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Forum: Australia
Feb 24th 2014, 9:09 am
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By florabundi

Re: Move from NZ to Aus?

Thanks for the replies. Further investigation required! We love living in NZ but love doesn't pay the bills:)
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 23rd 2014, 7:45 am
Replies: 66
Views: 5,073
Posted By florabundi

Re: Is it possible to save in NZ?

Well done ~ it can be done! I think I have to make changes to the way I shop and hopefully I will get there. Life was definitely easier for us in the UK but there are many advantages of living here...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 23rd 2014, 7:39 am
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By florabundi

Re: child care options, legal requirements and costs

I use a holiday programme for the main holidays and it works out at $5 per hour. Do check if you qualify for a WINZ subsidy ~ I think the cut off salary is quite high, we qualify for a $3.62 per...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 23rd 2014, 5:13 am
Replies: 66
Views: 5,073
Posted By florabundi

Re: Is it possible to save in NZ?

Thanks for the ideas ~ we have moved from rural Scotland to Dunedin, so some costs are bound to be higher. We do have heaps of stuff we could put on trade me that we brought with us that are surplus....
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 23rd 2014, 2:58 am
Replies: 66
Views: 5,073
Posted By florabundi

Is it possible to save in NZ?

Sorry this is a bit of a moan ~ in the UK Hubby only was working, we ate well, didn't go out very often at all, managed to pay all the bills and could manage to put money into our savings most months...
Forum: Australia
Feb 23rd 2014, 2:43 am
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By florabundi

Re: Move from NZ to Aus?

Thanks for replying, we have not started the process as yet. Before we left the UK we were offered many jobs for hubby in Australia as mechanics were in demand. (I wanted to move to NZ!) We have a...
Forum: Australia
Feb 23rd 2014, 2:26 am
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By florabundi

Move from NZ to Aus?

Hi, hoping someone might have time to answer our questions:fingerscrossed: We have been in NZ for just under 2 years and although we enjoy it, the wages and cost of living is dire. Any mechanics out...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 1st 2013, 8:53 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,329
Posted By florabundi

Re: The Kiwi Christmas thread

We are going to spend Christmas day with friends then head off camping in central otago. It seems much less commercialised over here:)
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 1st 2013, 8:51 am
Replies: 35
Views: 7,326
Posted By florabundi

Re: Raising kids in New Zealand

Hi, My 16 year old daughter was on the verge of getting in with the wrong crowd in UK. At first she was horrified at the school uniforms (!) Now she is doing really well at school and taking her...
Forum: NZ Update
Nov 1st 2013, 8:44 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,189
Posted By florabundi

Re: One year on!

:)Thank you vetnurse1 will have a look x
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 28th 2013, 8:32 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,031
Posted By florabundi

Re: NZ ( Dunedin) or Australia (Perth .Adelaide)

We are a family of 4 who live just outside Dunedin, great schools for the kids, loads of activities for them including sports. Pretty friendly, cold in the winter (and we came from north of...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 28th 2013, 7:44 am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,011
Posted By florabundi

Re: What do you wish you'd shipped over..

Stock up on toiletries and vitamins and fill a box in the container, you know those fantastic "Buy 2 Get 1 Free" deals you get in Boots? You don't get them here:thumbdown:
Forum: NZ Update
Oct 28th 2013, 7:26 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,189
Posted By florabundi

One year on!

Cannot believe where the last year has gone! We are settled in a nice area outside Dunedin and are fairly happy with our lot. Really missing Tesco, M&S and Boots the chemist! Kids are settled in...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 26th 2012, 6:21 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,947
Posted By florabundi

Re: 1st Kiwi Christmas

Our first too! Very warm, I think we topped 28 degrees. Lovely day as we had been asked to join another family, great company and lots of "White Cake" (Pavlova) to please the 7 year old. Missing...
Forum: NZ Update
Nov 11th 2012, 7:35 am
Replies: 117
Views: 24,108
Posted By florabundi

Re: Finally an update

Probably best not to check! Our container docks on the 18th and get delivered to our house on the 21st. Hopefully everything will arrive intact!
Forum: NZ Update
Nov 8th 2012, 7:14 am
Replies: 1
Views: 992
Posted By florabundi

A Scottish family in NZ ~ update

We arrived on the 27th August in Auckland, stayed for two weeks then travelled North to Whangarei after making the purchase of a campervan. Lovely touring around in Northland and Coramandel..then...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 17th 2012, 9:37 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 5,561
Posted By florabundi

Re: UK to NZ - August 2012

Flights on the 21st August for me, hubby and the kids. Stopver in Hong Kong for a few days arrive in Auckland 28th. Looking to purchase a 6 berth camper to tour around first before settling! Now...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 7th 2012, 9:27 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,766
Posted By florabundi

Re: Mice

Oh Lord ~ that reminds me of my old labrador who used to catch mice and swallow them whole ( and alive :eek:)
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 7th 2012, 9:22 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By florabundi

Re: Motorbike Advice Please!

Thank you Mark ~ much appreciated. The bikes have never looked so clean so :fingerscrossed: everything goes ok.
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 6th 2012, 9:45 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By florabundi

Re: Mastercard

When are you heading out J19fmm? How do you get a pre loaded credit card? Never heard of one! x
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 5th 2012, 9:22 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,766
Posted By florabundi

Re: Mice

Peanut butter works as long as the mouse is heavy enough to set off the traps! I have found clean traps devoid of peanut butter but no mouse on several occasions! A cat will work a treat! We had...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 4th 2012, 6:54 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By florabundi

Re: Motorbike Advice Please!

Thanks will have a look at that link. Will add us to the August thread once I have booked the flights, I won't forget!

Matchless G3 & Triumph TRW also hubby has a Honda 600. They are looking...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 3rd 2012, 9:56 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 901
Posted By florabundi

Motorbike Advice Please!

Hi, house is sold, all the furniture awaiting shipment. Flying out start of August. Hubby has been frantically cleaning our 3 motorbikes to join our furniture for shipment. 2 of our bikes are...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 19th 2012, 11:09 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,336
Posted By florabundi

Re: Documents to bring?

Brilliant ~ will pack the little red books. Thanks x
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 19th 2012, 11:08 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,203
Posted By florabundi

Re: Shipping outdoor items????

Good Grief! You are organised ~ I have the packers coming tomorrow, we all stink of Jeyes fluid but hey ho! Best of luck:)
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