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Forum: New Zealand
Aug 13th 2015, 10:33 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,952
Posted By Chocoholics

Re: HiFx recent money transfer anyone?

I think it probably depends on the receiving bank in NZ. I would check with them first before making the transfer.
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 1st 2015, 12:38 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,165
Posted By Chocoholics

Re: Banking / Moving money to NZ

Yup I agree too. Both are good and you can save quite a bit with HIFX on money transfers.
Forum: New Zealand
May 28th 2015, 3:55 am
Replies: 49
Views: 13,522
Posted By Chocoholics

Re: UK Pension Transfers - update for 2015

Thanks Chc4me once again for this very useful information especially on the tax situation.
Forum: New Zealand
May 28th 2015, 12:00 am
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By Chocoholics

Re: Asbestos in homes

Friends of ours discovered the same thing a few years after buying a villa. Don't know all the details but do know they had to fork out alot of money to get their roof sorted. Handy to know and...
Forum: New Zealand
May 23rd 2015, 3:45 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,045
Posted By Chocoholics

Re: Reasonable pub grub in Auckland CBD ?

I also like Brew on the Quay. Nice atmosphere and good selection of food and drink.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 28th 2015, 11:11 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 4,459
Posted By Chocoholics

Re: Chemicals or fillers in NZ Foods?

:rofl: Tempting, I like the look of those $$s in the bo$$ocks we would be making up!

The whole thing is weird though as I am not an unhealthy eater, we almost never eat processed foods here and...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 27th 2015, 10:10 pm
Replies: 62
Views: 4,459
Posted By Chocoholics

Re: Chemicals or fillers in NZ Foods?

This is a really interesting. I've noticed that whenever I go back to the UK I lose quite a bit of weight but I have never been able to figure out exactly why. If anything I drink and eat more...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 21st 2015, 3:51 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,105
Posted By Chocoholics

Re: Citizenship approved!

Congratulations! :thumbsup:
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 18th 2015, 10:49 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 995
Posted By Chocoholics

Re: How to file a UK tax return for UK rental property?

You need to notify HMRC that you are living in NZ and give them your address. If you have tax to pay i.e. you are UK resident for tax purposes (you probably are) they will send you a self-assessment...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 15th 2015, 11:41 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 4,041
Posted By Chocoholics

Re: I don't know what to do, thinking out loud - online

I'd say if you are happy in Auckland then stay and rent. I get the impression that you are worried about owning a property because everyone else is saying you should own one. I'd go with what your...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 2nd 2015, 9:54 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,413
Posted By Chocoholics

Re: Am i mad?

I don't think you are mad. At 23 yrs the world's your oyster ( or is it lobster!) and as long as you can get back to the UK if things don't work out, you probably haven't got much to lose. Go for...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 1st 2015, 11:07 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,593
Posted By Chocoholics

Re: Shop closures on Good Friday

and don't even get me started on that crazy law that prohibits the sale of alcohol unless you buy food to go with it on public holidays. Forget a trip for a nice Christmas or Easter drink before or...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 30th 2015, 9:37 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By Chocoholics

Re: What pension transfer advisor.

I've seen so much positive feedback on the forum for chc4me now I would certainly use him if I need to in the future.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 29th 2015, 11:01 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,267
Posted By Chocoholics

Re: The Employment Dance

I don't know the area well but you could check on Jobs on SEEK - New Zealand's no.1 Employment, Career and Recruitment site (http://www.seek.co.nz) and Buy online and sell with NZ's #1 auction &...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 28th 2015, 9:21 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,170
Posted By Chocoholics

Re: Make the move? take the risk - honest opinions sought

I think this is one of the most important pieces of advice you will get on this forum - especially if you are planning to live in Auckland!

:goodpost:
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 26th 2015, 9:49 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 536
Posted By Chocoholics

Re: Living without car in Auckland CBD

Definitely don't need a car if you live in Auckland CBD. You can walk to theatre, cinema, loads of restaurants, Britomart (train station), Viaduct, art gallery, library etc. and save lots of money...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 25th 2015, 9:45 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 942
Posted By Chocoholics

Re: Dentists and dental plans in NZ

Amazes me how they get away with such huge charges. The industry seriously needs someone to come in and start under-cutting the market! I've heard that people go to Aussie because it is cheaper...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 24th 2015, 11:15 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,335
Posted By Chocoholics

Re: 18 months in and seriously homesick

Such a difficult one and you are definitely not alone. I came home a bit depressed yesterday because it felt like everyone was out to take my money through hard-sell tactics for things I didn't need...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 23rd 2015, 9:39 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,603
Posted By Chocoholics

Re: how do i settle in nz??!!

:nod: We've also been here 6 years and I couldn't have put this better myself.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 23rd 2015, 9:30 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 716
Posted By Chocoholics

Re: Air New Zealand flights

Thank you from me also - very useful.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 22nd 2015, 9:48 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,532
Posted By Chocoholics

Re: Tax advice on my UK property

I agree. It can get pretty complicated. I'm also fairly sure it is 4 years tax free from overseas income in New Zealand not 5 years. Kind of makes the point to seek some good advice I guess.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 21st 2015, 12:04 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By Chocoholics

Re: Buying a house in NZ. .....

Our solicitor charged a fixed fee - can't remember how much as long time ago. Will see if I can dig any paperwork out.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 20th 2015, 10:04 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 837
Posted By Chocoholics

Re: Finally!

Congratulations and good luck!
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 19th 2015, 10:23 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,662
Posted By Chocoholics

Re: Buying a house in NZ. .....

I'd definitely rent here first for a while before buying. Also be aware, that it is very different here in that estate agents write up the legal documents not solicitors. My biggest surprise buying...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 18th 2015, 9:51 am
Replies: 8
Views: 610
Posted By Chocoholics

Re: Utility suppliers (auckland)

We also use Spark - been fine apart from a couple of minor hiccups. I think there are differences in cost for utility suppliers depending where you are. We use Bosco now but only because its...
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