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Sep 22nd 2010, 11:25 pm
Replies: 68
Views: 8,978
Posted By alchris

Re: deciding on a location in England to live

Hi, we used to live about 5 miles from Chippenham in a lovely little village. Chippenham has the train and bus links to many larger cities. Not much night life, a couple of clubs, quite a few pubs. A...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 15th 2010, 9:56 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 878
Posted By alchris

Re: uk to home(NZ)..help

We brought ours out and the tv works fine but you cannot pick up the freeview channels! dont think it is even worth getting a freevew box IMO just get sky.
Forum: NZ Update
Sep 13th 2010, 10:14 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,929
Posted By alchris

Re: 3 months in and tickets are booked ........

Hi Sue, having just read this I can appreciate the feelings you must have gone through. Having had difficulties since we arrived I feel for you and no exactly what you are saying! Yes you need to...
Forum: NZ Update
Sep 13th 2010, 10:02 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 4,752
Posted By alchris

Re: Well here we are then!

sounds like you have hit the ground running? great to hear things are what you expected and are going well for you and your family:thumbsup:
Forum: NZ Update
Sep 13th 2010, 9:58 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,339
Posted By alchris

Re: One Year Update

Great post, having only been here just over a month the first part sounds very familiar!!
Lets hope the rest, like yours did, falls into place
Really great to hear things have worked out for you...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 4th 2010, 9:45 am
Replies: 156
Views: 13,955
Posted By alchris

Re: Earthquake Alert

Really glad to hear you are ok:thumbsup:


My thoughts go out to others in the Christchurch/Canterbury area
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 1st 2010, 2:46 am
Replies: 5
Views: 853
Posted By alchris

Re: Hello from Farnhill

WELCOME the Bryar family, to this great site. You are in the right place for honest, helpful advice. Everyone on here has been very helpful to us over our time in making the 'leap'.and...
Forum: NZ Update
Sep 1st 2010, 2:41 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,190
Posted By alchris

Re: OMG one year already

Congrats, sorry a bit late in replying. Cant believe it's been a year for you both, well done. Wishing you both a belated 1 year anniversary here in NZ:thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup:
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 30th 2010, 10:47 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,527
Posted By alchris

Re: MAF charges

We paid $599 to Grace for Maf charges on a 40ft container, and yes we felt ripped off, especially as we had to pay this BEFORE Maf had actually looked at anything. I did ask to pay MAF directly only...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 30th 2010, 10:40 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,733
Posted By alchris

Re: Moving to NZ

Having only been here a month we have just bought a 150L chest freezer for $299 about £150 didnt think that was expensive, but was down from $499! But from what we have seen things are more expensive...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 29th 2010, 11:15 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,374
Posted By alchris

Re: Bank accounts in NZ..

were with Kiwibank and they dont charge for transactions if you do online banking. Quick and easy to sort out, you do pay if you use another banks ATM. Dont forget to get your IRD number(can take up...
Forum: NZ Update
Aug 29th 2010, 11:01 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,469
Posted By alchris

Re: A Year & a bit ...................

WOW, this is just what I needed, we have been here for just a month, and today we have been looking at the cost to ship us and our stuff back to the UK, none of us (me Allan and 2 boys 13 and nearly...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 12th 2010, 9:01 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,248
Posted By alchris

Re: Advice for Long Haul Trip Please.

oh poor you,
cant offer any suggestions, sorry, but wondered if you had asked any advice from a chiropractor?
Like 'nukiwi' said perhaps you may get upgraded to first class:thumbsup:
hop the trip...
Forum: NZ Update
Aug 10th 2010, 11:14 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,416
Posted By alchris

Re: 7 weeks in! :-)

Yeah we did think that but then he would be prepared for a long commute if it meant we could satisfy the visa and get permanent residency. Then you would have more time on his hands to be looking...
Forum: NZ Update
Aug 9th 2010, 9:27 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,416
Posted By alchris

Re: 7 weeks in! :-)

Hi Flower pot, were up in Matakatia Bay staying with friends, not sure if you remember me? My hubby is also a sparky, still looking for a job and somewhere to attend a safety course? Dont suppose...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 9th 2010, 9:12 am
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By alchris

Re: container arrival

Thanks Lee Lee
Staying with friends so dont feel too much like tourists, been too busy to really enjoy NZ but have found some lovely places, and have great sea views to die for. We used Dorree...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 9th 2010, 8:41 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By alchris

Re: HELP!!!!

Thanks Bevs, we told them this but they have yet to confirm we wont have to pay!! Seems we may have fallen into paying the 'service charge'' you mention many years ago. They have charged us $500 for...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 9th 2010, 8:34 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,255
Posted By alchris

Re: Pacific Island Holidays

lucky you, sounds very exciting!
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 9th 2010, 7:38 am
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By alchris

container arrival

Well what can I say we still dont know if we have to pay 12.50% gst on our goods yet, and now they have asked for £600 for ''quaratine fees'' what the bloody hell is that then. We were told about...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 6th 2010, 10:24 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By alchris

Re: HELP!!!!

thanks kiwbox too for your reply! Again nice to know help is on hand from the helpful ones here on expats.x
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 6th 2010, 10:20 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By alchris

Re: HELP!!!!

Thanks Sue, nice to know I can still rely on you expert-es! Decided to contact our immigration officer who did indeed confirm that it is a SMC work visa which is exempt from the import tax. Who said...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 6th 2010, 2:33 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By alchris

HELP!!!!

We are here in sunny NZ and have just had a call from our shippers here in Auckland, and they seem to think we need to pay tax on our goods!!! arriving on Monday:ohmy::ohmy: We were under the...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 2nd 2010, 8:13 am
Replies: 230
Views: 14,265
Posted By alchris

Re: UK to NZ August 2010

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Just finished the packing- had a great break/holiday here in Australia, but now the hard work begins. We land in Auckland at 14.50:thumbsup:Very excited but my stomach is doing...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 17th 2010, 9:02 am
Replies: 230
Views: 14,265
Posted By alchris

Re: UK to NZ August 2010

We are staying at The Royal on Orchard Road 1 night for 4 + breakfast all in £171 so yeah fairly dear.
Chris.xx
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 16th 2010, 7:35 pm
Replies: 230
Views: 14,265
Posted By alchris

Re: UK to NZ August 2010

We are stopping over in Singapore for 1 night 2 days, staying in the heart of where all the shops are and doing the Night Zoo trip which sounds like fun.
We leave in a weeks time so if I get around...
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