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Forum: New Zealand
Jul 25th 2006, 7:53 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,643
Posted By kathm

Re: Tauranga- Bay of Plenty

Hi,

We have lived in Papamoa since the start of the year, and are really glad we made the move. I have young children so can't help out with teen activities, but I know there some sort of language...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 7th 2006, 12:51 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,001
Posted By kathm

Re: A year later.....

Hi Sarah,

So glad it is all working out so well for you, and huge congratulations on your pregnancy!!!

I remember you posting about Beachlands when I was in the UK asking about Auckland areas...
Forum: New Zealand
May 13th 2006, 8:16 am
Replies: 10
Views: 669
Posted By kathm

Re: Does Renting Cost A Fortune?

Hi,

We are renting a 3 bed older style property in Papamoa, Bay of Plenty. It is fully furnished, even down to a cabinet full of fancy china (first thing we did was hide them all up high away...
Forum: New Zealand
May 9th 2006, 10:40 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,086
Posted By kathm

Re: Who wants to stay & Who wants to go back!

:D Been here 4 months now and love it. Sure it's hard being away from family support - especially with 3 under 5s but I have no regrets at all. I can't see us moving back to the UK.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 12th 2006, 8:54 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 652
Posted By kathm

Re: Nosey questions - For ICT Professionals

Hi,

My hubby is an IT Business Analyst and we were concerned that the majority of jobs were in Auckland and Wellington - I didn't particularly want to be in either of those cities. We applied for...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 9th 2006, 8:41 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By kathm

Re: Papamoa Beach

Hi Sarah,

Don't suppose you went to the Easter Egg Dig on the beach on Saturday morning did you? It was run by my son's kindy and I was one of the people on the registration desk.

We've been...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 4th 2006, 8:32 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By kathm

Re: Tauranga/Mt Maunganui/Papamoa PARTY

Hi Sharron,

Would definitely be up for an evening out, but 29th April is no good for me I'm afraid as we are already going to a 40th party that night.

Whether it would be just me or hubby as...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 26th 2006, 7:03 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,766
Posted By kathm

Re: Friends Needed In Mt Maunganui?!!

Hi Dave & Izzy,

We are also in our late twenties and live in Papamoa - we have been here since 10th January. We have 3 little boys - aged 4, 3 and 10 months - and would love to meet up with you. ...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 7th 2006, 6:44 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By kathm

Re: Anyone in TAURANGA?

Hi,

We made the move never having been to NZ at all and Dave got a job offer in Mount Maunganui (mentioned in an earlier reply) Luckily for us, Tauranga was one of 2 places in NZ that I really...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 7th 2006, 6:31 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,083
Posted By kathm

Re: Anyone living in the Bay of Plenty

Hi Herm,

We're loving it here. It is exactly what I hoped it would be like. The hardest thing for me is the fact that I haven't got anyone to help or offer support with the kids, and they are...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 5th 2006, 6:10 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,083
Posted By kathm

Re: Anyone living in the Bay of Plenty

Hi,

I also live in Papamoa - been here nearly 2 months now. I'm a stay at home mum to 3 boys - eldest just turned 4. Any adult company and conversation welcome. Send me a message if you fancy...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 19th 2005, 6:16 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 2,509
Posted By kathm

Re: How many moved without visiting first?

Don't know exactly where we'll be living yet, but hubby has a job in Te Maunga. The company has arranged 2 weeks in a motel in Mt Maunganui but after that we will need to find somewhere to rent.
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 19th 2005, 5:37 pm
Replies: 44
Views: 2,509
Posted By kathm

Re: How many moved without visiting first?

Hi,

We move to Tauranga in 3 weeks time - my husband and I have never visited NZ before, either.

Maybe we're just mad, but I don't think anyone can really know what it's like to live somewhere...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 16th 2005, 10:31 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,752
Posted By kathm

Re: About to pull out of NZ

Not in NZ yet so can't advise, but just wanted to wish you luck with whatever you decide. We have 3 kids under the age of 4, so I know that it can make things so much harder to decide.

Hope...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 13th 2005, 3:54 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 918
Posted By kathm

Re: Aarggh 4 weeks to go!

Hi,

We also have just under 4 weeks to go. We fly out on 8th January. Our stuff is not being collected for shipping until 4th and 5th January, so we will have quite a long time in NZ without...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 29th 2005, 11:56 am
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By kathm

All official now

Well - it's all official now. We have our passports back with the much sought after blue stickers inside. I've just updated my signature and worked out it has taken 3 months and 15 days from...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 27th 2005, 11:16 am
Replies: 60
Views: 3,110
Posted By kathm

Re: Ok New Zealand really is a different country

Hi,

I don't want to comment regarding posts which are seen as negative - I read all the posts that seem relevant to my situation and make up my own mind.

What I am posting to say is to Sugo -...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 15th 2005, 6:45 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 1,166
Posted By kathm

Re: Dieting thread - cyber morale support!

Hi,

Well, I had a bit of a blip in the diet for a few weeks, but I'm back on track now, and I've lost nearly 2 stone since my 3rd was born - he's now 5 and a half months - not fantastic but slowly...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 15th 2005, 3:44 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By kathm

Approval in Principle

Yippee!!!!!!

I submitted our application for permanent residency on 3rd November and followed it up with an e-mail today asking whether any further documentation was required because Dave has a...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 15th 2005, 1:50 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,019
Posted By kathm

Re: Help me nag my boyfriend!

No stories I'm afraid, but I was wondering about this myself. I am overweight and have 5 month old baby - both factors making me more at risk I believe. Maybe someone in the know could confirm this....
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 12th 2005, 2:25 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 419
Posted By kathm

Re: What are the chances

No answer for you I'm afraid, because I don't know - but just wanted to say good luck to her!!!

Kathryn
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 7th 2005, 7:59 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By kathm

Re: Thinking about buying a house in NZ?

Oh well - no harm in mentioning it was there!!!

Kathryn
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 7th 2005, 4:31 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By kathm

Re: Insurance

Just researching this ourselves at the moment - looks like the Post Office may be the best for us

HTH

Kathryn
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 7th 2005, 9:36 am
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By kathm

Re: Thinking about buying a house in NZ?

It's a four bed detached, 7 years old, in Lees (between Oldham and Saddleworth). It's got separate lounge and dining room, conservatory, utility, ensuite etc and is on for £197k although we will...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 7th 2005, 9:15 am
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By kathm

Re: Thinking about buying a house in NZ?

We have a 4 bed detached house in the Manchester area for sale if anyone is interested. We fly out on 8th January, so have priced it competitively, but no takers as yet - not best time to try and...
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