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Forum: Australia
Aug 29th 2006, 7:26 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,132
Posted By Roger

Re: Please Help - I Feel Like Giving Up

I'd do a good guestimate for the smaller items/clothes etc. If you are bringing large valuable items give replacement costs (in Oz).

I insured a newish 4x4 on return to UK from NZ. Got crushed at...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 28th 2006, 9:00 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 589
Posted By Roger

Re: Help!!!!!

When we went to NZ we arranged our NZ Reg then applied for PR when we had a job offer (needed for the PR). As it happened arrived in Wellington where I had the job but didn't like the city. Upped...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 28th 2006, 8:49 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 541
Posted By Roger

Re: Holiday in OZ - Gold Coast

Never been to Gold Coast but travelled to Oz from NZ and used this company for accomodation etc. They have deals for Gold Coast/Sunshine with trips etc. Just book lights from NZ seperately.
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Forum: New Zealand
Aug 27th 2006, 10:56 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 389
Posted By Roger

Re: Community Nursing

Worked in a Primary Care Centre in Hawkes Bay. Never actually caught site of a District Nurse in almost 2 years. They work throught the Health Authority Service rather than primary care, as in the...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 24th 2006, 11:12 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 1,857
Posted By Roger

Re: Moving to Hamilton...any advice?

Cambridge is not too far from Hamilton and is a nice place to live I believe.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 24th 2006, 11:06 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 2,644
Posted By Roger

Re: moving money from uk to nz

I'd recommend Tranzfers too. I used them and HIFX. Tranzfers is really simple but HIFX offered poor advice and very pernickity about how the money was transferred. Tranzfers rate better too - you get...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 24th 2006, 11:03 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By Roger

Re: Another Car Thread!!!

I'd sell it and buy a second hand in NZ. There are a great number of rings to jump through to get the car there. And probably £2000 or more to transport.

I exported my newish 4x4 back to the UK...
Aug 22nd 2006, 6:38 pm
Replies: 120
Views: 12,315
Posted By Roger

Re: Returning from New Zealand

We lived in New Zealand for two years and came back in December. Really loved the place, friendly people, beautiful views, excellent climate (Hawkes Bay). Never felt homesick for the UK even after...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 8th 2006, 5:01 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,113
Posted By Roger

Re: NZ > UK Removals

Used a local firm in Hawkes Bay but Conroys was a reasonable quote. Managed everything in a 20 foot though got some quotes for 40 footers. e.g. paid $10K but quoted $20K (Allied).

Don't scrimp on...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 12th 2006, 7:37 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,479
Posted By Roger

Re: Kiwi group personality traits for wellington hutt region

I worked in an A&E Dept in Hawkes Bay and found it to be a humourless experience. Staff were pleasant but not the laugh I was used to in the UK.

Roster was unbelievably bad. Number of nights and...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 12th 2006, 7:26 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,241
Posted By Roger

Re: The Kiwi paranoid and over the top dog obsession

New Zealand appeared fairly varied regarding allowing dogs to walk. One of the reasons we decided against Wellington was the poor facilities. Hawkes Bay was pretty good, we had many options.

Kiwis...
Dec 12th 2005, 3:10 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 3,084
Posted By Roger

Re: Shipping back to UK---Help please

Hi,
Molly will be arriving end of January when she is able to go through the Pet Passport Scheme. She's enjoying the Kiwi Summer while I freeze in Hampshire (bad moving coming in December).
...
Dec 10th 2005, 6:12 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 3,084
Posted By Roger

Re: Shipping back to UK---Help please

If anyone is interested this is how much it cost me shipping NZ to UK:
Household goods in 20 foot container: $9000 plus $1000 insurance

Dog (Labrador) with Dogtainers: $4500 Still sunning herself...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 10th 2005, 5:51 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 4,895
Posted By Roger

Re: How many people are happy with moving to NZ

Been back in the UK for 5 days after 2 good years in Hawkes Bay. Excellent experience, great times, would not have changed it for the world. Going through many emotions about returning, did we do the...
Forum: Australia
Sep 9th 2005, 9:46 am
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By Roger

Re: Where to go for short holiday in February

Good tips. So it won't be peeing it down in Queensland in Feb?
Roger
Forum: Australia
Sep 8th 2005, 12:02 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 478
Posted By Roger

Where to go for short holiday in February

Sorry to muscle in on you Aussie Folk. We're doing a 'Returning to the UK from NZ' trip next Summer and our hitting Oz for a long holiday. We'll be doing Sydney/Perth/Exmouth/Adelaide Coast Road to...
Jul 20th 2005, 11:15 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,503
Posted By Roger

Re: interest rates in UK

When you initially transfer your cash to the UK will you be resident? Thus would it be better to open an Isle of Man Tax-free account (though I believe that they are starting to charge a retention...
Jul 14th 2005, 4:05 am
Replies: 65
Views: 4,371
Posted By Roger

Re: Are you all mad.................

[QUOTE=millavi]I know I'm risking getting a reputation for being a pedant, but why do so many people misspell 'lose'?

You maybe a Pedant, but try to write grammatically when you correct my...
Jul 12th 2005, 10:04 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 4,371
Posted By Roger

Re: Are you all mad.................

Damn I forgot the curries too. Really must be loosing it.
Roger
Jul 12th 2005, 12:03 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 4,371
Posted By Roger

Re: Are you all mad.................

Been in New Zealand for two years. Loved the experience, the people, the weather (in Hawkes Bay), the scenery, and most importantly the REST. However now I want to get on and actually achieve...
Jul 5th 2005, 8:17 am
Replies: 32
Views: 3,084
Posted By Roger

Re: Shipping back to UK---Help please

Still waiting for Conroys quote. Think the Crown guy thought we were naive Poms.

Also had a quote for the car with Taurus Logistics for less than $4000 for the car in a personal 20 foot container....
Jul 4th 2005, 10:44 am
Replies: 32
Views: 3,084
Posted By Roger

Re: Shipping back to UK---Help please

Crown been on the phone and given me the first quotes:
- $2300 to move within Havelock North to our rental (a local company did this for $310 last year but there was no packing) until we move to the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 4th 2005, 10:36 am
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By Roger

Re: Housing in NZ - buy now or wait?

The market hasn't crashed but slowed right down. May be worthwhile renting, taking your time to find the right place. Also the Kiwi dollar maybe getting weaker against the pound. Put it in an Isle of...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 3rd 2005, 10:19 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,048
Posted By Roger

Re: got xray and medical booked, rip off!!!!

A British doctor can walk of the plane into a medical centre in NZ and do the test for a third of the price. We had to drive miles for ours in the UK. And book way in advance too.

Any GP in NZ can...
Jul 3rd 2005, 5:05 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,152
Posted By Roger

Re: Cheltenham or Guildford?

I don't really know Cheltenham but I do Guildford. Cheltenham is closer to Wales so you would be better off for outdoor pursuits and near the Wye for kayaking.

Guildford is about an hour from an...
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