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Forum: New Zealand
Sep 10th 2007, 11:57 am
Replies: 39
Views: 8,070
Posted By nickcharliepark

Re: English Sausages

good sausages the jarvis family
wont forget to get some bacon next time
made my saturday night sausage and mash for tea
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 30th 2007, 10:07 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 794
Posted By nickcharliepark

Re: The flights are booked.................

Hiya

You could submit your EOI if you have enough points anway. Getting a job can then be added and the visa process then is fast tracked. We submitted EOI and obtained jobs before receiving ITA....
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 15th 2007, 10:32 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,576
Posted By nickcharliepark

Re: One for the Nurses

Hi

We both had telephone interviews last year. Don't panic, they are much more relaxed than the uk equivalent. The pause due to phone lines/time difference whatever is a little off putting at...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 15th 2007, 12:03 pm
Replies: 58
Views: 1,849
Posted By nickcharliepark

Re: Electricity....How Much?

Bloody hell! who you with? I think you are supplying the whole of Harbour Bridge road works electric needs for that bill. Change supplier or check your neighbour isn't wired to your leccy! Its warm...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 15th 2007, 11:57 am
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By nickcharliepark

Re: 1st Anniversary

we stayed at HARBOUR VIEW MOTEL - 7th Ave. Highly recommend it. The owners were away when we first arrived (hence the mix up with the charges) but the owner did us a good deal for nearly a four week...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 15th 2007, 11:52 am
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By nickcharliepark

Re: 1st Anniversary

Hi

Funnily enough charlie did get pulled and a speeding ticket from a british cop not long after we arrived here - might have been your bro?!?!?

Small world!

nicola
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 14th 2007, 10:34 am
Replies: 6
Views: 396
Posted By nickcharliepark

Re: So what do we do in the last 6 weeks?

Hi

Do the things you never got around to. We did a few likegoing to Startford and staying at Shakespeare Hotel 9had always wanted to as it is one of my fav places) we did a few of these things but...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 14th 2007, 10:29 am
Replies: 16
Views: 849
Posted By nickcharliepark

Talking 1st Anniversary

Hi

Haven't posted for a while. Life is plodding along just great! It is exactly a year today since we left the UK.

Any regrets???? NONE whatsoever.

We really feel like this is home, we...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 8th 2007, 11:31 am
Replies: 31
Views: 1,532
Posted By nickcharliepark

Re: Nursing in New Zealand

both nick and me are nurses they will bite your hand off for your skills . we were both g grades in england and we were employed at expert level in tauranga (need an active portfolio to prove it...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 4th 2007, 4:37 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,776
Posted By nickcharliepark

Re: Doree Bonner or PSS Removals

pss were great and very professional even at the other end they worked solid and unpacked verything too cant rate them highly enough
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 28th 2007, 8:50 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By nickcharliepark

Re: Reputable (and reasonably priced) shipping companies

Hi

We used PSS. we got quotes from them and Pickfords. Both seemed very professionally and only small difference in quotes.

Cost appros 4.5 grand (it is the insurance that boosts the cost) for...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 14th 2006, 9:07 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 640
Posted By nickcharliepark

Re: Do UK radios work in NZ

tvs do work over here bur you need either sky or a cheep dvd recorder or video recorder from nz your tv then becomes a monitor
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 9th 2006, 2:35 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,106
Posted By nickcharliepark

Re: Accents

most kiwis i have met think any northern english accent is either scotish or irish

were from yorkshire and this confuses them
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 7th 2006, 11:09 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By nickcharliepark

Re: Bringing stuff with you

bring everthing you can fit in it
we used pss and it transfares over to nz van lines over here and both were excelent
total cost with insurance 4500 pounds
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 5th 2006, 4:40 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,242
Posted By nickcharliepark

Re: Wer'e on our way...

Hi

Re: shipping of electricals.

Bring everything. The tv's dont all work directly through the ordinary aerial-depends how new they are. But they are fine through sky and for playing DVDS etc.
...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 4th 2006, 7:48 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 439
Posted By nickcharliepark

Re: Question .....

Hi

You do not need any actual paper copies of anything at this stage, though if you are selected and invited to apply, you will need lots of copies.

You will need numbers though eg passport...
Dec 4th 2006, 7:46 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,352
Posted By nickcharliepark

Re: EOI info and NZQA assessment

Hi

You will find out within a couple of days if your EOI has been selected. Have a look at my time line. We submitted an EOI without a job offer, but we had experience in skilled shortage area. We...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 1st 2006, 5:30 am
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By nickcharliepark

Trying out ACC!

Hi

Well we have been here since August, working from November. My husband charlie decided that getting involved in the workplace footie team would be a good way of making friends. (couldn't play...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 1st 2006, 5:24 am
Replies: 211
Views: 8,656
Posted By nickcharliepark

Re: Well, I'm cured from the NZ bug. (Warning: negative thread)

Hi

We get the message, now stop arguing and start a new fresh thread each of you.

Nick
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 1st 2006, 5:07 am
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By nickcharliepark

Re: Unions

I have been really surprised by the union activity in NZ. We arrived mid August, a couple of days after arriving a big supermarket distribution place went on strike. The supermarket shelves became...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 1st 2006, 4:59 am
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By nickcharliepark

Re: Broadband availability?

Hi

We have just sorted Broadband out, been in NZ since August. For us, we couldv'e got broadband (possibly) in the rental we were in, but due to the distance from the exchange Telecom recommended...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 30th 2006, 1:54 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,786
Posted By nickcharliepark

Re: IBM phone interview

Our advice from our recent experiences

Allow for the phone delay. They aren't necessarily pausing because they want you to elaborate but because of the delay in conversation over the phone...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 27th 2006, 7:49 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 2,245
Posted By nickcharliepark

Re: The nitty gritty thread.

Hi

This POM can't pronounce ANY of the Maori names - not good considering I work in a place where I need to be able to! I have given a few laughs to the locals with my Yorkshire version of Maori!!...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 27th 2006, 5:47 am
Replies: 18
Views: 940
Posted By nickcharliepark

Re: Auckland Hotel

Hi

We also stayed in Sky city for one night, we apid as we arrived (about $280 if I remeber correctly) sure w ecould have got it cheaper by booking in advance online. It is very nice though.
...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 27th 2006, 5:42 am
Replies: 11
Views: 659
Posted By nickcharliepark

Re: Kia Ora!

Hi

Papamoa, 22 km from the mount (can see it from our window) right on the beach, about 60km from whakatane. we went there and was a little disappointed, didn't dislike it just far from our...
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