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Forum: New Zealand
Aug 27th 2015, 1:01 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 6,414
Posted By GoingIn2011

Re: Auckland - I wouldn't

I don't understand your point.

It is very hard to gauge a city before living in it.

I have lived in it, and now I am presenting a brief summary of my experiences of it.

I am not seeking any...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 27th 2015, 12:23 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 6,414
Posted By GoingIn2011

Re: Auckland - I wouldn't

Its not moaning for the sake of it! We have a huge mortgage, live in a shoe box, and my wife has a 2 hour commute into work. That's Auckland!
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 26th 2015, 2:23 am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,195
Posted By GoingIn2011

Re: Any positive stories?

Ps I would say it's no better no worse. I don't have significant family to miss and my other half isn't fussed. The kids miss their gps though so that's a shame :(
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 26th 2015, 2:20 am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,195
Posted By GoingIn2011

Re: Any positive stories?

Reading thru the cutting irony, many of those points come down to money. And as I say in my Auckland - I wouldn't legendary post you've got to have a shed load of it to make your life here vaguely...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 25th 2015, 11:49 am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,195
Posted By GoingIn2011

Re: Any positive stories?

I would never say its a bad idea. All of the countless surveys put NZ way ahead of the UK. It is a great place to live in my view.

The negativity as far as I can see comes down to two main...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 24th 2015, 9:56 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 6,414
Posted By GoingIn2011

Auckland - I wouldn't

We moved in 2011. We have endured four years in Auckland.
Anyone thinking of moving here, I can honestly say that you really need to think twice about Auckland. The traffic is utterly horrendous...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 24th 2015, 9:48 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,890
Posted By GoingIn2011

re: NZ or UK - HGV driver & legal secretary + 1 child.

Beware: generally speaking, you don't move to NZ to put yourself on a better footing financially. In some cases, you may however - you may be lucky to find better paid work, but I would say that...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 4th 2015, 8:15 am
Replies: 0
Views: 329
Posted By GoingIn2011

Direct FX for Currency Exchange instead of HiFX

Hi there,
I am thinking of changing from HiFX to Direct FX for Currency Exchange.
Could anyone tell me if they have used Direct FX before?

Thanks!
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 2nd 2014, 11:04 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,514
Posted By GoingIn2011

Re: Health insurance and pre-existing conditions

Southern Cross do cover where you have to have it for 3 years before they will cover pre-existing conditions. In those 3 years, your premiums are higher. I pay 175 dollars a month for just me,...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 2nd 2014, 1:07 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,551
Posted By GoingIn2011

Re: I just got a tax rebate

An uninteresting footnote to this - MyTax were having a laugh. I have hired a new accountant as I have a freelance position now. The accountant worked out my tax rebate and as it happens I owe 57...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 26th 2014, 6:47 am
Replies: 39
Views: 2,551
Posted By GoingIn2011

Re: I just got a tax rebate

With tax rebate companies, you still have to wait 10 weeks. So you would not get it any quicker...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 26th 2014, 6:39 am
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By GoingIn2011

Re: Working for a UK company in NZ

The accountant I spoke to did not tell me that they would charge me $600 for advice - they just sent me the bill. I assumed naively that it was just a casual email conversation.

Anyway, yes, on...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 26th 2014, 6:35 am
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By GoingIn2011

Re: Working for a UK company in NZ

I'm working for a UK company from over here. They are paying me gross and I am sorting out the tax. Having paid $600 for advice, I am doing an IR56. That is, I am doing my own PAYE. I am now on...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 26th 2014, 6:07 am
Replies: 1
Views: 502
Posted By GoingIn2011

Accountant required

Hi there,
I'm looking for an accountant for a couple of hours every month who will take care of my income tax - I need to arrange my own PAYE under IR56.
I'm looking for a home-based like...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 27th 2014, 5:08 am
Replies: 12
Views: 808
Posted By GoingIn2011

Re: LA Stopover

You'll find the staff at LAX the most miserable in my estimation in the whole of the US.
I've done the US quite a bit on business, and once even the air steward warned us to that effect, and she...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 25th 2014, 11:54 am
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By GoingIn2011

Re: moving in 12 weeks good subrb to live and School System

You cant go wrong with the North Shore except for the commute across the bridge and SH1 (Northern Motorway).
You may be better off finding somewhere on a train line - we originally favoured West...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 25th 2014, 11:48 am
Replies: 39
Views: 2,551
Posted By GoingIn2011

Re: I just got a tax rebate

I did mine through Mytax. It was easy as. Although, in retrospect, I wish I had done it myself. If I had bothered to read the fee structure and realised that I hadn't already received it through...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 25th 2014, 1:29 am
Replies: 234
Views: 27,351
Posted By GoingIn2011

Re: $95k in Auckland

I am a die hard NZ fan but even I (after years of denying it) acknowledge that NZ (particularly Auckland) is very expensive. 95k with a family will be extremely tight.

It does come down to what...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 25th 2014, 1:24 am
Replies: 39
Views: 2,551
Posted By GoingIn2011

Re: I just got a tax rebate

Paying off emigration debt - yes, we still have some. Money over here doesn't go as far as one may first think...

Yes, I would recommend doing it yourself. Having gone through said company, i...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 24th 2014, 11:53 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,551
Posted By GoingIn2011

I just got a tax rebate

Silly old me - expected that my tax would be automatically adjusted through a tax code. No, apparently, in NZ, you have to claim overpaid tax back.

I came in Sep 2011, halfway through the tax...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 24th 2014, 9:55 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 330
Posted By GoingIn2011

Tax Accountant North Shore

Hi there,
Can anyone recommend a tax agent/accountant on the North Shore?
I will be working for a UK company from home in Auckland. I had assumed that with the double tax agreement that it would...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 4th 2013, 10:01 am
Replies: 58
Views: 4,961
Posted By GoingIn2011

Re: House prices

Hate to say but the property investor magazine that I read on a monthly basis forecasts prices rising for the next three years.
The changes by the federal reserve bank are anticipated to have a...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 17th 2013, 10:00 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,185
Posted By GoingIn2011

Re: Where is the best curry in Auckland?

Another vote for Oh Calcutta. We are on the shore but if we are ever down the CBD way around dinner time, we tend to pick up a take away from down there.
Forum: New Zealand
May 30th 2013, 10:56 am
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By GoingIn2011

Re: Ex-Military Background

For Oz, Iran would be considered to be a high risk country. Not sure how the immigration system works in this regard in NZ.
Forum: New Zealand
May 21st 2013, 6:30 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,649
Posted By GoingIn2011

Re: importing car to NZ

We didn't bring our low mileage CMax and ended up regretting it.
What you get here for your money aint the same...
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