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Forum: New Zealand
Aug 22nd 2012, 9:05 am
Replies: 108
Views: 12,062
Posted By dlmckay

Re: "Everyday" costs in NZ

That's great, because convenience foods (jars/heat & eat) are expensive. There's been some discussion about Fruit World/local grocers. Definitely cheaper and definitely better quality. I too, am...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 9th 2012, 8:21 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,492
Posted By dlmckay

Re: Childcare 3+ nr. Wellington

The two main types of childcare in NZ are a childcare centre or a homebased childminder.

Childcare centres will have larger ratios of educators/carers per child than homebased, but you may find...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 1st 2012, 6:00 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,103
Posted By dlmckay

Re: Winter's over!

There's so much mud and water in my back yard, it's beginning to look like the Everglades out there.

Spring? My eye...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 30th 2012, 6:36 am
Replies: 13
Views: 972
Posted By dlmckay

Re: Electrical Items

I never regretted a single electrical item that I brought with me. Many are still going strong 9 years (plus!) later.

(confession time) My toaster, iron and food processor still have UK plugs on...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 30th 2012, 6:34 am
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By dlmckay

Re: Anyone in Cambridge?

My parents have just moved to Cambridge after living in Auckland for many years and adore it.
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 30th 2012, 6:30 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,638
Posted By dlmckay

Re: Do they(we) do Christmas parties in NZ?

Forget the hot turkey and go for cold ham and salads like the kiwis do - much more appropriate with the weather!
Forum: NZ Update
Jul 30th 2012, 6:28 am
Replies: 3
Views: 845
Posted By dlmckay

dlmckay's Update Thread

By popular demand... lol

Hello everyone, my name's dlmckay and I'm an expat - it's been nearly 9 years since my last visit to Blighty.

ha ha, so updates...

Yes, it was the OH that was trying...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 26th 2012, 8:59 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 5,905
Posted By dlmckay

Re: Winter

I'm great thanks :) How's yourself?

Sorta stumbled back into BE, forgot it was here!

I'll be celebrating 10 years since my emigration next year! How the time has flown!
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 26th 2012, 11:17 am
Replies: 60
Views: 5,905
Posted By dlmckay

Re: Winter

I can't live without my dehumidifiers!
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 26th 2012, 11:09 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,016
Posted By dlmckay

Re: Printers - warning

Printers here are cheap as chips - I just bought a mono laser for under $200 and the cartridge is around $100. FAR less expense and hassle than an inkjet.
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 26th 2012, 11:06 am
Replies: 35
Views: 2,874
Posted By dlmckay

Re: How to fly around the world (UK to NZ) with a 2 1/2 year old!!!!

I did this with a 5 month old, a 2 year old and a 4 year old. Not fun tbh. However, these things made it easier.

Book a night flight - the first leg will be easier because they're all excited...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 30th 2012, 6:52 am
Replies: 18
Views: 5,206
Posted By dlmckay

Re: Anyone in West Auckland?

Nothing wrong with West Auckland, you just have to pick your areas. It's easy enough, drive around and decide if you can live on that street. The bad areas are VERY obvious. In fact, you don't...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 26th 2009, 11:11 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 833
Posted By dlmckay

Re: DO CHILDREN GET VACCINES IN NZ & FREE DR &PRESCRIPTIONS

My daughter was just a 6 month old when we arrived, so we continued to vaccinate as per the "red book". The vaccinations were free.

As for children seeing a doctor, until they're 6 it's free,...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 11th 2008, 2:16 am
Replies: 0
Views: 712
Posted By dlmckay

4 way power board

I'm having a clear out and have discovered two four-way power boards for english plugs that we haven't used... do any new immigrants wish to have them?

PM me your address and I'll post them out......
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 13th 2008, 10:09 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 798
Posted By dlmckay

Re: Ramblings from a happy clapper

I love Batty's ramblings... very similar to my own... I'll be working in the garden too to try and keep the house presentable for it's sale... still no interest and we've dropped the price too :(
...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 4th 2008, 8:16 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,691
Posted By dlmckay

Re: Wanganui

:lol: so was I!!! :thumbsup:
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 31st 2008, 9:08 am
Replies: 10
Views: 907
Posted By dlmckay

Re: Fave real estate listing titles...

Lor', some of the phrases they use are just dreadful!

Ours was marketed with "Flying the Coop" :confused: we don't own chickens :blink:

My pet twee RE moment is the photograph of a table with...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 30th 2008, 10:58 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,691
Posted By dlmckay

Re: Wanganui

There's a fabulous nursery rhyme themed play park call Kowhai Park that your littlies will love http://www.resene.co.nz/archspec/products/images/kowhai_park.jpg

Love30stm, the Hells Angels are in...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 17th 2008, 5:39 am
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By dlmckay

Re: Anyone in Wanganui??

:D that's spooky - we've an offer on a house on Lincoln Road.

Any one want to buy my house? It's really nice :o
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 16th 2008, 10:54 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,297
Posted By dlmckay

Re: Auckland dentists...

Tip: The further away from the CBD, the cheaper the dentist... my dentist in Massey charged just $40 to reglue my crown and around $150 for a filling.

Pat Kika, Royal Road - in the White Pages.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 16th 2008, 10:23 am
Replies: 12
Views: 759
Posted By dlmckay

Re: Anyone in Wanganui??

We're hoping to move there... once we sell the house... market a weeny bit slow atm!

Whereabouts in Wanganui are you? Guessing St John's Hill? We're hoping to move to Springvale
Forum: The Lounge
Jul 23rd 2008, 10:41 am
Replies: 1
Views: 317
Posted By dlmckay

Penpal needed for an 7yo boy

Hi there,

My 7yo son decided it would be wonderful to get letters in the mail and so I shared with him the stories of my own penpals when I was at school.

A quick search of the internet has...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 22nd 2008, 9:44 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 857
Posted By dlmckay

Re: Dogs!

Chappie is good for sensitive tummies... make a note of the make up of it (percentages of protein et al) and then try to find a similar make up of another brand here.

If he's got a sensitive...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 17th 2008, 10:10 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 22,878
Posted By dlmckay

Re: Auckland - best schools and suburbs?

I went to St Doms too before we emigrated to the UK. The girls went to St Dominics and the boys to Liston College.

Henderson Heights is quite posh with some rather expensive property. The rail...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 15th 2008, 11:42 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 768
Posted By dlmckay

Re: Vegetarianism

If you're prepared to cook for yourself from scratch (and bring your vege cookbooks with you), then you'll have no problem here. Where you'll come unstuck is finding "heat n' eats" ready made meals....
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