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Forum: New Zealand
Nov 16th 2010, 1:14 am
Replies: 14
Views: 4,359
Posted By leedge

Re: Otaki.....what's it like??

And also because the normal trains to/from Wellington only go as far as Paraparaumu (will be Waikanae early next year).

There's is a train running from Palmerston North to Wellington that stops at...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 21st 2008, 4:08 am
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By leedge

Re: Fried laptop?

It's safe to say it won't be NZ electricity 'cos that's the same as the UK, plus as it's a laptop you're still running off the same battery you were in the UK....therefore as long as the battery...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 13th 2008, 11:15 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,126
Posted By leedge

Re: Customs :-bringing a tent?

We brought one without any problems - we had scrubbed the groundsheet inside and out with plenty of Jeyes fluid....nice and smelly for when the MAF guys checked it.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 13th 2008, 9:32 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 644
Posted By leedge

Re: Cost of flight back to UK

You also need to be aware that even looking at one airline their prices can vary dramitically within a couple of hours: We went back to the UK for a couple of weeks at the start of July and when I...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 20th 2008, 11:26 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 458
Posted By leedge

Re: pensions -moved to main forum

Pensions have to be transferred to a scheme that is approved by HMRC or you'll pay tax in the UK.

Personally I'd avoid any of the "pension transfer advisers" becuase no middleman ever does...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 17th 2008, 11:26 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,495
Posted By leedge

Re: Best place to rent in Wellington

Hi,

I also arrived with two dogs booked on a flight four weeks later, which gave me that long to find a dog-friendly rental.

We didn't originally intend to live up on the coast, but I looked...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 21st 2008, 12:51 am
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By leedge

Re: Wairarapa Balloon Festival

Thanks for the warning!
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 21st 2008, 12:35 am
Replies: 8
Views: 475
Posted By leedge

Re: Wairarapa Balloon Festival

There's one in Levin this (Easter) weekend as well.

"Night glow" on Saturday evening around 7.30-ish - $8 for adults

Added bonus of not having to trail over the Rimutaka Hill road to get there...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 22nd 2007, 10:29 am
Replies: 5
Views: 712
Posted By leedge

Re: Raumati Beach/South - your opinions

We've lived in Raumati South for 12 months now, after renting in Paraparaumu for the first 3 months, and love it.

I think Raumati is more varied housing wise, and with a bit more character....
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 26th 2007, 1:39 am
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By leedge

Re: Transferring Money to NZ

You could open a sterling foreign exchange account with Westpac (or whichever other NZ bank you're using) which would allow you to delay actually exchanging it to NZ dollars until the rate is more...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 9th 2007, 7:07 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By leedge

Re: claiming tax back? help needed.

The P85 works but it's also worth noting that if you usually fill in a self-assessment form then they won't process the P85 refund until they've got your self-assessment for the latest year. Took a...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 4th 2006, 6:46 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By leedge

Re: Help needed with EOI definition....

For "ICT" just read "IT"....they're interchangeable even in the UK - usually government documents use ICT rather than IT - call it convergence?

Laurence
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 1st 2006, 7:18 am
Replies: 14
Views: 645
Posted By leedge

Re: New members - moving to Wellington

I'd recommend Kapiti - We originally planned to live closer, say Plimmerton/Whitby/Papakowhai but we got a rental place in Paraparaumu and like it up here so much that we're just going to put in an...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 26th 2006, 10:32 am
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By leedge

Re: Crown Relocations for pets

Use Golden Arrow....can't recommend them strongly enough...they handled all the vet/MAF stuff and it went like clockwork, they build crates individually for each dog/cat....a real weight off your...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 23rd 2006, 9:09 am
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By leedge

Re: nice places to eat in welligton

Dockside - in the bar or in the restaurant if you're feeling rich.....wonderful whitebait and scallops

Laurence
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 4th 2006, 10:22 am
Replies: 64
Views: 2,481
Posted By leedge

Re: Taking everything with you ?!

Seems like it's not banned, but you can expect to pay $200 or so for a MAF inspection (see http://www.maf.govt.nz/quarantine/plant-products/index.htm) so maybe OK for fancy 3 piece suite but not...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 4th 2006, 7:31 am
Replies: 64
Views: 2,481
Posted By leedge

Re: Taking everything with you ?!

We used PSS to ship from Lancs to Wellington £3500 for 20ft container. The two lads who came to pack were great - they even went for a night out in Wigan :scared: . They filled the container...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 2nd 2006, 6:45 am
Replies: 17
Views: 834
Posted By leedge

Re: moving companys

We'd wholeheartedly recommend PSS....at least from the packing point of view, two guys who worked themselves into the ground :) , we just have to wait and see what state it's in when it arrives ...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 19th 2006, 11:06 am
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By leedge

Re: Buying a car before leaving.

Danny,
If those are your requirements, you'll be spolit for choice :D
Laurence
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 17th 2006, 7:05 am
Replies: 11
Views: 761
Posted By leedge

Re: Do they know something?

I agree with your sentiments about getting supplies in in case of the "big one" in Wellington.....we have!, but it's not *strictly* accurate that Wellington is on the same fault as San Francisco,...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 4th 2006, 8:52 am
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By leedge

Re: Welly Get Together

Hi Sarah,
Butt in whenever you like! ;)
I think beardies are still quite unusual in NZ - only one breeder, who I've been chattng to, and she says between my two and another brit who's just...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 4th 2006, 7:51 am
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By leedge

Re: Welly Get Together

Quite...probably a good time to buy shares in a vacuum cleaner manufacturer....Beardies & sand....not a good combination :(
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 4th 2006, 7:38 am
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By leedge

Re: Welly Get Together

Thanks...I'd not seen them for 5 weeks, so I got *quite* a greeting from them - Barney & Blaven.....both Bearded Collies
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 4th 2006, 1:33 am
Replies: 16
Views: 964
Posted By leedge

Re: Cars - Worth bringing mine over?

As nobody has answered your question about insurance.......make sure you're sitting down when you get a quote out here - you won't believe how cheap it is :D . I bought a Toyota Caldina GT-T...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 4th 2006, 1:20 am
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By leedge

Re: Welly Get Together

I'd be interested....can bring my dogs now that they've arrived safe and sound :)
You can also get Telecom WiFi in the library, but if that proves as tiresome as I found it after a week or so, try...
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