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Forum: New Zealand
Jan 28th 2020, 11:30 am
Replies: 2
Views: 406
Posted By BtotheR

Re: Shipping costs

Hi Jacqui. We used a company called Conroy. I wouldn't overly recommend them as things did go missing, their item listing is vague and none barcoded, a box was left in Auckland and only 'found' when...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 18th 2020, 10:27 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 28,970
Posted By BtotheR

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

It sounds like you have made a well thought out and mature decision to me. Give it your best shot. My onpy last piece of disposable advice would be to write yourself a list of things you would like...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 12th 2020, 8:03 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 28,970
Posted By BtotheR

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

Hi there! Hey glad another person has found this thread to be some comfort (maybe) and useful to their current situation. I can sympathise with your scenario - I lived in central north island my...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 22nd 2019, 9:57 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 28,970
Posted By BtotheR

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

Hey Flipper - well this was pretty heart breaking to read, and I can totally relate to how you feel. I stick with the sentiment of if you want anything badly enough you can make it happen but...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 21st 2019, 8:11 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 28,970
Posted By BtotheR

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

rejc86 - my apologies for this really late reply! It is actually my second attempt after the first long reply was lost when I left it before posting it and when I came back to the page the reply was...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 28th 2019, 11:13 am
Replies: 100
Views: 28,970
Posted By BtotheR

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

Sorry if it’s already been posted but someone sent me this article by a British journalist living in NZ who is returning to the UK. An interesting read: ...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 9th 2019, 11:14 am
Replies: 100
Views: 28,970
Posted By BtotheR

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

I actually agree with this as I do think people remember towns being better than they were although I do think there has been a slight decline in the high street across most the uk - BUT this is...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 12th 2019, 11:04 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 5,577
Posted By BtotheR

Re: new zealand scenery

I think its a bit sad to read some of the responses on here to this couple. Of course they knew things about the country like lack of history etc but of course you actually only know how much this is...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 9th 2019, 10:19 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 5,577
Posted By BtotheR

Re: new zealand scenery

To be honest Colin - the essence and attitude of pretty much every post I have read by yourself contains the quintessential elements of why we get labeled whinging Poms.

Pot calling the kettle...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 17th 2019, 11:39 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,120
Posted By BtotheR

Re: Property buying timescales?

Depends on a number of factors including how quick yours and the sellers lawyers are in getting things moving. I don't know on land purchases but on houses 6-8 weeks is not unreasonable when we have...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 17th 2019, 11:34 am
Replies: 100
Views: 28,970
Posted By BtotheR

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

Hi Scheck.
Nice they used your stock shot (hope the cheque comes through the post soon) - good work.

I had seen this too and was going to post it. Nice to see Kendal get a mention though, like...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 17th 2019, 11:33 am
Replies: 82
Views: 10,236
Posted By BtotheR

Re: Job offer in Auckland

Hey Nick.

So did you decide to go or not?

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Forum: New Zealand
Jun 17th 2019, 11:28 am
Replies: 100
Views: 28,970
Posted By BtotheR

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

Hey Fulwood - I know the children home building you are referring too (kind of a Deco type building?) - I'm pretty sure when I passed it last it was being renovated. Pepperpot is still standing...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 12th 2019, 8:20 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 28,970
Posted By BtotheR

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

Hi there Gypsy - thanks for following the thread and great to hear your story. Sounds like you have quite a lot of roots over this way, coming from Lancaster I know Morcambe very well and also went...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 7th 2019, 10:10 am
Replies: 100
Views: 28,970
Posted By BtotheR

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

Just tested the sound again on the files and both loud and clear when I click on them (????) - yes we had a few Moreporks at the end of the garden - tried to spot them a few times at night but they...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 5th 2019, 1:35 pm
Replies: 100
Views: 28,970
Posted By BtotheR

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

Hey BEVS. SHouldn't be all that quiet - have you got your volume turned up?? ;)

NZ one had a distant Morepork chirping away with a few crickets or sicators in there too. Uk one had church bells...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 4th 2019, 1:10 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 6,380
Posted By BtotheR

Re: Auckland area

Why not give it a go - you only live once and would you want to live the rest of your life thinking "What if...?"

Whats the worst that could happen - you have to move back? Yorkshire will still be...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 4th 2019, 11:24 am
Replies: 100
Views: 28,970
Posted By BtotheR

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

Attached are a couple of short sound files I recorded in our gardens. One from our old home in NZ inMay last year, the other this May from our home in the UK.

Just out of interest - which sounds...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 4th 2019, 11:03 am
Replies: 65
Views: 6,380
Posted By BtotheR

Re: Auckland area

All the time actually here. I don't think you can generalise the UK as a whole or judge it by London (Or NZ by Auckland for that fact).

We see kids walking up over hills around here and past...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 3rd 2019, 10:25 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 6,380
Posted By BtotheR

Re: Auckland area

Be very wary of this as actually there were a lot of 2 bedroom houses in NZ that are now 3 bedroom with two small bedrooms in them. When the property boom hit a few years ago, people realised...
Forum: New Zealand
May 31st 2019, 2:45 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 6,380
Posted By BtotheR

Re: Auckland area

Nothing wrong with swaying a bit - its a big decision. After just coming back after 15 years there I guess I am a little on the negative side so I can completely understand that the mindset is...
Forum: New Zealand
May 31st 2019, 1:26 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 6,380
Posted By BtotheR

Re: Auckland area

Hey - sounds like plans are coming along. Have you been doing these test travel times at peak NZ times? As previously pointed out south Auckland is generally less desirable and although there are...
May 23rd 2019, 9:35 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,217
Posted By BtotheR

Re: Returning to UK from Australia rough timelines

Use TorFX - we did for a good chunk of money and they were excellent with no fees (obviously they make money on the exchange). DO you really want to risk what you bring over on Bitcoin!!?

When we...
Forum: New Zealand
May 15th 2019, 9:12 pm
Replies: 82
Views: 10,236
Posted By BtotheR

Re: Job offer in Auckland

This is very accurate. Power costs over there are pricey too - in the winter we paid around $250 - 300 per month for electricity (we only had gas hobs on the oven which had a bottle(!) which is not...
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