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Nov 6th 2015, 9:14 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By dorrick

Re: Help re return temporarily to UK - moved toMBTTUK

Thank you all for your help. I contacted the International Pensions and they are sending me the forms as NZ reciprocal scheme covers this. Will hold off for few weeks to see how things develop. We...
Oct 30th 2015, 10:33 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,250
Posted By dorrick

Help re return temporarily to UK - moved toMBTTUK

Hi, looking for information re pensions.
Have lived in NZ for 45 years and currently have national superannuation.
I am presently in London as my son is seriously ill and may have ongoing...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 6th 2015, 1:11 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,195
Posted By dorrick

Re: Goin on a road trip.....

I always recommend visitors to go clockwise - somehow driving south on SH1 is easier than driving north. As previously said you don't get the sudden view at top of Brynderwyns but if traffic is light...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 17th 2015, 7:47 am
Replies: 64
Views: 6,295
Posted By dorrick

Re: I am I making a horrible mistake - Auckland?

I am an old migrant so my views don't represent many on here but think if you think of the trip as an adventure things are easier - take a 6 month rental initially to see if you like the area....
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 24th 2014, 6:47 am
Replies: 5
Views: 912
Posted By dorrick

Re: moving with child who has aspergers

I replied to similar query some time ago
http://britishexpats.com/forum/new-zealand-83/special-needs-education-665928/

think info still relevant - original poster might be able to tell you how...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 12th 2014, 3:42 am
Replies: 74
Views: 6,887
Posted By dorrick

Re: creepy crawlies

'Neverong' is good -put in shallow container across their path - they swarm all over it then go back to the nest and die - the others eat them there killing most off - sometimes takes a day or so...
Forum: New Zealand
May 20th 2014, 8:48 am
Replies: 10
Views: 715
Posted By dorrick

Re: Window cleaner Kohimarama area please

Used them a couple of years ago - excellent.
http://www.simplywindowcleaning.co.nz/
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 17th 2014, 6:08 am
Replies: 7
Views: 691
Posted By dorrick

Re: Flights Via Singapore

Transit Hotel at Changi is great - you can book in 6 hour slots. It is airside so you can go straight in when you arrive to refresh yourself. We always try to get a few hours between flights - just...
Forum: New Zealand
May 29th 2013, 5:25 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,503
Posted By dorrick

Re: East Coast Auckland

Disneyland (LA) is better bet - half-way on the journey so good time for short stopover especially with little ones. Not a fan of LA myself but if you stay near Disneyland and just do that, it is a...
Forum: New Zealand
May 20th 2013, 5:20 am
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By dorrick

Re: Store cupboard question

Make sure you declare any food - probably not a problem but best not to raise any hackles with customs
Forum: New Zealand
May 3rd 2013, 2:06 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,314
Posted By dorrick

Re: Auckland in October: what's the weather like?

http://weatherspark.com/averages/32738/10/Auckland-New-Zealand
As said above but it can also be very pleasant. Don't bet either way
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 29th 2012, 8:24 am
Replies: 88
Views: 5,251
Posted By dorrick

Re: Estate Agents Stingy With Info

www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 29th 2012, 4:22 am
Replies: 88
Views: 5,251
Posted By dorrick

Auckland CVs

On Auckland city site there is a GIS viewer that lets you find the CV of any property. Also gives details of rates, land size etc
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 29th 2012, 5:20 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By dorrick

Re: Where to rent in Auckland

Worth looking at "Gumtree" as well
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 29th 2012, 5:19 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,425
Posted By dorrick

Re: Can we live and rent on $60 NZK to start with please?

Don't know how old you are, but many young couples are house sharing in Auckland for economic reasons - might be short term solution till you work things out. Gumtree - Auckland branch can be useful
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 19th 2012, 12:47 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 783
Posted By dorrick

Re: Doing up the Kitchen

Had kitchen doors and drawer fronts taken away and sprayed and "baked" - put on new handles and looks like new kitchen. They put laminate of same colour on skirting boards too. Cost about $3000 2...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 10th 2012, 4:58 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,162
Posted By dorrick

Re: To come to NZ or Not to come - can you help?

Don't know if this is any help to you

Farm stays / Wwoofing
Another great way to really experience New Zealand life and live with some Kiwis is to go on a farm stay. There are various groups such...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 25th 2012, 9:13 am
Replies: 1
Views: 514
Posted By dorrick

Forum: New Zealand
Feb 6th 2012, 5:27 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,947
Posted By dorrick

Re: Older chidren (still in the UK) question

Been here 40 years and both offspring have now been in London for 7 years.
They alternate coming back about every 12-18 mths and we have been over a couple of times - I think using up annual leave...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 9th 2011, 9:28 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,096
Posted By dorrick

Re: LEFT HANDED GUITAR WANTED

Don't you just string them the other way round?
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 29th 2011, 3:40 am
Replies: 2
Views: 846
Posted By dorrick

Re: Expat in Auckland going home for Christmas

try the classifieds on here - house exchange
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 22nd 2011, 3:44 am
Replies: 45
Views: 3,080
Posted By dorrick

Re: Elections '11

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McGillicuddy_Serious_Party
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 18th 2011, 7:05 am
Replies: 15
Views: 10,002
Posted By dorrick

Re: Where to live Auckland city??

Not sure where Crap Coffee is coming from? - Mt Eden, Epsom, Ponsonby, Grey Lynn and Mission Bay are amongst the premium suburbs in Ak - Mission Bay is where I'm going when I win Lotto! Has nice cafe...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 15th 2011, 9:58 am
Replies: 16
Views: 9,350
Posted By dorrick

Re: Can anyone recommend a decent hairdresser in Auckland????

I mentioned before - Carmel works at Barnaby's in Newmarket- handy for you -- great cutter
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 11th 2011, 4:52 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,415
Posted By dorrick

Re: Back/Rear Section?

Feel some answers less than helpful:)
A sub-divided section can be an affordable way into a desirable area. Of course always check out the details, especially if it is a cross-lease. However, like...
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