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Forum: New Zealand
Aug 1st 2018, 11:01 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 764
Posted By Bumptious

Smile Airbnb near Auckland Airport?

Well travelled peoples - has anyone used or can recommend an Airbnb close to the airport please? I need one night. The Ibis used to be reasonably priced ($86) but has gone up over $50 per night!! and...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 20th 2018, 8:26 am
Replies: 9
Views: 3,423
Posted By Bumptious

Re: Renewing UK passport

Haha I don't know what she does as she doesn't generally share her profession with people as she says it's emotive. I've only just recently met her to be fair. She doesn't work with Visas so yes you...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 18th 2018, 5:38 am
Replies: 9
Views: 3,423
Posted By Bumptious

Re: Renewing UK passport

JustCol I just contacted a friend who works in Immigration and she said there is still a cost of $190 - so not sure how you got yours or how you went about it? would love to know if I can avoid...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 7th 2018, 10:59 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By Bumptious

Re: Child Passport Application from New Zealand

Oh OK rules have tightened up then. Thanks didn't know and yes both my kids born before then.
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 7th 2018, 9:55 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By Bumptious

Re: Child Passport Application from New Zealand

Husband and I are not NZ citizens but both our kids were born here and have NZ passports so presume they are?, however different situation. I just assumed children born here were automatically (NZ...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 4th 2018, 11:27 am
Replies: 9
Views: 3,423
Posted By Bumptious

Re: Renewing UK passport

That's good to know as I sent my renewal off on 29th May as I'm off on a visit to UK in a few weeks time. Funny thing is (to me) I look younger now than I did in my passport 10 years ago, then I had...
Forum: New Zealand
May 5th 2018, 8:05 am
Replies: 5
Views: 819
Posted By Bumptious

Re: Luggage Allowance

I got 30kg last year on Cathay plus 7kg cabin and same again this year on Royal Brunei - I think that is the standard for long haul. This year's flight was on special at $1500 for August which is...
Forum: New Zealand
May 4th 2018, 6:52 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,564
Posted By Bumptious

Talking Re: Still getting the guilt trips

I have it for 31 years LOL, mind you my mother is kind of used to it now however now she is in her late 70s she does miss me more I suppose and hasn't really seen the grandkids growing up, however...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 1st 2018, 7:31 am
Replies: 2
Views: 446
Posted By Bumptious

Re: Oldie,but a goodie

I'm meeting one tomorrow for the day (an old friend I used to work with) LOL
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 26th 2018, 12:55 am
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By Bumptious

Re: Ringing UK Problems?

Unfortunately I think my dad would also have to have FB to do this? he doesn't own a computer at all and probably never will at almost 86.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 25th 2018, 12:44 am
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By Bumptious

Re: Ringing UK Problems?

Rang my internet provider (as calls are now through them with landline number) and they rebooted our system for us to no avail. Oh well will ring the old man another day. He doesn't use computer etc...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 24th 2018, 8:49 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By Bumptious

Ringing UK Problems?

Tried ringing UK yesterday a few times and this morning and keep getting a message saying "congestion overseas heavy, please try again" can't say I've ever had that message, has anyone else? cheers
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 19th 2018, 2:57 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,620
Posted By Bumptious

Re: Finally Making the move...

Sometimes a gamble like this can pay off. I came out on my own in 1987 with 200 quid, had somewhere to stay and got offered two jobs in two weeks. I know it was different back then. Fast forward 17...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 15th 2018, 9:27 am
Replies: 53
Views: 6,524
Posted By Bumptious

Re: Why did you move?

Met a bloke I worked with who was coming out here to live, followed him out, relationship failed after 3 months, I stayed.......that was in 1987! Been good. Couldn't live in UK now.
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 14th 2018, 8:44 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By Bumptious

Re: Passport Renewal

Thanks Justcol - did you take your passport to the nearest Immigration office to get the visas swapped?
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 14th 2018, 8:32 am
Replies: 4
Views: 590
Posted By Bumptious

Passport Renewal

Sorry if this has been asked before, but can anyone tell me how long it takes to get UK Passport now it is not able to be done in Wellington. Mine is up for renewal in June and I have a trip planned....
Forum: New Zealand
May 4th 2017, 9:57 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,487
Posted By Bumptious

Re: Struggling to find work in Wgtn..

A good idea and will help make you contacts which in a small country like this can work very well. My husband is quite specialised in his engineering field and when we moved to our town had no job...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 27th 2017, 4:33 am
Replies: 9
Views: 745
Posted By Bumptious

Re: Insurance for visit back to uk

I always use 1Cover when travelling to UK and Europe for family visits back home, mind you they are normally no longer than 5 weeks and good value.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 14th 2017, 4:49 am
Replies: 38
Views: 4,856
Posted By Bumptious

Re: Did anyone emigrate without getting a job first?

Yes, well I came out here on holiday with the intention of staying and did, applied for work visas etc once here, mind you that was 30 years ago so easy to do back then.Just as well it all worked out...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 14th 2017, 4:46 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,121
Posted By Bumptious

Re: Cyclone Cook - Stay safe.

Nothing much happened in the Manawatu? unless I was asleep.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 11th 2017, 4:30 am
Replies: 10
Views: 874
Posted By Bumptious

Re: Parents

And of course it may well happen to many of you that have children here in New Zealand, they will probably move away at some stage and might not choose to stay in this fair land. My mother emigrated...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 1st 2017, 9:56 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,598
Posted By Bumptious

Re: Job offer in Christchurch, to go or stay..?

Just a note on donations - School donations are just that, donations, don't feel in any way that you have to pay them if you can't afford them or don't want to. Purely up to you and cannot be...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 30th 2017, 8:31 am
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By Bumptious

Re: Midwife shortage - yet not on shortage lists.

A plethora of them here in Palmerston North - my friend is one (independent) and they seem to be pretty well paid from what she said, although of course unsociable hours etc. She changed careers...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 14th 2017, 10:32 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,594
Posted By Bumptious

Re: Moving to Palmy

Apparently it's already opened but it doesn't look like it (according to one of my workmates who visited on weekend). Yep sounds good to me. Would be great to meet up when you finally arrive in...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 14th 2017, 10:00 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,594
Posted By Bumptious

Re: Moving to Palmy

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