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Forum: New Zealand
Jan 16th 2012, 6:51 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,137
Posted By johnht

Re: hiring washing machine and lawn mower

I was at my local Bunnings Warehouse today and there was a blackboard outside advertising lawnmowers for hire at $20 for 4 hours I think it was.
John.
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 15th 2012, 4:34 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,864
Posted By johnht

Re: Should we bring a car?

If you import it as part of your personal possessions i.e. not paying any tax on it, then as well as having owned it for 12 months before, you need to keep it for 24 months in NZ before selling - or...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 29th 2011, 8:34 am
Replies: 1
Views: 414
Posted By johnht

Question Unoccupied house insurance

Can anyone recommend an insurance co that will insure our house in the Uk until we sell it?
It was insured through the Britannia, but since they've joined with the co-op they can't offer a suitable...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 29th 2011, 7:58 am
Replies: 10
Views: 881
Posted By johnht

Re: Well the packers are in

I agree 100%, our packers were very good at packing - quick, safe, well packed etc, but not so good at labelling and packed everything even if I thought it obvious it shouldn't have been done - I had...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 21st 2011, 7:00 am
Replies: 11
Views: 883
Posted By johnht

Re: On Our Way To Tauranga

If you're in Welcome Bay then you'll be in the zone for Tauranga Boys' College and (i think) Tauranga Girls' College. Our 13-y-o boy just started at TBC at the end of Year 9 and settled in quickly...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 8th 2011, 5:16 am
Replies: 109
Views: 9,576
Posted By johnht

Re: Stay or Go.... Dilemma...

.....but what happenned to EdT, did he take the job?

(Sorry for bringing the thread back on topic;) )

John.
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 5th 2011, 11:25 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,822
Posted By johnht

Re: Fixing a number plate to a car

My preference is for gaffer tape, it's available in different colours:D

John.
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 5th 2011, 6:17 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,822
Posted By johnht

Re: Fixing a number plate to a car

I'm getting some numberplate sized white bits from him to make my own adaptors (the car's white) and if that looks too ugly then I'll get some of the long plate frames with the NZ flag stars at one...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 4th 2011, 11:42 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,822
Posted By johnht

Re: Fixing a number plate to a car

Thanks Mickey, I've just sent him a message, sounds promising.
John.
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 4th 2011, 6:48 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,822
Posted By johnht

Re: Fixing a number plate to a car

Hi, the option I was considering was using a short bolt (cut even shorter if needs be) and thin nut as the plates are only a couple of mm thick. I'd then just need to stick some padding in to stop...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 4th 2011, 6:40 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,822
Posted By johnht

Re: Fixing a number plate to a car

I sent an email to that guy a couple of days ago and he was helpful, but doesn't do just the right combination of long adaptors for a std NZ plate. I am considering using the frames you linked to...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 4th 2011, 6:04 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,822
Posted By johnht

Re: Fixing a number plate to a car

Col, the problem is that the holes in the boot (four holes complete with inserts for the number plate screws) are so widely spaced that they are outside the footprint of the NZ plate.
The only...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 3rd 2011, 3:12 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,822
Posted By johnht

Fixing a number plate to a car

Hi,
I've just got a car compliance checked and registered and got my shiny new NZ plates, trouble is they need to be screwed to the car and the holes don't line up. The original UK plate on the boot...
Nov 19th 2011, 12:06 am
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By johnht

Re: OK bear with me its a bit complicated

I guess it should be possible to get your partnership visa in 2or 3 months in the UK, IF everything goes smoothly with your medical and you have the police certificates from all the appropriate...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 18th 2011, 11:32 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 516
Posted By johnht

Re: Trivial question ~ apologies!

Our shipper's NZ office asked us what alcohol we had, its value and when bought so they could tell Customs. It was just stuff we hadn't got round to drinking before we left - nothing special so I...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 16th 2011, 6:04 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,062
Posted By johnht

Re: Car purchase

From a couple of quotes that we got for a 3litre engined people carrier (Japanese import, 7 years old) and our 1.2 litre engined Fiat 500 convertible that we've brought with us (less than 2 years...
Nov 15th 2011, 10:14 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 944
Posted By johnht

Re: validating visa?

I think what you're referring to is when someone has their visa and can't for some reason - like waiting to sell a house in the UK - move permanently to NZ within the time specified on their visa, so...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 10th 2011, 8:53 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 3,803
Posted By johnht

Re: Mount Maunganui & Tauranga watch out!

We've just been looking for a house - and now, we hope, have found one on the edge of Welcome Bay.
One agent told me that prices for the size of place we were looking for (3+ bedrooms with an extra...
Nov 10th 2011, 8:15 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By johnht

Re: Insuring goods whilst in transit

Everyone usually recommends Letton Percival. Well worth getting a quote from them even if you do eventually decide on your shipper's insurance, your shipper may not come down to LP's quote but...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 10th 2011, 8:08 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 4,192
Posted By johnht

Re: Canterbury A&P Show - the tale of how we became Kiwi-fied

I guess wearing of gumboots is compulsory:)

John.
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 9th 2011, 6:02 am
Replies: 3
Views: 683
Posted By johnht

Re: House inspection/survey - Tauranga

Inspection done and report received, as Am Loolah said, very thorough thanks AL. Some things he found not too worrying, but some others we've set our solicitor on to investigating with the vendors....
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 5th 2011, 10:09 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 293
Posted By johnht

Pension funds, tax and transfers

Has anyone else seen this article?
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10764091
...and does anyone understand it?

This paragraph seems a bit worrying...

'The...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 4th 2011, 9:30 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,997
Posted By johnht

Re: Moving to Auckland NZ

If you did pack a box yourself and when it was opened things were found to be broken then the shipper would say it was your fault for not packing it properly and you would say it was their fault for...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 30th 2011, 8:50 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By johnht

Re: Including the car on the container

Hi, try this...
http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=688355

John.
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 30th 2011, 2:55 am
Replies: 3
Views: 664
Posted By johnht

Re: Including the car on the container

All cars need to be certified/inspected when they come into NZ, this is done by an approved certifier (e.g. AA, VTNZ), the NZTA fact sheets have all the details. This is after the car has been...
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