found that in NZ. You can take dogs pretty much anywhere....

You can take em to the park (and...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 13th 2011, 7:51 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,985
Posted By bananalana

Re: Car - which is best

:lol: That's a good point actually
Forum: Australia
Aug 12th 2011, 1:01 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 827
Posted By bananalana

Re: BRISBANE rural areas /acreage

We were initially looking for an acrerage for our moved so looked at some of the below areas:

Morayfield, burpengary, narangba, caboolture, greenbank and chambers flat.

I cant help with any...
Forum: Australia
Aug 12th 2011, 12:58 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,640
Posted By bananalana

Re: Moving to Sydney - All Advice Needed!!!

Agree with this. We currently live in Five Dock and love it.

Bondi is not our cup of tea, too many people at the beach - touristy etc.

If you are coming without kids, I would either go Eastern...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 12th 2011, 12:43 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,985
Posted By bananalana

Re: Car - which is best

We had a windom and they are very nice cars. Ours was quite old but man it was comfortable and so nice to drive.

Out of the cars listed above, I would personally go for the corolla - reliability...
Forum: Australia
Aug 11th 2011, 1:35 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,640
Posted By bananalana

Re: Moving to Sydney - All Advice Needed!!!

For renting, I would maybe look at google maps and the train network and perhaps get an idea of the proximity you want to live to the CBD.

I live in Five Dock which is not on the trainline. I...
Forum: Australia
Aug 11th 2011, 1:29 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,640
Posted By bananalana

Re: Moving to Sydney - All Advice Needed!!!

I would find a hostel once oyu get here. The rental market in Sydney is bloody ridiculous and you need to turn up for inspections often to even be able to apply for the house. Unless oyu can find a...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 11th 2011, 1:19 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 4,042
Posted By bananalana

Re: Don't Dump you Animals to Emmigrate

Its not a substitute per say

I have one skin kid and 2 fur kids one might say, which just means I have one child and 2 pets...because they are like children except they have fur.

In our house,...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 11th 2011, 9:17 am
Replies: 47
Views: 4,042
Posted By bananalana

Re: Don't Dump you Animals to Emmigrate

I wouldnt not move, or chose to postpone. I just make sure I take my whole family.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 10th 2011, 2:12 pm
Replies: 67
Views: 4,728
Posted By bananalana

Re: Is it really the differences?

So as a percentage of weekly take home wages, I used to spend probably about 15-20% in NZ. In Oz I would consistently spend 30-35% of my weekly take home pay on food alone.

Luckily we are a two...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 10th 2011, 2:03 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 4,042
Posted By bananalana

Re: Don't Dump you Animals to Emmigrate

Can I ask why you have chosen to sell your dog? Why not offer him free to a fantastic home that meets all the requirements?

He's not a second hand car.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 10th 2011, 2:01 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 4,042
Posted By bananalana

Re: Don't Dump you Animals to Emmigrate

Absolutely agree with this despite my previous post. cancer isnt fussy, it attacks when and whereever it feels like it.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 10th 2011, 1:57 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 4,042
Posted By bananalana

Re: Don't Dump you Animals to Emmigrate

I agree with the OP.

Moving overseas is a poor excuse for rehoming a "much loved family member" (a term which always seems to be included in the abandonment ad - so loved they are being left...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 10th 2011, 1:43 pm
Replies: 140
Views: 12,418
Posted By bananalana

Re: Things you Love about NZ

I loooooooooove Cicadas!! At night time in summer and they are making noise outside ya window...or maybe that is crickets...whatevs. I dont recall hearing that here in Sydney.

Does UK not have...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 10th 2011, 1:34 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 6,859
Posted By bananalana

Re: Renting without viewing

I have done it.

I moved form Hawkes Bay down to Paraparaumu without viewing the property. Found it on Gumtree. We exchanged emails and photos of the house and out family and off we went.

I kid...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 10th 2011, 1:32 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,985
Posted By bananalana

Re: Car - which is best

Under $5k, I would get a Toyota.

I had a 1990 Toyota Corona for 3 years and I never spent a cent on it except for new tyres and a battery. It spent 4 or 5 months parked on the front lawn because I...
Forum: Australia
Aug 10th 2011, 1:24 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,465
Posted By bananalana

Re: IT job market: Melbourne or Brisbane?

Oooo and OP, another thing to consider might be lifestyle or type of City.

I have never been to Melbourne but from what I have heard from family and friends who have been to all 3, they are all...
Forum: Australia
Aug 10th 2011, 1:23 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,465
Posted By bananalana

Re: IT job market: Melbourne or Brisbane?

:lol: excellent

I knew Sydney had the most jobs!
Forum: Australia
Aug 10th 2011, 1:18 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,780
Posted By bananalana

Re: Opinions on these few Brisbane suburbs please.

We are moving up from Sydney in 2 weeks.

I was initially looking at some of those suburbs and going on what I found about Deception Bay, I wouldnt go there myself.

Redcliffe and Woody Point...
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