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Forum: New Zealand
Aug 3rd 2013, 10:37 am
Replies: 4
Views: 530
Posted By helinuk

Re: Taxation on Rent from a UK Property

Yes all your info is correct, as far as I remember we paid tax in UK till our 4 tax free years were up here, then declared it here in NZ and paid it here instead of UK.
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 31st 2013, 4:04 am
Replies: 11
Views: 846
Posted By helinuk

Re: is the cost of a container really worth it?

Five years ago we took the advice of Britishexpats and we brought everything with us and were very glad we did. The only thing we haven't used in the correct place is the pine wardrobe , it's used...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 31st 2013, 3:51 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,034
Posted By helinuk

Re: ++ Thank You Catchafire. ++

Well done Catchafire for offering to take moderator role on, I'm sure you'll have lots of helpful advice for the newbies to NZ :thumbsup:
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 15th 2013, 11:44 am
Replies: 54
Views: 3,807
Posted By helinuk

Re: New Zealand or Australia?

I suggest you do lots of research on the cost of living in both countries before you commit to moving country.

I wanted to move to OZ but the visa and job situation was difficult for us , my...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 3rd 2013, 8:57 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,180
Posted By helinuk

Re: How much money should new settlers bring?

Re your wife: My son also came here with a degree in animation and multi media and one years work experience as a user interface artist but he hasn't found work in that field as they all want...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 3rd 2013, 12:05 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,251
Posted By helinuk

Re: Death in the family: tough times

sorry to hear of your loss.((hugs to you)) It is indeed a difficult situation being so far a way from home. I returned from a month in the UK in May after hearing my mum was diagnosed with Motor...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 2nd 2013, 11:51 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,180
Posted By helinuk

Re: How much money should new settlers bring?

The cost of living has increased since we arrived 2007. Bring as much money as you can! (And bring all your furniture and white goods.) It depends on the lifestyle you want to have. Are you...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 2nd 2013, 11:35 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 4,598
Posted By helinuk

Re: Veggies Delight, Quorn arrives in Countdown!!!

I was so pleased to see Quorn in Countdown and New world as I used to buy it in UK. But since eating it May-June 2013 I've felt unwell. Stomach pains, cramps, aching as if I have flu. I was just...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 23rd 2012, 7:19 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 9,259
Posted By helinuk

Re: Citizenship timing 2012

We applied straight away, were accepted 5 weeks later end of September , and had our Citizenship ceremony last Tuesday in Tauranga:thumbsup: 5 yrs and 5 weeks after arriving here:)
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 23rd 2012, 7:14 pm
Replies: 10,106
Views: 496,084
Posted By helinuk

Re: The KIWI BAR

....we've been on the bubbles too, we became kiwi citizens this week! Had our ceremony on Tuesday. Cheers :drinkwine:
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 19th 2012, 12:42 am
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By helinuk

Re: 5.5 in Taupo anyone feel it ?

I felt it in Tauranga - MY chair shook and our son felt it in Wellington CBD.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 22nd 2012, 6:33 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,177
Posted By helinuk

Re: We's kiwis now!

[QUOTE=hazeandsteve;10288280]Did the do on Monday, then got resoundingly daytime pissed........


Congratulations on becoming Kiwis:drinkwine:

our paperwork is in and we're hoping to hear...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 22nd 2012, 9:43 am
Replies: 60
Views: 9,259
Posted By helinuk

Re: Citizenship timing 2012

OMGoodness thank you so much for pointing this out to me Nero:thumbsup: I've just worked out that we have been here over 240 days this year so we could apply now:thumbsup: ( and not wait till the 5...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 21st 2012, 9:37 am
Replies: 60
Views: 9,259
Posted By helinuk

Re: Citizenship timing 2012

[QUOTE=nero;10237717]Went to our Citizenship ceremony yesterday,
It is five years and 17 days since we migrated to New Zealand

Congratulations Nero:drinkwine:
How did you manage to have your...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 17th 2012, 10:47 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 9,259
Posted By helinuk

Re: Citizenship timing 2012

Well done Gill, Rob and family enjoy the ceremony :thumbsup:
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 17th 2012, 10:46 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 9,259
Posted By helinuk

Re: Citizenship timing 2012

Congratulations Nero - I like that timing! :thumbsup:
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 12th 2012, 10:42 am
Replies: 60
Views: 9,259
Posted By helinuk

Re: Citizenship timing 2012

All good here :) I'm still working as a TA at a local school , hubby hasn't had as much work this year, both my 'children' work in Wellington so we've visited WGN several times this year already. ...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 12th 2012, 1:29 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,002
Posted By helinuk

Re: SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTANT

correct Bevs - in 2006 my NNEB and other teaching dips were not on the skills wanted list so I couldn't use them towards points- ( we used hubbys degree and shills and experience as an engineer)
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 11th 2012, 11:17 am
Replies: 60
Views: 9,259
Posted By helinuk

Re: Citizenship timing 2012

:thumbsup: well done to him.
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 7th 2012, 1:21 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,685
Posted By helinuk

Re: Mice

we had mice in the kitchen not long ago eating through the flour and cereals. Hubby put two traps down with cheese in them and we caught 3 mice in 2 days. None since.:thumbsup:
We had rats in the...
Forum: Australia
Jul 7th 2012, 1:06 am
Replies: 36
Views: 5,198
Posted By helinuk

Re: Resort Holiday from Singapore

We enjoyed Langkawki and Penang sad to hear that it's not as nice now.

We used to enjoy Bintan and tried all the reports when we lived in Singapore. When our children were young Clubmed was a...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 4th 2012, 4:18 am
Replies: 60
Views: 9,259
Posted By helinuk

Re: Citizenship timing 2012

I'll be happy attending a ceremony and tea. I love singing the national anthem( in our school assembly) it has beautiful words. It's a fitting way to end 5 years as PR and start a new phase here...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 4th 2012, 12:26 am
Replies: 60
Views: 9,259
Posted By helinuk

Re: Citizenship timing 2012

thanks everyone :-)

Anyone applied from Wellington and Tauranga ?
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 2nd 2012, 11:41 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 9,259
Posted By helinuk

Citizenship timing 2012

Has anyone applied for NZ citizenship this year?
I was wondering what the waiting time for acceptance and then the citizenship ceremony is?

We are hoping to submit the forms in October and...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 2nd 2012, 1:55 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,002
Posted By helinuk

Re: SPECIAL NEEDS ASSISTANT

[

Also are there any other primary or secondary school teaching assistants or teacher aids that i can ask questions to ?

thanks

A YORKSHIRE MAN :thumbsup:[/QUOTE]

Hello
I've been a...
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