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Forum: New Zealand
Feb 8th 2011, 7:49 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By saritabear

Re: Just wanted to share our story...

No tea or coffee ta - straight to the good stuff I think. There were so many dark times and times we thought of giving up but now I'm so so glad we stuck with it and persevered. Am knee deep in notes...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 2nd 2011, 3:11 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By saritabear

Re: Just wanted to share our story...

Thanks. Haven't cracked open the champers yet ...having survey done on our house next week then can start to relax or at least just get drunk!
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 2nd 2011, 12:54 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,015
Posted By saritabear

Smile Just wanted to share our story...

We sent off our EOI in October 2007 as my hubbys job was looking a little precarious and as we have family already living in Auckland thought we could have an adventure......almost three and a half...
Forum: New Zealand
May 22nd 2008, 5:26 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,717
Posted By saritabear

Re: What to pack in container

I've been buying shoes and kids clothes bundles on ebay. For the next couple of sizes up and then sticking it in the loft to bring. Works out quite cheaply and its something I'd do anyway even if we...
May 21st 2008, 7:31 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 813
Posted By saritabear

Re: Hurrah...case officer allocated already!

we've all got kids too but an occasional weekend off is a must I think! Yes the one in Santa Ana square. Can't wait. We've rented a little appt in Sol so we can come and go as we please.
Will check...
May 21st 2008, 7:08 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 813
Posted By saritabear

Re: Hurrah...case officer allocated already!

How weird is that. I lived in Madrid for a year about 12 years ago....very freaky. And by girls I mean grown up girls so we'll be boozing and shopping and boozing and dancing and flirting and boozing...
May 21st 2008, 6:57 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 813
Posted By saritabear

Re: Hurrah...case officer allocated already!

Hmmm. We'll see. I'll try jumping through a few hoops first and see how I get on then!
sarah
May 21st 2008, 6:52 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 813
Posted By saritabear

Re: Hurrah...case officer allocated already!

my sister lives in Wiltshire - erm Lyneham I think. Her OH is in the army. Do you speak spanish too? I'm a spanish teacher by trade and am off to Madrid next month with the girls. Yay!
May 21st 2008, 5:13 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 813
Posted By saritabear

Re: Hurrah...case officer allocated already!

oooh no....don't think so. pseudonym is sarita just cos its spanish for sarah. we had 150 points. I'm a teacher and OH is in IT plus we have a relly in Auckland so get points for her too.
I spoke to...
May 21st 2008, 4:39 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 813
Posted By saritabear

Re: Hurrah...case officer allocated already!

The other bit was longer. EOI took 2 days to be selected but then we waited 6 weeks to get the ITA (over Christmas). Wasn't expecting to hear anything till August really. Got to get skates on now!...
May 21st 2008, 1:29 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 813
Posted By saritabear

Re: Hurrah...case officer allocated already!

the woman who contacted us yesterday is different to the person who sent us the letter with the ITA attached. Might be different for different cases though.
May 21st 2008, 9:28 am
Replies: 38
Views: 3,241
Posted By saritabear

Re: medicals next tuesday

My BMI is or was 28 and I had to have a glucose test and extra bloods done because of my waist measurement - I'm only a size 14 too!!! All ok though. Think they are getting stricter on it. Remember a...
May 21st 2008, 9:16 am
Replies: 15
Views: 813
Posted By saritabear

Smile Hurrah...case officer allocated already!

:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

Only sent ITA in less than 3 weeks ago and have been allocated case officer already. Not got a job offer or anything either. Things are moving on for the bear family.
...
May 4th 2008, 3:00 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By saritabear

Re: Meds before ITA

There isn't a form as such to fill in with your ITA. You get a whole wedge of paperwork which is basically all the stuff you've put on your EOI. You then need paper and lots of photos to prove all...
Forum: New Zealand
May 2nd 2008, 11:35 am
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By saritabear

Re: Wooden toys like Thomas trains and track

Hi - gosh. I'd never even thought of that. My little boy has just had his birthday and got a huge wooden pirate ship and a massive wooden fort too. Glad to hear I can bring them ok.
We're heading...
Forum: New Zealand
May 1st 2008, 10:17 am
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By saritabear

Re: The strange case of the mysterious liver test

Yes. I've sort of even given up on giving him any sympathy and just smile at him in a benign sort of way - the way you smile at people who are a little mad!!!
Glad your BP is ok too...

sb
Forum: New Zealand
May 1st 2008, 9:49 am
Replies: 8
Views: 789
Posted By saritabear

The strange case of the mysterious liver test

:huh::huh:

Story (in short sort of). You might remember OH had a high GT result on his medical and we thought it was probably cos he'd had a drink the night before the test. Anyway he abstained...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 25th 2008, 12:15 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By saritabear

Re: newbie alert

secondary teachers rates from July 2008 range from $28,800 for point 1 up to $66,300 for point 14. I think its similar to the UK - you move up the scale according to experience, responsibility etc....
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 25th 2008, 10:27 am
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By saritabear

Re: Bringing Cats over from the UK

My tip - leave them behind!!! Costs alot. The cats hate it too. Sorry. Am actually a cat owner too but ours is staying here. I could spend the money on something much more useful. Am sure someone...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 25th 2008, 10:25 am
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By saritabear

Re: newbie alert

sorry to scare you! not sure on heating stuff but think it can be pretty expensive for the reasons Maz says. Childcare I think its fairly reasonable but it can be tricky to get a place. Come and live...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 25th 2008, 9:55 am
Replies: 15
Views: 900
Posted By saritabear

Re: newbie alert

check out the teach nz website. they have a salary link - it depends on your experience here. you'll have to get your qualifications assessed by them and then register with them in order to be able...
Apr 23rd 2008, 6:58 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By saritabear

Re: Selected!

Yes - there's a website you can order them from. Can't remember name but sure if you google birth certificates it'll come up. Costs £10, ours took a couple of weeks to come back. If you have a job...
Apr 23rd 2008, 5:24 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By saritabear

Re: Selected!

I'd wait a little before you get medicals done. They have to be no older than 3 months when you send them off. Police checks can be 6 months. You'll need full A4 birth certificates, all your...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 23rd 2008, 9:16 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,636
Posted By saritabear

Re: my how the tide has changed

My sis in law is in Auckland and she says things are getting more expensive - interest rates going up, petrol going up. Plus don't forget wages are generally lower than here. Really I think its...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 23rd 2008, 9:07 am
Replies: 42
Views: 2,144
Posted By saritabear

Re: Wellington Info Please!

have sent you a PM regarding this...
sarah
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