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Forum: Australia
Apr 19th 2015, 5:31 am
Replies: 6,964
Views: 522,158
Posted By MattandJax

Re: What's the Temperature & Weather like where you are now?

20c here today in East Auckland. A beautiful day. Went for a long bike ride early this morning... Looking forward to trip to Brizzy at the weekend. Please lock in some sunshine for us
Forum: Australia
Mar 30th 2015, 7:47 am
Replies: 6,964
Views: 522,158
Posted By MattandJax

Re: What's the Temperature & Weather like where you are now?

Miid twenties... Very pleasant. ( Auckland at the mo)
Forum: Australia
Mar 29th 2015, 4:13 am
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By MattandJax

Re: Hi there

Thanks., good to see we're not the only ones!
Will look forward to reading any of yours and cappuccinos posts
Jacqui
Forum: NZ Update
Mar 28th 2015, 1:37 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,949
Posted By MattandJax

Nearly 5 years

We have lived and loved being in Auckland for the last 5 years. Starting from scratch we have bulit up a great life, lovley house, enjoyable jobs, friends and social life....
Unfortunately we are...
Forum: Australia
Mar 28th 2015, 1:22 am
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By MattandJax

Re: Hi there

Yes I have been following your posts.. Glad you're situation is improving :)
Forum: Australia
Mar 28th 2015, 12:32 am
Replies: 5
Views: 711
Posted By MattandJax

Hi there

Just to introduce ourselves.
I have been watching the forums for a while, with the lead up to a definite descision to emigrate to Aus. We have had a very happy 5 years in Auckland, when we uprooted...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 29th 2014, 9:25 pm
Replies: 133
Views: 10,808
Posted By MattandJax

Re: things you notice

All cyclists wear full Lycra too!
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 29th 2014, 9:03 pm
Replies: 43
Views: 3,425
Posted By MattandJax

Re: Offered a job in Bay of Plenty area

Hi there... We emigrated 4 years ago and absolutely love it. Financially we are around the same as in England ..some things cheaper, some things dearer. We don't buy convenience foods, so probably...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 10th 2013, 1:37 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,390
Posted By MattandJax

Re: Insulating your loft and save yourself a fortune

I think they meant what did you do about covering up downlights which are for the room below but recessed into the attic. It's a fire risk if you cover them up.

When ours were done the fitters...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 10th 2013, 1:28 am
Replies: 26
Views: 7,579
Posted By MattandJax

Re: UPVC Double Glazing

Can't help you with SI companies but we have just had our windows done here (UVPC DG) and the diffrence is amazing!!

Good luck with it all.
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 17th 2013, 7:44 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,179
Posted By MattandJax

Re: Mobile phones in NZ

Ahh a simu post.

Agree with everything that you say here apart from the fact that 2 degrees only cover Auckland.

To see their true network coverage...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 15th 2013, 10:52 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,179
Posted By MattandJax

Re: Mobile phones in NZ

The two main companies in terms of coverage are Telecom and Vodafone with Telecom having slightly better coverage.

2 Degrees is good in the main cities but outside that are pretty shocking however...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 6th 2012, 5:44 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By MattandJax

Re: Postal service to New Zealand

Yes funnily enough we have just had a problem with a passport which was sent "airsure" it took 2 days to arrive in NZ but then 9 days to actually get delivered locally, which it did yesterday.

The...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 13th 2012, 11:20 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,311
Posted By MattandJax

Re: NZ Wildlife

nooooo"! before we got to see him ;( RIP big fella!

I love NZ wildlife. was not into birds until living here.. but they so cool. i love Tui's (get loads singing in the garden) and cheeky fantails...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 23rd 2012, 2:56 am
Replies: 131
Views: 11,758
Posted By MattandJax

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

Scour trademe for cheap wood and get excited when it is cheap as it is need seasoning and splitting. I have found out I love splitting wood :)

Matt
Forum: New Zealand
May 19th 2012, 8:59 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By MattandJax

Re: Anyone know if this fruit

Did you read the article? it's already here "T109 is grown in New Zealand and is a cross between European and Asian pear varieties, which resulted in a fruit similar to an apple."
Forum: New Zealand
May 5th 2012, 7:08 am
Replies: 1
Views: 546
Posted By MattandJax

Wooden Flooring

Anybody got any company recommendations in Auckland? we are looking to put some solid wooden flooring in our living / dining rooms. Approx 45sm2

looked on the internet but it's a jungle out there,...
Forum: New Zealand
May 1st 2012, 8:14 am
Replies: 5
Views: 483
Posted By MattandJax

Internet recommendations

Sick of slingshot and the awful slow service in the evening so thinking of moving to Telecom. The speed results suggest that Telecom is one of the better isp's...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 8th 2011, 6:47 am
Replies: 72
Views: 12,694
Posted By MattandJax

Re: What is cheaper in NZ?

Just talking about the speed nothing else. Used to get 8-9mb/s in Manchester on a similar ADSL2 setup.
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 7th 2011, 5:08 am
Replies: 72
Views: 12,694
Posted By MattandJax

Re: What is cheaper in NZ?

Fantastic around 14 - 15 mb/s. Much better than the UK

Matt
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 6th 2011, 10:26 pm
Replies: 72
Views: 12,694
Posted By MattandJax

Re: What is cheaper in NZ?

Try slingshot, they have a special on the moment , unlimited internet for $60 a month.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 13th 2011, 11:10 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 7,976
Posted By MattandJax

Re: How much really??

Both include ACC and NI, it's got nothing to do with averages but a fact that above $30k a year you will pay less tax in NZ then in UK.

I do agree the lack of a basic rate band is scandalous and...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 13th 2011, 9:44 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 7,976
Posted By MattandJax

Re: How much really??

Yes but generally tax is lower in NZ compared to the UK and Aus http://www.salaries.co.nz/ with

Avg. Salary Tax Rate
New Zealand NZD 49875 16.00%
Australia ...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 10th 2011, 1:16 am
Replies: 320
Views: 23,554
Posted By MattandJax

Re: RWC - Triumph or flop?

Thanks for the kind offer :) unfortunately it was a one time one off freebie for work, we couldn't afford to go otherwise :( it's Maori TV for our world cup watching from here in then.

Was an...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 9th 2011, 8:08 pm
Replies: 320
Views: 23,554
Posted By MattandJax

Re: RWC - Triumph or flop?

It was a complete sell out (sold out about midday). Could see a small number of empty seats from where we were sitting but that is probably more due to the transport problems than anything.

The...
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