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Forum: New Zealand
Jan 7th 2015, 2:59 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,615
Posted By Mrs Pointer

Re: What did you feel right before you emigrated?

I was quite calm about it. The hard bit for me was making the decision to go, and we based that on our reaction to getting a visa (we whooped, so trusted the gut instinct).

Selling my house was...
Forum: New Zealand
May 10th 2014, 6:10 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,622
Posted By Mrs Pointer

Re: Dog despair!

We had this problem, but found when people met us they realised we weren't a pair of gypsies. One even said, "you look nice and clean"

At the end of the day, landlords want the rent paid and the...
Forum: New Zealand
May 10th 2014, 5:59 am
Replies: 10
Views: 12,675
Posted By Mrs Pointer

Re: Marketing jobs in Auckland- what's it like?

I work in Comms in Welly, but have marketing colleagues in Auckland...it's not much different to the UK.

They are a bit behind in terms of skills though.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 11th 2013, 10:30 am
Replies: 40
Views: 3,352
Posted By Mrs Pointer

Re: Hobbies you started in NZ?

Grand...still loving life in downtown Whitby!:thumbsup:
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 11th 2013, 8:02 am
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 11th 2013, 7:59 am
Replies: 40
Views: 3,352
Posted By Mrs Pointer

Re: Hobbies you started in NZ?

Kayaking....I could have done this in Scotland...and frozen to death.

Best way to see NZ and meet new people through a club.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 11th 2013, 7:51 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,337
Posted By Mrs Pointer

Re: Which shipping company? Scotland-NZ 2013

We used Anglo Pacific in 2011 - they were great.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 11th 2013, 7:46 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,209
Posted By Mrs Pointer

Re: Wellington - possibly the windiest city on the planet?

Don't bother with hairspray or brollies if you're moving here! But hey, it's still MUCH sunnier.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 11th 2013, 7:44 am
Replies: 42
Views: 6,103
Posted By Mrs Pointer

Re: LONELINESS, some questions.

We have made good friends and acquaintances in our 2.5 years here - our best friends are expats, but we have Kiwi mates too.

It's not the same as back home because they've known me 20 years. But...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 21st 2012, 8:21 am
Replies: 50
Views: 3,474
Posted By Mrs Pointer

Re: Emigrating with Dog in Tow

Excellent. Your house will feel like home when he arrives. :thumbsup:

We had a lot of running around between terminals trying to find someone to release them...was a nightmare. When we eventually...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 20th 2012, 5:40 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 3,474
Posted By Mrs Pointer

Re: Emigrating with Dog in Tow

They must have changed the rules since march 2011 as ours didn't need it to get into NZ, they would need it to get to the uk.

GA are brilliant. We arrived two weeks before them so we could find...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 20th 2012, 7:22 am
Replies: 50
Views: 3,474
Posted By Mrs Pointer

Re: Emigrating with Dog in Tow

We managed to get a rental ok with two dogs, though it had mould and was freezing but that's not unusual here. Now in our own pad with double glazing, central heating, insulation. :thumbsup:

We...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 17th 2012, 6:52 am
Replies: 28
Views: 14,996
Posted By Mrs Pointer

Re: An honest opinion on New Zealand for people thinking of moving here

We left our son behind (he's 23). He came on holiday and found it dull and I can understand that.

Kayaking, cycling, dining out, peace and quiet, sun, sea, sand...it's our idea of heaven but not...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 12th 2012, 3:55 am
Replies: 130
Views: 15,060
Posted By Mrs Pointer

Re: NZ vs UK - not all it's cracked up to be. Is it just me?

I'm from near you and I much prefer my life in New Zealand! NZ is like Scotland only better....

I took a step back workwise - a conscious decision and while I work slightly longer, the weekends...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 2nd 2012, 8:04 am
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By Mrs Pointer

Re: Temporary Accomodation Options

We stayed in a serviced apartment for two weeks, rented a shed for 18 months then built a house with heating, insulation and double glazing :thumbup:

We rented a fridge, tv, washing machine and...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 2nd 2012, 7:56 am
Replies: 43
Views: 38,240
Posted By Mrs Pointer

Re: Tax refunds if you arrived in NZ last year

I arrived last April and started work an August and got a good whack back! Course no one tells you this - I found out from my kiwi colleague who'd just come back from her OE.
Forum: NZ Update
Nov 2nd 2012, 7:51 am
Replies: 2
Views: 855
Posted By Mrs Pointer

New home

That's us just moved into our newly built home after 2 years in crappy rentals (here and in Scotland - we have two big 'dugs'). I have loved living in nz but the mouldy rental did taint it a bit, but...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 2nd 2012, 7:39 am
Replies: 10
Views: 4,638
Posted By Mrs Pointer

Re: Commuting from the Kapiti Coast

I drive and train it from Whitby (paremata) ..driving takes 50 mins so does the train, but its quicker driving home as i leave at 6.

Sometimes it's a clear run in (specially during hols). Cheaper...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 2nd 2012, 7:34 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,273
Posted By Mrs Pointer

Re: Wellington appears to be the place

Don't have kids so can't comment on the schools, but we lived in papakowhai for 18 months and liked it. Just moved into our new house in Whitby which isn't far away.

It's a bit of a commute, but...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 2nd 2012, 7:25 am
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By Mrs Pointer

Re: New job Wellington!!

Couldn't agree with you more...we've been in wellington for 18 months and love it. Well not so much windy spring, but it calms down.
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 2nd 2012, 7:23 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,012
Posted By Mrs Pointer

Re: What would you have packed - Newbie fun!

Bring everything you can, just clean the outdoors stuff.

To be honest though you do adapt to new products...my boots no7 tinted moisturiser was only factor 15 so moved to aveeno that's factor 30....
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 31st 2012, 10:03 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,121
Posted By Mrs Pointer

Re: Winter's over!

I'm still having to wipe the puddles of condensation off the window sills and mould off the roof :thumbdown:

Oh and found loads of mould on my fabric boots.

Still, the new house has insulation,...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 31st 2012, 9:55 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,572
Posted By Mrs Pointer

Re: Those with PR - were you sure you were going for good?

We sold up lock stock and barrel and used our equity over here as we would have done if we'd moved cities in the UK

No idea how long we'll be here. We're just taking it as it comes and making the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 29th 2012, 9:15 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,422
Posted By Mrs Pointer

Re: bringing the dogs with you

I am also a golden arrow advocate.

It was very simple. Our vet did the first bit, theirs did the second bit and they label it all up and give you really clear instructions.

Our boys arrived...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 24th 2012, 12:51 am
Replies: 127
Views: 11,356
Posted By Mrs Pointer

Re: Things you would never have done before you got to NZ - downbeat stuff

I can't wait! We had a lovely house in the UK but have been in crappy rentals (here and in the UK) for two years thanks to having 2 big dogs.

Thing I'm looking forward to the most (apart from...
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