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Forum: USA
Jul 6th 2020, 8:17 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,868
Posted By KOH2

Re: Best place e to buy British food online?

What about the said friends and family posting to you from the UK?
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 6th 2020, 7:21 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,250
Posted By KOH2

Re: 16 year old moving to NZ

What plans has your daughter got for her future? Is she social, outgoing? Has she travelled/lived around the UK/Europe/world much?
Both our kids spent a year in the Canadian education system (living...
Forum: New Zealand
May 18th 2020, 4:33 am
Replies: 34
Views: 5,603
Posted By KOH2

Re: Struggling

I'm really sorry you're finding it hard to settle here but re your job - lots of people in the post-Covid-19 world will have to retrain/rethink how to run their businesses.
There are no jobs for...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 24th 2020, 9:06 am
Replies: 25
Views: 4,261
Posted By KOH2

Re: Health care

Not sure what type of visa you'd like to come in on but here is some information about diabetes care in NZ:
https://www.diabetes.org.nz/travelling-to-new-zealand

Our son is also Type 1 however...
Jan 2nd 2020, 4:31 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,976
Posted By KOH2

Re: Partner loves NZ, I hate it :(

I can so relate to this - we moved to NZ 3 years ago and I absolutely hated it the first 9 months. Didn't help that we also settled in a small (by UK standards) city in the lower North island -...
Jan 2nd 2020, 3:10 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,595
Posted By KOH2

Re: Moving back to UK - marriage breakdown/impact on kids

NiHao said it all so I will just add hugs for you and wish you all the best. Hopefully as your kids are still preteens they'll find settling in a new country easier. Do weigh up the pros and cons of...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 7th 2019, 12:32 am
Replies: 25
Views: 4,261
Posted By KOH2

Re: Health care

When it's a one-off like that it's probably OK. When you have a lifelong condition, yet you still have to see the doctor every second time just to get a repeat prescription & then also pay for the...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 6th 2019, 10:06 pm
Replies: 101
Views: 14,216
Posted By KOH2

Re: The way forward for grandparent?

Looks like there might be some hope now (as long as your sons are earning enough):
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12274084
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 25th 2019, 10:30 am
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By KOH2

Re: Furnished rentals

We arrived Labour weekend so slightly later than you're planning;)
Jun 25th 2019, 10:23 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,380
Posted By KOH2

Re: Why so long for NZ police check?

Same case here - hubby wrote and explained + we managed to find a couple of photos where we were all together.

You just have to remember - the history doesn't matter - they're only concerned with...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 25th 2019, 10:18 am
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By KOH2

Re: Furnished rentals

We stayed in a motel upon arrival (they gave us a discounted weekly rate) and found our new home within 2.5 weeks and moved in 6 weeks later. Our 40 ft container took exactly 3 months as it got...
Jun 25th 2019, 9:44 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,380
Posted By KOH2

Re: Why so long for NZ police check?

12 years together, kids, marriage certificate don't seem to matter.

In our case we had to prove that we had been in a loving and stable relationship over the past 12 months. After 14 years of...
Forum: New Zealand
May 27th 2019, 1:15 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,108
Posted By KOH2

Re: That time

Well, that's certainly a big help and hopefully she'll settle in quick enough.

Don't beat yourself up MrsF - you did what you thought was best at the time.
I know what you mean about associating...
Forum: New Zealand
May 3rd 2019, 6:39 am
Replies: 31
Views: 6,041
Posted By KOH2

Re: Missing home

I'm glad you're settling in. It can certainly take some time getting used to the Kiwi scale of things. We also came from the south-east and settled in Wanganui - it took me 9 months to adapt to the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 9th 2019, 10:55 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 688
Posted By KOH2

Re: Anyone in Whanganui fancy a meet up??

Andrew.Family - have pm'd you:)
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 11th 2018, 7:04 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 504
Posted By KOH2

How much time to shift stuff?

We moved to NZ in Oct 2016 and our container arrived in Dec 2016 (after major upheaval due to the Kaikoura earthquake). Anyways, we still have a garage full of 'stuff' in the UK and are looking at...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 22nd 2018, 1:30 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,289
Posted By KOH2

Re: Relocating to NZ - have I missed anything?

Good luck with that. We had our house on the market at the time of the Brexit referendum & it took us 4 weeks to get an offer (Brighton) and then the approx. 8-9 weeks to complete (luckily our buyer...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 21st 2018, 12:07 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,289
Posted By KOH2

Re: Relocating to NZ - have I missed anything?

As a partner of a NZ citizen you should apply for a Partner Resident visa which gives you the right to work/live/study in NZ. We came over from the UK 20 months ago and I was granted the Permanent...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 22nd 2018, 12:28 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,597
Posted By KOH2

Re: Move to Wanganui

Andrew.Family - have PM'd you
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 18th 2018, 11:18 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,597
Posted By KOH2

Re: Move to Wanganui

Not Gemma, but we've been here 18 months. What would you like to know?
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 17th 2018, 10:44 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,005
Posted By KOH2

Re: Childcare issues may prevent a move

Hi Steffy84, if you don't mind me asking - how do you manage atm in the UK with childcare? Unfortunately, having young children does mean you're responsible for their care and yes, it restricts your...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 31st 2018, 3:42 am
Replies: 7
Views: 860
Posted By KOH2

Re: So hard!

Sending you a hug.

Our 14 y.o. is already planning his return to 'civilisation' (i.e. UK) once he turns 18. Enjoy them while they're young...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 23rd 2018, 3:06 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,733
Posted By KOH2

Re: Repatriated Kiwi

Wow !!! A whole year to reconnect with your culture/country - that is so cool !!!



You're welcome:) Don't feel bad about struggling with the realities of NZ. I'd have problems if I were to go...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 22nd 2018, 8:51 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,733
Posted By KOH2

Re: Repatriated Kiwi

Hi kiwigirlinalain, I totally empathise - I'm not a Kiwi but married to one. We moved from the UK to Wanganui 16 months ago and I went into complete culture shock (totally over it now & loving it...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 13th 2018, 10:26 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,001
Posted By KOH2

Re: Move to wellington

Well, that's exactly what I got quoted $10,000 for - one heat pump distributing the heat through vents in the roof to the bedrooms.
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