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Forum: New Zealand
Apr 18th 2022, 7:18 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,567
Posted By Clappy

Re: Job offer - Auckland

170K sounds like a lot and it is much higher than the average local wage but the OP has not said what their line of work is. All companies that are listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 21st 2022, 9:34 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 6,083
Posted By Clappy

Re: I think I've made a mistake

They do happen and they are recorded (volcanic activity too) https://www.geonet.org.nz/earthquake so you can make an assessment of how much you need to worry based on facts.
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 15th 2021, 5:34 pm
Replies: 150
Views: 12,662
Posted By Clappy

Re: Easing of travel requirements in 2022

The UK government really needs something to divert attention away from themselves right at the moment. The latest crisis response might do the trick.
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 24th 2021, 1:12 am
Replies: 1,385
Views: 139,606
Posted By Clappy

Re: Coronavirus

The way that Auckland is arranged I think makes it impractical to treat the three different dhb areas independently. It is quite normal for a person to live in one of the dhb areas and commute daily...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 23rd 2021, 8:42 pm
Replies: 1,385
Views: 139,606
Posted By Clappy

Re: Coronavirus

The vaccination figures are good for the central city but not quite so brilliant once the Waitamata (Northern suburbs and Western Suburbs) and the Counties Manukau (Southern suburbs and Eastern...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 11th 2021, 11:01 pm
Replies: 1,385
Views: 139,606
Posted By Clappy

Re: Coronavirus

500 Days! :eek:

I am not going to complain about how things have been handled here despite the current hiccough.
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 8th 2021, 8:35 am
Replies: 1,385
Views: 139,606
Posted By Clappy

Re: Coronavirus

Are we taking bets on what the case that travelled around Northland was doing that they want to stay so quiet about?

Unfortunately for them whatever it was there is now an awful lot of attention...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 25th 2021, 11:11 pm
Replies: 1,385
Views: 139,606
Posted By Clappy

Re: Coronavirus

Back to the topic - I have now had the second Covid vaccination - right on the time that was set when I made the appointment six weeks ago. Do I still need to be locked-down?
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 25th 2021, 10:24 pm
Replies: 1,385
Views: 139,606
Posted By Clappy

Re: Coronavirus

I was a teenager in Britain in the nineteen-eighties. I was sure that they gave me the MMR - I can remember lining up with my friends at school joking about how much use the Rubella protection was...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 23rd 2021, 4:44 am
Replies: 1,385
Views: 139,606
Posted By Clappy

Re: Coronavirus

166 covid deaths in the UK yesterday (Wednesday). https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-58653494
Despite the inconvenience I am glad NZ has followed a different track.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 5th 2021, 10:50 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,299
Posted By Clappy

Re: G'won . The $ price of one tomato and maybe -ssshhh ..the price of a cucumbe

I should think so, You must check for the cucumber's consent first otherwise it is a poor example to be setting the younger generation.
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 23rd 2021, 5:33 am
Replies: 47
Views: 5,451
Posted By Clappy

Re: NZ Houses are freezing

The New Zealanders do seem to move house quite often so I suspect that might be a disincentive to invest in higher standard heating solutions.

There are some numbers about how long owners hang on...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 14th 2021, 4:33 am
Replies: 47
Views: 5,451
Posted By Clappy

Re: NZ Houses are freezing

It is still a new country and there is still space free where a new build is a realistic option (not so much in the middle of the existing urban centres however).

The benefit of a newer build is...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 13th 2021, 8:37 am
Replies: 47
Views: 5,451
Posted By Clappy

Re: NZ Houses are freezing

It is a common complaint of people that move to live here, the concept of central-heating was not embraced by the people of this country. The houses are fine to live in the during the summer but cold...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 10th 2021, 1:38 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,775
Posted By Clappy

Re: Possible to get into NZ with a Job offer

There have been times in the past where that approach could have worked.

The New Zealand job-market is small and I have watched it swing from a desperate shortage of candidates to a desperate...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 1st 2021, 4:57 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,029
Posted By Clappy

Re: Auckland vs London commutes

I can add some real statistics now because I had to drive to Greenlane for an appointment this morning.

I live on the western side of Auckland. I left from home Thursday morning at 6:45am and it...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 26th 2021, 5:14 am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,029
Posted By Clappy

Re: Auckland vs London commutes

I never liked commuting when I lived in London so I used to live in zone 2 so I could use the Docklands Light Railway (mostly overground) and keep the journeys short. Even then, in the final year I...
Forum: New Zealand
May 18th 2021, 6:51 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,481
Posted By Clappy

Re: Immigration 'reset'

Low wages, inadequate infrastructure, soaring house-prices.

These were all our fault then?
Forum: New Zealand
May 18th 2021, 6:22 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,010
Posted By Clappy

Re: Kiwi Saver

No change for me. I am not in one of the default funds and have not been from the start.

It is a wake-up call to all those who are in a default fund to have a think about whether or not it is...
Forum: New Zealand
May 13th 2021, 4:18 am
Replies: 16
Views: 3,613
Posted By Clappy

Re: Neither here nor there

That's alright - have a vent. I have been here for twelve years and have by no means joined-up with the happy cheerleaders for this country but you get-what-you-get.
Mar 30th 2021, 10:53 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,036
Posted By Clappy

Re: apologies if this is long!

I don't think that Immigration are processing any visas at the moment.

Their website says 90% of Partner of a New Zealander visas are processed in 13 months...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 23rd 2021, 5:51 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,312
Posted By Clappy

Re: New Zealand move whilst at University

It has been many years since I was at University so I realise it is quite possible things have changed and I am out-of-date but I really cannot imagine that your eldest would be able to continue the...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 16th 2021, 8:01 am
Replies: 1,385
Views: 139,606
Posted By Clappy

Re: Coronavirus

The New Zealand government have more than 7 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on order. Hopefully it will be possible to get that order fast-tracked now that so many other countries are...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 7th 2021, 5:13 pm
Replies: 1,385
Views: 139,606
Posted By Clappy

Re: Coronavirus

The good news is that it appears any damage was short-lived....
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 2nd 2021, 6:09 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,329
Posted By Clappy

Re: Specialist Retail Jobs

Wow. I have lived in NZ for twelve years now and had lost touch with the developments that were happening around the rest of the world.

The supermarkets here still fully stock their shop floors...
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