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Forum: New Zealand
Feb 14th 2013, 9:32 am
Replies: 33
Views: 3,126
Posted By TeamEmbo

Re: How far do your NZ wages stretch?

How far do our wages stretch? Not very far at all! Especially now that OH's employer is no more. Before that I would say we were doing OK. Initially we really struggled when we first came to NZ...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 12th 2013, 10:02 am
Replies: 9
Views: 926
Posted By TeamEmbo

Re: New Zealand in a Campervan x

You can get cheaper campervan deals if you hire one that is due to be returned (that someone previously took as a one-way hire) for example:...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 12th 2013, 9:44 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,545
Posted By TeamEmbo

Re: Young Couple thinking of taking the Plunge.

This might be helpful too http://www.enz.org/salary-quantity-surveyor.html
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 12th 2013, 9:43 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,545
Posted By TeamEmbo

Re: Young Couple thinking of taking the Plunge.

I have heard in the past from others that a quantity surveyor here is not quite the same as in the UK, don't ask me in what ways as I really don't know! :o This is the link to NZ Institute of QS so...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 12th 2013, 9:13 am
Replies: 13
Views: 836
Posted By TeamEmbo

Re: Study Costs for Migrants Help

Regards returning to Scotland to study: General residence conditions
To be eligible to apply for support you must meet our residence conditions as set out in The Students' Allowances (Scotland)...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 12th 2013, 8:50 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,957
Posted By TeamEmbo

Re: Buying Property in ChCh - can we buy as soon as we arrive?

Thank you :) I do look in now and then but rarely comment. Nice to see so many old faithfuls still here being as helpful as ever :thumbup:
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 11th 2013, 11:04 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,957
Posted By TeamEmbo

Re: Buying Property in ChCh - can we buy as soon as we arrive?

and this one, if you're thinking of building in the Waimakariri Council area http://www.waimakariri.govt.nz/services/building_services/I-want-to-build/dwelling.aspx
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 11th 2013, 11:00 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,957
Posted By TeamEmbo

Re: Buying Property in ChCh - can we buy as soon as we arrive?

These links might help: http://www.kiwibank.co.nz/personal-banking/home-loans/first-home-buyers/making-an-offer.asp
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Forum: New Zealand
May 13th 2010, 10:40 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,158
Posted By TeamEmbo

Re: Finding out about New Zealand

Given the price of paint and the if it ain't broke why replace or update it, it's hardly surprising! I don't think it's a high priority for a lot of people to replace furniture just to keep up with...
Forum: New Zealand
May 12th 2010, 9:35 am
Replies: 2
Views: 459
Posted By TeamEmbo

Re: Insuring an unsold, UK House

can your estate agent not check on the property once a week?
Forum: New Zealand
May 12th 2010, 9:34 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,333
Posted By TeamEmbo

Re: 24 hours in Christchurch

http://www.champs-elysees.co.nz/index.html

Not been personally but have heard this is good place and right in cathedral square. Not sure if the prices are reasonable or not, not ever having been...
Forum: New Zealand
May 12th 2010, 9:29 am
Forum: New Zealand
May 10th 2010, 10:49 pm
Replies: 104
Views: 6,800
Posted By TeamEmbo

Re: BE Hosts needed - STEWIE is a wee figurine who travelled Oz and is now in NZ

Did Stewie's owner not get the stuff I sent then?

I sent a postcard from Cch and then a letter and some pics.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 30th 2010, 4:34 am
Replies: 29
Views: 8,974
Posted By TeamEmbo

Re: Thoughts on Welcome Bay, Tauranga

When we were looking at living in Tauranga we trailed around most areas and asked realators and locals and our work rep what they'd recommend. Welcome Bay wasn't one of the favoured areas - were...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 27th 2010, 1:16 am
Replies: 160
Views: 10,306
Posted By TeamEmbo

Re: Thanks PP - over to you TP!

Stewie has been enjoying Rangiora and Christchurch and had the pleasure of being at the same function as John Key, NZ PM. Unfortunately, everytime I made a move to retrieve Stewie from my handbag,...
Apr 26th 2010, 11:55 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,038
Posted By TeamEmbo

Re: Partnership evidence

We put in some official docs showing both joint and indiv names but same address, holiday travel insurance docs, joint invitations to wedding/christening with envelope as proof of address and showing...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 26th 2010, 11:44 pm
Replies: 104
Views: 6,800
Posted By TeamEmbo

Re: BE Hosts needed - STEWIE is a wee figurine who travelled Oz and is now in NZ

Stewie is safe and well and has enjoyed Rangiora and Cch and has sent postcard back to Oz (pics will follow once I've got them printed).

Stewie should now be with Weejie in Dunedin.
...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 25th 2010, 10:50 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,079
Posted By TeamEmbo

Re: Christchurch schools and A levels?

NCEA level 3 is equivalent to A levels, isn't it? She'll still be able to do years 12 and 13 at high school here to sit that. Or you could try a private/state integrate school and see if they'd...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 25th 2010, 10:17 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,079
Posted By TeamEmbo

Re: Christchurch schools and A levels?

http://www.acsnz.org.nz/privatecandidates.cfm

This is all I can find. My kids go to Rangiora New Life School (state integrated) in Rangiora and a couple of pupils have recently done some CIE...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 19th 2010, 8:49 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,147
Posted By TeamEmbo

Re: CONTAINERS

We brought just about eveything with us including bikes, tools, garden stuff (2 ad, 2kids) and got it all in a 20' container. When you get the different companies round you're considering using they...
Apr 19th 2010, 8:44 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 625
Posted By TeamEmbo

Re: Residents Visa - Partner category

I think it's something like 184 ot 185 days out of every 12 months you have to be resident here but really is best to check NZ immigration website as things can change.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 16th 2010, 7:43 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,361
Posted By TeamEmbo

Re: MEET UP IN RANGIORA

Okey doke. See you at Brew House. Got hold of Liz - she can't make it.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 16th 2010, 1:40 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,154
Posted By TeamEmbo

Re: Pony club in New Zealand?

Have you had a look at these (local to Rangiora)?

http://www.nzpca.org/new/nzpca/how_to_join_pony_club.php

http://nzpca.org/new/areas/canterbury/index.php

http://www.horsetalk.co.nz/eastdale/
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 15th 2010, 8:15 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,709
Posted By TeamEmbo

Re: The Moving Company

Yep, that is their job afterall and is the only unknown amount you should have before shipping your container over as it depends what MAF see on each individuals list that is of interest to them that...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 15th 2010, 7:46 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,361
Posted By TeamEmbo

Re: MEET UP IN RANGIORA

Have PMd u. The only other one I've been in that's ok is the Brew House and they do courtesy bus home :)
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