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Posted By wendy_woo

Re: UK Pensions Proposed Changes for April 2015

thanks John, I guess I have to wait for final legislation, I do not pay any tax in the UK as I am regarded, for taxation purposes, as resident in New Zealand(double taxation treaty) my tax code is...
Replies: 19
Views: 7,793
Posted By wendy_woo

Re: UK Pensions Proposed Changes for April 2015

I have a SIPP in the UK, I am permement resident in New Zealand, do not pay UK tax and in 4 year transitional period in New Zealand, can it be possible therefore to take ALL of SIPP funds out and pay...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 28th 2013, 9:19 am
Replies: 52
Views: 3,631
Posted By wendy_woo

Re: Medication costs in NZ

Ouch! Very heated discussion! We have just registered with a GP surgery that is a PHO ( like a primary trust in the uk). We will be paying $37 a visit, we are both pensioners and get no discount, we...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 28th 2013, 8:57 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,052
Posted By wendy_woo

Re: What do you wish you'd shipped over..

Oh, and don't get sick! I got really bad flu that developed into a sinus infection, i wax stupid enough to not see a doctor early enough and had emergency consultation on sunday$90 then meds $60,...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 28th 2013, 8:52 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,052
Posted By wendy_woo

Re: What do you wish you'd shipped over..

We arrived two months ago thinking it was winter and have been living in t shirts and hoodies as we "thought it was winter". Definitely for casuals its cut offs and jandals, but very smart for...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 12th 2013, 6:47 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,378
Posted By wendy_woo

Re: recieving regular funds from GBP to NZ bank...

Me too, we have our first pension payment in at the end of the month, will post if we get hit by charges, hifx say we should not as they tell the banks they will cover all the charges
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 9th 2013, 1:06 pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,948
Posted By wendy_woo

Re: August 2013 Arrivals and Departures

I cannot believe we have actually, finally made this forum page!!

Wendy and Dave, retired Parent Category going to be with our kids and granddaughter, Leaving the UK 27th August, landing...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 11th 2013, 11:07 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,285
Posted By wendy_woo

Re: Getting a bank account

What's the "baggage deal" - we have an ANZ account now and looking to move in August and looking for a baggage deal!! Have I missed something, should I have applied through "new migrant service"?
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 1st 2013, 4:20 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 769
Posted By wendy_woo

Re: Visa Approved!!!!

we sent ours in by recorded delivery and had a day up in London to pick them up, have some awesome pictures of us holding up our visa pages of the passport on London Bridge, in a Pub, the embankment...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 1st 2013, 4:11 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,312
Posted By wendy_woo

Re: Death in the family: tough times

I am so sorry to hear of your loss and awful that you did not get back on time, but it must have been hugely comforting for your Dad to have you there and its great you have had so much support. ...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 24th 2013, 1:25 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,378
Posted By wendy_woo

recieving regular funds from GBP to NZ bank...

Does anyone transfer on a regular basis funds from UK to NZ and do you avoid the telegraphic inward transfer fee that gets deducted when funds come in?

I send large chunks of money as and when the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 21st 2013, 9:13 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By wendy_woo

Re: Death of a parent

M-and-M, your parent can apply under the "new" Parent Category if you (and your partner) can meet the income requirement, or they have pension or some money - it does not take too long to get the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 18th 2013, 2:25 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 7,508
Posted By wendy_woo

Re: Importing a car when we move UK->NZ

Good luck and do post out the outcome!

We are after a Royal Enfield Bullet Electra Motorbike - made in India, we have made our decision to buy in NZ and if Hubby cannot get a nearly new second...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 17th 2013, 10:30 am
Replies: 33
Views: 7,508
Posted By wendy_woo

Re: Importing a car when we move UK->NZ

I don't see your GST figure in your calculations - it will be based on CIF, which is the COST, INSURANCE, and FREIGHT, we were told by our shippers that the arbitary figure for a motorbike is £2,200...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 16th 2013, 1:42 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 7,508
Posted By wendy_woo

Re: Importing a car when we move UK->NZ

Thought I would chime in on this as we were thinking of buying a second hand motorbike to bring over and understand that you have to won a second hand vehicle for 12 months to avoid GST, and your...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 16th 2013, 1:23 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,582
Posted By wendy_woo

Re: Where is the best curry in Auckland?

Great news, we are moving to the Whangaparaoa Peninsula so great to hear about the India Village in Manly - I so love this site and the random information you can pick up that makes moving so much...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 5th 2013, 8:45 am
Replies: 142
Views: 18,338
Posted By wendy_woo

Re: NZ Tax Bill Introduced - UK Pensions

Gosh, where do I start! send me a personal message with some questions if you like! our house is sold (again!) so fingers crossed this is the last time they put the SOLD sign back up outside!!
Forum: New Zealand
May 31st 2013, 8:29 am
Replies: 142
Views: 18,338
Posted By wendy_woo

Re: NZ Tax Bill Introduced - UK Pensions

New Question! OH has a SIPP with a small amount vested to enable him to draw down, the remainder is still not vested, can he move the vested amount to his QROPS, as well as his non vested, if not...
Forum: New Zealand
May 29th 2013, 11:36 am
Replies: 142
Views: 18,338
Posted By wendy_woo

Re: NZ Tax Bill Introduced - UK Pensions

Your welcome! Great to learn we are in such good place, seeing our FA tomorrow and picking up passports with sticker in, just need that buyer for the house and we are on our way!
Forum: New Zealand
May 28th 2013, 1:01 pm
Replies: 142
Views: 18,338
Posted By wendy_woo

Re: NZ Tax Bill Introduced - UK Pensions

We will be new migrants (visa's being issued this week) who have already retired, we both have SIPPs, OH has started draw-down, I have not.

So if I understand correctly, for both of us, we can...
Forum: New Zealand
May 21st 2013, 4:19 pm
Replies: 142
Views: 18,338
Posted By wendy_woo

Re: NZ Tax Bill Introduced - UK Pensions

Brilliant guidance, thank you so much for your efforts! Glad to see we should be ok, finally sold our house so hoping to be in amongst the June intake - yiippee!!
Mar 12th 2013, 5:02 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,401
Posted By wendy_woo

Re: Parent visa

Having done a lot of research in this area, I understand you can trade your UK State Pension for a NZ Pension, if your parent(s) are on basic state pension they will be better off on an NZ Pension,...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 12th 2013, 4:42 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 8,214
Posted By wendy_woo

Re: Countdown v Pak N Save

Who is Asda then, or have you been away a while? Tesco is expensive here, Asda is the cheapest of the main stream supermarkets, then you get really cheap Aldi and Lidl which I have only looked in...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 17th 2013, 6:03 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 4,666
Posted By wendy_woo

Re: Hello!

last week in the UK was the trial of a guy who murdered his sister and chopped her up and threw her bits of body into the river, this week we have another story of young men forcing girls who were in...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 12th 2013, 5:13 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 4,666
Posted By wendy_woo

Re: Hello!

My daughter and husband live in Auckland close to the Bridge, they bought a beautiful modern house 2 years ago for a price far less than they would have paid in the suberb they lived in the UK. They...
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