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Forum: New Zealand
Feb 10th 2019, 7:14 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 654
Posted By MrsCakey

Re: Visa / passport questions

We were also identical to you in terms of process, but I was not aware that the children have to get full citizenship after they get their NZ passports? Can you supply a link for more information...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 10th 2019, 7:07 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,593
Posted By MrsCakey

Re: Personal wills

Excellent! Thank you. I love mighty ape :)
Feb 6th 2019, 11:57 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By MrsCakey

Re: Early Apply for NZ Citizenship

My '"friend" will be going at the end of Feb. I'll be sure to get her to send you some recommendations for Melbs.
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 6th 2019, 11:54 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,593
Posted By MrsCakey

Re: Personal wills

Thanks Bev :)
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 6th 2019, 5:25 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,593
Posted By MrsCakey

Re: Personal wills

We have an appointment with a life insurance broker in town, will let you know how we get on as they might be able to suggest a will writer (If such a thing exists in NZ) ;)
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 1st 2019, 11:27 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,593
Posted By MrsCakey

Personal wills

What's your thoughts on this? DIY and witnessed or do it through a lawyer?

We have wills written in the UK and most of the fundamentals will remain unchanged so just wondering if I can save...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 31st 2019, 6:05 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,249
Posted By MrsCakey

Re: Ikea

I understand that it will take years before the big yellow and blue doors open. It takes a while to get that big blue building up apparently.

I read that an indirect competitor Nido Living will be...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 31st 2019, 5:30 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,260
Posted By MrsCakey

Re: Tauranga

You must all be super excited, not long to go, these final months will fly by!

The lovely Escapetonz has given lots of detailed advice on areas to live. I think the only way you'll know is to...
Forum: NZ Update
Jan 31st 2019, 5:15 am
Replies: 1
Views: 705
Posted By MrsCakey

Re: Relocated NZ - Aus 2 yrs ago... now relocating back home to Tauranga NZ

Welcome back soon! We don't have a rental, but moved to Tauranga over a year ago (from Lincolnshire) and loving it.

if you are still on Facebook groups for TGA it's worth checking them out as...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 31st 2019, 4:56 am
Replies: 7
Views: 772
Posted By MrsCakey

Re: Removals Companies

We used Anglo Pacific and had a local subcontractor once it arrived in NZ to deliver from Port to house, AP handled it all though. I was happy with their service, our packers were awesome and very...
Jan 31st 2019, 4:46 am
Replies: 10
Views: 649
Posted By MrsCakey

Re: Sticker or Passport?

The husband and kids have NZ and UK passports and we do this as well. It really is that simple :)
Jan 31st 2019, 4:40 am
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By MrsCakey

Re: Early Apply for NZ Citizenship

Does this no travel outside of NZ (in five years) include a weekend shopping in Melbourne!? :huh:

Asking for a friend, obvs.
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 13th 2019, 11:34 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,410
Posted By MrsCakey

Re: The experience for children in NZ >making friends and school

Hi, welcome to the forum. I moved from the Lincolnshire to Tauranga with a 9yo boy and 12 yo girl. I can't say it's been smooth sailing for the 12yo, but things have improved in just a single year....
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 7th 2019, 8:09 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,260
Posted By MrsCakey

Re: Tauranga

I can vouch for @escapedtonz :thumbup:

We also live in Tauranga and based on the areas you decide on then house prices can be expensive, rentals are super popular and cut-throat, it is often...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 7th 2019, 8:01 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,129
Posted By MrsCakey

Re: Anyone working in NZ for UK-based company?

I would make an appointment with an accountant who specialises in this area for your peace of mind. We only have experience as a contractor to an overseas company, and that is complicated enough as...
Forum: NZ Update
Dec 22nd 2018, 5:42 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,265
Posted By MrsCakey

Re: Just made it over one year in NZ

Hi,

We looked at the Lakes as it was where our friends lived, so it made sense to be near them. But as we looked we realised that the houses there were just not right for us. It's all very new...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 20th 2018, 4:54 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 2,046
Posted By MrsCakey

Re: Goodbye to NZ

Best of luck to you back in Blighty!
Forum: NZ Update
Dec 20th 2018, 4:41 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,265
Posted By MrsCakey

Re: Just made it over one year in NZ

Hi Amanda,
Exciting times ahead for you. I don't think you'll have a problem getting a rental in Papamoa (Pommiemoa they call it). I have several British friends who rent there and love it. it is...
Dec 10th 2018, 7:38 am
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By MrsCakey

Re: Visa verification upon arrival in NZ?

Welcome! Glad you made it :)
I couldn't order my IRD number online either even though my letter said I could. In the end I went into the post office with proof of address, passport and filled in a...
Forum: NZ Update
Nov 21st 2018, 2:43 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,651
Posted By MrsCakey

Re: Two Year Update

That's great. Interesting about the job application. I've heard similar stories. It seems to peak and them drop in terms of being successful in the job front.

Everything is just so much more...
Forum: NZ Update
Nov 21st 2018, 2:38 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,265
Posted By MrsCakey

Just made it over one year in NZ

So we just realised that it has been a year since we arrived off the plane in AKL.

I have to admit the year has gone by so quickly. The children have settled into school and made new friends. Our...
Nov 21st 2018, 2:17 am
Replies: 7
Views: 782
Posted By MrsCakey

Re: Visa application - completing the form yourself

We did our own visas. Just make sure you answer all the fields, putting "n/a" where it is required. We left some fields blank and that caused stress and added to the overall delay of the application...
Nov 21st 2018, 2:10 am
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By MrsCakey

Re: Worked out the cost properly?

Where will you be based as the price of two weeks accommodation can be expensive and your $1000 might not go as far as you hope :)
Nov 21st 2018, 2:08 am
Replies: 9
Views: 651
Posted By MrsCakey

Re: Worked out the cost properly?

I agree that you may have underestimated the costs. Small things like restocking the kitchen, cleaning supplies and bits and bobs to restock a house quickly adds up, as someone else has already...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 14th 2018, 10:44 am
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By MrsCakey

Re: It's getting real...

Exciting indeed! Just warning you the time is going to whizz by once the decision to go is made :)
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