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Forum: New Zealand
Oct 18th 2018, 6:49 am
Replies: 6
Views: 799
Posted By j19fmm

Re: Can you help

I got married out here in 1995 whilst on a Visitors Visa - to someone also on a Visitors Visa - we didn't have to tell anyone in particular in the UK, just show the marriage cert when you need to...
Forum: NZ Update
Jul 12th 2018, 5:45 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,887
Posted By j19fmm

Re: 10 years

Woo hoo! Congratulations Col, we've just racked up 5 years, still loving it :lol:
Forum: New Zealand
May 21st 2018, 9:33 am
Replies: 38
Views: 3,874
Posted By j19fmm

Re: Finding after a month in the uk

Our shopping bill wasn't any bigger over here in NZ, but then I've always been a careful shopper...and dare I say it a hoarder of things on offer :-)
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 27th 2018, 8:06 am
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 26th 2018, 9:35 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By j19fmm

Re: Insurance for 85 year old traveller

Thank you, Jersey Girl :thumbsup:
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 26th 2018, 9:27 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By j19fmm

Re: Insurance for 85 year old traveller

Thanks sweets, think we have it sorted, looks like they'll do it on a 30 day basis and then renew that once in NZ ;)
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 26th 2018, 7:28 am
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 26th 2018, 7:15 am
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By j19fmm

Re: Insurance for 85 year old traveller

I'll give that a go, thank you.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 26th 2018, 5:12 am
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By j19fmm

Insurance for 85 year old traveller

Hi people, sure it's been asked before but I couldn't find details. My darling dad is coming out mid December until end of February and is struggling to find travel insurance for a trip over 30 days....
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 10th 2018, 1:15 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,589
Posted By j19fmm

Re: School terms times etc

But every man wears shorts all the time too! Just they add gumboots or work boots as they get older. ;)
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 10th 2018, 1:13 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,589
Posted By j19fmm

Re: School terms times etc

Shorts all year round for the kids up here.
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 5th 2018, 10:41 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 851
Posted By j19fmm

Re: Dependents - moving down timescale?

If you have any other children who are interested in taking education to Uni level, you have to have been Residents for 3 years before they qualify for Student Loans of any kind. Otherwise it's Bank...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 5th 2018, 10:36 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,589
Posted By j19fmm

Re: School terms times etc

Primary children can start on their 5th birthday and are known as year 0. Some schools start at 9, some slightly earlier. Finish times depend on how long breaks are during the day - can be 2.30pm....
Forum: Teaching
Feb 4th 2018, 4:39 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,708
Posted By j19fmm

Re: Teaching Qualification better UK or NZ

What do you mean "if I am"?
Wow, I must surely bow to your superior knowledge of being a qualified teacher in both the UK and NZ.
However dear OP if I can help at all just drop me a PM.
Forum: Teaching
Feb 4th 2018, 6:48 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,708
Posted By j19fmm

Re: Teaching Qualification better UK or NZ

No, you said teaching qualifications are not interchangeable. I am a UK trained teacher and now teach in NZ. Yes of course you need to be registered as a teacher - as in any other profession. And...
Forum: Teaching
Feb 4th 2018, 6:15 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,708
Posted By j19fmm

Re: Teaching Qualification better UK or NZ

Don't quite understand what you're saying here? Yes of course you can have a UK teaching qualification and then teach in NZ and vice versa.
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 8th 2018, 8:53 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 28,167
Posted By j19fmm

Re: Worst and Best things about moving back to Uk from NZ

I agree BEV, when I first visited here 20 odd years ago I thought the wee towns/villages were very American, wild west look about them. The single storey buildings and wide covers. Now I look at UK...
Jan 8th 2018, 8:31 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,246
Posted By j19fmm

Re: Risky move?

Not sure what part of medical you're going into, but if it happens to be physiotherapy then I know for sure that one of our local practices actively recruits from the UK a lot! There are lots of...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 16th 2017, 7:01 am
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By j19fmm

Re: Bringing money to NZ

Thank you ;) As I've only just been gifted it and there is no interest on it, I'll leave it where it is until the rate improves :fingerscrossed:
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 10th 2017, 1:22 am
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By j19fmm

Re: Bringing money to NZ

Thanks, takes the heat off then! :p
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 9th 2017, 9:28 am
Replies: 7
Views: 915
Posted By j19fmm

Bringing money to NZ

Hi people, quick question. I have some money still in the UK, not earned money, a gift. Do I still have to get it here within the 4 years to not pay tax on it, OR because it's a gift can I leave it...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 8th 2017, 8:27 am
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By j19fmm

Re: Teaching Qualifictaion Help

I don't think it's the PGCE that's the problem, it's the School direct teaching qualification.
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 8th 2017, 8:09 am
Replies: 10
Views: 797
Posted By j19fmm

Re: Kids schooling questions

Not sure if I'm reading this right, but, if this helps, my DD was on a student Visa while we were on LTBV and we got Residence Visa in the December before she started Uni the following January. If we...
Forum: New Zealand
May 20th 2017, 11:02 am
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By j19fmm

Re: Decisions decisions

But that's the thing, if we don't know which hospital we can't advise on an area to live ;) Northland is a big area, no point us telling you all about Kaitaia if the job is in Whangarei.
I'm not...
Forum: New Zealand
May 20th 2017, 10:14 am
Replies: 5
Views: 737
Posted By j19fmm

Re: Decisions decisions

Which hospital? Which town?
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