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Forum: New Zealand
May 21st 2013, 10:54 pm
Replies: 142
Views: 17,867
Posted By planty

Re: NZ Tax Bill Introduced - UK Pensions

Hi CHC4me and thank you for letting us know.

I have a small pension left in the UK, probably worth nothing now since the financial crisis. OH has a teachers pension, again not sure to the exact...
Forum: New Zealand
May 16th 2013, 10:31 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 4,085
Posted By planty

Re: first morning of bad weeping windows

I've just fitted one of those shower domes, cost around $300, but I would estimate that has cut out 90% of the weeping windows problem.

I was running a dehumidifier on the colder nights and wiping...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 30th 2010, 1:20 am
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By planty

Re: RENTALS TIMARU

Have sent you a PM :)
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 29th 2010, 4:00 am
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By planty

Re: RENTALS TIMARU

Several Realty agents offer rentals here. Try LJ Hooker or Property Brokers (used to be Hastings McLeod). Haven't noticed any rentals going near us lately - sorry.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 6th 2009, 3:13 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,273
Posted By planty

Re: Primary School Job Interview Booked. Sat @ 21:00. Suggestions wanted.

What busy people you are!
Good luck with it all.
Fingers crossed for the interviews:fingerscrossed:
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 1st 2009, 6:40 am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,273
Posted By planty

Smile Re: Primary School Job Interview Booked. Sat @ 21:00. Suggestions wanted.

Yes, I have been interviewed for primary jobs. Have sent you a PM. Good luck with the interview!
Forum: New Zealand
May 15th 2009, 11:13 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,301
Posted By planty

Re: primary school teaching

Yes, Stephen, I found long term employment in a primary school in NZ!
I tried to get a job sorted before we left the UK, but that was just hopeless really - it's understandable that schools would...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 5th 2009, 7:04 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,897
Posted By planty

Re: Nz survey -Kiwis say life is good.. do you agree?

Its a whole lot more than 'Ok', its brilliant.:)
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 13th 2009, 10:27 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 3,765
Posted By planty

Re: Whats Timaru like? (any nurses?)

Our children love living here in Timaru; there are a huge range of sports clubs and plenty of events at the weekends. Saying that, none of our children are teenagers, so I can't say for certain that...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 23rd 2009, 10:01 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,198
Posted By planty

Re: Article: NZ Economy

When we filled in the forms 3 years ago nothing was asked about our financial state, however when we got the telephone interview we were asked for an approximate amount, (which we didn't have to...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 9th 2009, 6:00 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 655
Posted By planty

Re: What to do in CHCH with kids?

You could hire a canoe/kayak in Hagley park and paddle on the avon, weather permitting of course, very reasonably priced and my kids loved it. We saw other people putting bread on the front of the...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 6th 2009, 9:50 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 690
Posted By planty

Re: Thoughts on Timaru and Blenheim

Becky, we live in Timaru and love it here. Timaru Hospital is a relatively small affair (I believe they have less than 800 full time staff - but don't quote me!); some friends that work there seem to...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 3rd 2009, 8:55 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 720
Posted By planty

Billy were great

:thumbsup:

Billy Connolly that is!

Started by saying lovely to be in Timaru.........................F*#% off, said he arrived the night before and thought the 4 minute warning had gone off, he...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 25th 2009, 8:07 am
Replies: 4
Views: 535
Posted By planty

Re: Isn't Timaru gorgeous?

Gotta agree, its been fantastic weather and life is great, I've just got back from a Kayaking evening with my neighbour and his son around Caroline Bay and we had 2 dolphins join us. How cool is...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 7th 2008, 11:16 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,212
Posted By planty

Re: Going home for funerals without Returning Residents Visa.

Sorry to hear your sad news and I sorry I can't be of much help, we had only just got our passports back with the new RRV's when, within 3 weeks my wife had to rush back because her mum was poorly...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 26th 2008, 8:09 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,163
Posted By planty

The trip we all dread the most!

Hi guys, I've not been posting much lately and not really been looking in that often, Debbie on the other hand has been around offering help and advice.

We've just got back from Christchurch...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 24th 2008, 8:03 am
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By planty

Re: New in Timaru

Hi, think I got the day wrong, the rodeo is tomorrow at Winchester not Monday, sorry for any confusion. :)
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 23rd 2008, 7:44 am
Replies: 10
Views: 748
Posted By planty

Re: New in Timaru

Hi there, we've been in Timaru for just over 2 years and still loving it, and guess what? We came from Devon too!!!!:)
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 19th 2008, 3:53 am
Replies: 56
Views: 5,365
Posted By planty

Re: You may have PR but be aware....

Yes, we have just done ours and it is only the principle applicant who pays the $140, the rest of the family are all covered in that.:)
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 1st 2008, 12:43 am
Replies: 38
Views: 3,655
Posted By planty

Re: 3 years in - some rambling thoughts!

Congratulations on 3 years here! We celebrated our second anniversary in August, and we still love it here - in no hurry to visit the UK!
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 20th 2008, 9:42 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,503
Posted By planty

Smile Re: North or South

We live in Timaru and love it here. Plenty of Primary schools to choose from, and only a couple of them are zoned (you have to live near the school to go there). There are 4 High schools: Roncalli...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 3rd 2008, 7:46 am
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By planty

Re: Anyone from Timaru?

Yes, we live in the mighty Timaru - and we love it here!
Long way from the Bay of Plenty, though ...... and as we've never been to the Bay of Plenty we can't offer you any comparisons.

If you...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 3rd 2008, 7:41 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,971
Posted By planty

Re: chch - july meet up - newbies / oldies / anyone!!

Sad to say we won't be making it up to Christchurch this time - the children are all busy on Saturday with sport, parties, etc. It's a great life being a parent!!!!

I'm sure you'll all have a...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 7th 2008, 1:20 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,313
Posted By planty

Re: Snow in Timaru!!!

Yep - lots of lovely white snow sticking to the lawn! The children are all very excited - they've never seen snow like this. We're just about to put on some extra layers and the gumboots and get out...
Forum: New Zealand
May 3rd 2008, 3:58 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,273
Posted By planty

Re: Furniture here and...bought a house!

No worries Stef and Paul!
We'd be delighted to hear from you any time, and your new home looks great!
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