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Forum: New Zealand
Jan 12th 2019, 9:39 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,668
Posted By Kotare

Re: Where to live for lovely low cost living

Forget Kerikeri (or anything between that and Auckland) which is now a boom area. How about Golden Bay (west of Nelson) - great climate and community and I suspect prices reflect its semi -...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 29th 2018, 8:51 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By Kotare

Re: Planning Permission

I think the legal process in NZ is just as tortuous and expensive as UK given resource consents/planning permission etc. However the grey side seems to be flourishing, in that lots of people seem to...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 15th 2018, 9:57 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By Kotare

Re: Moving house sale funds

'you will not be taxed in NZ on overseas interest income for first four years' Not correct unless poster is tax exempt which in this case it appears he is not.
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 13th 2018, 10:15 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 686
Posted By Kotare

Re: Moving house sale funds

Use Hifx or Xetrade - big difference in rates to banks.

No on 10 year point
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 27th 2018, 9:23 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,736
Posted By Kotare

Re: Considering a move to lifestyle block

Also think very carefully about what you intend to do as a lifestyle block. Think quality of land and water supply/rainfall as it is difficult to change and is it fenced (expensive). We had 24 acres...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 23rd 2018, 1:19 am
Replies: 1
Views: 803
Posted By Kotare

NZ Dream

Just joined the NZ tribe by buying a 3/4 acre 'buy to let' property in Kerikeri as an addition to our pension pot. Was it Barnsleymat who said it wasn't possible to do that (and buy cucumbers).
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 23rd 2018, 1:15 am
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By Kotare

Re: Shipping a dog......

Why don't you approach Golden Arrow or other shippers for a quote. They can do everything or you can get the blood tests/vaccinations done yourself. 10 days quarantine in NZ is quite expensive. A...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 18th 2018, 11:20 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,439
Posted By Kotare

Re: Renewing UK passport

Electronic version is OK once you convince the Airline desk - of course if all the computers fail you become non resident :}
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 14th 2018, 10:29 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 621
Posted By Kotare

Re: Military pensions scheme 1975 and Armed forces compensation scheme NZ tax

I wrote to IRD several years ago declaring my (UK tax free) MOD Hearing Disability pension and I got a two line response confirming it was tax free in NZ.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 27th 2018, 7:32 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 458
Posted By Kotare

Re: New Mobile Phone...

If the purchase price is a lot lower in uk get an unlocked one there and get a NZ sim and an NZ contract on arrival. Careful to check out reception where you intend to live/operate eg I get good...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 13th 2018, 4:44 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,342
Posted By Kotare

Re: Tax Working Group

More tax and spend, spend, spend -you know it's Right. After all it has worked well for the UK, Italy, Venuezela.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 1st 2018, 4:19 am
Replies: 44
Views: 6,361
Posted By Kotare

Re: Moving back to NZ

No savings and minimum wage is so realistic?
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 16th 2018, 3:32 am
Replies: 53
Views: 6,543
Posted By Kotare

Re: Why did you move?

We must meet up some time:

My son and family are coming over for three weeks next month (his third visit to NZ in nine years).

We go longhaul offshore once a year in the Winter, this May it...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 16th 2018, 7:35 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,994
Posted By Kotare

Re: Bring Caravan from UK

Certainly worth it - I imported a Lunar Clubman last year and it is worth $10-12k more here (net of costs). Keep it for two years and use for a full NZ tour over that period then sell. You will need...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 10th 2017, 3:09 am
Replies: 7
Views: 678
Posted By Kotare

Re: Drinking water (again)

Most of the rural population drink rainwater off their roofs, filtered or otherwise, without much harm. A high proportion of the townie population eg Chch don't want their water chlorinated (and...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 10th 2017, 3:00 am
Replies: 13
Views: 846
Posted By Kotare

Re: Fruits in NZ

:goodpost:

Slightly off topic - in the garden we have apples, peaches, satsumas, grapefruit, tamarillo, Nashi pears, feijoa, avocado, figs, nectarines, persimmons, lemons, lime and plums. A...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 7th 2017, 6:23 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,159
Posted By Kotare

Re: Show us your NZ garden pics please.

Impressed - my veg garden is crap with half my tomatoes/cucumbers wilting. Supermarket poverty is nigh ;).
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 4th 2017, 6:49 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,159
Posted By Kotare

Re: Show us your NZ garden pics please.

We have a lovely 5 acres in the far North - luckily it is low maint and the wife is a gardener while I do the lawns (with a zero turn Walker).

https://i.imgur.com/zIOhhjrl.jpg
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Forum: New Zealand
Dec 3rd 2017, 3:03 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,159
Posted By Kotare

Re: Show us your NZ garden pics please.

If you are feeling flush get a Walkers zero turn, mine cut my mowing time by 50%. But probably overkill for your little patch without obstacles :-).
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 17th 2017, 7:12 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By Kotare

Re: Bring it on: Amazonian Down Under

Given Labour are threatening to impose GST on all internet imports (to create a level playing field?) the sooner the better!
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 13th 2017, 6:49 pm
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 24th 2017, 12:27 am
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Kotare

Re: Google Home

Thanks Kimilseung that was the kind of info I wanted. I was hoping to use it beyond just music so hopefully someone in NZ will give me some feedback on the wider ecosystems (if any) here.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 22nd 2017, 8:08 am
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Kotare

Re: Google Home

That's useful input - take it you are now back in fashion playing vinyl.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 17th 2017, 10:14 pm
Replies: 146
Views: 10,762
Posted By Kotare

Re: General Election NZ

Can't decide between Labour or Nats. The first will weaken the $ (already happening) thus increasing my (UK) income, while the latter will reduce taxes. Perhaps ACT to reflect my neo-economic...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 17th 2017, 10:07 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By Kotare

Re: Google Home

Surely some recent arrival has one? Or even a tech savvy expat.
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