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Forum: New Zealand
Feb 12th 2011, 6:08 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,426
Posted By Flower Pot

Re: Steiner - Montessori School's

Yes it was perfect, that's because I am wonderful ;)

No flame-fanning here, I'm more of a peace loving tree hugging type person.
Just following forum etiquette of posting ones opinion. Oh and I...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 12th 2011, 3:15 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,426
Posted By Flower Pot

Re: Steiner - Montessori School's

I have read this thread with interest.

There's ways of giving advice and being helpful (as this forum is intended), and then there's ways of attempting to belittle people and attempting to make...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 29th 2011, 7:32 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,564
Posted By Flower Pot

Smile Re: Calling all Kiwi Sparkys!

Hello :)
Hubbys a sparky, we've been here 7 months.
He had trouble getting a job offer before we came out so we were granted a WTR, however he got a job as soon as he got here with a big electrical...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 25th 2011, 7:39 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,259
Posted By Flower Pot

Re: Drinks in Auckland

Yeh me and the hubs would be keen, both 29, moved out 7ish months ago, living on the North Shore :)

Oh and did I mention we're scousers....? Watch out mcgarnagle :rofl:
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 16th 2011, 6:40 am
Replies: 71
Views: 13,405
Posted By Flower Pot

Re: Liver function tests

Oh congrats missus!! I'll chill the wine!! :drinkwine:
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 16th 2011, 2:52 am
Replies: 96
Views: 7,652
Posted By Flower Pot

Re: A little positivity please!!!

*Bumped* - For Kari's request of positive vibes!! :)
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 16th 2011, 2:30 am
Replies: 31
Views: 2,238
Posted By Flower Pot

Talking Re: Positive Vibes Please

Hey Kari - don't be disheartened, NZ IS GREAT!!

I had the same issue as you last year just before we came out, was depressed at all the negative threads... there are a lot of posters who think...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 30th 2010, 4:12 am
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By Flower Pot

Re: Suburbs & Transport Links

Hello Kari :) Not long to go now, you must be excited!

We live in Stanmore Bay, its about 40mins outside the city, depending upon traffic.

We bought a 2nd hand 4x4, list price was $12k, we got...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 7th 2010, 4:47 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By Flower Pot

Re: Telephone Interview

I asked the same question a few months back! Check out the thread, very useful!

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=652272&highlight=telephone+interview
:thumbsup: xx
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 6th 2010, 4:16 am
Replies: 28
Views: 8,325
Posted By Flower Pot

Re: 'Poshest' areas to live in auckland???

:rofl::thumbsup:
Still haven't been to your house V, waiting for a hot tub party invitation!! :D

There are lovely areas in Auckland, love it on the shore the best, by far nicest beaches... erm,...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 3rd 2010, 7:12 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By Flower Pot

Re: Can see the light at the end of the very long tunnel!!!

Thanks everyone! No news get but hopefully next wk :)

We could have gone to an office here but our original visa officer said it would be quicker to send to her as she has all the original...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 1st 2010, 9:05 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 924
Posted By Flower Pot

Smile Can see the light at the end of the very long tunnel!!!

So we got WTR visas issued in June, run out in March 2011...
Hubby has fulfilled the requirements of working in his trade for 3 months and gaining provisional electrical reg... so we have sent our...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 28th 2010, 2:50 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,119
Posted By Flower Pot

Re: Camping recommendations.... Coromandel..

Hey dude!

I know you say Coromandel but thought I'd throw Goat Island into the mix as its a great camping site!

http://www.goatislandcamping.co.nz/pricelist_highseason.htm

You can camp for...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 25th 2010, 7:23 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 13,405
Posted By Flower Pot

Re: Liver function tests

Its so easy to get down about it but try to keep your chin up, they turn away very few people if you have the skills they want!
We got really stressed about it but it all turned out great and now...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 24th 2010, 7:59 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 13,405
Posted By Flower Pot

Re: Liver function tests

Oh fantastic Bev! That looks so positive :thumbsup:

As I think I mentioned to you, the hubs had same high levels and after numerous tests, scans, bloods over and over, the MA asked for a...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 20th 2010, 10:27 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,704
Posted By Flower Pot

Re: Eeek! Cockroach question...

We had a rogue one the other day in the spare bedroom, picked up my hairdryer and it scuttled across the desk, they would have heard my scream down in Welly :eek:

I spray the inside of a glass...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 20th 2010, 12:05 am
Replies: 137
Views: 11,607
Posted By Flower Pot

Re: New Zealand is really, really cool because...

Ooh fabulous! Wow your not wasting any time eh! :eek:

Yes I also have a shopping addiction and despite what some expats say, I enjoy shopping here :)
We live in Stanmore Bay, Hibiscus Coast,...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 18th 2010, 8:05 pm
Replies: 137
Views: 11,607
Posted By Flower Pot

Re: New Zealand is really, really cool because...

Another 'positive' thread ruined... *clicks unsubscribe*

Cookie, how exciting! Its a stressful, nervous and exciting time for you now, but it will all be worth it :)
There are lots of chain...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 14th 2010, 4:15 am
Replies: 137
Views: 11,607
Posted By Flower Pot

Re: New Zealand is really, really cool because...

:D Well said LE

I guess some people can't help but to pee on the bonfire :thumbdown:
Ah well, we'll keep the positive vibes going, afterall, I'm sure thats why the OP started this thread :)
...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 14th 2010, 4:12 am
Replies: 137
Views: 11,607
Posted By Flower Pot

Re: New Zealand is really, really cool because...

Obviously theres more to NZ than just nice rose wine, that goes without saying! :blink: I've taken various road trips and could waffle on forever and a day about the spectacular scenery, wonderful...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 12th 2010, 9:55 am
Replies: 137
Views: 11,607
Posted By Flower Pot

Re: New Zealand is really, really cool because...

Here here!! :thumbsup:

Oh and I have also been pleasantly surprised with the selection of rose wine now available in NZ! Last time I came on holiday there was only a couple of really dark coloured...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 9th 2010, 7:39 am
Replies: 137
Views: 11,607
Posted By Flower Pot

Re: New Zealand is really, really cool because...

Oh and my hubby left his sunglasses in a changing room of a shop in a huge Westfield shopping centre... realised the next day, popped in the next time we were there (3ish days later) and they had...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 9th 2010, 7:31 am
Replies: 137
Views: 11,607
Posted By Flower Pot

Re: New Zealand is really, really cool because...

...general use items aren't locked away or grafittied! Coming from Lpool, we expect everything to be bolted to something or it will be nicked, our local park has the football nets just propped up at...
Forum: NZ Update
Nov 5th 2010, 5:28 am
Replies: 70
Views: 16,781
Posted By Flower Pot

Re: Now leaving NZ

Just another slant on it...

I understand its not for some people, and think its harder for families but in my opinion it is what you make it... if it isn't working out in a particular part of NZ,...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 26th 2010, 8:00 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,216
Posted By Flower Pot

Re: 28 Year Old Moving to North Shore, Auckland Jan 2011

Have a friend in Taka also same age range so will be going for a drink and meet up soon!

Just sent u a friend request :)
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