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Forum: New Zealand
Jun 14th 2022, 9:07 am
Replies: 31
Views: 6,268
Posted By Charlie Paynter

Re: Why we left New Zealand

Great post. Sadly, however, nothing seems to have changed in NZ - we left NZ way back in 2001 after 3-ish years living in Auckland, and only because of the wages versus cost of living.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 22nd 2017, 1:59 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 4,352
Posted By Charlie Paynter

Re: New Zealand Hype

Being a QS, you should well and the pay should be good. I was a QS when I went to NZ in 1999 (left in 2001, but have been back for holidays many times since), but since returning to the UK, have...
Forum: NZ Update
Oct 21st 2014, 2:49 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 10,150
Posted By Charlie Paynter

Re: 9 Years...

I was thinking a good post, until I read the above!
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 7th 2014, 8:43 pm
Replies: 49
Views: 4,197
Posted By Charlie Paynter

Re: 9 years ago

Blade Down Under - Thank you so much for sharing. Made me stop and think about those that did perish and those that continue to suffer.
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 17th 2014, 2:48 pm
Replies: 234
Views: 29,429
Posted By Charlie Paynter

Re: $95k in Auckland

Mirrors exactly my experience!
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 17th 2014, 1:15 pm
Replies: 234
Views: 29,429
Posted By Charlie Paynter

Re: $95k in Auckland

I find it hard to believe that $95,000 pa would purchase even a reasonable standard of living in Auckland, unless you are mortgage free. Yes, I have not lived or worked in Auckland since 2001 (been...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 23rd 2014, 10:30 pm
Replies: 69
Views: 4,555
Posted By Charlie Paynter

Re: Expat migrants in NZ - map

Mrs Fychan - Whereabouts are you in Pukerua Bay? I use to live in Rawhiti Road (tennis club end) when I was a whipper snapper back in the seventies!
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 9th 2013, 8:27 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,471
Posted By Charlie Paynter

Re: Yesterday I found myself unreasonably excited by...

Obviously it is what you get used to and take for granted whilst living in an area / country. Having left NZ some years ago now, I still miss fish and chips, which IMO, was superb and the UK does...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 9th 2013, 3:11 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,982
Posted By Charlie Paynter

Re: Heres a good one.

No need to worry - your contract is with the builder, not the concrete supplier. Even if the concrete supplier had a valid retention of title (often referred to as a Romalpa clause in legal circles)...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 9th 2013, 3:01 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,611
Posted By Charlie Paynter

Re: Hi One and All!!!!!

Another Irons supporter here! Family seat is Canning Town! When I was living on the North Shore, along the East Coast Road was a house with a WHU flag flying on the staff! Best of luck...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 11th 2012, 1:26 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 845
Posted By Charlie Paynter

Re: Any of you a QS/Estimator in NZ

I was a QS (until I re-qualified as a Lawyer :eek:!). I emigrated to NZ in late 1998 (based in Auckland), and came back in 2001, but have visited NZ a couple of times since then, and have kept in...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 11th 2012, 8:41 am
Replies: 38
Views: 2,755
Posted By Charlie Paynter

Re: Cost of Housing in mount wellington

Where about are you in Pukerua bay? Just interested as I grew up there in the 70's, and my parents built a house in Rawhiti Road (tennis club end).
Sep 22nd 2011, 4:05 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 652
Posted By Charlie Paynter

Re: Any thoughts on Havering, London

I would second what MagsB said - aim for Upminster!
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 22nd 2011, 9:07 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,102
Posted By Charlie Paynter

Re: Mass exodus

Well Genesis, personally I believe that the exodus from NZ is to do with the good wines we now have in MH!
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 15th 2011, 10:28 am
Replies: 126
Views: 9,885
Posted By Charlie Paynter

Re: NZ's future..does it have one?

...and I lived very close to Ilford (Chadwell Heath, just off Barley Lane) in the late eighties!

I will seek out Nick next time I am buying my wine!
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 15th 2011, 9:42 am
Replies: 126
Views: 9,885
Posted By Charlie Paynter

Re: NZ's future..does it have one?

Very spookey! Mind you, I could write at least a chapter on 'spookiness', like the time we were in Hawaii in May 1990, and went to an organised beach BBQ and guess what? Our best Kiwi friends, who...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 14th 2011, 11:54 am
Replies: 126
Views: 9,885
Posted By Charlie Paynter

Re: NZ's future..does it have one?

I must admit, when we were living in Auckland, we were beach (and BBQ) bums! Loved it. But on deciding to return, we were determined not to dwell on what we had left behind (or look back through...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 14th 2011, 11:26 am
Replies: 126
Views: 9,885
Posted By Charlie Paynter

Re: NZ's future..does it have one?

Genesis,

If income / money was not an issue, I'll still be living in NZ, so you are preaching to the converted (I know Parmy well - one of my best Kiwi mates lives in Fielding).

And although I...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 14th 2011, 10:11 am
Replies: 126
Views: 9,885
Posted By Charlie Paynter

Re: NZ's future..does it have one?

You kidding?

I live close to Northampton (well, between Northampton and Leicester), and before I returned from NZ (10 years ago), had never stepped foot in the east Midlands. I remain amazed how...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 14th 2011, 9:00 am
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 14th 2011, 8:28 am
Replies: 150
Views: 12,537
Posted By Charlie Paynter

Re: Earthquake ! Log your rumbles here.

But you are still posting! :D

My thoughts are with you all. I know Christchurch very well, a beautiful part of the world and with the Kiwi attitude, it will be a success again.

Just been...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 9th 2011, 9:20 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,123
Posted By Charlie Paynter

Re: Possibly heading back to UK in July

Whatever you decide, please make sure you get at least an indefinite resident returning visa - it may not be high on your 'to do' list, but you will regret it in future years to come.

We left in...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 9th 2011, 8:43 am
Replies: 126
Views: 9,885
Posted By Charlie Paynter

Re: NZ's future..does it have one?

Blimey, I remember that quote (as a kid in the seventies)! I also remember the Fred Dagg song "There's Rob Muldoon and Rowling, they havn't made a hit, they're ruining the country more than just a...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 7th 2011, 9:48 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,123
Posted By Charlie Paynter

Re: Possibly heading back to UK in July

Why not start your own business or purchase one / buy into an existing one?

You have spent thousands on getting out there, which would be a complete and utter waste if you gave up and came back. ...
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