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Forum: New Zealand
Jun 14th 2019, 7:54 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,112
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Freezies. Bbrrr.

Yeah I get it.
Lancashire born n bred. Lived there 40 years before migrating to NZ.
I miss old things, like stone villages, country pubs, real ale & proper (or what I call proper) fish &...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 12th 2019, 7:08 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,112
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Freezies. Bbrrr.

We have proper soccer every Tues eve and Sat mornings now till Term 4. Can be really cold on the field at Omokoroa as it's high up with views across the estuary and harbour. Sat games are all over...
Forum: New Zealand
May 31st 2019, 10:19 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,122
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Is Zealandia worth it? Is the Weta Cave tours worth it?

I appreciated Zealandia when we visited a few years ago but we did have a young one tearing and tantrumming through the place for the day so it wasn't a huge amount of fun. It was a lot samey samey...
Forum: New Zealand
May 31st 2019, 10:16 am
Replies: 65
Views: 3,836
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Auckland area

Otahu is 20km's from the CBD and could take you an hour or more at the wrong time.
A wise Kiwi always told us to steer clear of South Auckland for places to live as it's a bit rough. I doubt it's...
Forum: NZ Update
May 29th 2019, 10:16 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,465
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Our experience moving to NZ 18 months in

In my personal experience I'd say the work/life balance is better here for me and my family. I guess I'm one of the few that say this ?

In general I work more hours per week on average here but...
Forum: New Zealand
May 23rd 2019, 6:52 am
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Original marriage certificate

Register office or church you were married.
Local parish/council recording office/town hall.
You can also view/order/pay online noways and have it delivered.
Forum: New Zealand
May 11th 2019, 9:17 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Going to NZ for 2 years - yay or nay?

She didn't want to work shifts anymore, had enough of working in a hospital and was sick of all the politics and crap she had to deal with 70 ladies on shift so the year before we migrated she did...
Forum: New Zealand
May 11th 2019, 8:27 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Where to live in wellington

Since we've now experienced rural life, if we had to go back to Wellington, we'd live either Ohariu, Makara, Pauatahanui, Plimmerton or Blue Mountains/Whitemans Valley. These are all really nice...
Forum: New Zealand
May 11th 2019, 8:11 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Where to live in wellington

Yup. Born and bred.
Lived within 30 mins walking distance from the Wigan town centre for 32 years before I moved to Horwich and then Hutton, Preston before migrating to NZ. Did a lot of work in and...
Forum: New Zealand
May 11th 2019, 8:03 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Going to NZ for 2 years - yay or nay?

It'll be the making of you. Get out there and have some fun and adventure. Fantastic opportunity for you all.

Advantages:-
1. Definitely a change in lifestyle. Although Welly is still busy at...
Forum: New Zealand
May 11th 2019, 6:58 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 6,749
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Job offer in Auckland

When I first moved up to Tauranga I used to do the Hamilton commute on the bike during summer/autumn.
107kM each way and a great ride over the Kaimai's but man it wasn't much fun in the wet, regular...
Forum: New Zealand
May 11th 2019, 6:48 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Credit checks

Not that I know of.
As an visa applicant, you do have an obligation to inform Immigration NZ of any circumstances that could affect your visa. If, for example you have debt in your home country,...
Forum: New Zealand
May 10th 2019, 9:28 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Where to live in wellington

Yeah I understand.
It would be similar if we went Christchurch way. It would be based on money. We have a long term plan, but to realize it we have to move elsewhere that is cheaper to release the...
Forum: New Zealand
May 10th 2019, 8:45 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 623
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Where to live in wellington

Lived in Wellington for 2.5 years after migration from the UK. I liked it and was fairly settled there but the Mrs not so and it didn't meet our expectations of what life would be like in NZ so we...
Forum: New Zealand
May 9th 2019, 11:35 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: School catchment areas / general questions

Hi,
1. As far as I know there's no rule or guideline surrounding when a child who has migrated to NZ has to be enrolled in school irrespective of visa status or if they are citizens. The law states...
Forum: New Zealand
May 8th 2019, 6:32 am
Replies: 3
Views: 543
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Importing a VW Camper van into NZ from UK catch 22

A friend of mine imported an old 1979 VW Kombi camper nearly 2 years ago. I don't think he had too much trouble with that specific import ? although it did need some work to pass compliance -...
May 2nd 2019, 10:53 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Visa question

You can apply for a partnership based visa even though you don't meet the condition of living together etc for a minimum 12 months. It just means your partnership visa may only be granted for max 12...
May 2nd 2019, 10:48 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Visa question

Depends on the duration of the visas. If under 2 years then very possibly they will be treated as international students and you'll have to pay fees ?

Talent/Accredited Employer Temporary Work...
May 2nd 2019, 9:36 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Visa question

No.
Temporary work visas are for the individual.
His talent visa is for him alone based on the job offer.
Your partnership work visa is for you alone based on your partnership with your partner...
May 2nd 2019, 9:19 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Partnership visa

Working Holiday Visa. It is intended for young people who wish to travel and work for an extended holiday period. Not needed by you as you are going down the route of partner applying for a talent...
May 2nd 2019, 9:16 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Visa question

No need.
The partnership visa is a temporary work visa (matched to the same duration as the work visa it is based on). It is just based on partnership instead of a job offer.
No issues with the...
Apr 29th 2019, 8:26 am
Replies: 12
Views: 686
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Visa question

Nope you don't make much sense to me.
If you are meaning the 2 years where a Resident Visa has travel conditions then the clock starts ticking from the day you activate the visa, NOT the date it is...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 25th 2019, 8:50 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 453
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Children’s medical

These are the costs for Nuffield Health Manchester
I'd expect the centres heading South will be slightly more expensive.

Adult medical aged 15+: £405
Adult limited medical: £345
Child aged 11...
Apr 19th 2019, 1:23 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Partnership visa

Everything is calculated from the date of application with Visas, so if he applied in a months time then that is how long Immigration will consider you to have been living together. Processing for...
Apr 19th 2019, 1:08 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Partnership visa

Probably not what you want to hear but it is unlikely that you meet the partnership criteria simply because you don't live together.
In the eyes of Immigration, to prove you are in a genuine loving...
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