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Nov 9th 2019, 4:29 am
Replies: 927
Views: 115,488
Posted By jayandbill

Re: Best relocation areas in the UK?

I lived most of my long life in Sussex, since 1940 until 2009 with a break of 15 years overseas in between and now in New Zealand. I never experienced serious flooding in England although there were...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 5th 2019, 3:39 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,147
Posted By jayandbill

Re: Health care

Thank you for your reassuring account of your personal journey through the NZ health care system. It seems I've been unnecessarily concerned . I suppose it might be different in some parts of the...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 4th 2019, 4:31 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,147
Posted By jayandbill

Re: Health care

Thanks for clarifying that. I understand that there might be times when some treatments are not covered but it's reassuring to know that generally treatment is provided free. Hopefully I'll never...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 4th 2019, 3:12 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,147
Posted By jayandbill

Re: Health care

Thank you for your reply. From reading other comments it seems I'm not the only one who finds the system unclear and would like to see it written in black and white in a document. It seems that it...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 3rd 2019, 3:50 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,147
Posted By jayandbill

Re: Health care

Are you saying that treatment for a chronic illness is completely free of charge. I understand that treatment after an accident is free but if I'm unfortunate enough to develop cancer and need...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 1st 2019, 5:07 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,147
Posted By jayandbill

Re: Health care

I am very confused about the healthcare system in NZ. We've been here 10 years and don't currently have insurance. We had when we first came here and the monthly fee was $270, the following year it...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 30th 2019, 5:16 am
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By jayandbill

Re: Any UK train drivers recently moved to NZ?

Trains are a rare animal in NZ so you might need to do some serious research into the possibilities of getting a job as a train driver here.
Sep 24th 2019, 12:06 pm
Replies: 927
Views: 115,488
Posted By jayandbill

Re: Best relocation areas in the UK?

Ah, yes! The parent thing. Leaving your family, be they parents or children, is the hard part and I've been on both sides of the situation. My parents are now long gone and we're in NZ because our...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 24th 2019, 8:44 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,266
Posted By jayandbill

Re: Brits leaving in droves...apparently

Brits need to take account of healthcare costs in NZ. It's not free or low cost. Prescriptions are cheaper than UK but in UK they're free for the over 60s. If you have an accident they'll look after...
Sep 21st 2019, 6:22 am
Replies: 927
Views: 115,488
Posted By jayandbill

Thumbs up Re: Best relocation areas in the UK?

How nice to hear so much positivity about the UK. There will be some who will say, "Oh, but being on holiday isn't the same as living there, " and of course that's true of anywhere. We holidayed in...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 13th 2019, 5:34 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,693
Posted By jayandbill

Re: Uk State Pension Ripoff

Mine was a different problem to yours but it goes to show that the Pensions Office isn't interested in getting it right. That, it seems, is your /our problem. They got mine wrong for 11 years. At...
Forum: NZ Update
Aug 7th 2019, 5:58 am
Replies: 40
Views: 12,081
Posted By jayandbill

Re: Our experience moving to NZ 18 months in

I agree entirely about the work/life balance in NZ. We've been here 10 years and are retired but have a large family here and it seems to me that they all work pretty hard just to keep afloat, so no...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 13th 2019, 6:13 am
Replies: 47
Views: 5,577
Posted By jayandbill

Exclamation Re: new zealand scenery

Thank you BtotheR. That is pretty much our lives in a nutshell and thanks for your helpful thoughts. It's not as if we're unhappy, just bored and that might be something to do with our age . There...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 9th 2019, 6:10 am
Replies: 47
Views: 5,577
Posted By jayandbill

Re: new zealand scenery

Who knew that place existed. It looks like New Zealand
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 9th 2019, 6:09 am
Replies: 47
Views: 5,577
Posted By jayandbill

Re: new zealand scenery

I did get the expression 'wash your mouth out' . I've used myself many times in jest, but you might have missed my point in my original post. I said "there was no question that NZ is a beautiful...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 9th 2019, 4:59 am
Replies: 47
Views: 5,577
Posted By jayandbill

Re: new zealand scenery

The lack of history etc is something I was fully aware of but it's not until you leave behind the things you love most about your home country that you begin to realise how much you miss them and...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 9th 2019, 4:35 am
Replies: 47
Views: 5,577
Posted By jayandbill

Re: new zealand scenery

Perhaps it just comes down to the fact that, like you, I've seen so much of the country several times and there's rarely anything new to discover. Or maybe it's just winter!
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 9th 2019, 4:10 am
Replies: 47
Views: 5,577
Posted By jayandbill

Re: new zealand scenery

I think you can't have read my post properly. I said, "There's no question that New Zealand is beautiful." I then went on to suggest that there are many other countries that are equally beautiful...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 8th 2019, 9:16 am
Replies: 47
Views: 5,577
Posted By jayandbill

Re: new zealand scenery

Traffic is getting a bit like that here in NZ though. in 2004 when we first came as visitors we wondered where all the cars were and beauty spots could be accessed without the crowds or parking fees....
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 8th 2019, 9:07 am
Replies: 47
Views: 5,577
Posted By jayandbill

Re: new zealand scenery

I am ready to return but almost my entire family lives here and although some of them I rarely see, I would see even less of them if we were to return to UK. I don't believe I said anything...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 8th 2019, 8:32 am
Replies: 47
Views: 5,577
Posted By jayandbill

Re: new zealand scenery

I am ready to return but almost my entire family lives here and although some of them I rarely see, I would see even less of them if we were to return to UK. I've no need to 'wash my mouth out'...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 8th 2019, 8:21 am
Replies: 47
Views: 5,577
Posted By jayandbill

Re: new zealand scenery

Many of us don't fully appreciate our home country until we leave it. I agree, Ireland is a beautiful country. I've lived in Ulster and holidayed in Eire.
When we first visited NZ in 2004 it was...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 4th 2019, 9:15 am
Replies: 47
Views: 5,577
Posted By jayandbill

new zealand scenery

I'm at a loss to understand why people rave about the New Zealand scenery. We've been here for 10 years and first visited 14 years ago so we've travelled to most areas of the country, north and...
Jun 14th 2019, 5:52 am
Replies: 927
Views: 115,488
Posted By jayandbill

Re: Best relocation areas in the UK?

Sussex is my place of birth and I love it but housing is a bit pricey. Easy access to London being a bonus. Can't grumble about the weather too much either, not too wet, not too cold and a...
Forum: New Zealand
May 21st 2019, 9:31 am
Replies: 31
Views: 5,882
Posted By jayandbill

Re: Missing home

We've been here 10 years. We came because both of out kids came with their 8 grandchildren. We were 69 yrs old when we arrived. I've been back 5 times to Southern England - my home. If it wasn't...
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