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Forum: New Zealand
Jun 29th 2011, 7:45 am
Replies: 72
Views: 7,716
Posted By urbanproject

Re: New Zealand TV advertisements’ WTF??????

I rarely watch live TV anymore...nothing better than My Sky to record and watch whenever I want, and skip the ads :eek:

Unfortunately it's not something uniquely Kiwi, ads can be annoying no...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 13th 2011, 8:05 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,190
Posted By urbanproject

Re: We've got our citizenship!!

Congrats!

The appointment thing must be new, it wasn't available when I applied last year. I didn't get a tree either, must be because of the Supercity :rofl:
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 14th 2011, 7:40 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,438
Posted By urbanproject

Re: Glut of Rental Property - except Auckland

Completely agreed. OH and I have given up looking for a new place for the time being, until things pick up. We're lucky that we're not in a hurry and don't have to move out of our current place so it...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 17th 2011, 2:21 am
Replies: 59
Views: 13,408
Posted By urbanproject

Re: Ikea in NZ at last, well nearly?

If only!

In the meantime, I am looking forward to my partner coming home from Brisbane on the 25th with our new TV cabinet straight from Ikea, costing only AU$59 and acceptable for checked in...
Forum: USA
Feb 13th 2011, 1:28 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,096
Posted By urbanproject

Re: USC applying for an SSN at London Embassy - A Rough Guide!

Thanks meauxna, I'll be reading up on that as well :cool:
Forum: USA
Feb 12th 2011, 9:37 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,096
Posted By urbanproject

Re: USC applying for an SSN at London Embassy - A Rough Guide!

Thanks for that post, it was really helpful!

I am a USC by decent and have never lived in the States but when I renewed my US passport last month, I was told I had to get a SSN...the list of docs...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 12th 2011, 12:00 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,426
Posted By urbanproject

Re: Auckland Central Location - Renting

My partner and I live in St Mary's Bay so city fringe. Nothing to complain about, everything is reasonably close to walk to - supermarket, work (5-10 minutes), bars and restaurants, even Victoria...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 23rd 2010, 7:56 am
Replies: 67
Views: 6,824
Posted By urbanproject

Re: Can we manage on $80k

That's definitely a good post!

We use our points for short breaks within NZ and use them for flights and just shop around for good deals on accommodation. :cool:

Paying the card off at the end...
Sep 25th 2010, 2:14 am
Replies: 3
Views: 857
Posted By urbanproject

Re: Another gay bashing Minister comes into the spotlight, for all the wrong reasons.

Pretty interesting article!

Gives a lot of background to a story that was published in New Zealand papers yesterday, as Eddie Long is considered to be the "spiritual father" of some second grade...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 24th 2010, 5:22 am
Replies: 48
Views: 4,404
Posted By urbanproject

Re: To those people missing Blighty or thinking of a return......

This was a really interesting read.

I don't how France got the top spot. I was born and raised there (I left a few years ago, at 23) and as far as I can see, it's become the pits :unsure: Don't...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 21st 2010, 10:56 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 8,931
Posted By urbanproject

Re: Just applied for Citizenship today.

Hiya,

As far as I understand, you can't apply for pre-citizenship, and you can't put an application in unless you're fully eligible.

The DIA has a helpful online calculator to find out if...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 18th 2010, 7:29 am
Replies: 69
Views: 8,931
Posted By urbanproject

Re: Just applied for Citizenship today.

It's now official, I've been a a New Zealand citizen (certificate and all) since 16 August 2010 :eek:
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 31st 2010, 1:40 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,781
Posted By urbanproject

Re: Transiting through LAX

Apart from the ESTA (if you qualify), Air NZ should contact you in order for you to provide your name and date of birth before travel, as US authorities apparently require them now.
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 25th 2010, 2:54 am
Replies: 69
Views: 8,931
Posted By urbanproject

Re: Just applied for Citizenship today.

I'm looking forward to it actually, the letter said there will be 500 people attending the ceremony (excluding guests ect) :eek:

Do you remember how everyone was dressed when you attended with...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 24th 2010, 12:24 am
Replies: 69
Views: 8,931
Posted By urbanproject

Re: Just applied for Citizenship today.

Got my ceremony date in the mail today, which will be on 16 August at Auckland Town Hall :eek:

Pretty quick turnaround as well, the date is just 2 months and a bit after receiving approval :)
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 29th 2010, 4:06 am
Replies: 69
Views: 8,931
Posted By urbanproject

Re: Just applied for Citizenship today.

Finally! Congrats to your OH :cool:

I still haven't been given any date for the ceremony, how about you? :)
Forum: France
Jun 18th 2010, 6:26 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,346
Posted By urbanproject

Re: World Cup

Neither do I, and I'm French :rofl:

I switched allegiance a few months ago after the "prostitute" debacle...they're really a shameful lot.

Just been granted New Zealand citizenship so I'm...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 16th 2010, 5:57 am
Replies: 69
Views: 8,931
Posted By urbanproject

Re: Just applied for Citizenship today.

Thanks! Congrats to you as well and hope your OH gets an update soon :)

I haven't received a letter from The Ceremonies Team to give me a date. I live in Auckland CBD so it may be at the City...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 16th 2010, 5:40 am
Replies: 69
Views: 8,931
Posted By urbanproject

Re: Just applied for Citizenship today.

I got my Citizenship grant letter in the mail today :eek: Took a bit longer than yours Vitalstatistix but got there in the end.

Their 4 month timeline is very generic, I applied on 15 April and...
Forum: NZ Update
Jun 11th 2010, 6:56 am
Replies: 20
Views: 4,232
Posted By urbanproject

Re: 2 months in and this expat lark is very difficult!!

Congrats on the job front :thumbup:

Just give me a shout if you're still looking to meet up for coffee ect, as I live/work just around the corner from you, near Victoria Park :)

Jen
Forum: New Zealand
May 6th 2010, 10:58 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 8,931
Posted By urbanproject

Re: Just applied for Citizenship today.

That's pretty strange, although I bet it's a relief to have gotten your OH's passport back.

I was just thinking mine may take a bit longer to be assigned a CO since I sent them a couple of...
Forum: New Zealand
May 2nd 2010, 10:19 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 8,931
Posted By urbanproject

Re: Just applied for Citizenship today.

Thanks for the update :) Looks like a pretty quick turnaround then, hopefully I'll get my stuff back this week as well. Haven't heard from them since that other letter they sent.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 26th 2010, 7:57 am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,987
Posted By urbanproject

Re: From Cattle to Cuddle Class !!!!Air New Zealand

That's already been done ;) They had a Matchmaking flight last year from LA.

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10572514

Jen :thumbup:
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 18th 2010, 10:24 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 8,931
Posted By urbanproject

Re: Just applied for Citizenship today.

Hey Vitalstatistix, have you heard anything from DIA yet?

I got a letter in the mail today saying I had been assigned a case officer and that the anticipated processing time is 4 months. That's...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 14th 2010, 9:23 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 8,931
Posted By urbanproject

Re: Just applied for Citizenship today.

Congrats!

I handed in my citizenship application on Monday and was told standard wait is 7 months (excluding the ceremony), and there had been an increase in applicants because those who were...
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