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Forum: New Zealand
Jun 13th 2018, 9:14 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,174
Posted By lardyl

Re: Salary equivalents between UK and NZ

Having been both a high earner and a beneficiary (for a short while) then I hear what you are saying. Was just pointing out that the discretionary spend that was pulled out of that $100k to $125k...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 12th 2018, 12:56 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,174
Posted By lardyl

Re: Salary equivalents between UK and NZ

Thank God you're not budgeting for me as you seem to forget those pesky deductions that employees have to pay.
So 125k becomes 90k to begin with on PAYE, or 28% gone before you start. Then these...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 25th 2015, 7:38 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,006
Posted By lardyl

Re: CAR PLATES

I've said it before but this one tickled me no end on an Audi:
I Q7 I !
Sums up the mentality of that SUV driver.
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 13th 2015, 6:42 am
Replies: 39
Views: 2,447
Posted By lardyl

Re: The 'C' Word

Nice to see that Glassons left the little white label on the inside close to her belly button, maybe it's a security tag?
I was looking at it for a certain forumite who would look pretty hot in this...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 6th 2015, 12:32 pm
Replies: 85
Views: 8,644
Posted By lardyl

Re: Money money money!

Defo.
Great for the cashed up who wish to retire, or us small business folks as taxation on our businesses is embarassingly low, but hard for the low paid and those on fixed/low incomes. And the...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 6th 2015, 12:02 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 4,914
Posted By lardyl

Re: Sick of the RWC 2015 already

:thumbup:
The ruddy herald webshite still has a whole section for RWC, but I suppose at least it means that there might be some other sports mentioned in the sport section. But don't hold ya breath.
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 6th 2015, 12:01 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 4,914
Posted By lardyl

Re: Sick of the RWC 2015 already

The ruddy herald webshite still has a whole section for RWC, but I suppose at least it means that there might be some other sports mentioned in the sport section. But don't
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 20th 2015, 1:23 am
Replies: 75
Views: 4,914
Posted By lardyl

Re: Sick of the RWC 2015 already

Aye. Now our friends at radio sport declare that the only northern hemisphere teams that play decent rugby are those coached by kiwis and rest should follow their example. Sheesh...can that be...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 18th 2015, 1:40 pm
Replies: 75
Views: 4,914
Posted By lardyl

Re: Sick of the RWC 2015 already

Gotta say that for a country that's supposedly understated and not showy the sport journos who report on union over here are some of the most arrogant, self-possessed tossers the world has seen....
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 14th 2015, 11:06 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 4,329
Posted By lardyl

Re: The awful feeling that is 'Homesickness'

Having been around these parts of BE on and off for a while makes me think that one mindset that some of us get into with the big move is to kind of exaggerate the things we want to get away from...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 14th 2015, 10:55 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,584
Posted By lardyl

Re: The flag finalist

Looking at the Herald, Seymour seems to have nailed it, to allow the nation to discuss this over the long break with families together and generations bouncing the ideas around. I think Little is...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 14th 2015, 9:31 pm
Replies: 973
Views: 62,150
Posted By lardyl

Re: What's for dinner?

We're next door to "he is risen" if you know what I mean.....the guy who had no hands and now has them again ...not far down from the newly painted red building ;)
Rode past said place yesterday on...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 14th 2015, 9:22 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 4,329
Posted By lardyl

Re: The awful feeling that is 'Homesickness'

They don't call it the NZ village for nothing.
Feelings of separation and those of being trapped in the land that time forgot (well a little anyway) can make this much worse.
I call the current...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 14th 2015, 1:45 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,584
Posted By lardyl

Re: The flag finalist

The NZ Labour and National Party logos together on our flag?...... nope not for me, maybe on a packet of plastic plates from the 2 dollar shop but not run up a flagpole.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 14th 2015, 1:43 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,584
Posted By lardyl

Re: The flag finalist

That would have been too scientific, no they chose a committee of stooges fed them champagne and their expense accouts, blindfolded them and then let them pin the tail on the four donkeys.

Didn't...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 14th 2015, 1:18 am
Replies: 259
Views: 16,493
Posted By lardyl

Re: Watching the Cricket?

But was he looking at the ball? Sticking your hand or arm out is often an unconscious reaction when balls are flying towards you. What is the spirit of the law?

I'd say it was debateable at the...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 14th 2015, 1:05 am
Replies: 7
Views: 992
Posted By lardyl

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

That's what I did and still have the hifi and computer gear on a UK Belkin surge protected Surgemaster boards 8 years into our NZ experience. The surge protection can be doubly useful as NZ mains...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 14th 2015, 12:36 am
Replies: 973
Views: 62,150
Posted By lardyl

Re: What's for dinner?

you might want to "can" that one ---- I'll get me coat ----
Hey annie, you've got 4,999 posts as of now.
Hope you're well.
Madam BEVs too - "Libby and I" are still soldiering on and still...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 13th 2015, 11:27 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,218
Posted By lardyl

Re: Doing the sums

One thing I would add is that if you are looking to take the new immigrant tax exemption (that was available to us 8 years or so ago) you can't also claim family tax credits. So if you have some UK...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 24th 2015, 3:00 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,489
Posted By lardyl

Re: North of Auckland - worst bits

Been here north of Albany since 2007 and there are creepy crawlies, it is warmer than some places down south, the houses are often draughty and damp at the same time (it is possible really!), the...
Forum: New Zealand
May 16th 2015, 12:53 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,009
Posted By lardyl

Re: Cost of living data

Well if you believe the data on that site the conclusion is:



so those who say NZ is more expensive are in fact errm, quite possibly right.

Anyroad up all I can say about rents is this.
...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 31st 2014, 9:23 am
Replies: 76
Views: 5,190
Posted By lardyl

Re: Kiwi Professionalism

yeah when you are settled and get to a point where you feel you don't have much to contribute or that you don't need much from BE then you drift away.
but my experience and recollection from about 6...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 30th 2014, 9:50 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 5,190
Posted By lardyl

Re: Kiwi Professionalism

nice spot, years ago as a drunken student I was often found lying on the stone graves outside the cathedral staring up at the (spinning) stars.....
bits of County Durham are a bit rough tho, take...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 30th 2014, 9:45 pm
Replies: 76
Views: 5,190
Posted By lardyl

Re: Kiwi Professionalism

/wafts into the thread like a lingering bad smell with a strange feeling of dejavu/

Been in NZ for nearly 8 years and been through all the stages, however, it seems that the kiwi "market" for my...
Forum: New Zealand
May 21st 2014, 11:54 am
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By lardyl

Re: Health & Safety

But its not H&S as you know it (as MrsFychan said). Even with the recent changes. More like "she'll be right" than pack-of-six (as we used to call it).

Yeah they are recruiting, but you have to...
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