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Forum: NZ Update
Oct 16th 2016, 4:06 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 3,679
Posted By Hazelnut

Re: 5 Years in

Thanks for posting, it's always good to hear from poeple who are settled and enjoying their NZ life.
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 16th 2016, 3:52 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By Hazelnut

Re: The Coffin Club.

My mother was cremated in a woven willow coffin earlier this year and it was, indeed, beautiful. Sustainable and giving apprecticeship oportunities to local kids as they learned how to make them. I...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 16th 2016, 3:28 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 4,201
Posted By Hazelnut

Re: Not turned out as expected back home we go

Just catching up a bit and I'm so glad to read your news SnapShot, you've waited such a long time to be able to come back. :thumbsup:
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 16th 2016, 3:25 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 3,896
Posted By Hazelnut

Re: Expensive NZ

With the wages comparison it varies a lot on your job. In my old career field I would be paid around a third to a half in NZ for doing exactly the same job as I did in the UK. MrH would be paid...
Sep 28th 2016, 4:30 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,074
Posted By Hazelnut

Re: Visa and jobs, what order?!

MrH is on the look out for work. He's gone through a couple of agencies but also a couple of personal contacts and we now have some, 'come for a coffee' meetings loosely arranged for when we're over...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 28th 2016, 4:16 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 7,093
Posted By Hazelnut

Re: New build!

So exciting and so quick! Thanks for posting the pictures and update and good luck for being in by Christmas
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 28th 2016, 4:14 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,742
Posted By Hazelnut

Re: Bringing cat into NZ

We've just had rabies vaccinations redone on our two cats as we're still in the UK. Costs hadn't changed that much from last thread. You do have to wait six months after titre test comes back OK...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 21st 2016, 1:51 pm
Replies: 153
Views: 27,102
Posted By Hazelnut

Re: Net migration hits new record

Mr H for one, two apprentices with a local accountancy firm for another and a third who worked with young people at risk of violence. That's just within my close circle of friends.

Nope. All jobs...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 12th 2016, 4:20 pm
Replies: 153
Views: 27,102
Posted By Hazelnut

Re: Net migration hits new record

:confused:
I must remember to show that to all the people that have lost their jobs already as a direct consequence of the Brexit vote.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 9th 2016, 8:22 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,237
Posted By Hazelnut

Re: Standard of New Houses?

Thanks for a constructive reply. I was wondering how more insulation was added. In the UK it's insulating cladding panels added to the existing exterior or interior walls but that obviously can't be...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 9th 2016, 8:18 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,237
Posted By Hazelnut

Re: Standard of New Houses?

As you've all jumped to the assumption that I haven't done my research I know full well we couldn't do this in NZ. I have a picture of me at MOTAT next to the relocated, oldest house in NZ. It's...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 1st 2016, 9:46 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,237
Posted By Hazelnut

Re: Standard of New Houses?

I wouldn't buy a new build house in the UK any more. Every single one I've encountered has needed new windows in under five years, had problems with heating, wiring and plumbing as standard of...
Aug 30th 2016, 8:09 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,601
Posted By Hazelnut

Re: Talent (Accredited Employers) Work Visa - MEDICAL DOCUMENTS

Many medical panel doctors also now do it all using an online system. The only one within 200 miles of me also has a long wait list for appointments.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 30th 2016, 7:58 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,775
Posted By Hazelnut

Re: Getting a job offer

I needed to check this today so thought it might be useful to pop the link in here too. If you have a job offer from an accredited employer it makes visa application and processing easier.

List of...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 29th 2016, 8:10 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,775
Posted By Hazelnut

Re: Getting a job offer

Applying for and using a temp visa t get over there and work while waiting for long term SMC or WTR visa to process is how most people seem to have to do it. However, there's no guarantee you'll be...
Forum: NZ Update
Aug 25th 2016, 6:03 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 12,036
Posted By Hazelnut

Re: Waffly update

Short update. Brexit meant the job offer we had for MrH was withdrawn as it was an expansion of an international company that has been put on indefinite hold post referendum result.

We're now...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 25th 2016, 5:55 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 6,186
Posted By Hazelnut

Re: British Invasion

Is there a minimum wage law in NZ? We have one in the UK, thanks to the EU, but horrid profiteers are increasingly taking advantage of vulnerable immigrants, paying them considerably less then...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 25th 2016, 5:49 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 888
Posted By Hazelnut

Re: OK, so is this an actual thing here

As a child I had both thread and tapeworm and remember havng a nasty, nasty pink drink from the doctors. We lived in a rural area and had regular interaction with cats, dogs, sheep and cattle. As an...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 25th 2016, 5:43 pm
Replies: 239
Views: 29,093
Posted By Hazelnut

Re: Cucumber News

Sorry Bevs :lol:

I don't understand why NZ doesn't have a year round supply of cheaper cucumbers and tomoatoes. With a decent greenhouse they can be grown all year round in almost the whole UK and...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 24th 2016, 1:06 pm
Replies: 239
Views: 29,093
Posted By Hazelnut

Re: Cucumber News

For lunch today I had a load of this

Tesco Whole Cucumber Each - Groceries - Tesco Groceries (http://www.tesco.com/groceries/product/details/?id=253558972)

with fresh cherry tomatoes, rocket...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 24th 2016, 12:59 pm
Replies: 74
Views: 5,509
Posted By Hazelnut

Re: Advice needed...

I saw one set of grandparents for five days, once a year. The others died when I was still young. I never met any relatives from my Dad's side until I was an adult and I've only met them four times...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 22nd 2016, 10:30 am
Replies: 74
Views: 5,509
Posted By Hazelnut

Re: Advice needed...

For those feeling bad for taking their children away from extended family please don't flog yourselves. I moved away from my family once I married and had a career, I see my cousins once very...
Jul 28th 2016, 8:41 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,292
Posted By Hazelnut

Re: Help please advise needed.....

I don't really want to go into the detail because I got roundly ridiculed and stamped on last time I mentioned it. In general terms Brexit has caused quite a few firms in the UK to alter their long...
Jul 27th 2016, 10:50 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,292
Posted By Hazelnut

Re: Help please advise needed.....

We aren't there yet as we've had to wait for a job offer and other legal c*** to be sorted out in the UK and that has taken nearly just over two years. MrH now has an offer from a non accredited...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 30th 2016, 4:31 pm
Replies: 124
Views: 22,015
Posted By Hazelnut

Re: money to be made with brexit exchange rate

Thank you Bevs. I've been pretty quiet on this and to be insulted then ridiculed by someone who has no understanding of what we're going through has been a pretty unpleasant experience.

I've been...
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