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Forum: New Zealand
Oct 27th 2011, 8:20 pm
Replies: 133
Views: 49,360
Posted By EdT

Re: The cost of Living in NZ?

The exchange rate is only ever an issue IF you plan on leaving NZ, or recently arrived and trying to maximise the value of the UK savings. It is more of an expat issue when first settling in a new...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 27th 2011, 9:35 am
Replies: 133
Views: 49,360
Posted By EdT

Re: The cost of Living in NZ?

BEVS

Plenty of websites you can review to confirm many people do drive along 90 mile beach.... e.g. http://sarah-curtis.suite101.com/driving-ninety-mile-beach-new-zealand-a134952

And I think...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 27th 2011, 9:27 am
Replies: 133
Views: 49,360
Posted By EdT

Re: The cost of Living in NZ?

I think someone is missing the point....

Feel down.... think life in UK is better..... you know that is not the case..... you appreciate DM is somewhat bias..... but just provides a bit of a pick...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 27th 2011, 9:10 am
Replies: 133
Views: 49,360
Posted By EdT

Re: The cost of Living in NZ?

BEVS - what is all this Erk business...?!

90 mile beach for starters..... check it out... my local beach is a road (30kph speed limit) and I can travel from one town to another down the beach.......
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 27th 2011, 7:23 am
Replies: 133
Views: 49,360
Posted By EdT

Re: The cost of Living in NZ?

Thanks DC10.....

And my comments come from someone who has struggled with life in NZ recently.... so hopefully more balanced than someone totally pro or against life in NZ.

Your comments re:...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 27th 2011, 6:52 am
Replies: 133
Views: 49,360
Posted By EdT

Re: The cost of Living in NZ?

Private Medical Insurance here in NZ is NO dearer than the UK (e.g. BUPA), and you can get cover for doctors visits, prescriptions, optiticans, and dentists - albeit a cap of $400 per annum for...
Oct 22nd 2011, 10:46 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,850
Posted By EdT

Re: Medical Examination Process ?

I recall ours cost GBP450 each in the Midlands (Private GP then sent to a BUPA hospital for X-rays). Turnaround was very quick - within a couple of weeks. From reading around costs at the time, this...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 13th 2011, 2:20 am
Replies: 133
Views: 49,360
Posted By EdT

Re: The cost of Living in NZ?

I am on the other side of the fence.... in that I have made the move to NZ, and now feeling the pinch. Although I am not a Medical Consultant, I too can command a 6 figure salary in the UK.......
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 9th 2011, 7:04 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 9,574
Posted By EdT

Re: Stay or Go.... Dilemma...

Work may have dried up in many sectors.... I totally agree.... but this is somewhat a sweeping statement and I think it is very much dependant on spcific employment sectors.
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 9th 2011, 9:31 am
Replies: 109
Views: 9,574
Posted By EdT

Re: Stay or Go.... Dilemma...

I haven't purchased a house in NZ.... not been able to afford anything that I would consider a house (i.e. not damp and built to a reasonable standard). We have been renting since arriving.... so we...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 8th 2011, 8:52 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 9,574
Posted By EdT

Re: Stay or Go.... Dilemma...

Thanks for some really great advice guys.... really appreciate it.

As a result of this very difficult process, my partner has concluded that she is very keen to stay.... but as kiwilass has...
Oct 7th 2011, 2:17 am
Replies: 0
Views: 503
Posted By EdT

Applying for PRV outside NZ

I have fulfilled the 2 x 184 days requirements for the PR, but now need ot wait until the 2 year milestone before I can convert my RRV to a PRV.

It is likely that I shall be in the UK at the time...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 6th 2011, 11:26 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 9,574
Posted By EdT

Re: Stay or Go.... Dilemma...

I think a lot of it may be due to the fact that this employer is bending over backwards to get me to join.... this after I pulled out and said I would stay here.... then as soon as I had made that...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 6th 2011, 9:05 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 9,574
Posted By EdT

Re: Stay or Go.... Dilemma...

A BIG pull to go back to UK... is family.

My parents are nealy 70, brother has just had first child, partners sister just had first child, Gran is in late 80's etc etc.

No one (with the...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 6th 2011, 7:33 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 9,574
Posted By EdT

Re: Stay or Go.... Dilemma...

Thanks for the responses guys...

Definately want to get Permanent Residency - and have effectivey fulfilled the criteria.You can apply for IRRV or now Permanent Residency from the UK or any other...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 6th 2011, 12:37 am
Replies: 109
Views: 9,574
Posted By EdT

Re: Stay or Go.... Dilemma...

Thanks Peresphone... appreciate the words of wisdom :)

My move to NZ was based again on a lot of thought about my future at the time, and the plan to start a family in the 3 - 5 year timeline. I...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 5th 2011, 8:07 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 9,574
Posted By EdT

Re: Stay or Go.... Dilemma...

I pulled out of the job... they are trying to get me to re-consider, and I need to make a decision like yesterday.... LOL

For so many reasons given family events going back to UK may be the best...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 5th 2011, 7:31 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 9,574
Posted By EdT

Re: Stay or Go.... Dilemma...

Robbo -

indeed.... career vs lifestyle.... the reason I came here in first place... BUT now I am here, have lived and breathed NZ for nearly 2 years, I understand the compromises a lot more, and...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 5th 2011, 7:21 pm
Replies: 109
Views: 9,574
Posted By EdT

Re: Stay or Go.... Dilemma...

Fulfilled requirements for indefinate now.. just have to wait for 2 years to come up to apply (184 days in each of 2 x 12 month periods). Spoke with NZIS and they have confirmed that you can apply...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 5th 2011, 9:47 am
Replies: 109
Views: 9,574
Posted By EdT

Re: Stay or Go.... Dilemma...

My partner (bless her) moved to NZ for me..... my job..... which was a BIG thing for her as she is really close to her family. She is quite indifferent about it and can see pro and con of both.
...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 5th 2011, 8:28 am
Replies: 109
Views: 9,574
Posted By EdT

Re: Stay or Go.... Dilemma...

I wish I did know what was right..... believe me, this has been an all consuming 3 weeks of flip flopping between the 2 options.... both of which have such strong positives.... both of which will...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 5th 2011, 7:18 am
Replies: 109
Views: 9,574
Posted By EdT

Re: Stay or Go.... Dilemma...

It will be somewhere in the South East.... so expensive housing.

Some nice areas like High Wycombe, Ayelsbury etc.... within commuting distance to outer london.
Oct 5th 2011, 7:16 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,850
Posted By EdT

Re: Medical Examination Process ?

I think it depends on a number of factors, including gender, age, and even the doctor performing the medical.

An example, a male friend the same age as me 30's had to have his testicles...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 5th 2011, 6:49 am
Replies: 109
Views: 9,574
Posted By EdT

Re: Stay or Go.... Dilemma...

Thanks for the responses / advice guys... really appreciate it.

Retirement shed..... :D

I would be happy with either option..... both to me are good..... just in different ways.... that is the...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 5th 2011, 5:16 am
Replies: 109
Views: 9,574
Posted By EdT

Re: Stay or Go.... Dilemma...

Thanks JMH - appreciate your advice and kind sentiments :)

My concern is that maybe leaving NZ now will be irreversible.... in the sense that I will have IRRV / Permanent Residency but the...
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