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Jan 23rd 2019, 8:08 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,478
Posted By marooned5

Question Transporting dog from UK to Shanghai

We will be moving to Shanghai from UK in August, with our dog - wondering about how to take her? Too large for carry on baggage. Considering a pet transport firm. Have also heard that she could be...
May 10th 2015, 1:35 am
Replies: 5
Views: 2,392
Posted By marooned5

Re: URGENT! Passport renewal from China

We did ours a month ago and they came back in 2 weeks!
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 25th 2014, 2:01 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By marooned5

Re: Shipping a single box

I have used Seven Seas a couple of times now and they have been reliable and easy to use. I use the by sea option not the flight one as its much cheaper (but much slower obviously).

(And no, I...
Oct 18th 2014, 12:26 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By marooned5

Re: Any first hand experience on small shipments to UK?

I've used seven seas twice now, and had good service.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 8th 2014, 12:44 am
Replies: 4
Views: 552
Posted By marooned5

Re: Dental care

Hi I used Beachside dental surgery, Kapiti road - the work was cheap (for NZ) and my UK dentist said they had done a good job on a root canal.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 7th 2014, 7:34 am
Replies: 59
Views: 25,772
Posted By marooned5

Re: Cost of (and experiences) shipping UK to NZ.

If its just a few boxes and not your furniture etc, I have used Seven Seas a couple of times - relatively cheap and certainly easy. The more you ship the cheaper the per box price becomes.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 4th 2014, 1:50 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,532
Posted By marooned5

Re: Kiwi Housing

I'm laughing under my 15 fleeces and balaclava
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 4th 2014, 8:06 am
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By marooned5

Re: Schools & Fees

Which schools / areas and what kind of amounts?
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 4th 2014, 8:04 am
Replies: 23
Views: 7,188
Posted By marooned5

Re: Flights Nz1 to Nz5 are they expecting too much?

We did it quite recently - the check out / check in again thing is a US customs requirement - apparently they don't trust other countries to check baggage!
When we did it, it was time consuming and...
Aug 1st 2014, 8:35 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,733
Posted By marooned5

Re: Can I buy books from Amazon etc when I am in Shanghai

Thanks - really useful. It seems like we may be OK buying off Amazon.
Yes, I know a kindle is the obvious answer - maybe I should give it a go - but I have luddite tendencies - and books are just...
Aug 1st 2014, 6:57 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,733
Posted By marooned5

Re: Can I buy books from Amazon etc when I am in Shanghai

Thanks for your answers and help - very useful.
So you can order from amazon.com and there's no issue with import tax / duty / customs etc?
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 22nd 2014, 9:28 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,666
Posted By marooned5

Re: Settling Into NZ - A Question

To answer the OP, if you move here for work, people at your work may be your only point of contact in those first few days or weeks. Knowing that they've recruited you from abroad, it would be useful...
Jun 27th 2014, 4:19 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,733
Posted By marooned5

Can I buy books from Amazon etc when I am in Shanghai

Hi there
Moving to Shanghai soon. Our sons and me and OH all like to read. Would I be better to buy a load of books here in the UK and take them with us (and use up our luggage allowance) or can I...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 11th 2014, 10:51 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 18,518
Posted By marooned5

Re: What can I send my brother in New Zealand? :)

He might appreciate a parcel of history and culture, a large packet of decent comedy and a smidgen of irony - although in my experience they usually stop these at customs - I don't think they are...
Jun 2nd 2014, 6:55 pm
Replies: 51
Views: 6,596
Posted By marooned5

Re: want to move back to the UK... could do with some help and advice..

Hi Thaminabee -
thanks for your answer - yes, a decent package that has all the extras seems essential - perhaps more important than the actual salary?
I hope your plans for getting back to the UK...
Forum: New Zealand
May 29th 2014, 8:52 am
Replies: 4
Views: 614
Posted By marooned5

Re: UK teaching quals?

Yes, UK qualifications are respected, and once you have them assessed by nzqa they are acceptable. If you will need a visa (ie are not married to a kiwi or something) check the long term skills...
Forum: New Zealand
May 27th 2014, 10:17 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By marooned5

Re: launderettes ?

I've never been but I know a new one opened up near the mad butcher shop on kapiti road
Forum: New Zealand
May 25th 2014, 5:55 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By marooned5

Re: Petrol or Diesel

Family of four - had a people carrier - only a 2.2 engine (diesel) so not too greedy on fuel and went all over NZ no problem, up all the mountains etc fully laden. Also great for kids, kids friends,...
May 23rd 2014, 8:57 am
Replies: 51
Views: 6,596
Posted By marooned5

Re: want to move back to the UK... could do with some help and advice..

Hi - I am commenting as a teacher thinking about a move, possibly to ME. So I am curious as to where you have been working in ME and the reasons for leaving. Are you and OH qualified teachers? Are...
Forum: New Zealand
May 5th 2014, 6:12 am
Replies: 31
Views: 4,850
Posted By marooned5

Re: cost of living ?

Agree with previous posters - but electric is about $100 p/month for us in summer - in winter it can be up to $400 p/month, depending on just how cold / damp / miserable we want to be...
Forum: New Zealand
May 4th 2014, 11:36 am
Replies: 31
Views: 4,850
Posted By marooned5

Re: cost of living ?

we lived on about the same for a while with rent at 350 p/wk. electric was cheap, although winter heating bumps it up. in general we made ends meet but it wasn't a great standard of living - having...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 20th 2014, 9:48 am
Replies: 146
Views: 12,270
Posted By marooned5

Re: What do you wish someone had told you?

Don't sell your house before you've been here for a year or two and are sure it's right for you- you don't want to find you are trapped here
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 15th 2014, 1:33 am
Replies: 59
Views: 25,772
Posted By marooned5

Re: Cost of (and experiences) shipping UK to NZ.

Does it include the cost of lifting it from the ship, customs and inspections, and transporting it to dannevirke? or will you pay all those yourself when you get here?
Mar 3rd 2014, 5:10 am
Replies: 14
Views: 4,248
Posted By marooned5

Re: What to take to Shanghai

Hi MonsterP -

thanks so much for your reply - loads of useful info there. I've had a look at some of the sites and things don't look too bad.

We are in NZ atm, but are brits so still tend to...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 2nd 2014, 7:54 am
Replies: 10
Views: 912
Posted By marooned5

Re: How to use an oven

And if it has any kind of timer, make sure its turned to manual (often a little 'hand' sign)
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