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Forum: New Zealand
Today, 12:45 am
Replies: 2
Views: 108
Posted By Bo-Jangles

Re: Location to move to??

Have a look at recent Auckland (https://britishexpats.com/forum/new-zealand-83/auckland-area-925361/) and Auckland housing threads...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 12th 2019, 11:03 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,112
Posted By Bo-Jangles

Re: Freezies. Bbrrr.

So now you just have to do the really proper Kiwi thing and live in it day and night for the next three months. :lol:
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 11th 2019, 8:13 am
Replies: 3
Views: 375
Posted By Bo-Jangles

Ooh how exciting, another new arrival

Costco are on the way

https://i.stuff.co.nz/business/113355280/costco-is-coming-to-new-zealand

Thank you, next!
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 8th 2019, 10:09 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By Bo-Jangles

Re: Decisions...

It is tough sometimes and the pull towards family and leaving them gets harder the more you see them; I am always heartbroken for a few weeks after any of them visiting us or vice versa but you get...
Forum: The Barbie
Jun 7th 2019, 9:34 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By Bo-Jangles

Re: Aus/NZ equivalent brands

Whittakers chocolate in NZ - probably has superseded Cadburys since the new owners started messing with people's chocolate.
Watties (tomato Ketchup and such like) = Heinz in NZ (but never quite the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 7th 2019, 9:21 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,243
Posted By Bo-Jangles

Re: Auckland house prices

Most of them are as solid as a rock and way more sturdy than you think they would be,
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 7th 2019, 9:46 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,122
Posted By Bo-Jangles

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

I reckon it must be that world famous bucket fountain that did it!
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 7th 2019, 9:21 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,122
Posted By Bo-Jangles

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

Have a look and see if anything fun or quirky at the City Gallery - last time I was there they had Grayson Perry exhibition,which would satisfy anyone's desire for a bit of quirk but of course is no...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 7th 2019, 8:40 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,112
Posted By Bo-Jangles

Re: Freezies. Bbrrr.

With your rugby socks on up to your knees?
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 7th 2019, 8:30 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,243
Posted By Bo-Jangles

Re: Auckland house prices

Just checked our house and it places mine at $25K lower than the Capital Value (CV) that my rates is based on, so it seems that both this and the Auckland Rates data here...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 6th 2019, 7:45 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,243
Posted By Bo-Jangles

Re: Auckland house prices

Why not just rent it out, you should be looking at renting here for at least six months to a year as minimum before jumping into buying something here anyway.
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 5th 2019, 7:14 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,112
Posted By Bo-Jangles

Re: Freezies. Bbrrr.

Heaven help us, it's also that time of the year when the great unwashed start rocking up at the supermarket in their dressing gowns and onesies.
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 4th 2019, 7:48 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 3,839
Posted By Bo-Jangles

Re: Auckland area

I guess you need to read a bit more widely, most New Zealanders have a rather dim view about Auckland and its people.

Auckland's primary issues around housing and transport are notorious and...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 4th 2019, 9:12 am
Replies: 65
Views: 3,839
Posted By Bo-Jangles

Re: Auckland area

At the risk of being slated by a certain individual - I would have to say that the words barge pole and touch might even have been mentioned once or twice in the past. :rofl:
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 4th 2019, 9:03 am
Replies: 65
Views: 3,839
Posted By Bo-Jangles

Re: Auckland area

Not many in Auckland either, that's why travelling to work last week during the teachers strike was such a pleasure. I see a few random kids doing the walking bus thing with an adult, or bigger kids...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 4th 2019, 7:32 am
Replies: 65
Views: 3,839
Posted By Bo-Jangles

Re: Auckland area

Out of nowhere, a White Rabbit runs past fretting about being late. The Rabbit pulls a watch out of his waistcoat pocket and runs across the field and down a hole. Are we still talking about...
Forum: New Zealand
May 31st 2019, 10:59 am
Replies: 65
Views: 3,839
Posted By Bo-Jangles

Re: Auckland area

No, ferries are foot passengers only.

Assuming you don't want to and probably could not afford to live in the city 'fringes' of Newmarket, Mount Eden and Ponsonby then you are going to have a very...
Forum: NZ Update
May 31st 2019, 1:06 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,467
Posted By Bo-Jangles

Re: Our experience moving to NZ 18 months in

What it boils down to is that in order to work less / live more you need to make a life changing decision to change your job significantly and plan to work less, work for yourself, take a simpler job...
Forum: New Zealand
May 30th 2019, 9:23 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 3,839
Posted By Bo-Jangles

Re: Auckland area

If your wife has a job on the Shore then to my mind it is a no brainer you absolutely need to live on the shore and not worth looking anywhere else if the commuting distance is the priority for her;...
Forum: New Zealand
May 30th 2019, 9:26 am
Replies: 65
Views: 3,839
Posted By Bo-Jangles

Re: Auckland area

Where was your job based? Was it somewhere south of the CBD? If so you need to have a fight with the missus to determine who is going to draw the short straw and commute over the bridge Anywhere on...
Forum: New Zealand
May 18th 2019, 11:14 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By Bo-Jangles

Re: Nelson Christchurch wellington

It's not like you live a world away from those places and you can check them out for yourselves; i think what you have shown is a complete lack of ability to engage with people that have some idea of...
Forum: New Zealand
May 18th 2019, 11:06 pm
Replies: 81
Views: 6,749
Posted By Bo-Jangles

Re: Job offer in Auckland

You are taxed on every cent of income - no tax free element of pay

Mortgage interest rates - cheapest floating rate around 5.7% in NZ (lowest it has been in decades) and fixed term and longer...
Forum: New Zealand
May 18th 2019, 10:34 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 602
Posted By Bo-Jangles

Re: Nelson Christchurch wellington

I think Andygall may need to check the three assholes rules; if you meet three in row in a short space of time it's definitely not them that's being the asshole.
Forum: New Zealand
May 17th 2019, 9:47 am
Replies: 81
Views: 6,749
Posted By Bo-Jangles

Re: Job offer in Auckland

I don't get what that's all about either, a lot of places it seems it's all for show at the front end. Big grand entrance, driveway and massive front lawns and then a little postage stamp, deck or...
Forum: New Zealand
May 16th 2019, 10:06 am
Replies: 81
Views: 6,749
Posted By Bo-Jangles

Re: Job offer in Auckland

I think you'll need to up that budget quite a bit more - $550 to $600 a week would be entry level and would just about get you into some of the cheapest (read least desirable or farthest out)...
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