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Forum: New Zealand
Oct 30th 2009, 7:09 am
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 4th 2009, 10:27 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,360
Posted By dkb_herts

Re: Bringing Paint in the Container

Artex? ARTEX??? FGS don't bring that over - it looks tacky, it's impossible to keep clean, it screams out at the top of its lungs that it's trying to cover up a botched job some half-wit couldn't get...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 1st 2009, 10:55 am
Replies: 7
Views: 611
Posted By dkb_herts

Re: Which clothes to bring

Bring layers!
The problem is that in, say, London on a midwinter evening you walk off literally freezing streets into warm houses, but in Wellington you walk off mildly chilly streets and find the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 31st 2009, 8:49 am
Replies: 38
Views: 1,323
Posted By dkb_herts

Re: I got the Job!

Congratulations!
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 28th 2009, 10:23 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,319
Posted By dkb_herts

Re: To sell or not ?

Good luck. I've accepted an offer on my UK place too, hope it all works out well.
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 21st 2009, 10:45 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,623
Posted By dkb_herts

Re: Altrincham or Auckland?

I know Altrincham well because I lived there in the late 1980s (a flat opposite the croquet club in Bowdon) after moving out of central London, and I would say that it's quite an interesting...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 18th 2009, 7:02 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,511
Posted By dkb_herts

Re: The tax man commeth

Hmm, but the rate in the UK is flat for each income bracket, isn't it? So if you're earning £X.00 you are taxed at the same rate on your entire income above your annual allowance

No, you have an...
Jul 16th 2009, 9:00 am
Replies: 7
Views: 629
Posted By dkb_herts

Re: Document return from Immigration London

Hi Bevissa, I took my docs down to NZ House in person and didn't give them a reply paid envelope; but no matter, after they said yes by email, they sent everything back via Royal Mail using one of...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 6th 2009, 9:08 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,939
Posted By dkb_herts

Re: Opening a NZ bank account

Hi Numptyhead,

Did they confirm off their own bat or did you chase them?

I phoned, expensively, from the UK, because time was getting so short. I think you should start by dropping them an...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 5th 2009, 5:58 am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,939
Posted By dkb_herts

Re: Opening a NZ bank account

Kiwibank, despite apparently losing track of the application I sent from the UK, confirmed just before I flew out that everything was ready. On my first day in Wellington I went into a Postshop with...
Jul 2nd 2009, 7:30 am
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By dkb_herts

Re: Points...how does it work

Many folks without enough points for the skilled migrant category need to gain a job offer before they can even submit an EOI.

That's how it was for me - I applied for jobs and put the EOI in once...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 25th 2009, 10:40 am
Replies: 82
Views: 3,986
Posted By dkb_herts

Re: Supermarkets etc in NZ

Luvwelly, where is your local Woolworth's? Just wondering if it's within hiking distance of me - as I mentioned I've tried four New Worlds in wgtn and it would be good to check out the competition.
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 24th 2009, 9:20 am
Replies: 82
Views: 3,986
Posted By dkb_herts

Re: Supermarkets etc in NZ

Sometimes there's a lack of choice in a surprising area - in the UK, I used to find well over a dozen different frozen and chilled pizzas in my local supermarkets, four or more of which were...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 23rd 2009, 9:02 am
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By dkb_herts

Re: Hi From Windy Welly

In a similar boat [plane?] - no family or contacts here in Welly, just a friend North of Auckland who seemed strikingly happy to have said goodbye to London. Job offer; too good to say no; and here...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 23rd 2009, 8:44 am
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By dkb_herts

Re: Hi From Windy Welly

Hello from another recent arrival - I landed in Wellington six weeks ago to be confronted with what several locals have told me has been an unusually bad start to the winter (remember that weekend...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 17th 2009, 8:29 am
Replies: 117
Views: 10,616
Posted By dkb_herts

Re: We are land owners!!

With a bit of tweaking for those personal details that's going to be a lovely house! Really happy for you. Do let us know how it all goes.
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 14th 2009, 8:39 am
Replies: 15
Views: 928
Posted By dkb_herts

Re: I has arrived!!!

Congratulations! For me it's been a month and I still find myself walking down the street thinking "Wow, here I am, it really happened, aren't the people friendly and helpful" or "Fantastic blue...
Forum: New Zealand
May 25th 2009, 8:04 am
Replies: 51
Views: 3,157
Posted By dkb_herts

Re: Who is doing things they would never of dreamed of back in UK!

It's unexciting, but knowing I can walk to work without seeing litter and dogsh*t all over the street puts a smile on my face. The little details like that all add up.
Forum: New Zealand
May 16th 2009, 6:28 am
Replies: 456
Views: 31,361
Posted By dkb_herts

Re: Today's Weather ...

Ooh it's been windy in Welly the last couple of days ... but it's quite entertaining since I only got here on Tuesday and it's still got novelty value (I guess that will wear off pretty quickly!)
Apr 11th 2009, 3:07 am
Replies: 3
Views: 439
Posted By dkb_herts

Re: Costs

In my case police check was £35, medicals £300ish, visa £650ish, migrant levy £110.
Apr 9th 2009, 2:52 am
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By dkb_herts

Re: Offer of skilled employment

I sent a CV to a specialist recruiter, discussed things with them by phone and booked a flight out. They arranged interviews for me while I was over there and one company liked me and my CV enough...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 6th 2009, 6:33 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By dkb_herts

Re: Tea!!!

Don't try to smuggle in any sort of food. There are sniffer dogs.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 28th 2009, 2:50 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,274
Posted By dkb_herts

Re: Oi ! You lot ! Where are your avatars ?

j19fmm, just to confuse things further, that Devon custard was photographed in Essex (it was sitting on a boulder that was labelled PUDDING STONE).
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 28th 2009, 8:19 am
Mar 10th 2009, 2:12 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By dkb_herts

Re: ITA submitted

My application was lodged on 6th March and they took the application fee on the 9th. The letter telling me it's been accepted for consideration says "I hope to make a decision ... in the next one to...
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