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Jan 3rd 2019, 10:22 am
Replies: 1
Views: 610
Posted By ChrisWilson7

Re: Changes to fees and levies

Permanent resident (from a resident visa) has gone from $190 (last I checked) to $210, just in time for me but I’ll manage :p.
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 3rd 2019, 10:17 am
Replies: 456
Views: 50,034
Posted By ChrisWilson7

Re: Scorching !

30 degrees in Chch the past two days, finally the summer heat has arrived after a shocking November and December! Certainly takes a little re-acquainting with after the cool weather, but I love it....
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 3rd 2019, 10:13 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,482
Posted By ChrisWilson7

Re: January Arrivals & Departures 2019

Welcome to Christchurch in advance Mishclark :wave: It’s finally getting warm here, and not as hot as Aussie!
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 3rd 2019, 10:10 am
Replies: 22
Views: 3,100
Posted By ChrisWilson7

Re: Where to live for lovely low cost living

Some ideas from the top of my head, mostly from the South Island as I live here!

Nelson - very picturesque, relaxed feel, lots of sun (though it can cop a heavy fall of rain now and then), access...
Forum: NZ Update
Jan 3rd 2019, 9:24 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,490
Posted By ChrisWilson7

Talking Permanent Residence...Coming Soon!

Hi guys,

It’s been quite a while since I posted here as I’ve quietly been getting on with life in Christchurch and NZ for 5 and a half years, but as you guys helped greatly when I arrived I wanted...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 12th 2017, 5:29 am
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By ChrisWilson7

Re: Short notice trip to the UK

Thanks or that. I decided to go to the bank and ask for a credit card to at least allow me to purchase quickly and go if/when needed. I was probably more worried about cashflow, but this will help....
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 11th 2017, 8:15 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 973
Posted By ChrisWilson7

Short notice trip to the UK

Hi guys,

I haven't been around here for a fair while, so swimmingly has the transition to becoming a kiwi gone! I arrived 4 and a half years ago and became a resident this January via work to...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 13th 2014, 8:20 am
Replies: 44
Views: 2,835
Posted By ChrisWilson7

Re: January Arrivals and Departures 2015

Welcome to the Christchurch newbies, hopefully the weather will remember what season it is by then (December has been lame) and the sun will roll out as usual for you! Last Jan was awesome. ...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 13th 2014, 8:05 am
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By ChrisWilson7

Re: ChCh Quake

Welcome to Chch Toodles! First wobble is an interesting experience. :nod:
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 12th 2014, 10:51 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By ChrisWilson7

Re: ChCh Quake

Posted in the Chch thread, but it was just another rattler - nothing serious, but a good one nonetheless. Had to be interesting in Rolleston as it was just south of there. Just shy of my 4.6 record...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 12th 2014, 8:29 pm
Replies: 541
Views: 61,291
Posted By ChrisWilson7

Re: The Christchurch thread

Sensible cat :thumbup:.
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 12th 2014, 7:46 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,207
Posted By ChrisWilson7

Re: Congratulations BEVS

Congrats Bevs!
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 12th 2014, 7:45 pm
Replies: 541
Views: 61,291
Posted By ChrisWilson7

Re: The Christchurch thread

Anyone get woken up last night? Been over a year since I felt a M4+ shake.

Beside that, I hope you are all doing well, despite the rather average December weather so far! Looking forward to...
Forum: NZ Update
Dec 12th 2014, 7:41 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,094
Posted By ChrisWilson7

Re: First Update

It's been a while since I posted here, but things are going well. I am set to be at SCIRT for the remainder of its programme through to December 2016, and as a result have a permanent contract with...
Forum: NZ Update
May 17th 2014, 4:28 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,094
Posted By ChrisWilson7

Re: First Update

You should definitely do that, campervans are so the way to travel around here! A truly magnificent island too.

Incidentally Taranaki is on my to visit list, but probably not for a while yet.
Forum: NZ Update
May 17th 2014, 3:40 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,094
Posted By ChrisWilson7

Re: First Update

I promised myself I would travel around as much as I could, given that I initially came for 12 months. If I end up staying for a much longer period I may slow down a bit on the travel.
Forum: NZ Update
May 16th 2014, 4:21 am
Replies: 6
Views: 2,094
Posted By ChrisWilson7

First Update

I've been here 13 months and have absolutely loved living in Christchurch, for all its problems it is one beautiful place to be and within reach of so many others. I have been to Kaikoura, Hanmer...
Forum: New Zealand
May 16th 2014, 4:02 am
Replies: 86
Views: 4,891
Posted By ChrisWilson7

Re: All Blacks V England.

:thumbup: :goodpost:

Twickers = rugby, fact.

I'm going down to Dunedin, absolutely cannot wait to see the ABs playing England down here and never thought that would happen. :thumbsup: Would be...
Forum: New Zealand
May 16th 2014, 3:50 am
Replies: 13
Views: 6,269
Posted By ChrisWilson7

Re: Paying back a UK Student Loan from New Zealand

I haven't read the above replies, but I filled in an Overseas Income Assessment Form, posted it to them and was assessed for a minimum repayment which I make by visa debit each month - this was as...
Forum: New Zealand
May 16th 2014, 3:45 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,581
Posted By ChrisWilson7

Re: does anyone use cheque books?

I haven't had a cheque book in a year here so far, and can see myself never writing one again. Too easy to transfer online these days.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 30th 2014, 11:03 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By ChrisWilson7

Re: advice booking flights one way or return

Singapore Airlines allow 30kg checked baggage per person in economy as standard nowadays, and the route is a good one with a very pleasant airport/city to connect through. Not sure about their extra...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 30th 2014, 10:58 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By ChrisWilson7

Re: Chch/Rain/Floods

Four sunny, dry days forecast with some pretty decent temperatures too. :thumbup:
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 30th 2014, 12:55 am
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By ChrisWilson7

Chch/Rain/Floods

Need I say more?

Oh ok then...300mm in 2 months, mostly over 3 events of a couple of days' duration each. 60mm of that came over the last 2 days. Goodness knows the likelihood of Flockton being...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 30th 2014, 12:45 am
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By ChrisWilson7

Re: Christchurch Report

I have said a number of times to friends over the past few weeks - bearing in mind the effect the last two months of rain is having on their slopes, roads and water supplies and leaving aside quakes...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 28th 2014, 12:29 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 918
Posted By ChrisWilson7

Re: Christchurch Report

We love our cones here! The other day in Cathedral Square someone put three of them over the floor lights and it looked great.

The Tannery is a very good development. I'm also enjoying seeing...
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