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Forum: New Zealand
Nov 3rd 2007, 9:44 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,414
Posted By KiwiKate

Re: Pensions

Well to be fair, what pension scheme (aside from the incresasingly rare final salary scheme) has a guaranteed return??? They are all investement funded, and hence have no exact remuneration - but...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 3rd 2007, 8:25 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,414
Posted By KiwiKate

Re: Pensions

Well, funnily enough I spoke to an Invesment Advisor today about this very thing, and he said as long as you have been a PR for at least 10 yrs you are entitled to NZ superannuatiopn (the equivalent...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 3rd 2007, 8:16 am
Replies: 5
Views: 447
Posted By KiwiKate

Re: Time frame for residence 'stamp'??

We were in Oz when we heard we'd been approved, and had to send our passports back to the UK, to be stamped and then forwarded back to our Oz address ... whole process took 14 days, so should be...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 1st 2007, 2:49 am
Replies: 58
Views: 3,328
Posted By KiwiKate

Re: nasty hurtful remarks.

:rofl: I can't believe that anyone has allowed themselves to become upset by Aphid!!! How very amusing :zzz:
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 25th 2007, 10:51 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,938
Posted By KiwiKate

Re: A question from a New Zealand newbie

I think you have a fantastic offer there! So many people would kill to be in your shoes!!! Obviously it's a big decision, upping sticks and moving halfway around the world, and only you can decide...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 25th 2007, 10:44 pm
Replies: 61
Views: 6,396
Posted By KiwiKate

Re: [email protected] Housing Market - UK

Wow! We sold our house in 2005 - we had it on the market for about 8 months, had probably on average 1 viewing a week, 5 offers but we held out for asking price offer - we had the luxury of not...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 25th 2007, 10:37 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 3,119
Posted By KiwiKate

Re: Driver Licence conversions

I would in his shoes just do the test here - unless he's already paid out for the theory and hazard detection test in the UK already.

I only passed my test in Nov 05 so don't have 2 yrs on my...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 16th 2007, 9:36 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,197
Posted By KiwiKate

Re: Auckland meet - August

Can we come too??? Or are you fully booked now??? xx
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 1st 2007, 12:01 pm
Replies: 221
Views: 11,866
Posted By KiwiKate

Re: The slag off New Zealand Ultimate Thread.

True, true ... choose wisely! ;)
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 1st 2007, 11:51 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,002
Posted By KiwiKate

Re: Let’s celebrate the house-buying British migrants

Well then you don't fit my stereotype :D But there are many out there who do!!! And to them NZ is cheap, with it's 'luxury' houses in the $1mill ballpark. We rent, I have no mortgage and I'm not...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 1st 2007, 10:29 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,368
Posted By KiwiKate

Re: Should We....Shouldnt We....

Rationing - do you remember that then aphid?????? Jeez, I'm a poor judge, I had you as at most early 40's ;)
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 1st 2007, 10:22 am
Replies: 11
hi
Views: 635
Posted By KiwiKate

Re: hi

Hell, that was our biggest fear, tearing the kids away from their family - and for the first 6 months we thought we might have made a massive mistake - but now, 11 mnths in, it's all good!! Our 8yr...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 1st 2007, 10:18 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,340
Posted By KiwiKate

Re: 9 months on and we've got a ....

Many congrats, and karma for your success!!!

Nothing beats that feeling - it will go down in history for us along with our wedding day, birth of children, and graduation!!!!!

:thumbsup:
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 1st 2007, 10:09 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,368
Posted By KiwiKate

Re: Should We....Shouldnt We....

Well, I lived in London and remember many drunken evenings fearing I'd had one too many as I waited on the tube platform, imagining the worst about all the late night lurkers ... I've been here 11...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 1st 2007, 10:00 am
Replies: 221
Views: 11,866
Posted By KiwiKate

Re: The slag off New Zealand Ultimate Thread.

God, don't be put off!!! I seriously wonder reading posts on this site which NZ some people are living in!!!
Of course it's not perfect (if you want that, try getting residency in the sEychelles)...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 1st 2007, 9:53 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,002
Posted By KiwiKate

Re: Let’s celebrate the house-buying British migrants

Obviously it depends on which particular poms we're talking about (and I think age plays a big factor here) - most I'd guess come away from UK with some equity, but still need a mortgage to buy a...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 1st 2007, 9:45 am
Replies: 48
Views: 2,510
Posted By KiwiKate

Re: OMG Winter is upon us

Well, we were down the beach again today, as hot as any summer day, and this is winter????? Bring it on!!! :)
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 1st 2007, 9:43 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,400
Posted By KiwiKate

Re: New Zealand is great because........

Ooooooooooops, got so carried away seeing a fellow Dag'nam persona on here, I forgot to cite why NZ is so great ...

Many, many, many, many reasons, but a fave one of mine is that I get asked for...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 1st 2007, 9:40 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,400
Posted By KiwiKate

Re: New Zealand is great because........

Woo hoooooo!!! All hail a fellow 'Namite - Dagenham born and bred me!!! Small world :eek:
Forum: New Zealand
May 27th 2007, 8:30 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 1,591
Posted By KiwiKate

Re: WE DID IT

Hee hee hee ... *tips hat* Of course, my speeeling is atrocious ;)

And again, a big kia ora to TeamEmbo!!
Forum: New Zealand
May 27th 2007, 10:58 am
Replies: 10,106
Views: 497,812
Posted By KiwiKate

Re: Kiwi Bar

I knew he'd try and finish me off with the pig swill
Forum: New Zealand
May 27th 2007, 10:57 am
Replies: 10,106
Views: 497,812
Posted By KiwiKate

Re: Kiwi Bar

No matter, he couldn't have afforded it all anyways
Forum: New Zealand
May 27th 2007, 10:39 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,006
Posted By KiwiKate

Re: I saw a sheep last week.

No time like the present, son!!
Forum: New Zealand
May 27th 2007, 10:33 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,250
Posted By KiwiKate

Re: Prison Service

Yehhhhh. they tried to warn me all about you, but I guess smell goes before a fall
Forum: New Zealand
May 27th 2007, 10:30 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,006
Posted By KiwiKate

Re: I saw a sheep last week.

Any sheep with an Ipod must be a kiwi ??????????????????????? I'll agree if you get the beers in at the kiwi bar!!
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