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Forum: New Zealand
Jul 2nd 2020, 4:23 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,915
Posted By helen roberts

Re: 16 year old moving to NZ

we would support her. Yes student visa I guess!!
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 2nd 2020, 10:25 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,915
Posted By helen roberts

16 year old moving to NZ

Hi everyone, I wonder if anyone could help. We are hoping to move to NZ but it will depend on my husband’s job. (Thats probably another thread - he’s an Infrastructure Architect for BNY (the Bank of...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 27th 2008, 7:40 am
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By helen roberts

Re: Education in Auckland

Hi Carol and Jacky

Thanks so much for taking the time to reply. High schools are a long way in the future for us as our eldest daughter is only 4 but it's great to think that, in the long term,...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 26th 2008, 2:39 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 703
Posted By helen roberts

Education in Auckland

Hi Everyone

Just wondering, does anyone know what the general standard of education is like in and around Auckland? Originally, we were all set to head to Oz but it looks as if a possible job for...
Sep 10th 2008, 7:03 pm
Replies: 102
Views: 29,654
Posted By helen roberts

Re: A year in Hinsight (B'ham to Adelaide and back again)

Hi Selina

Can empathise with wlth all your worries!! Debs is organising a meet up soon - then we can all convince each other to just go now!!

Helen:)

PS Debs said the wedding was fab. ...
Forum: Australia
Sep 5th 2008, 9:16 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,270
Posted By helen roberts

Re: Cost of housing in Sydney suburbs

Thanks guys

Like I said, we had ruled out Sydney (despite the fact that it is easily the best place for my husband's work as he is in IT) because we thought we couldn't afford to buy the sort of...
Forum: Australia
Sep 4th 2008, 10:59 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,270
Posted By helen roberts

Good suburbs of Sydney

Hi everyone


Just been back to look at this thread in the light of more possible work in Sydney. Just wondering, what are the good suburbs of Sydney and what are the places to avoid?

Thanks
...
Forum: Australia
Aug 26th 2008, 8:59 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By helen roberts

Re: Places to see in Perth

Hi there!

Our two girls (age 3 and 1) LOVED Rottnest Island. We hired bikes and they were in the thingy on the back (whatever that is called!) Yanchep is worth a visit for the kangaroos and...
Forum: Australia
Aug 26th 2008, 8:57 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,909
Posted By helen roberts

Re: who to fly with!!!

Hi

We also flew Singapore airlines with a stop in Singapore. Brilliant - cannot fault them. We have two young children and would definitely fly with them again.

Helen :)
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 26th 2008, 8:47 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,180
Posted By helen roberts

Re: Flight Plight .......

Hi there

We (two adults and two children age 3 and 1) flew to Melbourne in Jan via Singapore (where we stayed for 3 nights). It was great to see the place and certainly did break up the journey...
Forum: Australia
Aug 19th 2008, 6:47 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,233
Posted By helen roberts

Re: suburbs of perth

Hi

We really like Mindarie - about 40 km north of Perth. Try a search on this as plenty have posted before.

Good luck
Forum: Australia
Aug 12th 2008, 6:48 am
Replies: 8
Views: 665
Posted By helen roberts

Re: any info on holiday rental melbourne please

Hi

Try www.stayz.com.au

We found all our properties for our reccie on this site.

Helen
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 6th 2008, 7:55 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By helen roberts

Re: Worries about the future

Thanks Scotty D

I really appreciate your advice.

Helen:)
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 5th 2008, 10:07 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By helen roberts

Re: Worries about the future

Thanks so much everyone who has replied to this thread. Some really emotional stories here which brought me to tears as I was reading them. Ultimately, though, I think you are all right - it is the...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 3rd 2008, 9:09 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,149
Posted By helen roberts

Worries about the future

Hi there everyone

Know there is no easy answer to this question but how do those of you who have done it stop worrying about the future. We have been talking tonight about what we would do if one...
Forum: Australia
Aug 2nd 2008, 10:11 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 75,102
Posted By helen roberts

Re: Melbourne - what suburbs to AVOID living in?

We stayed in Bayswater when we did our reckie - sold by the fact it appeared to be "at the foot of the Dandenongs!" It wasn't nice. Also didn't like Frankston - not really our sort of people there!
Forum: Australia
Aug 1st 2008, 6:25 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By helen roberts

Re: Hi I am new to this....

Hi Nic

Our children were 3 and 1 when we did our reckie. The flights were fine - nowhere near as bad as I had anticipated. The 3 year old thought the whole thing was a huge adventure and the 1...
Forum: Australia
Jul 31st 2008, 6:35 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 907
Posted By helen roberts

Re: Hi I am new to this....

Hi

I think the whole prospect of emigrating is really stressful - you can be excited one minute, petrified the next. I've been through the whole gamut of experiences from being sure it's the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 31st 2008, 9:02 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,284
Posted By helen roberts

Re: Auckland climate and what to do in the winter

Thanks guys

It's brilliant to get info from people who actually live there. Sometimes it feels like such a HUGE decision!

Thank you so much for taking the time.

Helen:)
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 30th 2008, 7:51 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,284
Posted By helen roberts

Auckland climate and what to do in the winter

Hi everyone

Don't normally post on NZ forum as have been planning to emigrate to Oz. However, coming around to the idea that NZ may fit our bill, so trying to do a bit of research. Have been to...
Forum: Australia
Jul 23rd 2008, 10:27 am
Replies: 13
Views: 847
Posted By helen roberts

Re: Flying with young children

I think a DVD player is a great idea as she obviously won't have her own tv and so will be watching yours! They did have Dora on the "on demand" tv hence why it could be watched over and over again...
Forum: Australia
Jul 22nd 2008, 7:33 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 847
Posted By helen roberts

Re: Flying with young children

Hi

We travelled to Melbourne in January with our two children aged 3 and 1. As others have said, it was nowhere near as bad as we had anticipated. Any child under 2 gets a bassinet with...
Forum: Australia
Jun 7th 2008, 7:36 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,322
Posted By helen roberts

Re: Brisbane or Perth

Hi Rachel

I too am a teacher and have also recently returned from a reccie in Oz. We were there at the start of the school year (end of Jan) and WA still have over a hundred teaching positions...
Forum: Australia
Jun 5th 2008, 8:35 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,308
Posted By helen roberts

Re: singapore hotel for family with 3 kids cant seem to find one any ideas please

Hi

We stayed in the Swissotel, Merchant Courth and thought it was really great. We are a family of four and had two double beds and plenty of space for a cot. Rates were quite a lot cheaper...
Forum: Australia
Jun 4th 2008, 7:32 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,270
Posted By helen roberts

Re: Cost of housing in Sydney suburbs

Wow, Chillisquid, thanks so much for taking the time to give me so much information! Really kind of you. Will store it all for our final decision time!

Thanks again

Helen:)
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