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Forum: New Zealand
Jun 17th 2017, 8:48 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 896
Posted By Iggydoos

Re: How do you get a NZ driving licence?

I just filled in a form and converted my UK to full NZ license at AA. Took 30 min. Easy peasy.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 6th 2017, 11:33 am
Replies: 12
Views: 2,399
Posted By Iggydoos

Re: Hi 👋🏻 Emigrating to New Zealand

Hi there,

A residency visa is advantageous for superannuation payments. Like you I opted for a work visa (WTR) as it seemed quicker but then found I could not make superannuation payments until I...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 21st 2016, 9:31 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 10,264
Posted By Iggydoos

Re: Being a Dr in new zealand

Hi Lilibetliz,

My experience of obtaining a consultant post in Christchurch NZ is straightforward. The advert for the post was circulated by email at the time I had completed my training. I...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 22nd 2016, 11:14 am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,652
Posted By Iggydoos

Re: Shipping from UK

We chose PSS over Crown as it gave the most competitive quote to from London to Christchurch. They were willing to negotiate down the insurance rate. The experience was positive at both ends. The...
Forum: New Zealand
May 9th 2016, 11:04 am
Replies: 19
Views: 10,264
Posted By Iggydoos

Re: Being a Dr in new zealand

Hi there,
I was completed by medical training in the NHS and moved to NZ for my first consultant post. While the NHS is far from perfect, there are more opportunities to do specialty related...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 2nd 2016, 10:32 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,500
Posted By Iggydoos

Re: Where can you search for sold property prices?

Good info for prospective property buyers. Looking at various suburbs in Christchurch, prices seem to hv peaked and plateaued. Buying now may be buying at the top of the cycle.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 25th 2016, 9:44 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,746
Posted By Iggydoos

Re: Washing machine - front or top loading?

I think if you hv space in the container its worth shipping electronics over.

We brought over discounted new AEG and Bosch appliances and they are in use everyday. It gives me satisfaction...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 13th 2016, 2:54 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,612
Posted By Iggydoos

Re: Moving back to Chch with husband & two small kids

We moved to christchurch after 10 years in London.
I think securing a job is crucial is it will relieve the substantial financial costs that the move will involve. Even though the company in Chch...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 26th 2015, 9:57 am
Replies: 6
Views: 872
Posted By Iggydoos

Re: Getting my IRD number on WH visa

Hi,
Applying for IRD number can be such a pain. I have a WTR visa and am applying using form 742. Inland Revenue change the rules so that it can no longer be done from post office. Applications to...
Forum: NZ Update
Oct 15th 2015, 8:54 am
Replies: 18
Views: 7,904
Posted By Iggydoos

Re: My 2 years in Christchurch

Thanks for the uplifting read. This is only my 2nd week but what you said feels true to me.
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 5th 2015, 1:22 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,173
Posted By Iggydoos

Re: October Arrivals and Departures 2015

Thanks MrsFychan. My flight was fine, arrived to blue skies and sunny weather in Christchurch. What a contrast to the polluted air in Singapore. It is a good start.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 23rd 2015, 5:50 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,177
Posted By Iggydoos

Re: which moving company

I went with the cheapest quote, PSS, which was a thousand pounds less than Crown and Pickfords for a door to door service 20ft container from London to Christchurch. Their communication was...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 4th 2015, 11:02 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,685
Posted By Iggydoos

Re: Shipping IKEA furniture

We are going through the same process, I was in Ikea Wembley today (5 hours) and after speaking to customer service I was pleasantly surprised that Ikea has a process for claiming back VAT. Their...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 4th 2015, 10:46 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,173
Posted By Iggydoos

Re: October Arrivals and Departures 2015

Hi all,

My name is Iggy, after spending 12 years in London, I have decided to leave the NHS to take up a position at Christchurch hospital. My plan is to leave London on 21 Sept, transit 1 week...
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