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Forum: New Zealand
Jan 26th 2011, 7:07 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 587
Posted By Wooly_Cow

Re: Renting

If you are non resident in the UK, then you are not liable for tax there. You need to make sure that all your bank accounts give you gross interest.

In NZ you are allowed 4 years as an emmigrant,...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 19th 2011, 2:05 am
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By Wooly_Cow

Re: Freeview box?

It does and you can ;)

The only advantage of Freeview is that you can get HD for free. With Sky even the basic HD channels (i.e. films on One) require an MySky HDI box ($15 per month) plus an HD...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 16th 2011, 8:52 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,810
Posted By Wooly_Cow

Re: Spiders!!!

They are not that big BUT distinctive with a cigar shaped abdomen with a white tip....hence the name.
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 16th 2011, 8:45 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,810
Posted By Wooly_Cow

Re: Spiders!!!

Saw a Katipo or more likely a False Katipo (or maybe a Redback - but not supposed to be in Wellington) in my garage yesterday.

I took a couple of photo's on the drive but they aren't too clear...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 16th 2011, 8:25 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,313
Posted By Wooly_Cow

Re: Ladies & Gentlemen We Appear To Have A Leaker ...

Really sorry to hear of your problems. Hope things sort themselves out.

When we were house hunting we saw a few houses which looked (and smelt) like "Leakers" but the agent promised they weren't....
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 15th 2011, 4:21 am
Replies: 97
Views: 11,552
Posted By Wooly_Cow

Re: looking for friends in Wellington!!

Of course - sorry missed that - Public it is - hopefully the 'Duelling Pianos' aren't on :p
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 14th 2011, 9:57 pm
Replies: 97
Views: 11,552
Posted By Wooly_Cow

Re: looking for friends in Wellington!!

Next Saturday sounds great. Which bar / pub? ....to start with of course
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 13th 2011, 8:31 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,597
Posted By Wooly_Cow

Re: Want to watch BBC I-Player?

Not true....Slingshot do

http://www.slingshot.co.nz/Default.aspx?p=264

...and many ISP's zero rate both certain content like You-tube and i-Sky and downloads at night (in the early hours)
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 9th 2010, 12:41 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,800
Posted By Wooly_Cow

Re: Where to live in Welly

Good choice - hope you enjoy it there.
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 8th 2010, 9:10 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,331
Posted By Wooly_Cow

Re: New UK - NZ departure Tax

What a ridiculous fuss in New Zealand about another countries departure tax. The press here seem to think it’s some sort of deliberate move to scupper the number of tourists coming to see the Rugby...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 31st 2010, 8:14 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,126
Posted By Wooly_Cow

Re: Decile school ratings

Decile ratings are used for Government funding and hence what your 'voluntary' contributions will be. The higher the decile the more you will be expected to pay.

They are NOT a reflection on...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 23rd 2010, 9:55 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By Wooly_Cow

Re: free wifi/internet connections

Many cafes do offer free wifi - but you can also buy a card from CafeNet which allows wifi access at many cafes.

There are very few 'free' wifi zones but the tow that spring to mind in Wellington...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 11th 2010, 1:51 am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,149
Posted By Wooly_Cow

Re: Healthcare warning for new immigrants

...and reading that it says you can choose a dentist, which is what we did, and that a lot of 'treatments' including fillings, fissure sealant, flouride treatment and some extractions are free.

If...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 10th 2010, 10:42 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,149
Posted By Wooly_Cow

Re: Healthcare warning for new immigrants

With regards to GP's - you have to pay for some Under 6's as well. The price varies from GP to GP. Here are the prices for Wellington.
...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 28th 2010, 10:06 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,800
Posted By Wooly_Cow

Re: Where to live in Welly

Hataitai is nice. Think about Miramar and Seatoun ....they are great suburbs. Very close to the city (not quite walking but short bus or flat cycle ride). Thorndon tends to be pricey
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 20th 2010, 11:34 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 805
Posted By Wooly_Cow

Re: Finding out the state of the NZ economy?

The Dom Post online is a pretty good place...but you can get most stories through Stuff.

The NZ ecconomy seems to me to be the most counter indicative market I have ever come across. I mean where...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 15th 2010, 12:26 am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,800
Posted By Wooly_Cow

Re: Where to live in Welly

Its perfectly natural. The thing is there is a lot you can do to prepare and reduce the impact. The first and most importnat of these is to choose where you live. Of course you could choose to aviod...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 14th 2010, 11:37 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,800
Posted By Wooly_Cow

Re: Where to live in Welly

It's a very emotive subject as everyone has their favorites.

My best advice is to rent somewhere central for a few weeks and have a look around for yourself. The added cost of furnished or...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 6th 2010, 3:49 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,465
Posted By Wooly_Cow

Re: Earthquake Insurance

Interesting - so I just looked into what they do with the money in the fund...

http://www.eqc.govt.nz/abouteqc/investmennofndf.aspx

About 1/3rd is in overseas equities - so taking less than...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 6th 2010, 3:31 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,465
Posted By Wooly_Cow

Re: Earthquake Insurance

...I read today that this was a positive things form the Kiwi ecconomy becuase of the level of investment required to rebuild....but here's the question. Where's the momeny coming from?

It's $1000...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 1st 2010, 9:18 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,456
Posted By Wooly_Cow

Re: Stop over's on route, any suggestions?

I'll call the US Department of 'Meet and Greet' to get their rubber gloves ready :)
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 1st 2010, 8:53 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 6,231
Posted By Wooly_Cow

Re: New Zealand Driving License

...and the sentance that your overseas licence is valid???

As a UK licence is related to an address, which you no longer have, I am not sure that it is still valid. Sure the UK don't make you...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 1st 2010, 9:35 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,893
Posted By Wooly_Cow

Re: Taking your pet with you...

Auckland is many times bigger than Wellignton and the sections are in general larger so you will have more chance at a decent rental....but it will still be a hard job!

You will have to register...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 1st 2010, 9:25 am
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By Wooly_Cow

Re: Wooden things?

I've got some of that too....but left it behind :(
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 1st 2010, 2:46 am
Replies: 11
Views: 958
Posted By Wooly_Cow

Re: GOING FOR IT, I think!

Where are you thinking of going?

Trying to find short term rentals, motel and hostels during the school holidays here will be trickier but not un-doable especially if you stay away from the Kiwi...
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