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Forum: New Zealand
Nov 7th 2019, 3:28 am
Replies: 6
Views: 436
Posted By chc4me

Re: Pension Transfer

Wow, so much love here on British Expats, thank you!! I' haven't been as active on the boards in recent months, but BEV normally prompts me if there are any pension questions.
Always to happy to...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 15th 2019, 12:59 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,103
Posted By chc4me

Re: Queries Relating To Commencing NZ Income Tax

I'm pleased to hear that. Mike is definitely great to deal with, really knows his stuff and always so helpful.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 15th 2019, 12:51 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,603
Posted By chc4me

Re: Uk State Pension Ripoff

You should make contact with the International Pension Centre and then ask how to complain. See: https://www.gov.uk/international-pension-centre or for Complaints see:...
Forum: New Zealand
May 7th 2019, 11:22 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By chc4me

BNZBA Launches in Christchurch

The British New Zealand Business Association is launching in Christchurch 23rd of May 2019 (the association has been connecting NZ and UK businesses for over 100 years from its Auckland branch). The...
Forum: New Zealand
May 7th 2019, 11:16 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,613
Posted By chc4me

Re: Becoming a Kiwi Resident and importing assets

KiwiAnge, I've private messaged you the link for the ebooks.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 26th 2019, 10:22 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,103
Posted By chc4me

Re: Queries Relating To Commencing NZ Income Tax

Hi 462
Your questions are more tax focused than pension questions. I specialise in pensions and financial matters with a working knowledge of taxation.

For example I note you say you are...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 22nd 2019, 2:25 am
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By chc4me

Re: Advice on seeking work from the UK

Good advice from Catchafire.
For your own employment, as you know what sector you want to work in, and most likely the type of companies you want to work with, then I'd say approach them directly...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 19th 2019, 3:06 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,790
Posted By chc4me

Re: Relocating from Aus to Nz

Hi Northern Lights,
Welcome to BE, I see its your first post.

I lived in Melbourne for a few years before moving to the UK and then returning home to NZ. I found that Melbourne was around 5...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 19th 2019, 12:30 am
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By chc4me

Re: The problem of still owning UK property - Non Resident Witholding Tax

Hi Hallie_day,
If you can seek advice in the UK from a specialist that knows the tax laws in both countries, then it would be worth sitting down with them before leaving. They may raise issues that...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 19th 2019, 12:22 am
Replies: 1
Views: 465
Posted By chc4me

Re: UK Tax advice

I primarily recommend Mike Williams of Tax Bridge. He is based just north of Auckland and runs his own business after leaving one of the big firms a while back. Here is a link to his website:...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 17th 2019, 10:39 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 992
Posted By chc4me

Re: The problem of still owning UK property - Non Resident Witholding Tax

Hi Madao,
Good post and thanks for raising this issue. Its a tough one to get your head around - paying tax on mortgage interest just makes no sense! It's a terrible quirk of the tax system but...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 12th 2019, 3:22 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,217
Posted By chc4me

Re: Job offer in ChCh & asked to move in 3 months from UK

Exciting times!!!
My suggestion for when you first arrive is to arrange some short term accommodation for 4 to 6 weeks. This will allow you time to navigate your surroundings and work out where you...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 11th 2019, 2:32 am
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By chc4me

Re: emigrating to NZ

Hi Stuart, welcome to the site. Lots of experienced folk on here to offer an opinion or two. To help with replies, you might like to add extra information about why you are moving, what you are...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 6th 2019, 8:54 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,613
Posted By chc4me

Re: Becoming a Kiwi Resident and importing assets

Oh wow, thanks team, I'm feeling the love!

Turban Explorer - if you haven't lived in NZ previously, then it is likely that you qualify as a Transitional Tax Resident. This means that you will have...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 28th 2019, 11:42 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,316
Posted By chc4me

Re: Ridiculous NZ Motorhome / Campervan hire costs

Wife and I picked up a Transfercar deal, moved a camper from Christchurch to Auckland over a 5 day period. But beware of the total costs: insurance, chemicals, bedding, and a "ifs its too dirty, a...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 22nd 2019, 2:29 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,340
Posted By chc4me

Re: Help & Advice

Hello Nurse1692 - welcome to Britishexpats. While a number of the posts in this thread are pointing out that moving countries can be difficult and costly, it can also be rewarding and satisfying. In...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 12th 2018, 12:43 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,874
Posted By chc4me

Re: Tricky decisions on location - advice please!

Christchurch has a good number of primary schools for children up to age 12. In general, schools in the 'well off' areas are considered of good quality, while the lower social areas are less likely...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 10th 2018, 9:34 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,874
Posted By chc4me

Re: Tricky decisions on location - advice please!

Hello and welcome,

Auckland, Wellington, Turangi, Christchurch - they all have advantages and disadvantages. Auckland is great for sailing, but for me, I would avoid it due to population,...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 4th 2018, 8:36 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By chc4me

Re: UK Pension in NZ

Scot - Did you take the action because you were living in South Africa? Or some other reason?
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 3rd 2018, 9:18 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By chc4me

Re: UK Pension in NZ

Its due to the Reciprocal rights between the two Countries (UK/NZ). Under the Social Security agreement, pensioners have the choice to collect a pension from the local country. For example, if you...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 4th 2018, 11:13 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,001
Posted By chc4me

Re: Uk State Pension to NZ State Pension

Hi Desmondo84 - Difficult to say one way or the other, you need to take advice on your pensions to understand the advantages and disadvantages of transferring or not transferring. The right course of...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 30th 2018, 2:41 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,001
Posted By chc4me

Re: Uk State Pension to NZ State Pension

Hi KiwiDreamer, Yes, 10 years of living in NZ is the same as 10 years of contributions to National Insurance in the UK.

If you are in receipt of a NZ Superannuation payment then you will be able...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 23rd 2018, 9:00 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 829
Posted By chc4me

Re: Can you help

If you have a private pension scheme back in the UK, you might want to let them know that you are married as it there might be a spouses benefit in the future. If you have life insurance, check any...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 22nd 2018, 10:26 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 884
Posted By chc4me

NZ Super increasing to 20 years residency?

An MP's bill drawn from the Parliamentary ballot proposes to increase the minimum residency for new migrants from 10 years to 20 years. Stuff article here...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 24th 2018, 3:01 am
Replies: 49
Views: 10,616
Posted By chc4me

Re: Should we move to NZ?

Hi Cwilkes84, Welcome to the BritishExpats, usually a friendly bunch here with different experiences to share. My daughter is 17 with one more year of high school, so the following comments are as a...
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