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Forum: New Zealand
Apr 29th 2009, 9:20 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Trenchfoot

Re: banking

We used Commonwealth Bank's London office to open an account with their NZ business, ASB Bank.

See: http://www.commbankuk.co.uk/

They were brilliant, made it a piece of cake. All done and...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 29th 2009, 9:16 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,316
Posted By Trenchfoot

Re: Wh the F?

You are bang on. Maori place names or words with a 'wh' combination are pronounced as an 'eff' sound. So as dave says Whangarei sounds like fongaray when spoken. Then you've got the whole 'ng' thing...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 27th 2009, 8:36 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,573
Posted By Trenchfoot

Re: Is the big one approaching?

With thanks to Team-Reynolds who posted this a while back...

“Sometimes it does us a power of good to remind ourselves that we live on two volcanic rocks where two tectonic plates meet, in a...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 27th 2009, 7:22 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,573
Posted By Trenchfoot

Re: Is the big one approaching?

Knowing my luck I'll just have recovered from the swine fever when the quake hits. :blink:
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 26th 2009, 5:52 am
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By Trenchfoot

Sons of Gallipoli

I meant to post this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_1SgYItuxk)yesterday but what with one thing and another I forgot.

Very poignant.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 25th 2009, 10:33 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 661
Posted By Trenchfoot

Re: Shipping of luggages,

We sent a 20kg box via The Excess Baggage Company - cost around £160 for door to door service. The box went by sea, if had gone by air it would have been about £100 more from memory.

There are...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 25th 2009, 10:29 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By Trenchfoot

Re: Small business suffers

Cheers! We'll take any luck that's offered!
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 25th 2009, 4:43 am
Replies: 51
Views: 2,822
Posted By Trenchfoot

Re: 8 deaths on the road in 24hrs!!

On SH1 just north of Whangarei there is a state sponsored bill-board. The poster on it says:

Texting whilst driving is dangerous!

Dangerous? Sticking your fingers in a rotating fan is...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 25th 2009, 4:31 am
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By Trenchfoot

Re: Small business suffers

Got mates in 4 or 5 different industries (banking, commercial property, FMCG etc.) back in the UK all saying the same thing... Costs are rising, revenues are falling, customers are getting even more...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2009, 12:31 am
Replies: 50
Views: 2,364
Posted By Trenchfoot

Re: Weekly poll No. 2

This is what worries me.

We've been here since December, so all of Summer and now the start of Autumn. Obviously the temperature has been wonderful, shorts and t-shirts every day, doors and...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 24th 2009, 9:07 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,299
Posted By Trenchfoot

Re: Why did you leave?

Good on 'ya.

True we have much of the above here; some parts of Auckland can be compared to some of the most troubled areas of major UK cities but, equally, many more cannot.

Bo-jangles is...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 23rd 2009, 10:32 am
Replies: 32
Views: 1,532
Posted By Trenchfoot

Re: weekly poll

Nope

Just wish we'd done it sooner
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 22nd 2009, 6:44 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,416
Posted By Trenchfoot

Re: Best mozzie killer please?

Yep, I'd vote for that.:thumbsup:

Any chemist should stock the anti-mozzie stuff.

Funny innit, the buggers only go for me. The wife and 3-year-old never get bitten. Must be somehting about the...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 22nd 2009, 6:22 am
Replies: 2
Views: 794
Posted By Trenchfoot

Just in case you were getting homesick .......

This is (I am told) a genuine complaint to Devon & Cornwall Police Force from an angry member of the public. A true email sent to the force, lengthy but brilliantly written.....



Dear...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 22nd 2009, 6:01 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,416
Posted By Trenchfoot

Re: Best mozzie killer please?

Stick a mortein mozzie plug in the room and cover him in Repel Ultra.

The mortein thing is relatively expensive on a cost per night basis but it beats the hell out of getting bitten by the little...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 20th 2009, 5:20 am
Replies: 1
Views: 542
Posted By Trenchfoot

Re: social life North Shore

Hi Steve, Ruth and Tom

Welcome to the sunny North Shore.

There are plenty of us expats around. There is at least one get-together planned for tomorrow see...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 20th 2009, 4:31 am
Replies: 7
Views: 744
Posted By Trenchfoot

Re: car info

WoF is not a dog on the backseat by the way.. :D

Warrant of Fitness = MOT
Rego (registration) = car tax

The advise to shop around is good advice. I had to get us a second car recently. In one...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 20th 2009, 4:22 am
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By Trenchfoot

Re: The currency market.

No, you are far from alone. When the dollar/pound jumped to over 2.54 last year I rushed to buy and was delighted to get 2.66. A week later it was at 2 point bloody 8-something; nearly 20 cents...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 20th 2009, 12:40 am
Replies: 11
Views: 639
Posted By Trenchfoot

Re: The currency market.

Currency transactions are governed by the same law that dictates that toast always falls buttered side down, breakdowns occur the day after the warranty expires and any wire cut to length will be too...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 18th 2009, 6:26 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,299
Posted By Trenchfoot

Re: Why did you leave?

Yes, the better climate is quite a draw as well. Gives access to loads of outdoor stuff that England's weather unfortunately restricts a bit. Orewa's a pretty nice spot, rural enough to feel green...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 18th 2009, 5:23 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,299
Posted By Trenchfoot

Why did you leave?

Something in another thread made me think again about our reasons for leaving the UK. I was wondering what factors influenced other people to leave (if they are now here) or considering leaving (if...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 18th 2009, 4:59 am
Replies: 36
Views: 2,699
Posted By Trenchfoot

Re: Do people really struggle to get by in North island?

This is probably the most importaint statement in this thread if you are reading it from the UK or elsewhere.

We checked out, as far as was possible, the cost of living before making the move. We...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 17th 2009, 9:08 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By Trenchfoot

Re: How long does shiping take?

Our stuff took 11 weeks to arrive and then another week to clear Customs and MAF.

Total cost, including optional insurance, was just under £5,000. This was for a 24' container, i.e. the size that...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 17th 2009, 8:54 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,536
Posted By Trenchfoot

Re: Electrcian Job Prospects

The issue is that this may be, for a while, past tense. There is a great deal of concern here that the economy is starting to slow down. The PM, John Key, held a grand summit a couple of weeks ago to...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 17th 2009, 9:30 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,160
Posted By Trenchfoot

Re: Hi from Milford, North Shore - anyone like to meet up?

Hi Batty

The more the merrier I say, so you'd be very welcome.

I've just received a text from Richard (funtimes) which I'll follow up on in a mo then hopefully we should be able to announce a...
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