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Forum: New Zealand
Jun 3rd 2019, 9:43 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 4,550
Posted By simonsi

Re: Auckland area

Bear in mind the legal age at which you can leave children on their own here is 14.
Forum: New Zealand
May 31st 2019, 6:50 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 4,550
Posted By simonsi

Re: Auckland area

I normally leave at 6:30am and am parked in Takapuna by 7, leaving at 4:30pm I’m home by about 5:10 - queuing to get onto the motorway causes that.

Pushing those times back an hour adds about...
Forum: New Zealand
May 31st 2019, 12:51 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 4,550
Posted By simonsi

Re: Auckland area

I live in Blockhouse Bay and commute to Takapuna daily, as Im going the opposite way to the tidal flow over the bridge its no big deal. Southwestern motorway is a few minutes away too. If I were you...
Forum: New Zealand
May 21st 2019, 11:19 am
Replies: 8
Views: 604
Posted By simonsi

Re: Plumbing Inspector

You should be.

Bevs husband isnt some random “husband” but a relevant professional. If you <really> want help you’ll have to adjust your approach. But you may have already burnt this particular...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 18th 2018, 2:31 am
Replies: 22
Views: 5,998
Posted By simonsi

Re: Returning to the UK after 13 years < ad snipped>

I'm pretty much sure thats one of the best things about NZ for me... :-)
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 31st 2018, 11:42 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 535
Posted By simonsi

Re: Childcare Auckland northshore?

See here:

https://www.newzealandnow.govt.nz/living-in-nz/education/childcare-preschool

Funding kicks in at 3yrs old which maybe why there was some pushback, but then it could have been based on...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 29th 2018, 8:25 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,245
Posted By simonsi

Re: My family and i wish to move to new zealand

I'd suggest you come on a long holiday first, the time away may help with the healing, enable you to look at some of NZ and most importantly see if it is <really> a good idea and what you all want.
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Oct 18th 2018, 6:38 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By simonsi

Re: Citizenship Help Please

OK, I hope she doesn't get anywhere for the reasons that the rules are clear and one person's "waiver for good reasons" is another's loophole. Pretty sure it will be a waste of money paying an...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 18th 2018, 6:36 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 797
Posted By simonsi

Re: Can you help

I got married in the UK and divorced here. Couldn't give a stuff if thats an untidy set of records in the UK TBH...but you have nothing to worry about, your marriage wasn't IN the UK so won't be...
Oct 17th 2018, 7:54 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By simonsi

Re: Citizenship Help Please

Personally I'd advise to stop paying immigration agents to do anything and save the money for an additional return flight to Oz if she ever is needed for >3mths before citizenship can be obtained. NZ...
Oct 14th 2018, 6:45 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 987
Posted By simonsi

Re: Citizenship Help Please

Immigration were right, she has PR so there was no problem with her getting back into the country as she already had PR.

Citizenship eligibility will come back in time - sounds like she was hoping...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 8th 2018, 4:08 am
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By simonsi

Re: Shipping 'new' items in the container.

Zero reason to be guided by hearsay, its all on the NZ Customs website:

Household, Personal Effects and Duty...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 17th 2018, 3:24 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,427
Posted By simonsi

Re: Learning to drive in NZ

I think that was probably just a fun way to get the pupil to check their mirrors regularly and often...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 17th 2018, 1:09 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,427
Posted By simonsi

Re: Learning to drive in NZ

Just remember, however small the gap in traffic you have to pull into (apparently) its big enough!

You could try downloading the series "Canada's Worst Driver" - that should give you some prep for...
Sep 17th 2018, 12:56 am
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By simonsi

Re: UK passport due to expire... Transferring visa and how to?

And in my experience Virgin Australia seem to have no electronic access to visa status so to get back from Oz they check the sticker...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 3rd 2018, 10:44 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 538
Posted By simonsi

Re: Bar admission in New Zealand

If you have no work experience what visa are you trying to uplift?
Aug 26th 2018, 5:26 am
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By simonsi

Re: Eligibility to work in NZ with Criminal Record

Just to add, if you go forward with this then the above phrase is at odds with the time periods you quote IMHO, I would have expected a much longer time period to have passed. As you acceptance may...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 16th 2018, 10:01 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By simonsi

Re: New housing rule?

Umm yes, just like any other bust. Even if they bought at the boom high though, there should be a 20% cushion from the mortgage LVR rules before negative equity hits (which is different to losing the...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 16th 2018, 9:59 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By simonsi

Re: New housing rule?

Only if they don't read the news any other morning, one of the Govt's major mistakes but they did signal it well in advance.
Aug 16th 2018, 1:45 am
Replies: 7
Views: 602
Posted By simonsi

Re: Eligibility to work in NZ with Criminal Record

Its explained at length here:

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/tools-and-information/character-and-identity/good-character
Aug 14th 2018, 8:56 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,775
Posted By simonsi

Re: Parent Category......What Happens Next ?

Actually I think Bo-Jangles is right on the money, the decision, or even the timing of any decision, is simply stacked behind other Govt priorities, so Govt Depts will continue to enact their last...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 10th 2018, 2:25 am
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By simonsi

Re: School for child while on holiday in NZ?

Fantastic - makes it so much easier with one specific school to talk to
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 10th 2018, 1:44 am
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By simonsi

Re: School for child while on holiday in NZ?

Ok - you will need to rely on the v2.35 clause I think as a random 3mth period of primary education won't probably neatly comprise a "programme of study" unless you can neatly attend for a given...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 9th 2018, 11:43 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By simonsi

Re: School for child while on holiday in NZ?

TBH I would identify a likely school and directly ask them the question as they will either accept without a student visa or tell you it is required from their point of view, as they effectively...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 9th 2018, 9:45 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By simonsi

Re: School for child while on holiday in NZ?

Yep and it clearly states there that Visitor visa is for "a short course", primary and secondary is only listed under the Dependant Child Student Visa.

The danger here is it will be the school who...
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