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Forum: New Zealand
Jul 5th 2019, 11:41 am
Replies: 47
Views: 5,577
Posted By Holwell

Re: new zealand scenery

The Lake District is gorgeous but almost always full of too many people to appreciate it and hard to make a living from if you want to get away from people (as we do).

The Highlands are fantastic...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 5th 2019, 11:33 am
Replies: 2
Views: 895
Posted By Holwell

Re: Entrepeneur Visa Business Plan advice

Thanks, I had not seen that. It helps with some answers.

From that it would appear that we have to know where we will be farming before we apply for the Visa. That will be awkward as we can only...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 2nd 2019, 2:17 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 895
Posted By Holwell

Entrepeneur Visa Business Plan advice

We are looking to emmigrate to South Island to farm in the next few years bringing significantly in excess of NZ$1M to buy a farm. The application process for an Entrepeneur Visa requires that we...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 29th 2019, 1:32 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,745
Posted By Holwell

Re: Personal wills

NOt necessarily gone in the UK. Look up "Proprietary Estoppel" claims
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 28th 2019, 12:25 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,711
Posted By Holwell

Re: Why did you move to New Zealand?

We haven't moved yet but the decision is taken so long as we can get visas and suitable OIO approval.

Mel and I farm beef cattle 20 miles north of London in Hertfordshire. I grew up on the farm...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 28th 2019, 11:49 am
Replies: 60
Views: 6,813
Posted By Holwell

Re: North and South islands - Climate Advice & wher to live for lifestyle

We'll be farming somewhere in South Island but I'm not sure yet where. We are tired of the crowded nature of the UK and have long thought of farming in Canada or New Zealand instead but Brexit had...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 27th 2019, 4:36 pm
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 27th 2019, 1:17 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,745
Posted By Holwell

Re: Personal wills

Thanks. My daughter is 20 next month so that shouldn't be an issue for us. I'm just concerned whether extended family in the UK could challenge any will we make in NZ. Being farmers the assets could...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 27th 2019, 1:11 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 7,662
Posted By Holwell

Re: Transferring money from UK bank to NZ? Advice needed!

Thanks. I just wondered if there was a better rate by using a particular route for large transfers.

I understand that we can open a NZ bank account from here in the UK and transfer funds into it...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 27th 2019, 1:06 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 6,813
Posted By Holwell

Re: North and South islands - Climate Advice & wher to live for lifestyle

Agreed on all points but most Brits won't have realised just how different the topography, climate and vegetation can be over short distances in South Island.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 26th 2019, 5:50 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 728
Posted By Holwell

Re: New Zealands best drives

Cross country through the Catlins Park was good to Owaka.

Cardrona Pass through the Crown Range soon after sunup in winter was fantastic, just fantastic.
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Forum: New Zealand
Apr 26th 2019, 5:50 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 7,662
Posted By Holwell

Re: Transferring money from UK bank to NZ? Advice needed!

Another vote for Trasferwise (used it for my research trip in 2017).

Any advice on transferring several £M? (selling the farm to buy one in NZ)
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 26th 2019, 5:41 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,745
Posted By Holwell

Re: Personal wills

Does a UK will have any force once you move permanently to NZ? We will be moving to farm and so bringing significant assets. We have UK wills at present and will have family left in the UK.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 26th 2019, 5:37 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 4,051
Posted By Holwell

Re: UK shops delivering to NZ - 2019

My friends already in NZ (for 20 years) as Next does delivery to NZ now.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 26th 2019, 5:35 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 6,813
Posted By Holwell

Re: North and South islands - Climate Advice & wher to live for lifestyle

PLEASE don't miss South island out. As for temperature my mate in Owaka (look it up - Further south than Invercargill :blink:) saw 30 degrees this summer!
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 1st 2019, 1:44 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,641
Posted By Holwell

Re: Becoming a Kiwi Resident and importing assets

How about tools? I'm a farmer planning to move to NZ in 2020 or 2021 and would be bringing around £18k worth of power and hand tools from our farm workshop (from screwdrivers and socket sets to an...
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