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Forum: New Zealand
Jan 27th 2014, 5:57 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,708
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Our trip - any other "must-dos" please?

Hi Jan and Neil

Here is a photo of the unsealed part of the Forgotten Highway taken in the spring..
Husband is a biker and he says it would be fine if you go canny on the short section thats...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 10th 2013, 4:28 am
Replies: 57
Views: 3,367
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Trying to change teaching jobs

Hi M and M

Sorry to hear of your difficulties. My husband and I have both found that success in the job market is 'who you know, who you talk to or foot in the door'.

Are you in a position...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 6th 2013, 11:01 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,409
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Coming to NZ To Teach? Read This.

Hi everyone:)

I've also had a positive experience just to balance things out, with relief work leading to a year's contract.

Funnily enough, like Gill, I'm also in New Plymouth. Sounds like...
Forum: New Zealand
May 17th 2013, 6:10 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,476
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: advice for emigrating with 5 year old son

Just a thought Ramacesuk,

If you are job hunting prior to leaving the UK, have a look at Taranaki as it has a strong economy and it's where my OH received a job offer from the UK. We're...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 30th 2013, 10:17 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 883
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: New Plymouth

Hi Debs

I've just moved to NP from Hawera and would be interested in a meet up.. maybe also with some of the others in NP on the site..

Would have to be a weekend for me as I still work in...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 30th 2013, 12:47 am
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Primary education

Hi there

I think as previously stated, it depends on the school. I'm a primary teacher in a Yr 1 class over here in NZ and we use Essential Phonics. My own children went to nursery in Scotland...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 21st 2013, 6:47 am
Replies: 51
Views: 4,616
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Veggies Delight, Quorn arrives in Countdown!!!

Hawera's New World has Quorn in stock and I've just been down and cleaned them out!

Will be working in Hawera this year - doing the dreaded commute but I think it's worth it. I'll give you a...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 18th 2013, 7:11 am
Replies: 51
Views: 4,616
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Veggies Delight, Quorn arrives in Countdown!!!

Moving to New Plymouth in mid April Andy (just as well as I can't see Quorn taking off in Hawera). See you at the Quorn section, perhaps there will be fistycuffs over the last packet of Swedish...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 18th 2013, 7:01 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,063
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Skype Interviews for Teaching

Well word it as you will - the end result is the same. (It was on the news this morning and as a busy teacher I didn't have time to research the ins and outs of it during my hectic day!!!)

No pay...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 18th 2013, 6:26 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,063
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Skype Interviews for Teaching

Oh and sorry for to be off topic! Good luck to the OP with the interview!
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 18th 2013, 6:24 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,063
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Skype Interviews for Teaching

I worked for 6 weeks relieving without a penny thanks to No (vo) pay. I now have a full-time job and have never received a payslip. This week there has been a "blip" and permanent staff have had...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 18th 2013, 6:07 am
Replies: 51
Views: 4,616
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Veggies Delight, Quorn arrives in Countdown!!!

You have made my night!!! Quorn is what I miss the most, second to family and friends! Yay! I'm back to being a veggie! No need for chicken anymore.

And for those who say it has no taste, maybe...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 8th 2013, 6:12 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Easy to get Finance?

Hi there

I can't help with car finance but with regards mortgages, we've tried 3 banks and they all would like us to be in NZ for 6 months before they lend to us. If you have a deposit of 20% or...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 26th 2012, 7:46 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,922
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: 1st Kiwi Christmas

Lovely first Christmas for us. Surprised and delighted to have been invited to our landlord who have become good friends, for xmas lunch. Although they did have to run a cold bath to dip our...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 18th 2012, 3:25 am
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Camping at WOMAD with kids

They're 7 and fairly easy going, hoping they'll love it. I'm really looking forward to it. Hope my OH likes his present - he's more used to T in the Park and Rockness to world music but ach, he's...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 18th 2012, 2:21 am
Replies: 4
Views: 636
Posted By HeatherGirl

Camping at WOMAD with kids

Hello

Just bought tickets to WOMAD New Plymouth on kind of a whim for my husband's Chrissie pressie. Better still the kids and I are going too:thumbsup:

I bought a camping ticket - anyone...
Forum: NZ Update
Dec 10th 2012, 2:20 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,252
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: 3 Weeks in

Hi there

I'm not sure - I'd like to but my OH has his work night out on the 15th, which I'm invited to, so it depends on state of heads. I've heard it's a must-see! Will def be taking kids...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 6th 2012, 9:37 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,727
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Road repairs Kiwi style

Now you wouldn't be talking about the Hawera - Wanganui road would you???? :rofl:

We drove it on Sunday - what a bloody mess our car was in afterwards!
Forum: NZ Update
Dec 3rd 2012, 4:26 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,252
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: 3 Weeks in

Hi there,

Glad you are settling in well to Taranaki! It's still new for us as well - loving the weather this last couple of weeks :thumbsup:

Would you mind sending me a PM with the name of the...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 28th 2012, 2:34 am
Replies: 100
Views: 25,065
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Should we emigrate to NZ? Looking at Christchurch.

You could try and secure a job offer as an electrician before you arrive. We survived on an electrician wage before I got relief yeaching work and we are a family of four. I don't think we could...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 28th 2012, 1:54 am
Replies: 14
Views: 3,356
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Electrician - Any suggestions on the best places to look for work?

Hiya Crumpy10

Is he in Rotorua? Small world indeed! I think OH is finding it harder than he expected - seems like alot of work. Fingers crossed for them both eh?

LLedlledlled - you may be...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 27th 2012, 7:03 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: How trusting are you?

:rofl:I'm sure 80 percent are comepletely trustworthy, 5 percent would rob you given an opportunity and the other 15 percent would have a sly rummage!!!!

I've heard stories of rummaging thru...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 27th 2012, 8:24 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,314
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: How trusting are you?

Not in a million years.

And why does he need one if working on the outside of your house?
Nov 27th 2012, 6:05 am
Replies: 1
Views: 484
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Seeking Advice on NZ PR

Hi there

I think you should go on to the NZ immigration website and look firstly under Which Visa? and if you think you could apply for PR, do the points indicator test to see if you have enough...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 27th 2012, 4:40 am
Replies: 14
Views: 3,356
Posted By HeatherGirl

Re: Electrician - Any suggestions on the best places to look for work?

Quick addition:

Your wife would apply to the NZ Qualifications Authority to have her qualifications assessed and simultaneously apply to the NZ teaching council which would probably grant her...
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