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Jan 15th 2009, 12:37 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,990
Posted By JoB

Re: Anyone consider a house swap?

Carl,

won't you miss Latics possibly getting into Europe this year.

I think the problem is not mortgages but if you have a 5 bed like us that is probably top end of the market for Wigan and...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 13th 2008, 11:02 am
Replies: 210
Views: 40,543
Posted By JoB

Re: Miserable /Unhappy in NZ - for those unhappy in/with NZ

Hmm, I think it is more prevelant than people realise. My husband worked with someone who was using his credit cards to pay off his mortgage. Flash house, flashy 4x4. In debt upto his ears. He was a...
Nov 5th 2008, 10:37 am
Replies: 43
Views: 4,923
Posted By JoB

Re: I can't stay any longer

Tegwyn,
I didn't say I agreed with splitting her family up, if you re-read the post but when I was in the very dark place someone telling me to pull myself together would have made me worse as I...
Nov 4th 2008, 12:14 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 4,923
Posted By JoB

Re: I can't stay any longer

Elvira,
As a sufferer of depression and had it severe in NZ I can totally empathise with this poster BUT you got me really mad:mad:. Telling some one to pull themselves together with depression is...
Sep 21st 2008, 8:02 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,833
Posted By JoB

Re: From the heart, no bs, honesty,

Prodigal,
I only visit hear very occasionally but felt compelled to reply. You sound like a lovely bloke and deserve to have the pathway to help your F-I_L made as easy as possible.
Have you...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 6th 2008, 3:54 pm
Replies: 157
Views: 27,223
Posted By JoB

Re: Good and Bad points about New Zealand please.

Here, here what a great post.

I am white british, I was appalled at the level of racism in NZ.
A friend of ours emigrated before us and he said quote ' I was stuff in traffic on the M25 and said...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 10th 2008, 8:41 pm
Replies: 158
Views: 12,290
Posted By JoB

Re: We've Had Enough

No not ahead at all. Where we lived (Dannevirke) we either bought special bags which some came and collected you rubbish then took it to the landfill, or you took it your self. You had to physically...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 4th 2008, 11:14 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,586
Posted By JoB

Re: Check your receipts!

It does happen in the UK though my local Somerfield had some ribena on special but they hadn't change their tills. I rang and they said come back with the receipt and we will give you a refund.
...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 31st 2008, 11:48 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,556
Posted By JoB

Re: 6 out of 10 babies born to immigrants in London

For my limited view I think the problem with the levels of nursing staff, along side the growing population mainly through immirgation is that if they pay agency nurses to fill the vacancy they don;t...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 28th 2008, 8:14 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,685
Posted By JoB

Re: I'm going home in two days time.

Thanks not offended though but I could have.....much appreciated.
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 27th 2008, 11:34 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,293
Posted By JoB

Re: A Warning to those still in the UK!

My husband keeps going to B&Q, for the same thing...........now I know why??
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 27th 2008, 10:15 pm
Replies: 332
Views: 94,258
Posted By JoB

Re: Got a bit of a story to tell..........

Ian your English teacher sure missed a hidden gem in your story telling.

Great stuff.

Jo
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 27th 2008, 10:08 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,685
Posted By JoB

Re: I'm going home in two days time.

Why would you have failed if you returned to your country of origin???

One size doesn't fit all
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 27th 2008, 10:34 am
Replies: 4
Views: 4,560
Posted By JoB

Re: sending parcels to nz

Nope just down the road in Ashton.

Nice to meet you

Jo
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 26th 2008, 9:55 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 4,560
Posted By JoB

Re: sending parcels to nz

If they have a postal divert from their old UK address then send it to the UK address and it will automatically be sent overseas, or you could look a some shipper they offer backpacker rates for...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 25th 2008, 11:00 am
Replies: 56
Views: 4,117
Posted By JoB

Re: Washing machines - front loader v top loader

Oh also forgot to mention. If you do get grey marks, this is acumulated dirt and bacteria which sticks to the drum then goes on the clothes. If you wash clothes on a 40 deg wash or lower run an empty...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 24th 2008, 11:32 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,370
Posted By JoB

Re: Moving Companies reviewed

Shipping company name: Anglo Pacific (later found out they had a nick name called **************...........I now know why)
Would you recommend them: No way
Shipping time: 8 weeks
Door to door:...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 24th 2008, 8:51 pm
Replies: 120
Views: 8,886
Posted By JoB

Re: Reasons for coming to NZ?

Hi,

just some advice to peeps that are worried about mortgages. Rent first as there is a report that NZ housing is the most expensive compared to income in the world. Many Kiwi's believe there...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 24th 2008, 12:40 pm
Replies: 56
Views: 4,117
Posted By JoB

Re: Washing machines - front loader v top loader

I have had a bosch washer for 5 years now and wouldn't part with it.

The difference between front loaders and top are:-

the top loader holds the dirt at the bottom of the machine, as it spins...
Jan 22nd 2008, 2:34 pm
Replies: 744
Views: 48,315
Posted By JoB

Re: Do you worry about raising your kids in the UK?

Is this not racist againts fishes!!!!:rofl:
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 17th 2008, 1:52 pm
Replies: 82
Views: 6,021
Posted By JoB

Re: favourate quotes of your kids

My 7yr old tries her best to give me compliments, Im currently dieting and have been feeling good after losing 2st 9lb so far UNTIL my daughter said "Mummy, you're a little bit less fat now"[/QUOTE]...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 16th 2008, 12:34 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,594
Posted By JoB

Re: Leaving Family

Oh boy families!!

If some of you also go on emigratenz you may have read my trials and tribulations on there.

Please do this for YOU and YOUR immediate family.

I went to NZ full of guilt,...
Jan 6th 2008, 5:03 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By JoB

Re: maybe trying 2nd time need visa advice

Hi, Thanks for that.

I think we will need to start again as the we activated our Visa on 10 March 2005 on a reccie for jobs.

I agree and would look either at Hamilton first if not Auckland.
...
Jan 5th 2008, 10:14 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 603
Posted By JoB

maybe trying 2nd time need visa advice

Right,

story is we emigrated in Jan 2006 and I came home in MAy 2006 husband loved it and stayed thinking I would do an about turn. I suffered terrible homesickness and became ver depressed. He...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 4th 2008, 4:25 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 5,735
Posted By JoB

Re: Urgent Homeless Teenager help needed

Hi, I wasn't going to respond but feel with my experience I may help. I remember it starting when I was 13/14.

My brother was a really, really bad teenager. And yes it was learned behaviour from...
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