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Forum: New Zealand
Apr 19th 2014, 9:52 am
Replies: 86
Views: 4,716
Posted By Tom1983

Re: All Blacks V England.

I'm going down to the Dunedin game. Good stadium as I saw Aerosmith there 2 years ago. Plus I travelled to watch Dan Carter destroy the Highlanders last season

I don't know what team England are...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 17th 2014, 8:12 am
Replies: 225
Views: 21,454
Posted By Tom1983

Re: 'Fess up . Who has relit their fires this evening.

Well our house is so cold, we don't need to put the beers in the fridge anymore.

Oh and here comes the illnesses, yay!!!!!
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 16th 2014, 10:02 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,080
Posted By Tom1983

Re: Reverse cravings

Now then, if we're talking fish and chips on the east coast of England, I hope you tried the fish and chips available in Cleethorpes

Oh, a battered cod, with chips, mushy peas and curry sauce. The...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 16th 2014, 2:13 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,457
Posted By Tom1983

Re: William and Kate's 2014 Royal Tour

Havelock you say

I think I may make a visit back to the river café there.

We had some very flavoursome mussels from there. Cheese and ham, sweet chilli, you could have either 6, 12 or 24. Had...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 15th 2014, 10:41 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,397
Posted By Tom1983

Re: General impressions from reccie tour

With regards to your comment about politicians, I presume you don't hold Maggie Thatcher with high regards? Well this country is going the same way as the UK did in the 80s

National so far have...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 15th 2014, 10:19 pm
Replies: 541
Views: 59,841
Posted By Tom1983

Re: The Christchurch thread

Riccarton = Chinatown. Very predominant Asian area. Note that Asian here means people from the far east, not the middle east like we say in England

Do you have an idea where abouts? Only I worked...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 15th 2014, 3:41 am
Replies: 48
Views: 3,397
Posted By Tom1983

Re: General impressions from reccie tour

Roadworks/Road Repairs and Christchurch *bites lip as hard as possible*

Glad you enjoyed your trip Hazlenut. If you are a horses fan, there's loads of nice houses with plenty of hectares/acres...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 14th 2014, 4:57 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,751
Posted By Tom1983

Re: tourist attack

I wonder if the OP is this writer for The Press

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff-nation/assignments/is-it-really-better-across-the-ditch/9931831/I-ll-never-come-back-to-NZ
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 14th 2014, 3:20 am
Replies: 5
Views: 708
Posted By Tom1983

Re: Decided to make the move!

Go to Dunedin, fabulous place

Plus your dad is living there. Settle at first where a family member is, in case you have a wee bit of difficulty in settling.

Then once your settled and feel...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 14th 2014, 3:08 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,673
Posted By Tom1983

Re: Back in uk again

I know the feeling, a family business that has been going for so long yet goody goody council decide to get all arsey about it and install their own in. You just know the prices will not be a quid...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 14th 2014, 12:23 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,675
Posted By Tom1983

Re: Rangiora and kaiapoi......any advice?

Spice n Life has been noted and will be tested once i'm in my new home

I shall report back once it's eaten, any dishes that you recommend. Preferably one that has a kick but not Phall standard...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 12th 2014, 8:06 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,673
Posted By Tom1983

Re: Back in uk again

Get away from Oakdale and head to Canford Cliffs or Parkstone

I'll be there in September, can't wait to return to Poole Park and show my wee boy where I grew up. I just hope the Poole Park train...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 8th 2014, 3:23 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,091
Posted By Tom1983

Re: Sacla Pasta Sauces

Cut two chillies up (or one if your not overly keen on spice but remove the seeds) and add some oregano to that, and you have my home made pasta sauce.

You could also add some Italian cheese to...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 8th 2014, 3:16 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,734
Posted By Tom1983

Re: Alternatives to flying ??

What about swim and walk???

I'm sure there is some rich I tell you how to live person who's done this

Free of charge and excellent exercise
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2014, 10:41 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 4,002
Posted By Tom1983

Re: Costs of Living - Christchurch suburbs area

If you were still living here, you could get out of that

They cannot do anything if you change the amounts you pay them. I only pay back $380 a month to them. They're getting the money back at...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2014, 9:38 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 4,002
Posted By Tom1983

Re: Costs of Living - Christchurch suburbs area

Interest just keeps being added - if no payments have been made after around 5 years, they send Liam Neeson out and he will find you

I'd say there shouldn't be a problem unless its one where you...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2014, 12:22 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,751
Posted By Tom1983

Re: tourist attack

Isn't the chap arrested for this, also in trouble for a murder in Christchurch?

Obviously happened elsewhere mind, no such thing as crime here - the press commentators will tell you that.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2014, 12:19 pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,997
Posted By Tom1983

Re: comparisons uk vs nz

1: Here is more expensive than the UK. Far more expensive to raise a kid here, far more expensive to have a decent life, you really have to limit yourself, where as back in Blighty we had some money...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2014, 8:22 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,675
Posted By Tom1983

Re: Rangiora and kaiapoi......any advice?

Loads of developments round the area.

Check out Silverstream, Kippenberger, Pegasus, Amberley, Oxford etc. Beach something as well. There is also the Selwyn district which has Rolleston, fabulous...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2014, 2:25 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,457
Posted By Tom1983

Re: William and Kate's 2014 Royal Tour

It's a shame they're here on a Monday, I would have taken my boy to see them down Latimer Square had it fallen on a Saturday or a Sunday. Never mind, they can look forward to it taking 2 hours to get...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 6th 2014, 9:28 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,457
Posted By Tom1983

Re: William and Kate's 2014 Royal Tour

Is the British tax payer paying for this or are the Kiwis paying for it?

Loved the wind up to the papers some Maori bloke did.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 6th 2014, 9:26 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 4,002
Posted By Tom1983

Re: Costs of Living - Christchurch suburbs area

For those that do not have a UK account, you can do a foreign transfer per month. This unfortunately occurs exchange rate costs and a six quid charge per transaction from their Barclays account. Not...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 3rd 2014, 11:43 pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,069
Posted By Tom1983

Re: Impartial advice on Job applications wanted

http://www.workingin-newzealand.com/jobs/20271/c-net-developer#.Uz3xNbH2-M8

Apply for that one - since they've advertised on a migrant company, they will consider you for the position
This is the...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 3rd 2014, 6:51 am
Replies: 42
Views: 6,682
Posted By Tom1983

Re: Pros and Cons of Working and Living in NZ

Reading is nice but I doubt Davros would want to fork out around £6000 for a season ticket to commute to London

I read an article recently that rail fares have increased by 267% since...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 2nd 2014, 1:31 am
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By Tom1983

Re: Buying a house in NZ

Did you get your place before the daft 20% came in?? That might have been the reason? I certainly was surprised to see a request for a S&P agreement when we took interest on a place
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