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Forum: New Zealand
Sep 29th 2015, 7:39 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By M_and_M

Re: Teachers Beware

I'm not sure, its all very very new. To be honest, if I was coming over now, i don't think I would get a licence.
Forum: NZ Update
Sep 29th 2015, 7:06 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 3,280
Posted By M_and_M

Unhappy Roller coaster Hell that is year 3 in the making

Well, NZ has not exactly been kind to me, I am hoping I get a break soon.

In summary:

4 days after I arrived in 2013 My mum was diagnosed with cancer. She told me 6 weeks later (so's not to...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 29th 2015, 6:49 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 587
Posted By M_and_M

Post Teachers Beware

Just a heads up for teachers considering coming over.

The teaching council restructured this year and is now called the education council. With that came a whole load of new policies and laws and...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 29th 2015, 6:46 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 10,953
Posted By M_and_M

Re: Life style compare uk to nz

Depends on your definition of better. NZ has a more outdoors sporty lifestyle which suits me, but social life is very very different. I don't mind, as I am in my 40's but younger people might miss...
Forum: NZ Update
Apr 25th 2015, 9:09 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,259
Posted By M_and_M

Re: End of year2: almost as difficult as year 1

Thank you Hazelenut. Those are very kind words. I hope you achieve your move this year. I don't think I should go back, but such a move was always going to be very difficult, even without the other...
Forum: NZ Update
Apr 20th 2015, 8:08 am
Replies: 12
Views: 3,259
Posted By M_and_M

Re: End of year2: almost as difficult as year 1

Thank you Moonie, that's a lovely sweet response, I appreciate your support. Are you here in NZ at the mo? What business are you setting up?
Forum: NZ Update
Apr 19th 2015, 9:19 am
Replies: 12
Views: 3,259
Posted By M_and_M

Re: End of year2: almost as difficult as year 1

Thanks Snap Shot. It's a tough road, I am now pursuing happiness and nothing more. Money doesn't buy that.
Forum: NZ Update
Apr 19th 2015, 9:15 am
Replies: 12
Views: 3,259
Posted By M_and_M

Re: End of year2: almost as difficult as year 1

Yes, let's hope I get a bit of a break for a while! And thanks for the good luck.
Forum: NZ Update
Apr 19th 2015, 8:26 am
Replies: 12
Views: 3,259
Posted By M_and_M

Thumbs down End of year2: almost as difficult as year 1

year 2 in New Zealand

At the end of my first year in New Zealand I didn’t think there could possibly be a year that was worse: losing mum just weeks after I left England, and only 2 weeks after I...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 20th 2015, 6:32 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,831
Posted By M_and_M

Re: How to settle into NZ life?

Hi there, and welcome.

I have been here 21 months, and when I first arrived I landed alone, hubby was still in the UK finishing off the house sale.

I knew no one, and had never been to South...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 20th 2015, 6:22 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,160
Posted By M_and_M

Re: Missing friend and family.

*hugs*

First year or two even, is quite tough. (I have been here 21 months), Think about what you just did, you changed almost everything about your life, all at once. I found it hard hard hard a...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 8th 2014, 7:13 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 882
Posted By M_and_M

Re: open return flights

Was just going to say that.

On a visitors visa you need to prove that you are leaving within the allotted time schedule. Even with a residency visa I have to prove I have authority to return when...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 8th 2014, 8:05 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,837
Posted By M_and_M

Re: time between references and job offer (or not as case may be)?

Employers here are a bit of a nightmare. Some are really prompt, most are not. It can take weeks or sometimes months. Sometimes they have the courtesy to tell you haven't been successful, more often...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 10th 2014, 3:59 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,255
Posted By M_and_M

Re: emergency flights

Fingers crossed for you JustCol. Hope you make it.

Thoughts are with you all.

I know what you're going through. X
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 10th 2014, 7:40 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,499
Posted By M_and_M

Re: All possible costs for relocating/emigrating to New Zealand

I still have my UK life ins. They said it was still valid if I emigrated.

I got a NZ licence as soon as I got here. It's painless, and only involved a visit to the AA, 5 mins of my time and $50....
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 10th 2014, 7:37 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,255
Posted By M_and_M

Re: emergency flights

I feel for you. My mum was diagnosed with cancer 4 days after I left to emigrate here. She didn't tell me until my hubby got here 6 weeks later because she didn't want to worry me. Her cancer was...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 10th 2014, 3:51 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,255
Posted By M_and_M

Thumbs down Re: emergency flights

Here here.

Even the very next flight wasn't soon enough for me. Go sooner than you think you have to. I kept a UK CC open too for emergencies.

:fingerscrossed: for you.
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 10th 2014, 3:49 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,499
Posted By M_and_M

Re: All possible costs for relocating/emigrating to New Zealand

Don't get a contract. I still use my UK mobile (unlocked iPhone 4s) on a pay as you go sim, my bill is 1/2 what it was in the UK, and I use the phone in exactly the same way.
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 9th 2014, 7:15 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,506
Posted By M_and_M

Re: Health insurance and pre-existing conditions

I have found one like that but I was told that degenerative issues are still exempt from cover. Is that the case with Southern cross?
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 9th 2014, 7:12 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,118
Posted By M_and_M

Re: Do you feel valued in your nz job ?

Nope. There is some discrimination in the work place and employers don't like to take risks. Management skills aren't as sharp as in UK IMO either. NZ job market is an entirely different ball game...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 9th 2014, 7:08 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,434
Posted By M_and_M

Re: advice from those who are in the know..... Please

You sound a bit like you're at the exploration stage and have some decisions to make to get more specific answers. I live at the bottom of South Island if you want to know anything specifically.
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 9th 2014, 7:03 am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,499
Posted By M_and_M

Re: All possible costs for relocating/emigrating to New Zealand

I did this Cost of living comparison | Journey to New Zealand (http://ryding2nz.com/useful-links/cost-of-living-comparison/) and http://ryding2nz.com/application-timescale/
Prices correct in April...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 9th 2014, 7:01 am
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By M_and_M

Re: question re banks

Banks are pretty similar. But, instant banking isn't quite the same. If you transfer between accounts the transfer only happens at 10pm that night, appearing in the recipients account by morning, if...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 9th 2014, 6:56 am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,255
Posted By M_and_M

Re: emergency flights

I just went into my local flight centre and they got me one the next day, when my mum was critically ill. I also got partial refund due to bereavement.
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 27th 2014, 5:52 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,506
Posted By M_and_M

Re: Health insurance and pre-existing conditions

That's exactly what I fear bEVS. Seems there's no way out because even if the knee was fine, they exclude degenerative conditions in health insurance
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