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Forum: New Zealand
Mar 7th 2018, 12:04 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By Sparkleydiva

Forum: New Zealand
Mar 6th 2018, 1:24 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By Sparkleydiva

Re: UK driving licence

Usually 12 months before you need a NZ one. It was just a written test and eye sight check when I did mine, but that was 11 years ago.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 6th 2018, 1:22 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By Sparkleydiva

Moneycorp & Unibaggage

Hi all, not been around for a while.

Just a quick question, DD2 is returning to Auckland to finish her studies. I have used HiFX in the past for money transfer, anyone used Moneycorp as their...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 30th 2017, 4:02 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,433
Posted By Sparkleydiva

Re: 10 years in NZ and still unsure

[QUOTE=MrsFychan;12407122]

I would suggest a long trip back, maybe a year to get a feel of "real life" before you make any permanent decisions and sell off your life in NZ, if in fact you need to...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 17th 2017, 12:38 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 12,222
Posted By Sparkleydiva

Re: Lonely and want to move back

I don't have any solutions to offer and am sorry to hear of your miscarriage, however, reading between the lines and thinking about what has happened, your hormones won't be helping at all. I would...
Nov 15th 2017, 2:32 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 3,395
Posted By Sparkleydiva

Re: Not settled in the UK

I'm sorry to hear this alfista1 and also spouse of scouse. Although I didn't feel so alone after hearing these stores.

We moved back 18 months ago from Auckland, NZ after 8+ years there. I was...
Sep 18th 2017, 6:10 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 5,846
Posted By Sparkleydiva

Re: Moving back to the UK and I'm completely overwhelmed.

Yes to credit cards as didn't need them as had NZ cards but still have my Halifax account of 36+ years abd a Uk address
Sep 18th 2017, 5:28 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 5,846
Posted By Sparkleydiva

Re: Moving back to the UK and I'm completely overwhelmed.

Yes this has happened to us too and has taken 15 months to get a reasonable UK credit card, despite good incomes etc
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 13th 2017, 10:05 am
Replies: 12
Views: 736
Posted By Sparkleydiva

Re: No travel insurance if it's one-way?!

You have to shop around as many of the usual providers don't always cover a one-way ticket, but I would highly recommend you get insurance. Last year when we travelled from AKL to LHR via LAX, my DH...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 5th 2017, 9:07 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 7,174
Posted By Sparkleydiva

Re: Planning the Big move to NZ

Tauranga is difficult to find permanent nurse roles in, irrespective of experience. I have a couple of kiwi nurse friends who moved down there from Auckland over the past couple of years and neither...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 5th 2017, 8:58 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 8,651
Posted By Sparkleydiva

Re: Questions, questions, questions!!!

Ferry service is very limited. Too far to commute every day, traffic is very congested and no sign yet of the pen-link! Warkworth again too far to the CBD but if working in Albany would be worth...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 4th 2017, 9:19 am
Replies: 83
Views: 8,651
Posted By Sparkleydiva

Re: Questions, questions, questions!!!

I moved back to the UK from Silverdale last year, but lived there for about 8 years. Unfortunately I'm not great with schools as my girls were post-high school when we moved there, but the schools...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 22nd 2017, 5:08 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By Sparkleydiva

Re: Alexa...And Amazon...first world problems lol

I don't have an answer unfortunately, but would be interested to know more as we plan to return next year
Jul 11th 2017, 5:32 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,216
Posted By Sparkleydiva

Re: Lack of UK credit history

For renting, if one of you has a job offer in writing that will cover the rent payments, you dont need to pay six months up front. I did that last year. I think the annual salary gross has to be 30...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 10th 2017, 3:59 pm
Replies: 83
Views: 8,651
Posted By Sparkleydiva

Re: Questions, questions, questions!!!

By North Auckland do you mean the north shore? If so, you will be pushed to get good accommodation with good schools close by for your budget. Last year we lived in Silverdale in a 4 bed detached...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 9th 2017, 8:57 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,372
Posted By Sparkleydiva

Re: Flights Help?

I have flown singapore, emirates and air NZ, and like them all. All the tines we have transited we have never had an issue at LAX, but believe others have. You do only get 23kg luggage allowance on...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 22nd 2017, 3:56 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,304
Posted By Sparkleydiva

Re: Most Peaceful Country

:lol::lol::lol:
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 22nd 2017, 6:07 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,304
Posted By Sparkleydiva

Re: Most Peaceful Country

To be honest I would take boring any day over a volatile country as the UK is at present. After best part of a decade in NZ and a year back in Blighty, I can honestly say I miss that peaceful...
Forum: New Zealand
May 21st 2017, 12:10 pm
Replies: 103
Views: 38,952
Posted By Sparkleydiva

Re: Anyone moved back from NZ to the Lake District UK?

I completely agree with you Pom_Chch and I think this answers the question posted by Snap Shot too. Alcohol isn't a new issue but the number of people who only want to go out and get wasted at the...
Forum: New Zealand
May 19th 2017, 2:11 pm
Replies: 103
Views: 38,952
Posted By Sparkleydiva

Re: Anyone moved back from NZ to the Lake District UK?

I don't have an answer unfortunately either, but as you have done this before I think you are right to be somewhat hesitant. Last time things worked out for your to return easily to NZ.

I can...
Forum: New Zealand
May 18th 2017, 7:17 am
Replies: 103
Views: 38,952
Posted By Sparkleydiva

Re: Anyone moved back from NZ to the Lake District UK?

It's a really interesting and, as yet, unanswered dilemma. To give a little perspective my father died in the UK while in NZ, now 5 years ago and my job over there was in community palliative care,...
Forum: New Zealand
May 18th 2017, 5:45 am
Replies: 103
Views: 38,952
Posted By Sparkleydiva

Re: Anyone moved back from NZ to the Lake District UK?

We moved to NZ in 2006 and will have been back a year next week.
Forum: New Zealand
May 17th 2017, 6:20 am
Replies: 103
Views: 38,952
Posted By Sparkleydiva

Re: Anyone moved back from NZ to the Lake District UK?

we returned 12 months ago because of the pull of home and it has been a huge huge mistake. We were in the North West for 6 months and now in Devon. Apart from my job, which is great experience, this...
Forum: New Zealand
May 17th 2017, 6:09 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,390
Posted By Sparkleydiva

Re: Nurses returning to the UK & reregistration

The NMC are incredibly slow but you need to get the correct application form, getter a letter of good character from the NZNC which they send directly to the NMC and I just asked three work...
Forum: New Zealand
May 12th 2017, 6:07 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,001
Posted By Sparkleydiva

Re: Help, hints, tips - Gaining a job offer in New Zealand

I would add that although your husband has policy, planning etc experience, as none of if it NZ focused this may prove problematic, as the NZ focus is seen as necessary. This applies across many...
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