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Forum: New Zealand
Sep 20th 2019, 12:00 am
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By Verdant

Re: The Traveler

I agree Pom_Chch. Most people who emigrate have that void (longing) for something else when they embark on the move. That same sense of longing, which is often an underlying general dissatisfaction...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 14th 2019, 12:33 am
Replies: 1
Views: 515
Posted By Verdant

Re: Medicals for sponsored Visa

In regards to the medicals: Kidney stones aren't really going to cause a problem unless it's related to an ongoing chronic medical condition. Depression and anxiety are very common conditions that...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 13th 2019, 11:15 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,387
Posted By Verdant

Re: Thinking about a New Zealand move

Welcome! We moved over last year: we're a couple in our mid 30s with no children. Our experiences. Your experience will obvious vary depending on your interests and current standard of living.
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Forum: New Zealand
Feb 20th 2019, 9:58 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By Verdant

Re: Student loan repayments

I can't comment on the specifics that you asked about; however, what I would suggest is to keep a very clear paper trail. The Student's Loan company is pretty awful to deal with - a government owned...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 19th 2018, 1:31 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,268
Posted By Verdant

Re: Another post looking for advice on where to live please..

Funnily enough we move from Somerset to Kapiti at the end of Oct. We actually rented weekly with airbnb initially as it allowed us to move around the different areas easily and chat to the owners...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 28th 2018, 7:25 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By Verdant

Re: Baggage Allowance - flying to UK by Qatar Airways

Glad you found your answer. We flew with China Airlines (great experience) and they have a similar 30kg weight limit. We took 3 lots of hold luggage (2 suitcases and a backpack) and the weight limit...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 20th 2018, 10:00 am
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By Verdant

Re: Good places to buy ...

Many thanks MF and Clappy- will keep an eye on Briscoes and The Warehouse. Are we talking Argos / Ikea standard of quality?
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 19th 2018, 9:38 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 814
Posted By Verdant

Good places to buy ...

Hello BE'rs

Soon to be arriving on Aotearoa! Will be needing to pick up a mattress and duvet and some pots and pans - any suggestions on where we can pick these up around Wellington or Palmy? Not...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 14th 2018, 12:42 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,853
Posted By Verdant

Re: Kapiti Coast: Paraparamua/ Otaki /Levin?

Thanks for the replies. We're not actually working in Welly (which i did point out in my follow-up post), so we won't have to worry about daily commutes into the city. It seems like as long as you...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 6th 2018, 10:12 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,853
Posted By Verdant

Re: Kapiti Coast: Paraparamua/ Otaki /Levin?

Thanks for the heads up about the road proposals - that explains why there's so much for sale north of Levin (Foxton / Shannon in particular). So i guess it would be unwise to buy north of Levin...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 6th 2018, 9:48 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,853
Posted By Verdant

Re: Kapiti Coast: Paraparamua/ Otaki /Levin?

Thanks for the rapid reply MrsFrychan. Partner is actually working along the Kapiti Coast, which opens up potential areas to live along the region to Palmerston North (at a push) down to Paraparaumu....
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 6th 2018, 9:18 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,853
Posted By Verdant

Talking Kapiti Coast: Paraparamua/ Otaki /Levin?

Hey folks,

We're looking to move over to North of Welly within the next few months - our Visa application (long term essential work visa) has been sent and are just waiting on processing. We're...
Forum: Canada
Feb 2nd 2018, 5:54 pm
Replies: 110
Views: 12,821
Posted By Verdant

Re: Am I over-judging Canada?

That still happens a great deal here, despite Royal Mail being a privately owned company now. I use to have to open the door when I saw the postie so he wouldnt just fob me off with one of those...
Forum: Canada
Jan 27th 2018, 7:12 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 5,902
Posted By Verdant

Re: BC vs ON

If you're considering having a family soon then the other benefit of being on the Ontario side is the time difference between the UK - it does make things a lot easier with keeping in contact with...
Forum: Canada
Jan 27th 2018, 6:36 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 5,902
Posted By Verdant

Re: BC vs ON

I don't think those concerns were really mentioned by the original poster, whereas lifestyle and economic prospects were. A lot of those tensions you mention are more to do with politics and agenda...
Jan 27th 2018, 3:40 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 3,728
Posted By Verdant

Re: What is wrong with people?

You could equally argue that they're just rising to the surface after being buried systematically by organisations looking to safeguard their own interests. I think a lot of this swell is due to the...
Forum: Canada
Jan 27th 2018, 2:03 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 5,902
Posted By Verdant

Re: BC vs ON

Erm, you can equally play that game from a Canadian perspective:

"Consequence of NAFTA crumbling i.e. Recession". Canadian companies get rid of their employees fairly quickly during downturns. In...
Forum: Canada
Jan 27th 2018, 1:20 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 5,902
Posted By Verdant

Re: BC vs ON

I totally agree but I think B.C (as a token child of today's Instagram culture) can give a false impression of the reality of life in Canada. Vancouver is considered dull, Victoria is even duller...
Forum: Canada
Jan 27th 2018, 12:58 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 5,902
Posted By Verdant

Re: BC vs ON

It sounds like you're relatively happy where you are currently - is the upheaval/ risk worth the adventure? Previously (and for many older expats), it made a lot of sense financially to move, but...
Forum: Canada
Jan 25th 2018, 12:06 am
Replies: 110
Views: 12,821
Posted By Verdant

Re: Am I over-judging Canada?

That's odd. While his location stream of consciousness does seem a little messy, it's not blocking out any of his posts on my browser (chrome). It remains contained under his username pic. Are you...
Forum: Canniversary
Jan 24th 2018, 11:57 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,949
Posted By Verdant

Re: 10 years today!!!

Congratulations! It seems time has flown by for you and it's genuinely great to have the success stories return to share. As we edge ever closer to embarking on our adventure to BC this is something...
Jan 24th 2018, 10:50 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 3,728
Posted By Verdant

Re: What is wrong with people?

Such tosh. Firstly, many women (and men) in long-term relationships are forced into having sex by their partner against their wishes. Secondly, there is a difference between being sexually receptive...
Jan 24th 2018, 6:44 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 3,728
Posted By Verdant

Re: What is wrong with people?

Exactly. There was a perceptible desperation in the guys skewed gaze and girls overzealous jumping. Not too mention the food and beer were subpar - which was inexcusable. I agree many girls use it to...
Jan 24th 2018, 6:28 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 3,728
Posted By Verdant

Re: What is wrong with people?

Naturally. ;) Some work colleagues wanted to go and being open-minded enough I was persuaded. I found it a really really really strange and naf. Girls would randomly burst into cheers and dance on...
Jan 24th 2018, 5:19 pm
Replies: 89
Views: 3,728
Posted By Verdant

Re: What is wrong with people?

Interesting that you pointed hooters out - massively flopped over here. :p It was seen as naf.

Excusing men for their apparent inability to control themselves is condoning such behaviour. As a...
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