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Forum: New Zealand
Jun 6th 2014, 10:31 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 840
Posted By sol133

Re: Can anyone recommend a decent GP in Wellington (CBD preferably)

The Terrace Medical Centre is good - about $55 per appointment. It's in the building behind 44 The Terrace.
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 6th 2014, 10:26 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,387
Posted By sol133

Re: Whitemans Valley, Wellington

Hi
I’ve lived in nearby Wallaceville / Trentham for about five years. It’s a great place to live – beautiful countryside but not far from civilisation, and halfway to the Wairarapa. I work in...
Jan 15th 2009, 6:58 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,969
Posted By sol133

Re: Anyone consider a house swap?

Late entry, folks, just found the thread.
If anyone's still looking and wants to swop a house in Sheffield (3 bed semi, large garden, near motorway network) for a place in NZ, let me know!:D
Cheers...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 10th 2008, 1:16 am
Replies: 4
Views: 673
Posted By sol133

Re: Hello all, new to Wellington!

Hi Stefanie
Welcome to Wellington!
I arrived here in November last year, came out on my own - never been here and didn't know a soul. But I've loved every second and can't believe how lucky I am...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 24th 2008, 8:34 am
Replies: 0
Views: 273
Posted By sol133

Need Accommodation in Wellington in Oct/Nov?

I am reluctantly forced to go back to the UK to sort some stuff out, and have a two bedroomed town house available if anyone is coming out for a recce, having family visit, etc. It will be available...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 5th 2008, 10:45 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,606
Posted By sol133

Re: Your thoughts on emigration consultants?

The agent I consulted in Chester cost about £100 for the advice session, which was excellent and showed me what categories of visa I should be looking at, what the probability would be of me getting...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 5th 2008, 10:13 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By sol133

Re: Electricity bills

I'm with Genesis too - wasn't given any options for different plans, but the bill says it's Kiwisaver Composite, with a dialy fixed charge of 33.33 cents.


SavBlancGal - thanks that's really...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 4th 2008, 8:24 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By sol133

Electricity bills

I moved into a 2bed flat at the beginning of December and got my first leccy bill, which horrified me! Can anyone give me a rough idea of what usage I should expect?
I live alone and am out at...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 28th 2007, 6:01 am
Replies: 9
Views: 719
Posted By sol133

Re: UK Home -Sell or Rent ?

I'm waiting to sell my UK place too - let's hope it goes soon. Someone asked me if you could buy a place in NZ with a UK mortgage to take advantage of the hugely lower interest rates. Any ideas? ...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 25th 2007, 10:57 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 675
Posted By sol133

Re: single in New Zealand!

Hi Sam
I arrived in Wellington from Sheffield (Handsworth) on my own at the beginning of November, and I'm finding everyone very friendly - quite a change from the UK. If you're sporty (I'm not!) I...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 22nd 2007, 5:46 pm
Replies: 168
Views: 10,640
Posted By sol133

Re: Making Kiwi Mates - What's the Secret?

Nah, you're a women you'll be alright.[/QUOTE]

Don't like to contradict a bloke, but being a woman makes it worse! We aren't supposed to have opinions, and if we should acquire some, god forbid...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 22nd 2007, 7:05 am
Replies: 168
Views: 10,640
Posted By sol133

Re: Making Kiwi Mates - What's the Secret?

I also have found kiwi's have a bit of a problem with the "underling" confronting the 'status quo' e.g. questioning authority....[/QUOTE]

Ooh 'eck....looks like I'm in for some bother!
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 16th 2007, 11:54 am
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By sol133

New Arrival in Wellington

Hi all!
I'll be arriving in Wellington at 5.30pm on Friday evening at the end of October. Still working on somewhere to stay, but I'm not panicking yet...
Are places generally closed for the...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 26th 2007, 11:40 am
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By sol133

Re: Flights / Baggage Allowances

Cheers! I'll certainly give it a try.
If you don't ask, you don't get...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 26th 2007, 7:37 am
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By sol133

Re: Flights / Baggage Allowances

Hi, sorry if I didn't make sense - not the first time....
Starting in Manchester on 31st with BA to Heathrow - dreading it but unavoidable. Heathrow to Hong Kong and then Auckland with Cathay...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 25th 2007, 1:57 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 474
Posted By sol133

Flights / Baggage Allowances

I've just booked my flights to Wellington!!!
Setting off on 31st October, arriving 2nd Nov.
The main carrier is Cathay Pacific but the first leg to Heathrow is BA - haven't flown either before,...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 17th 2007, 7:39 am
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By sol133

Re: Removers vs Shippers

That's great, thanks for the info kev&sarah. What would I do without you guys???
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 17th 2007, 7:22 am
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By sol133

Re: Any one come to NZ as single person?

I've seen how the CSA operates from both sides - myself and my friend, who hasn't even been allowed to see his kids for years. My own case wasn't sorted out until the kids were in their early...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 16th 2007, 7:30 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By sol133

Smile Re: Any one come to NZ as single person?

Go for it Roland! If you survive the NZIS experience, you can survive anything! Don't spend the rest of your life wishing you'd had the guts to do it. One life, it's yours to spend as you wish. ...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 16th 2007, 7:27 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By sol133

Re: Removers vs Shippers

Maz, I have a residence sticker in my passport to validate when I arrive. My most prized possession!

I'm sure removers are very professional, I just don't see the point of paying for someone to...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 15th 2007, 7:57 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 630
Posted By sol133

Removers vs Shippers

Having had a few quotes from various companies, now I've recovered from the shock, I'm drawn towards shipping my stuff over rather than having it packed and delivered at the other end. Most is...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 14th 2007, 8:04 am
Replies: 8
Views: 848
Posted By sol133

Re: Any one come to NZ as single person?

Hi
I intend to arrive in Wellington at the end of October. I'm single and don't know a soul out there, nearest I've been was Australia last year. I'd like to think Kiwis have a different approach...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 17th 2007, 7:58 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,348
Posted By sol133

Re: House Sale - The stress

Hope all goes well for you guys. I put my for sale board up a week ago - it's been advertised on the net since April to avoid any chance of HIPs costs. I'm selling privately as, being a Yorkshire...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 15th 2007, 3:31 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,280
Posted By sol133

Re: Help please .Where to live in Wellington?

Hey everyone, just got PR!!! Will you all still be around when I arrive in Wellington in October? Never been to NZ, don't know anyone there, can't wait to arrive! Any advice willingly received. ...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 11th 2007, 11:55 am
Replies: 38
Views: 2,064
Posted By sol133

Re: What is up with the housing market?

For what its worth, Poppy2, I think your house is fantastic and would definitely have been knocking on your door for a closer look had I got the job I last went for in Palmy. I'm, expecting to...
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