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Forum: New Zealand
Aug 8th 2014, 9:58 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,169
Posted By JerseyMatt

Re: Advice on what to bring in luggage allowance

There's a company in NZ called Baby On The Move (http://www.babyonthemove.co.nz) and they hire out car seats, travel cots etc. we used them when we first arrived and they were really good.

As for...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 8th 2014, 9:42 am
Replies: 11
Views: 678
Posted By JerseyMatt

Re: GST On Imported Goods

You should be fine so long as the parts aren't in their original packaging. I shipped my bike with new tires fitted and some other things, they didn't question the fact that the tires were spotless...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 8th 2014, 9:38 am
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By JerseyMatt

Re: Mobile phone, landline and broadband...

As Stormer says, internet is dependent on where you end up. Nearly all the new sub-divisions are Fibre and may be limited to a couple of providers, some of which will only provide support to certain...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 8th 2014, 9:35 am
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By JerseyMatt

Re: Electricals - should I bring my TV etc?

We brought our Sony Bravia TV which is 3-4 years old now and didn't need a freeview box, I just used the auto tune selecting the full digital bandwidth and it got all the channels that are available...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 16th 2014, 4:53 am
Replies: 59
Views: 21,140
Posted By JerseyMatt

Re: Cost of (and experiences) shipping UK to NZ.

Well, our belongings were delivered to us about 9 weeks after we said goodbye to them. Only issue I had with Pickfords was the lady dealing with it in Christchurch only worked 9am-2pm and I was...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 16th 2014, 4:43 am
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By JerseyMatt

Re: Hi from Kaiapoi/Christchurch!

Thanks for the ideas, we went through Kaikoura last year but it's on our list to do again at some point. As for rubbish there are plenty of builders skips to choose from where we are ;).
...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 12th 2014, 8:28 am
Replies: 5
Views: 668
Posted By JerseyMatt

Hi from Kaiapoi/Christchurch!

I've just realized it's been over 2 months since moving to NZ, the time has flown by as I've been busy with work.

After 4 weeks of hunting, I got a rental in Kaiapoi and Mrs JM and the boys joined...
Forum: New Zealand
May 3rd 2014, 5:47 am
Replies: 5
Views: 644
Posted By JerseyMatt

Re: Accomodation in Christchurch

Rents in furnished accommodation down here are ridiculous as the insurance companies pay for alternative housing while having earthquake repairs done. I can definitely recommend Trademe...
Forum: New Zealand
May 3rd 2014, 5:38 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,097
Posted By JerseyMatt

Re: April Arrivals and Departures 2014

We (along with all our luggage) finally made it to Nelson and myself onwards to Christchurch. I definitely do not want to be making that trip again any time soon, our 2 year old was over it by...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 15th 2014, 9:40 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 21,140
Posted By JerseyMatt

Re: Cost of (and experiences) shipping UK to NZ.

Stage 1 of our move has been completed, it took 2 guys the best part of 2 days to box up all our goods and wrap the furniture. Certainly wouldn't have had time to do it ourselves, the only thing I...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 10th 2014, 10:59 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 612
Posted By JerseyMatt

Re: Nelson to Christchurch

That's a shame, Nelson would be my preferred place to be, unfortunately my chosen career means Christchurch is the only option for me atm.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 10th 2014, 12:06 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,052
Posted By JerseyMatt

Re: Stupid question about passports

See here for the links I've just posted about renewals from NZ.

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=828033
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 10th 2014, 12:00 am
Replies: 5
Views: 868
Posted By JerseyMatt

Re: Need to renew my British passport

This link should help, they no longer do renewals in NZ.

http://www.nzpost.co.nz/realme-id-apply/uk-passports

Here's the gov.uk link

https://www.gov.uk/overseas-passports/y
Mar 9th 2014, 11:53 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By JerseyMatt

Re: What visa would my young son need if we move to New Zealand?

My first thought is to suggest you ring INZ in London and speak to them directly explaining your situation, it might be that you can get a student visa for him.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 8th 2014, 1:17 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 21,140
Posted By JerseyMatt

Re: Cost of (and experiences) shipping UK to NZ.

We've got a container so bringing almost everything apart from a couple of bookcases and stuff we no longer have a use for.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 7th 2014, 6:51 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By JerseyMatt

Attn Expats in Nelson Area

I am in no way affiliated to this place other than having been a customer a couple of times on visits to Nelson. It is a brilliant place for kids to go and our eldest son enjoyed his visits and what...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 7th 2014, 6:32 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,207
Posted By JerseyMatt

Re: Car needed n sim card

I got a sim from Vodafone a couple of years back, they always seem to have fairly good deals on payg. Contract prices are ridiculous for what you get.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 7th 2014, 2:54 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By JerseyMatt

Re: On the Move - Who to Use?

Hi welcome to BE,

I started the thread mentioned by Mrs. F as we are moving to Christchurch next month. We've gone with Pickfords as they also operate in NZ and don't use agents, that's not to say...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 4th 2014, 10:06 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,035
Posted By JerseyMatt

Re: You thought Fray Bentos pies were bad ....

I can second this place, been a few times before going downstairs to the cinema.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 2nd 2014, 7:54 am
Replies: 541
Views: 60,399
Posted By JerseyMatt

Re: The Christchurch thread

Just noticed this, cheers. We've also been having a look at Rangiora as we know a few people who have lived there and said its a really nice place for young children.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 2nd 2014, 7:52 am
Replies: 541
Views: 60,399
Posted By JerseyMatt

Re: The Christchurch thread

Does anyone here have any recommendations (or where to avoid) for car dealers in Christchurch? I've just started looking around to get an idea of prices for station wagons. How easy was it to get...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 2nd 2014, 7:42 am
Replies: 10
Views: 804
Posted By JerseyMatt

Re: Ferry - Interislander or BlueBridge

The only time I've done the crossing so far ( back in 2009) we used the Interislander (the Kaitaki). I spent 95% of the time outside enjoying the view as it was gorgeous weather so didn't appreciate...
Mar 1st 2014, 9:57 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,480
Posted By JerseyMatt

Re: Hoping to move in 4 months?

They sent my passport back with the visa in it today. I've been given a permanent residence visa with no restrictions so I can come and go as required indefinitely.
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 27th 2014, 8:48 pm
Replies: 541
Views: 60,399
Posted By JerseyMatt

Re: The Christchurch thread

Probably, I'm going to be spending most of my time around there to start with.
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 27th 2014, 8:25 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 21,140
Posted By JerseyMatt

Re: Cost of (and experiences) shipping UK to NZ.

I've gone with Pickfords, same company both ends and the cheapest quote, plus they were the only ones to follow up the quote with a phone call to see what I thought about it. For a door to door...
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