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Forum: New Zealand
Apr 15th 2020, 1:56 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,530
Posted By Munchkjn

Re: Weather in Wellington vs England

Sorry can;t resist this. It's two of my favourite Topics: Wellington & Weather!

My credentials:
1. Grew up in South West of England
2. Lived on South Coast of England, East coast of Scotland,...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 30th 2017, 5:03 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,704
Posted By Munchkjn

Re: Start of the process

Wasting my time on here
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 29th 2017, 11:44 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,704
Posted By Munchkjn

Re: Start of the process

Agree with this. Someone above mentioned Wellington is not the place to come for scenery. I would massively disagree with this. Wellington is one of the most visually stunning places I've ever...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 15th 2017, 10:20 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 5,670
Posted By Munchkjn

Re: Looking for an equivalent NZ store to Boots

There's a Body Shop in the Westfield Centre in Riccarton. While not a Boots, it does sell familiar toiletries.
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 10th 2017, 9:33 am
Replies: 35
Views: 5,168
Posted By Munchkjn

Re: Road death statistics

With the driving I witnessed in Northland last week, nothing surprises me. Several examples of people risking their own lives and those of others to overtake me on blind bends when I'm not going that...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 27th 2017, 11:30 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 6,927
Posted By Munchkjn

Re: Planning the Big move to NZ

I guess not, sorry BEVS. I remembered how I felt and empathised with Maz, I suppose I just felt you were going too easy on him.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 27th 2017, 9:30 am
Replies: 45
Views: 6,927
Posted By Munchkjn

Re: Planning the Big move to NZ

I can't understand why you are making excuses for him. His words are just obnoxious bullying on any level.
This is supposedly a forum for people going through a tough life changing event and not...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 26th 2017, 8:36 am
Replies: 45
Views: 6,927
Posted By Munchkjn

Re: Planning the Big move to NZ

Don't worry Maz, I had a similar response from Justcol when I posted something slightly negative about my experience after 6 months being here. Some people just can't help being unpleasant,...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 19th 2017, 2:13 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,499
Posted By Munchkjn

Re: Anyone lived in Paekakariki

:goodpost:

Pretty good summary. The only thing I'd add is that there really is a lot of coastline to explore in Wellington. If you are "into" the sea, you'll love it, maybe not so much beaches...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 19th 2017, 1:23 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,538
Posted By Munchkjn

Re: Rent prices in New Zealand

Hi, sorry that was me that mentioned the fog. It is only a problem if you live up high in Wellington. We were about 180m above sea level and the fog used to move in roughly once a week and leave us...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 15th 2017, 5:04 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By Munchkjn

Re: Moving to New Zealand - Wellington

Fair enough, I was working from memory. Sheffield's never 2m though, probably includes whole of S.Yorks. Manchester's only 2.5m (well it was last time i checked, wikipedia has it as 2.8m...crikey!)
...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 15th 2017, 3:42 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By Munchkjn

Re: Moving to New Zealand - Wellington

Wellington region population is roughly 400-500k. About the size of Bordeaux, Bristol, Sheffield. Those are decent sized cities (but not huge) with relatively dynamic economies. There seems to be a...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 15th 2017, 3:16 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,187
Posted By Munchkjn

Re: Moving to New Zealand - Wellington

Hi MattKay,

Me and the family made the move to Wellington over a year ago. Opinions vary considerably about places in NZ as everyone has different interests and requirements. However I've traveled...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 19th 2017, 9:10 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,010
Posted By Munchkjn

Re: Hi Everyone

Just for balance. I have been in NZ for coming up to 12 months. After 3 months I was feeling much as you do and just wanted to go home. There is some truth in the things you say but the culture shock...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 5th 2017, 11:35 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,248
Posted By Munchkjn

Re: Most Peaceful Country

Nice spots and tourist spots are mutually exclusive as far as I can tell. My favourite NZ places are pretty quiet and I don't have to fight my way through traffic to get there. Maybe cos I don't live...
Jul 1st 2017, 10:44 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 906
Posted By Munchkjn

Re: Skilled migrant visa application and future employer waiting concerns

For me it took 4 months from deciding to lodge a SMV to arriving in NZ with visa in hand with family in tow.That was in 2016
Forum: New Zealand
May 30th 2017, 4:45 am
Replies: 45
Views: 8,950
Posted By Munchkjn

Re: Been here 4 months and strugglinh

Engineering. I found something similar to start with. However now I think it's something to do with the fact kids here are taught to be self reliant and self-starters and I think it follows through...
Forum: New Zealand
May 30th 2017, 2:43 am
Replies: 45
Views: 8,950
Posted By Munchkjn

Re: Been here 4 months and strugglinh

We've been here just over 9 months, so not at all long. We are still in the settling-in phase.. Good bits so far have been:
Feeling of freedom and space; clear skies at night; the quiet, we can...
Forum: New Zealand
May 30th 2017, 1:18 am
Replies: 45
Views: 8,950
Posted By Munchkjn

Re: Been here 4 months and strugglinh

I sympathize with you. We have a 12 yo son and younger daughter. We had a make or break moment around 5 months in. School issues, general unhappiness amongst all 4 of us. We decided to move area and...
Forum: New Zealand
May 24th 2017, 1:03 am
Replies: 36
Views: 4,392
Posted By Munchkjn

Re: Advice please - Moving to NZ soon....

Don't skip it, stick it on ebay or better still facebook for sale sites. We made 100's of pounds selling loads of random stuff right up until moving day. Even got 5 quid for a second hand brush and...
Forum: New Zealand
May 8th 2017, 5:44 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By Munchkjn

Re: Is NZ the most dangerous Country

Who said they crossed the central line? They both died, so presumably someone else said that or they crossed the line to avoid something or someone.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 27th 2017, 4:50 am
Replies: 71
Views: 4,901
Posted By Munchkjn

Re: General Election UK

[QUOTE=LoCarb;12239210]"..gentle inefficiency in pursuit of a better world."
George Monbiot. The Guardian

That's some skewed view of the labour party as it stands! Typical Monbiot
It's a...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 26th 2017, 10:55 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 769
Posted By Munchkjn

Re: Insurance for visit back to uk

You can do that legally and also use the A&E when visiting the UK under the reciprocal rules.
It's just scheduled hospital appointments that have to be paid for (at 150% - seems a bit excessive),...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 21st 2017, 5:53 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,090
Posted By Munchkjn

Re: Auckland – Wellington possible relocation – tips please

1. What is the Kapiti Coast like to live – crime, weather (is it windy like Wellington), activities for kids?

Milder climate, far less windy (if away from beach front) than Welly. Quieter than...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 21st 2017, 5:42 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,090
Posted By Munchkjn

Re: Auckland – Wellington possible relocation – tips please

We moved from Wellington to Kapiti Coast last month, the improvement in our quality of life has exceeded my expectation. :thumbup:
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