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Forum: New Zealand
Mar 4th 2021, 10:10 pm
Forum: Australia
Feb 24th 2021, 10:48 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,382
Posted By Buzzy--Bee

Re: Moving to Melbourne

Hi, I recommend you have a look at areas like South Yarra, Brunswick, Carlton, Richmond, St Kilda, for starters. All of those are a short tram or a long walk to the City, and all have good nightlife...
Forum: The Barbie
Dec 7th 2020, 10:45 pm
Replies: 103
Views: 18,487
Posted By Buzzy--Bee

Re: Roll Call...

You rang?
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 20th 2020, 8:28 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,134
Posted By Buzzy--Bee

Re: Hey all!

Dear me this is quite a reunion.
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 4th 2019, 9:04 am
Replies: 78
Views: 7,783
Posted By Buzzy--Bee

Re: Rugby World Cup 2019 thread

Yes.

My South African colleague sent me a text after the game (he was in the same pub!). It just said - "I was right".
Forum: Australia
Oct 27th 2019, 8:28 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,006
Posted By Buzzy--Bee

Re: Small volume shipping

Hello... thribble! A few years ago after my father had passed away I used these guys to ship the few boxes of his possessions I wanted to keep. The service was good and everything arrived intact. ...
Forum: France
Sep 11th 2019, 5:38 am
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By Buzzy--Bee

Re: Looking for a French language exchange for 2 Australian teenagers

They're twins aged 14. The idea is for them to stay with a family or families with similar aged French kids, but from what is being said on here that seems to be not possible which is a shame as...
Forum: France
Sep 11th 2019, 2:44 am
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By Buzzy--Bee

Re: Looking for a French language exchange for 2 Australian teenagers

Mmmm not keen to pay a company who will just meet them off the plane. Our kids travel extensively by themselves - even internationally - and are very savvy and independent. They also don't need...
Forum: France
Sep 10th 2019, 8:01 am
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By Buzzy--Bee

Re: Looking for a French language exchange for 2 Australian teenagers

Hi, sorry if I wasn't clear enough. I meant a host family or 2 host families who could accommodate 2 teenage girls for 3 - 4 weeks so they could be immersed in the French culture and language, and...
Forum: The Barbie
Sep 10th 2019, 5:35 am
Replies: 78
Views: 7,783
Posted By Buzzy--Bee

Re: Rugby World Cup 2019 thread

We're going to be watching all the Australian, English and New Zealand matches. I've been trying to buy a Rugby top for my wife. Admittedly it's an All Blacks top, she is a born and bred Kiwi after...
Forum: France
Sep 9th 2019, 9:51 am
Replies: 12
Views: 815
Posted By Buzzy--Bee

Smile Looking for a French language exchange for 2 Australian teenagers

Hi, I'm looking for a French speaking family or families who would be prepared to do a private language exchange with 2 Australian teenagers.

I'm guessing this would preclude most people on here...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 13th 2019, 5:39 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,212
Posted By Buzzy--Bee

Re: That time

Don't give up on it - I hated NZ for all the reasons you read on here most weeks, and moved back to the UK with my Kiwi wife (who was also pretty ambivalent about her country). Loving Australia (12...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 13th 2019, 5:20 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,262
Posted By Buzzy--Bee

Re: Ooh how exciting, another new arrival

If anyone's interested, we have Costco membership here in Australia and shop there regularly. Some things are great to buy in bulk (eg eggs, cheese, bread of all sorts, baking ingredients) but the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 13th 2019, 5:11 am
Replies: 47
Views: 6,259
Posted By Buzzy--Bee

Re: new zealand scenery

If its any consolation a lot of New Zealanders don't appreciate their scenery. When I lived on the West Coast of the South Island, I woke up every morning to snow-capped mountains, endless forests...
Forum: The Barbie
Jul 13th 2019, 3:36 am
Replies: 103
Views: 18,487
Posted By Buzzy--Bee

Re: Roll Call...

I still pop in sometimes.

Weirdly I probably see more people in person reguarly from BE 12 years ago now than I talk to BE peeps in cyberspace. Still keep up in person frequently with RobnHelen,...
Forum: Australia
Jun 3rd 2019, 4:01 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,604
Posted By Buzzy--Bee

Re: Married to Kiwi - Moving to Australia (Advice needed)

Hi Adam, job prospects aside, the visa you would need if you did not have New Zealand citizenship is the 461. It's a 5 year set period temporary visa with full unrestricted work rights which is...
Forum: Australia
May 7th 2019, 10:04 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,415
Posted By Buzzy--Bee

Re: Can I move to Australia?

I recommend you contact Peter Chiam at Ptlabs consulting - he specializes in IT visa applications and quite honestly I don't think I would be living in Australia now if I hadn't had his help. I...
Forum: Australia
Apr 23rd 2019, 10:21 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,289
Posted By Buzzy--Bee

Re: Schooling

Ah OK thanks - I've learned something, the fees are paid centrally, rather than to individual schools.
Forum: Australia
Apr 23rd 2019, 2:52 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,289
Posted By Buzzy--Bee

Re: Schooling

I'm not sure Victoria has a mechanism for charging international students higher fees?
Forum: Australia
Apr 18th 2019, 9:12 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,075
Posted By Buzzy--Bee

Re: Moving to Melbourne - Relocation Allowance Help

You're only taxed on income you earn while you're Australian tax resident. So unless you are paid the allowance after you start living here, I suspect it would not be taxed in Australia.
Forum: Australia
Apr 4th 2019, 11:47 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,019
Posted By Buzzy--Bee

Re: Temp accommodation

We have a furnished apartment we have been renting to new immigrants for almost 10 years now. Generally people stay for 4 weeks until they find a rental. We're in SE Melbourne, on the train line,...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 26th 2019, 9:24 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,200
Posted By Buzzy--Bee

Re: Extremism , terrism & hate speech discussion - NZ

Interesting observation in the papers today. Jacinda is being held up as an accepting, all embracing, all-race-inclusive, compassionate leader. Conversely, Scott Morrison and his Australian...
Mar 22nd 2019, 10:53 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,595
Posted By Buzzy--Bee

Re: NZ Citizen retiring to Brisbane?

As an NZ Citizen in Australia you become a grey area! You are treated the same as a Permanent Resident in many areas, and treated the same as a temporary resident in others. But there are thousands...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 15th 2019, 8:20 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,692
Posted By Buzzy--Bee

Re: Active Shooter in Christ church

We're hearing 49 dead now. This is an extraordinary number of people for one shooter, an absolute tragedy. There's going to be a hell of a lot of post-mortem, literally and figuratively, over the...
Forum: The Barbie
Feb 5th 2019, 2:20 am
Replies: 9
Views: 4,606
Posted By Buzzy--Bee

Re: PPI claim - worth the effort?

Thank you very much for this link! My SIL in the UK has been on to me to use some company which charges 40% (I think she gets a little pressie for recommending me!)
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