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Jun 6th 2008, 11:10 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By beaudixon

Re: looking for advice

Truck driving is work visa only - usually 3yrs and renewable if there is still a shortage.
Mechanic is PR - if you don't have high enough qualification can still get in on work experience.
Hubby...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 5th 2008, 8:22 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,216
Posted By beaudixon

Re: Leaving Parties,in-laws and negativity

Hi
I was in the same boat as you....my Mum & Dad were not happy with our decision and we couldn't talk about the move and i felt very guilty...and still do sometimes.
We moved 19mths ago, I got my...
Jun 5th 2008, 8:00 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,060
Posted By beaudixon

Re: looking for advice

Hi
There have been lots of posts on here by me and others re NZIS rules on truck driving and unfortunately to date i dont think they have changed. Hope all goes well.
May 27th 2008, 6:00 am
Replies: 3
Views: 515
Posted By beaudixon

Re: Holiday-WorkToResidence-PermanentResidence

Remember Police Reports are valid for 6mths and medicals only for 3mths. Also we found medicals cheaper in NZ.
If you apply for WTR you have to wait 2yrs before you get residency. If the jobs are...
Forum: New Zealand
May 8th 2008, 8:12 am
Replies: 31
Views: 1,751
Posted By beaudixon

Re: Did you stop on the way?

Hi, we came via Singapore they flights were great.
We stopped in Singapore for 2 nights as we had 2 & 4yr olds at time. Wished we hadn't, didn't help the jet lag, has 2 nights with the 2yr old awake...
Forum: New Zealand
May 7th 2008, 8:46 am
Replies: 11
Views: 3,860
Posted By beaudixon

Re: Life for kids in New Zealand

We moved 18mths ago with now 6 & nearly 4 yr olds. They have a wonderful time here.
The experience that she is getting at school is great, learning lots, mixing with all ages within the school.
My...
Forum: New Zealand
May 5th 2008, 11:09 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By beaudixon

Re: Should we just do it?

See how many points you have with the job offer it may be enough just to count work experience, thats what we did. Hubbys qualifications weren't high enough but he had 2o+yrs experience in family...
Forum: New Zealand
May 5th 2008, 11:01 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By beaudixon

Re: First post from UK truck driver

Hi, welcome to the forum.
You'll find lots of info on here about HGV jobs.
Yes there are loads of jobs in the papers, but can't get residency as truck driver only a work visa. Lots of us have still...
Forum: New Zealand
May 5th 2008, 12:39 am
Replies: 9
Views: 607
Posted By beaudixon

Re: Kaikoura Trip

Great photo's.

I know what you mean about the 'swell' we went the weekend before you and most on board were ill.

We saw 3 sperm whales, but no dolphins, and it is well worth it.

Would be...
Forum: New Zealand
May 2nd 2008, 7:40 am
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By beaudixon

Re: Need an NZ Address

Hi

Speak with the post shop in the town where you are heading to, they should be able to set you up with a PO Box number so you can redirect mail from the UK.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 15th 2008, 7:25 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,248
Posted By beaudixon

Re: Ely to Blenheim

Hi Sharon
We used John Mason removals and yes they were fine, full door to door and sensible insurance cover.
We left our cocker spaniel with MIL (he was 14yrs with cancer so not fair to bring him)...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 15th 2008, 7:47 am
Replies: 40
Views: 3,248
Posted By beaudixon

Re: Ely to Blenheim

Sorry for delay...... yes TV's we bought 3 with us, the oldest works fine the other 2 newer ones don't work. Anything electical that has 50Hz on works here, didn't bring big white goods cos they were...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 14th 2008, 1:42 am
Replies: 7
Views: 990
Posted By beaudixon

Re: Advice please Canterbury region

Depending on the age of your son, the Toy Library over here is great to borrow toys, thats what we did til the container arrived. Was great as i had 2 and 4yr olds when we arrived and there was so...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 12th 2008, 8:29 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 3,248
Posted By beaudixon

Re: Ely to Blenheim

Hi Sharon
We are in Methven, which is different from the fens.... we are in the foothills of Mt Hutt, its just wonderful.
Advice - pack EVERYTHING in the container......
My turn to be...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 12th 2008, 9:02 am
Replies: 40
Views: 3,248
Posted By beaudixon

Re: Ely to Blenheim

Hi
Welcome to the forum.
Yes there are lots of us in the South Island.
Hope all continues to go well for you.
We moved from Somersham 18mths ago and love it here as i'm sure you will.
Look...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 1st 2008, 6:10 am
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By beaudixon

Re: cost towards newborn baby

Hi

Can't help on the payment for newborns, try looking at: www.ird.govt.nz

Inland Revenue help with payments called 'Working for Families Tax Credits' bit like UK tax credits based on income...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 31st 2008, 11:48 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 342
Posted By beaudixon

Re: container charges

Hi
We had a 20ft container and it was 3500 with insurance, we used John Mason Removals for full door to door service.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 31st 2008, 11:44 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By beaudixon

Re: Visiting nz.

Hi,
If your driving from ChCh to Timura turn off SH1 at Rakaia and take Thompsons Track to get you on to the Inland Scenic route 72 via Geraldine to Timura its much more interesting than SH1. If you...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 8th 2008, 7:23 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By beaudixon

Re: Kia Ora to you all

Hi
In Ashburton the Allenton region is the newest area with lots of new builds.
In Methven its all lovely, but i'm biased.... there's new builds too (we've had house built on the newest...
Mar 8th 2008, 7:14 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,116
Posted By beaudixon

Re: EOI rejected

There have been rumors of HGV changing so that you can apply for PR for about 2yrs now.
We moved over 18mths ago, on work visa HGV work.
The shortage seems to still be really bad, there are...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 8th 2008, 6:32 am
Replies: 9
Views: 981
Posted By beaudixon

Re: Kia Ora to you all

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Hi,
We live in Methven, 25 mins from Ashburton, its absolutely awesome.
We've been here 18mths, Ashburton is ok for all the shops and we rarely go to ChCh (even though its only just...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 16th 2007, 8:55 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,542
Posted By beaudixon

Re: Xmas in New Zealand

:thumbsup: You hit the nail on the head.
This is our 2nd Christmas, last year was wonderful, not Christmasy as we have known it but so relaxing. Kids were able to play with their new toys, then...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 16th 2007, 8:41 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 641
Posted By beaudixon

Re: Bank Accounts

Hi Donna,
Yes several of the banks can be opened from the UK.
We opened a ASB account, they have a London office which you send application form and ID to, took about 7-10 days. We then transferred...
Dec 10th 2007, 8:21 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By beaudixon

Re: shipping (groan, oh no, not another daft question..)

We had quote from PSS too, ended up using John Mason (also quote from Pickfords). Used JM cos best on insurance - PSS in an 'in house' insurance cover not an actual insurance company. (JM used Sun...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 10th 2007, 8:13 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,522
Posted By beaudixon

Re: Homesick

What age are your kids?? at school or pre school age?? We have one of each and the best way i have met people is through Playcentre for pre schoolers, its great. Also getting involed at school, going...
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