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Forum: New Zealand
Jun 4th 2011, 9:11 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,002
Posted By CAN2NZ

Re: Nelson or BoP or Dunedin?

Yes, it is not totally ugly or close to it. In another 25 years I think it will even improve with the university master plan and with port plans. For me, i enjoy the natural surroundings and find...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 4th 2011, 5:40 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,002
Posted By CAN2NZ

Re: Nelson or BoP or Dunedin?

Oh, that is quite a differnce in sunshine hours isn't ! On reflection we have noted in conversation that it does seem to rain more here. I suppose there is a trade off as it is a nice green place...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 4th 2011, 3:16 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,002
Posted By CAN2NZ

Re: Nelson or BoP or Dunedin?

Hello, we have been in NZ for just over 4.5 years now. We are now located in Dunedin formerly in Rangiora north of Christchurch. We first came to Dunedin about 6 months before we moved here. We...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 24th 2011, 4:04 am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,480
Posted By CAN2NZ

Re: Live in NZ Work in OZ?

Just curious for those who seemed concerned about the opportunity for NZ citizenship who posted here. As a permanent resident you have all the benefits of citizenship without the passport. Why...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 10th 2010, 10:23 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,283
Posted By CAN2NZ

Re: Does Christmas feel more low key here in NZ?

Oh yes. I agree that Christmas doesn't feel quite the same. I put it down to the fact that Christmas is not suite to this time of year in the southern hemisphere. Where we come from the weather...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 10th 2010, 10:17 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,430
Posted By CAN2NZ

Re: The strange weather in Christchurch

Ok, well two things. I am first going to say that it is not mid summer yet. In fact summer doesn't start for another 10 days. Next, yes, I agree the weather in New Zealand is a bit funny. When we...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 4th 2010, 2:12 am
Replies: 177
Views: 20,516
Posted By CAN2NZ

Re: What is REALLY uncool about NZ

A family came to see us once and when I saw the kids coming with bare feet, I had them walk around to the back door near the bathroom and said they had to was their feet before they came into the...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 5th 2010, 9:47 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,140
Posted By CAN2NZ

Re: Decile school ratings

Some very good points here. I have to say that you can't judge the school by the neighbourhood. That, as was pointed out, is what the decile refers to.

We have been grossly disappointed in the...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 8th 2010, 8:09 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,156
Posted By CAN2NZ

Re: Healthcare warning for new immigrants

Sorry, I am not understanding. Did you have to pay this bill? I thought if you were a permanent resident you didn't need to pay. We were here six months and I had to have surgery as a result of a...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 28th 2010, 6:55 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,699
Posted By CAN2NZ

Re: Pegasus Town?

Not sure if you are a wannabe middle class member or have moved well past it.

Ipods are fantastic, and can really change how one reads, accesses media and information. If you don't have one and...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 28th 2010, 6:52 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,699
Posted By CAN2NZ

Re: Pegasus Town?

SweetyStacey, that was an animated presentation of what the place will look like. They have already planted lots of trees and so in 10 years time you will see the trees making a nice difference.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 28th 2010, 8:19 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,699
Posted By CAN2NZ

Re: Pegasus Town?

Hang on. I used to live in Rangiora and have driven through Pegasus and you know, it is pleasant and if it does come off as planned it will be a nice place to be.

I think you are being a bit...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 1st 2010, 10:13 am
Replies: 11
Views: 961
Posted By CAN2NZ

Re: GOING FOR IT, I think!

If you are going to fly to Christchurch to validate, I can refer you to a friend who rents furnished homes for short term stays. They are economical compared to motels and offer more space. I also...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 17th 2010, 12:28 am
Replies: 4
Views: 939
Posted By CAN2NZ

Re: Anyone struggling to find work????

Hah, I have to comment on the step down the ladder. If you look at my linkedin profile (michael mcalpine) my career since being in NZ reads like a career in reverse. In Canada I was a Financial...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 30th 2010, 8:13 am
Replies: 52
Views: 5,727
Posted By CAN2NZ

Re: I Wish Somebody Had Told Me About..........

We are in a rental this winter. Yes, the houses, we knew they would be cooler, but that was hard to appreciate. I notice that after work I put on jeans from the dresser and stand in front of the...
Forum: New Zealand
May 27th 2010, 10:39 am
Replies: 44
Views: 2,994
Posted By CAN2NZ

Re: at last some sense in NZ public holiday debate

You know there are only 9 days off a year in Ontario. I can't remember about the UK as it has been a long time now. When I lived in the UK I don't remember 11 November being a national holiday. ...
Forum: New Zealand
May 27th 2010, 10:36 am
Replies: 34
Views: 11,882
Posted By CAN2NZ

Re: Wellington or Christchurch?

I have to chuckle about the poster who said there is on Wellington when in Wellington and after a few years the walls could come in. If that's how it is, why live in NZ? It is so far from every...
Forum: New Zealand
May 26th 2010, 10:21 am
Replies: 34
Views: 11,882
Posted By CAN2NZ

Re: Wellington or Christchurch?

My advice is to tell you to go to Chch on the simpe consideration of the facts you have presented. Practically, you are the main bread winner for your family. We often have to make choices and...
Forum: New Zealand
May 14th 2010, 8:55 am
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By CAN2NZ

Re: dentists in christchurch

Avonhead Dental Clinic. I have been going there for three years. They are on Grahams Road. I find that Brian is very good. I don't find that dentists here are very expensive and charge what I...
Forum: New Zealand
May 5th 2010, 10:27 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,434
Posted By CAN2NZ

Re: Firewood which is best and when?

I am burning oregon wood this year. Last time we had a log burner we did the macrocarpa and gum combination, but the fire has to stay hot to keep the gum burning. However, it could be that we had a...
Forum: New Zealand
May 5th 2010, 10:21 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,424
Posted By CAN2NZ

Re: Employer troubles, well more a rant really...

As your employer has it seems acted outside the law here on his paperwork, you have not been given a contract, i suggest that you consult professional advice. Just for your information, you don't...
Forum: New Zealand
May 2nd 2010, 9:15 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,751
Posted By CAN2NZ

Re: We're all about to get a whole lot poorer

The ETS was the subject of an article in the WSJ (Wall Street Journal) a number of months ago. It basically said NZ was self mutilating - (my words). It doesn't make sense for us to lead the world...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 7th 2010, 7:32 pm
Replies: 63
Views: 5,102
Posted By CAN2NZ

Re: Wages compared to living costs, help???

Yes, in my case, my wife doesn't work as she is studying. Everyone will manage a bit differently. We are very good budgeters and savers and try to account for everything so we always have money...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 7th 2010, 8:51 am
Replies: 63
Views: 5,102
Posted By CAN2NZ

Re: Wages compared to living costs, help???

I agree, you should not come here to make $45,000 per year.

Last year, my job was relocated to Wellington, we stayed behind here. I have only worked 6 weeks since the 1st of July 2009. I am a...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 6th 2010, 8:35 am
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By CAN2NZ

Re: Rental contents insurance

I don't think that it is too high, though yes shop it around. Keep in mind that contents does not just include your clothing, linen, furniture and personal items. The contents also includes drapes,...
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