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Forum: New Zealand
Nov 28th 2020, 1:09 am
Replies: 2
Views: 998
Posted By Purrball

Re: Possibly OT - visas for NZ citizens travelling in the EU

Kiwi here, living permanently in London, travelling in and out of the UK on an NZ passport with UK Indefinite Leave to Remain & biometric no restrictions UK visa etc. Intended to apply for UK...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 4th 2020, 3:26 am
Replies: 87
Views: 12,927
Posted By Purrball

Re: Emigrating to NZ

Yes. Although I would say that in London you'll still see that many hats type of creative roles in the charity sector, unless its in the huge charities like Macmillan, Red Cross etc. Creative project...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 4th 2020, 12:18 am
Replies: 87
Views: 12,927
Posted By Purrball

Re: Emigrating to NZ

Kiwi here, moved permanently to London over 30 years ago. Last trip back to NZ for six weeks in 2012, travelling south to north with about a dozen different destinations, from Nelson, Blenheim up...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 19th 2020, 2:48 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,305
Posted By Purrball

Re: Curriculum differences Year 10/11 - UK vs NZ - NZ easier?

Your son may feel ahead in some subjects and I would probably concur with maths and sciences, some languages also. Demotivation can also be a risk, if so. However, any area like social sciences or...
Forum: New Zealand
May 22nd 2020, 2:11 am
Replies: 44
Views: 14,694
Posted By Purrball

Re: 3rd year in & unhappy - will this change?

Don't put the keys to your happiness in someone else's pocket.
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 17th 2016, 2:13 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 4,043
Posted By Purrball

Re: Tauranga vs Wellington

Once you factor in air fares and separate accomodation in Wellington, possibly not. However, you may be able to offset some of those business expenses as well as qualifying for frequent flyer...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 8th 2016, 2:37 am
Replies: 103
Views: 6,606
Posted By Purrball

Re: House Prices

There's no mystery.

1. New Zealand has an effective supermarket duopoly between Foodstuffs and Progressive. The UK has over a dozen supermarket chains and is a far more fiercely competitive...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 5th 2016, 11:39 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 2,971
Posted By Purrball

Re: NZ immigration - is it really luck!

I've read this thread a couple of times... and I'm not seeing this at all. I don't even live in New Zealand at the moment, so don't really have any stake in this discussion. However, asking:

'why...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 2nd 2016, 7:48 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 4,238
Posted By Purrball

Re: Coming on holiday/fact finding

Might also be worth checking out any regional opportunities in the local or corporate airline industry. Air Nelson (http://www.airnelson.co.nz/in-the-engineering-hangar), for instance. Or in...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 2nd 2016, 7:25 pm
Replies: 57
Views: 7,827
Posted By Purrball

Re: Should we move back?

Yes. Those who often say that New Zealand is a great place to bring up kids sometimes overlook what it can be like post-18.

Just as context, by many accounts, there are about a million Kiwis...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 2nd 2016, 7:11 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,524
Posted By Purrball

Re: Advice

Expanding on that, current competence standards include:

Competence to practise social work with Māori. The social worker:

• engages with Māori in culturally appropriate ways and in an...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 28th 2015, 7:31 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,521
Posted By Purrball

Re: Moving to NZ - advice needed

I would.

Do what's right for you.
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 20th 2015, 10:36 am
Replies: 64
Views: 9,329
Posted By Purrball

Re: Leaving Auckland...

Spent many summer weekends there as a kid in the 70s and exploring around QE2 park and the dunes. Also used Paekak as a hitch-hiking staging post out of town as a teenager. It used to be the last...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 20th 2015, 10:03 am
Replies: 64
Views: 9,329
Posted By Purrball

Re: Leaving Auckland...

I'm sorry. It's a long-running national problem… and many Kiwis won't admit it.
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 20th 2015, 8:40 am
Replies: 64
Views: 9,329
Posted By Purrball

Re: Leaving Auckland...

As well as everyone's other suggestions like Nelson or Bay of Plenty; Kapiti from Paekak up to Otaki, I'd pitch in with Hawke's Bay (Napier/Hastings/Havelock North). Tauranga's climate is nice and...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 9th 2015, 5:34 am
Replies: 9
Views: 5,207
Posted By Purrball

Re: If New Zealand was in the Northern Hemisphere

Pish. The lowest sea temperatures in winter in Naples are around 14C. Palm trees and olives grow there. It's not called the Neopolitan Riviera for nothing. None of this can be said about Wellington,...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 8th 2015, 2:21 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 5,207
Posted By Purrball

Re: If New Zealand was in the Northern Hemisphere

Wellington sounds idyllic, doesn't it? Just like the shores of the Mediterranean.

Except when you realise it's surrounded by the chilly Tasman Sea and the perilous waters of the Cook Strait,...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 4th 2015, 11:05 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 13,154
Posted By Purrball

Re: Life style compare uk to nz

Quite a balanced view on things. So often, you hear people asking about the 'lifestyle', when the definition of what that actually constitutes for various people varies enormously. New Zealand: great...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 10th 2015, 8:19 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,890
Posted By Purrball

Re: How long did it take to get a job?

Re-reading this again, why would a New Zealand employer make a final offer to someone who is going to be then returning back to the UK, having to then probably give three months notice to their UK...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 9th 2015, 7:34 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,890
Posted By Purrball

Re: How long did it take to get a job?

Good luck. Perhaps some of that contingency fund for a flat deposit might better used for establishing a beachhead over there. Sometimes, you have to spend to make money.

In the meantime, being...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 8th 2015, 10:45 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,890
Posted By Purrball

Re: How long did it take to get a job?

I suspect you might have to change your expectations and strategy around this.

Not only is it insufficient to just look for roles that are advertised, persistent networking...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 6th 2015, 2:37 pm
Replies: 122
Views: 9,073
Posted By Purrball

Re: Are we barking up the right tree here?

Sorry, are you some kind of whiz at cherry-picking dubious statistics to present strawmen arguments?

I didn't say anything about the death rate, nor would I expect New Zealand to be so ramshackle...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 6th 2015, 12:08 pm
Replies: 122
Views: 9,073
Posted By Purrball

Re: Are we barking up the right tree here?

Hehe. Not only is the sample incredibly skewed, but the margin of error makes it near worthless.

On the topic of arguments, I don't particularly see this thread as too argumentative. The fact is...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 5th 2015, 12:23 pm
Replies: 122
Views: 9,073
Posted By Purrball

Re: Are we barking up the right tree here?

No, I'm basing this opinion on your banging on about wine, then saying you don't drink… and weather and BBQ, as well as having kids and hating the cold and damp and somehow imagining that you'll have...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 5th 2015, 3:33 am
Replies: 122
Views: 9,073
Posted By Purrball

Re: Are we barking up the right tree here?

There seems to be a pervasive air of naive unreality in this thread, looking at rainfall figures, for instance, or asking whether you can drink the tapwater… of a country and city that one has never...
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