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Forum: New Zealand
Oct 29th 2008, 1:14 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By Rock Ape

Re: Which bank?

Thanks guys - thats all very encouraging. In my experience (France & UK) banks tend to be only as good as the staff in their local branch but obviously there are exceptions!
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 29th 2008, 8:47 am
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By Rock Ape

Which bank?

Notwithstanding the current thread on Westpac, I wonder if anyone has found any great difference between the main banks in terms of offers etc for first time buyers or special assistance? I have...
Oct 28th 2008, 5:54 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 492
Posted By Rock Ape

Smile Blue stickers received today

Hi all,
Had the pleasant experience of receiving our passports with blue stickers in today. It has been a real experience, and right down to the wire. Pets booked to fly on the 12th November with us...
Oct 22nd 2008, 7:42 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,663
Posted By Rock Ape

Re: EOI selected - now what happens?

Yes, to put simply, the EOI is where you tell them about youself and the ITA is where you prove it.
Oct 21st 2008, 4:56 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,816
Posted By Rock Ape

Re: NZQA Amazing Turnaround time

$400? YOu lucky person. Mine was $636 and still an utter farce.
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 16th 2008, 8:18 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,283
Posted By Rock Ape

Re: PR just granted to a couple of questions....

Hi,
Thanks to all for the info. On the subject of cars, what's the deal with registration when you've just arrived and don't have a permanent address? Is this a problem?

I have to say that having...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 16th 2008, 6:23 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,283
Posted By Rock Ape

Re: PR just granted to a couple of questions....

Thanks - thats great. Does that mean that if you're not a kiwi, you have to carry around one's PR visa all the time to prove that you're entitled to health care?
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 16th 2008, 5:46 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,283
Posted By Rock Ape

Question PR just granted to a couple of questions....

We have just got our PR and are leaving France for NZ next month to start work. Can someone tell me what I need to do to ensure that if one us falls sick after we arrive we can get medical treatment....
Oct 16th 2008, 4:41 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Rock Ape

Re: Hark.....is that the sound of Champagne a-popping?

Thanks to all of you for your kind words. Counting down the days (27 to go) and looking forward to Xmas on the beach!
Oct 15th 2008, 7:22 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By Rock Ape

Re: ita queries!

The reason for the NZQA full report is because you provide no evidence with the pre-assessment. Its basically your word only. However, I DO agree that its just another great big dip into the gravy...
Oct 14th 2008, 6:01 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By Rock Ape

Smile Hark.....is that the sound of Champagne a-popping?

Hi all,
Well, we got the long awaited email today and have been granted our PR visa. The flight is booked and we depart France on the 14th November - starting work about a week or so after in NZ....
Oct 14th 2008, 5:56 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 478
Posted By Rock Ape

Re: NZQA Help Needed

My experience with NZQA is that you need to send EVERYTHING that you have relating to the qualification and and any (ir)relevent experience. They are absolute sticklers for information - even the...
Oct 14th 2008, 7:47 am
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By Rock Ape

Re: Good news....I think

Thanks guys. I'll let you know how it goes. After the positive exchanges I've had with the Case Officer I hope that there are no last minute nasty surprises. I suppose that there is always the...
Oct 13th 2008, 7:32 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By Rock Ape

Good news....I think

Had an email from our case officer today to say that they have passed my medical (high bilirubin result) so thats really good news and they turned it around in 2 weeks rather than the expected 4-5....
Oct 13th 2008, 7:29 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 635
Posted By Rock Ape

Re: Medicals - licence to print money

...or cross to France, have a couple of days in Bordeaux and save about 300 quid into the bargain!
Oct 8th 2008, 6:30 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By Rock Ape

Re: Us 1 Osgood Schlatters Nil!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi,
Thanks for the heads-up. I due to start work in November so I hope they get their skates on. Oh yes, and when I've got the odd hour or two to spare, I'll write a post detailing about how to...
Oct 8th 2008, 11:41 am
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By Rock Ape

Re: Us 1 Osgood Schlatters Nil!!!!!!!!!!!!

So pleased for you. We are still awaiting the result of my medical referral but hoping that it will come back soon. Out of interest, how long did your referral take?

RA
Oct 7th 2008, 7:24 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,816
Posted By Rock Ape

Re: NZQA Amazing Turnaround time

I think that it depends upon what the qualification is. If yours fits into their neat tick-box system then I think it is quite quick but faced with something unusual or outside their comprehension...
Oct 6th 2008, 3:12 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,816
Posted By Rock Ape

Re: NZQA Amazing Turnaround time

Great news but wait until you get the report before breaking out the champagne. After nearly 2 1/2 months to do the assessment I received the report on Sept 11. The report was incorectly written...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 4th 2008, 2:26 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By Rock Ape

Re: I.T without a degree

Hi,
I'm not an expert in the field but I think that they will be looking for some kind of formal qualification to show that you have at least the minimum of what an NZ citizen would need to do the...
Oct 1st 2008, 7:02 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,224
Posted By Rock Ape

Re: ITA Submitted - (Hold breath & stay calm!)

As an amusing postscript to the above, NZQA's second report is still wrong. This time the date is correct on the assessment but the qualification is stil wrong. I have now had to ask for a third...
Sep 30th 2008, 5:17 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,575
Posted By Rock Ape

Re: All in One - Medicals

Don't know about the UK but in France we had the x-rays, medicals and blood tests all in different but very closely located establishments on the same day - in Bordeaux. From what I have read about...
Sep 27th 2008, 7:49 am
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By Rock Ape

Re: Medical turn-around times

Thanks for the heads-up. Mine is fairly straight forward. Slightly elevated bilirubin in blood test. Have already had second test and echograph of liver with no abnormalities but the CO says she has...
Sep 26th 2008, 2:58 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 532
Posted By Rock Ape

Question Medical turn-around times

Hi,
Having being told this week by my CO that it takes about 4-5 weeks to have a medical referred, does anyone know from recent experience if this is about right or if times are quicker or longer.
...
Sep 23rd 2008, 12:48 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,224
Posted By Rock Ape

Re: ITA Submitted - (Hold breath & stay calm!)

Thanks for the wishes.

I had an email from my case officer yesterday requesting extra information such as Bank statements since 2007 to prove the continued co-habitation of my wife and I. It beats...
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