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Forum: New Zealand
Nov 8th 2013, 5:15 am
Replies: 0
Views: 288
Posted By skends

Holiday Insurance??? For Oz

Hi all,
Was wondering if anyone can reccommend a holiday insurance company here in NZ
Hubby and I are of to Oz for a week soon - we have been in NZ nearly a year, we have a 2 year resident visa. ...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 8th 2013, 4:55 am
Replies: 7
Views: 717
Posted By skends

Re: New Zealand Post

I was out for my run today and i saw an important looking letter on the pavement and thought OMG - the postie had either dropped it or it wasnt put in the persons mailbox properly. I couldnt do...
Sep 22nd 2013, 6:07 am
Replies: 7
Views: 3,589
Posted By skends

Re: How long did your Skilled Migrant Visa take?

Ours took 6 months but like everyone else is saying - it varies from person to person and depends on how busy they are and what issues crop up regarding your individual application, etc, etc,
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 2nd 2013, 8:22 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By skends

Re: Packing - what I can and can't take on the flight...

As long as you declare everything and its not in your hand luggage you should be fine, oh and as long as its not a prohibited item, theres a website you can check with.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 2nd 2013, 8:18 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,685
Posted By skends

Re: Moving to Christchurch mid September.

We also rehomed our two beloved yorkshire terriers, it was heartbreaking. We also had to have our 19 year old cat put to sleep, she was too old to bring and was living her last days in pain, i cried...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 30th 2013, 6:35 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,685
Posted By skends

Re: Moving to Christchurch mid September.

You're welcome. Enjoy New Zealand it's a beautiful place to be.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 30th 2013, 5:59 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,685
Posted By skends

Re: Moving to Christchurch mid September.

Pinksar - where in Hampshire are you from, we were from fareham.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 30th 2013, 5:57 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,685
Posted By skends

Re: Moving to Christchurch mid September.

I bought co codamol here, you just mark the yes box to medications on your arrival card - hope this helps.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 30th 2013, 7:36 am
Replies: 31
Views: 1,685
Posted By skends

Re: Moving to Christchurch mid September.

Vitamins and supplements are really really expensive here compared to the uk, bring lots of sunscreen to see you through, it is more expensive here also. Hope this helps
Forum: NZ Update
Aug 13th 2013, 4:22 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,188
Posted By skends

Re: 9 Months in and not many regrets

Campervan is very cosy indeed, I must admit though, we both miss sitting in a comfy armchair, but that's what the display ones are in the Warehouse for is it not? We are quite often found pretending...
Forum: NZ Update
Aug 12th 2013, 9:04 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,188
Posted By skends

9 Months in and not many regrets

Hi all
First update after 9 months. We are moving on!
Mr and I are very happy at present after unfortunate beginnings here in Christchurch. - arriving just before Xmas and not being able to find...
Forum: New Zealand
May 31st 2013, 8:31 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,422
Posted By skends

Re: Christchurch - City centre living

Hiya conor79, you don't need to be in the city centre it's horrid! There are plenty of fab areas around the city and the bus network is very good too, sumner is a really nice place and there is a bus...
Forum: New Zealand
May 31st 2013, 8:26 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,094
Posted By skends

Re: Technical email and phone help, please...

Moonies, my hubby's was the same but once we logged into iTunes it all of a sudden worked - I'm not a techno geek - wish I was tho its just frustrating eh? Hope you get it sorted soon
Forum: New Zealand
May 17th 2013, 7:37 am
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By skends

Re: ChCh peeps

I never felt anything - was working at city hospital, hubby felt it in ferrymead though
Forum: NZ Update
Mar 21st 2013, 8:07 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,538
Posted By skends

Re: 1 year today

Great post stormer, glad you have settelled well,
I must do an update real soon too - but it will only be a 3 month one though!
Mar 21st 2013, 8:00 am
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 25th 2013, 7:37 am
Replies: 75
Views: 5,135
Posted By skends

Re: Pleasantly surprised...

Nope we were from the far south, crisps are really cheap here!! There are quite a few things that are cheaper too!,, we can afford to eat steak more than twice a week if we wanted to, bonus!!!
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 25th 2013, 7:28 am
Replies: 75
Views: 5,135
Posted By skends

Re: Pleasantly surprised...

Been here 7 weeks now and we don't think it's particularly more expensive than the bits we used to buy in the UK! I was expecting to be mega broke after reading what some people have said on here.
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 12th 2013, 8:26 am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,877
Posted By skends

Forum: New Zealand
Jan 5th 2013, 8:00 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,933
Posted By skends

Re: Excess baggage - unable to prebook

Hi Alison, we recently flew from London to nz with air nz, and took 4 extra cases as excess baggage, we just turned up at the airport with it and paid the extra - I did worry that they wouldn't have...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 23rd 2012, 7:29 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By skends

Re: One way insurance

Wow thats a good price, we were quoted 50gbp plus! on several websites, but with so much else to sort out i decided to risk it! lol
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 23rd 2012, 6:35 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By skends

Re: One way insurance

hi, we got some quotes but for what they were going to charge, we never bothered, some airlines automatically insure against lost or delayed baggage.
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 21st 2012, 7:05 am
Replies: 9
Views: 994
Posted By skends

Re: Oh my goodness, this is really happening!

Congratulations clairesw - the time until you leave will fly by.
Weird feeling?? - it felt almost unreal.
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 20th 2012, 5:29 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 3,599
Posted By skends

Re: Are we crazy to relocate to Christchurch?

The roads are much narrower in Devon & Cornwall
Its always foggy and misty too - well every time we went it was! lol - i guess maybe we were unlucky.
The beaches here are definitely much nicer than...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 14th 2012, 8:01 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 3,599
Posted By skends

Re: Are we crazy to relocate to Christchurch?

Oh im sorry Assanah - i didnt realise there were toilets and sewage treatments for sheep and cows in other parts of the world, how ignorant of me.
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