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Forum: New Zealand
Oct 1st 2018, 9:20 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,494
Posted By Browner_

Re: Kapiti Coast: Paraparamua/ Otaki /Levin?

Levin? I think not. Otaki, it's a way out if you are expecting to work or socialise in wellington.
Consider a new motorway will be open in less than 2 years which will open up the kapiti coast,...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 1st 2018, 9:10 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,280
Posted By Browner_

Re: Real Cost of living in Wellington

With that income you will do fine, the question is, will the experience match your expectations? You will probably need to rent for a while, which might open your eyes a bit to quality and cost....
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 26th 2015, 9:38 am
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By Browner_

Re: Yay... we have a home in Whitby... a few questions please

Get yourself into Porirua and look around for homewares. its not a rich area so there are some reasonable shops around although quality may not be the highest. Harvey Norman has lots of decent...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 26th 2015, 10:15 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,127
Posted By Browner_

Re: Urgent advice needed

and when the visas expire what options do you have and what are the plans?
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 24th 2015, 10:09 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,490
Posted By Browner_

Re: Wellington - Magnificent!!!!

Ha, so good to see thru those rose tinted glasses!

TBH I think Wellington has tidied up a bit in the last few years, quite a bit of "earthquake strengthening" has been going on, and a lot of...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 12th 2015, 7:57 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,645
Posted By Browner_

Re: Best areas to live with young children in Wellington

Plimmerton is probably for you ultimately especially if you want to walk to the station, but there will be more rentals around Camborne and Whitby probably which are not far away and then you can see...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 10th 2014, 10:37 am
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By Browner_

Re: TRAVEL INSURANCE.......

If you buy life insurance based on that website, I have a bridge here for sale, would you like to buy it?
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 6th 2014, 10:31 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,718
Posted By Browner_

Re: Trying to find Julian Snowball

Too busy snowballing
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 2nd 2014, 10:57 am
Replies: 56
Views: 11,447
Posted By Browner_

Re: UK Pensions – Guide Rules from 1 April 2014

Thank you very much, I think I actually understood that.

So does a Kiwisaver operate like the QROPS you describe, ie investment growth is taxed, but withdrawals aren't subject to income tax? I...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 1st 2014, 8:55 am
Replies: 56
Views: 11,447
Posted By Browner_

Re: UK Pensions – Guide Rules from 1 April 2014

This is certainly a complex area. I am about to transfer over a significant sum from a UK Pension to a QROPS NZ Pension Scheme ( I am over 55 already) and I think I need to declare 15% on my tax...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 16th 2014, 10:04 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,061
Posted By Browner_

Re: What to do in Wellington

The football will take up most of Saturday, ko is at 2:30pm I think.
West Ham are training at the Westpac Stadium at 11am on Friday if you are there in time for that.
Otherwise , it could well be a...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 23rd 2014, 7:52 am
Replies: 334
Views: 42,385
Posted By Browner_

Re: The Wellington Thread

Yeah, this one is 5 feet. Im surprised more people haven't seen it
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 5th 2013, 10:06 pm
Replies: 586
Views: 80,709
Posted By Browner_

Re: Other peoples noise and anti-social behaviour.

How many other residents are affected by the noise? And how many of those support your concerns?
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 1st 2013, 7:35 am
Replies: 35
Views: 4,246
Posted By Browner_

Re: is it really better than the UK

I cant imagine anyone coming to Christchurch for shopping.
If you are worried about missing East Enders definitely don't come - I haven't heard anyone mention it in 10 years.
I guess there will be...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 19th 2013, 1:32 am
Replies: 105
Views: 7,754
Posted By Browner_

Re: rather big earthquake in Seddon

Easily the biggest Ive felt in Wellington in 10 years or so. It was a very shallow earthquake, the office was rocking and rolling like no tomorrow
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 16th 2013, 9:43 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,180
Posted By Browner_

Re: First Impressions

You were in the CBD. You have to go down Courtney Place end to see the action. And if you went there after midnight youd probably wish you were back in the CBD. Nothings changed
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 16th 2013, 9:40 am
Replies: 63
Views: 4,948
Posted By Browner_

Re: Oh for goodness sake, just make the country more expensive to live why not!

If other countries had done this we wouldn't have a had a global financial crisis
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 16th 2013, 9:39 am
Replies: 17
Views: 3,537
Posted By Browner_

Re: Bad TV Presenters

Hayley Holt. Im sure shes very good at something but it aint presenting.

Anyone on Seven Sharp or TV One News
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 29th 2012, 9:28 am
Replies: 49
Views: 12,608
Posted By Browner_

Re: Hamilton or Auckland?

Im not surprised, Hamilton is pretty much a dump in my experience.

Where are you from and whats your expectations ? If good weather is a top priority then Tauranga or Hawkes Bay is going to be...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 25th 2012, 4:58 am
Replies: 24
Views: 7,586
Posted By Browner_

Re: NZ State Pension available to ALL UK expats aged 65+

I cant say Im an expert, but my understanding is that getting a UK pension depends on the number of years you have 'paid in' (your NI contributions). You probably have the opportunity to pay up past...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 23rd 2012, 9:58 am
Replies: 24
Views: 7,586
Posted By Browner_

Re: NZ State Pension available to ALL UK expats aged 65+

Well , it might be if the link worked!
Ive paid 25 years into UK state pension and been in NZ 10 years.
Id be interested to know my options
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 21st 2012, 6:02 am
Replies: 41
Views: 2,976
Posted By Browner_

Re: A good reason to live in NZ

Indeed.
B*locks to that
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 16th 2012, 7:00 am
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By Browner_

Re: Holiday Insurance

Not any more youre not, if you are living in NZ. Foreigners get emergency treatment at least, but thats all
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 13th 2012, 5:40 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,496
Posted By Browner_

Re: First car in NZ but where to go in it?

I think you are starting to realise how difficult it is to escape from Wellington. There is a whole heap of nothing within 3 hours. You may be okay for a few weekends yet, but before long youll...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 12th 2012, 5:44 am
Replies: 130
Views: 14,903
Posted By Browner_

Re: NZ vs UK - not all it's cracked up to be. Is it just me?

Another way of writing this response would have been to agree with the OP on most of their points, agree that NZ can be expensive, its remote, housing is crap and its often very difficult for people...
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