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Forum: New Zealand
Dec 25th 2015, 7:33 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By LukeandJo

Re: NZ Wine Appreciation Society

Anything Craggy Range, Stonyridge.

er... whats wrong with Yealands?
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 25th 2015, 7:27 am
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By LukeandJo

Re: Merry Christmas

2130 Xmas day, kids had a great day. Santa delivered, the theme this year: GoPro accessories!

Already put them to good use.
No house though, Santa draws the line there....
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 25th 2015, 7:25 am
Replies: 4
Views: 611
Posted By LukeandJo

Re: New Year's Eve in Auckland

Fantastic response.

Are you in the CBD, if so head towards to the sky tower. Have dinner at Orbit and then be around for the fireworks off the skytower.

Federal street has some fantastic, more...
Oct 28th 2015, 8:19 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,922
Posted By LukeandJo

Re: I'm Sure Everyone Has Experienced This.......

We are the same, can't afford anywhere in Auckland. Pull of family and a house back in the UK is getting stronger. Shame, New Zealand is a top place but you need a massive lump of cash to get...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 20th 2015, 7:39 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 6,390
Posted By LukeandJo

Re: Auckland - I wouldn't

Certainly a vibrant and multi cultural place.
Always something new going on at the weekend.
Good job opportunities.

But yeah, housing is expensive and pricing alot of people out.
Then theres...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 14th 2015, 1:45 am
Replies: 1
Views: 438
Posted By LukeandJo

Napier Food Prices

Hello there,

Can anyone give me some advice on the usual prices for food in Countdown or Pak and Save?

Would one assume that food prices are the same compared to the likes of Auckland prices?
...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 13th 2015, 8:39 pm
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 13th 2015, 8:39 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 995
Posted By LukeandJo

Re: Moving from the UK to NZ and need my electrical questions answered . . . .

Electronics are expensive here, if you are looking at upgrading your PS3 to a PS4 then by all means, sell it and buy a PS4 over here.

All your electricals will work, either change the plug in them...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 13th 2015, 8:36 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,684
Posted By LukeandJo

Re: Advise on NewZealand Banks

I would be inclined to open an NZ bank account, while still in the UK. You will probably hit a few hurdles as you don't have a NZ address.

No reason on the day of arrival you can't open an...
Forum: Back Home
May 19th 2015, 5:13 am
Replies: 19
Views: 6,393
Posted By LukeandJo

Re: 3 Months in :)

nice one!
Forum: New Zealand
May 19th 2015, 5:10 am
Replies: 4
Views: 777
Posted By LukeandJo

Re: going back to UK.. do i get a police check before laving new zealand?

I (luke) wouldn't both, let the NHS request one from the NZ Police if they wanted to.

I doubt you yourself have to prove you don't have any crimes, only that you declare any misdoings.
May 13th 2015, 2:37 am
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By LukeandJo

Re: Citizenship - Intend to Live in NZ

I have answered my own question :-) For reference people.

To be eligible for New Zealand citizenship you must plan to keep living in New Zealand. You can’t plan to live overseas as soon as you get...
May 12th 2015, 10:44 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 472
Posted By LukeandJo

Re: PR - Returning to work in NZ

This is our possible situation where we would like to spend some time in the UK, but have the ability to return to NZ say in 5-10 years time.

Currently hold permanent residency.
May 12th 2015, 10:36 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 650
Posted By LukeandJo

Citizenship - Intend to Live in NZ

The New Zealand citizenship criteria is clearly outlined on the relevant DIA website.

However, the "intend to keep living here" is a slightly grey area.

I can take that literally and it means...
Forum: New Zealand
May 3rd 2015, 8:38 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 4,729
Posted By LukeandJo

Re: Fear of not being able to go back

We fully agree, it is the curse of the expat. That feeling of every option is available because you had taken a big risk and moved to a different country. What starts creeping into conversation is,...
Forum: New Zealand
May 2nd 2015, 8:30 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 4,729
Posted By LukeandJo

Forum: New Zealand
May 2nd 2015, 8:29 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 727
Posted By LukeandJo

Re: Just Some Advice Really

http://www.immigration.govt.nz/
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 29th 2015, 11:57 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 945
Posted By LukeandJo

Re: Peter Kay's Car Share

Added to the list!!! Cheers
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 29th 2015, 10:14 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 4,729
Posted By LukeandJo

Re: Fear of not being able to go back

Agree, as soon as a decision is made you can "make peace" and have that weight lifted that a decision has been made.

Turn the decision into an exciting opportunity to start again. Expats have the...
Forum: NZ Update
Apr 29th 2015, 9:12 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,784
Posted By LukeandJo

Re: Four years in

Nice one!
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 29th 2015, 9:10 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 817
Posted By LukeandJo

Re: Hey, JAFAs: fancy moving to France?

Same if you compare prices in the UK and its something we do, if we ever look at houses here in Auckland.

Sort after village close to where we come from, in the UK. For the similar Auckland house...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 29th 2015, 8:58 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 4,729
Posted By LukeandJo

Re: Fear of not being able to go back

We know exactly where your coming from.
Having lived in NZ for 4 years, we have always had that temporary feeling of being on a long holiday (which is great!) but that emptiness of not having any...
Aug 21st 2014, 11:25 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By LukeandJo

Re: Frustration and some excitement

Famous photographer on the board???
Forum: Back Home
Aug 12th 2014, 9:05 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,213
Posted By LukeandJo

Re: 2 years, where did that go ?

I (Luke) believe the move out of the UK for, what will be 4 years makes me look at the UK in a different light and a positive one at that. I can take the lifestyle, the experiences and the way of NZ...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 5th 2014, 3:17 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,307
Posted By LukeandJo

Re: Premier League - 2 weeks to go!!!

If they were to show match of the day! That would be tops...
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