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Forum: New Zealand
Aug 23rd 2013, 9:09 pm
Replies: 96
Views: 7,208
Posted By BenP

Re: Finances.. shopping.. making friends..

Very true statement.

Most of the people I work with have either been overseas to earn the big money or younger and gaining the skills to go overseas to earn. Most realise the opportunities are not...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 23rd 2013, 9:34 am
Replies: 96
Views: 7,208
Posted By BenP

Re: Finances.. shopping.. making friends..

She is looking to move to Whangarei Northland, eg Otangarei, Oatika
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 23rd 2013, 9:22 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,098
Posted By BenP

Re: When your container arrives, how long till you get your belongings?

We used Toll to bring it from Auckland to Whangarei, they collected dockside and drove it straight here, we took our own padlock off on our drive here.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 23rd 2013, 9:11 am
Replies: 96
Views: 7,208
Posted By BenP

Re: Finances.. shopping.. making friends..

If you have any questions about areas to live just send me a PM and will be happy to give you the heads up, quick tip stay away from any area that starts with an "O"!
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 23rd 2013, 9:06 am
Replies: 96
Views: 7,208
Posted By BenP

Re: Finances.. shopping.. making friends..

I use 98 so not sure about 95 but yeah just rechecked and about 25% difference
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 23rd 2013, 7:53 am
Replies: 96
Views: 7,208
Posted By BenP

Re: Finances.. shopping.. making friends..

or cheaper to buy shoes that fit :rofl:
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 23rd 2013, 7:51 am
Replies: 96
Views: 7,208
Posted By BenP

Re: Finances.. shopping.. making friends..

Also my wife made friends easily through our daughter, there are many many things for you to do, there is a gym club from 1year upwards, swimming lessons, playcenters, mainly music's basically...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 23rd 2013, 7:50 am
Replies: 96
Views: 7,208
Posted By BenP

Re: Finances.. shopping.. making friends..

To be honest i have not read all 6 pages but am going to reply to your original question,

I now earn less in $ than i did in £ but the life is better, we are living on the outskirts of Whangarei...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 23rd 2013, 7:36 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,098
Posted By BenP

Re: When your container arrives, how long till you get your belongings?

we had all our stuff in the garage 48 hours after it docked in Auckland, that inculded delivery up here!
Forum: Australia
Sep 24th 2012, 6:53 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By BenP

Re: Moving to Perth...

Not overly pleased about it but the offer is pretty decent and we all have British passports so it's not like we need kiwi citizenship desperately, I have a job which is in demand worldwide and on...
Forum: Australia
Sep 23rd 2012, 7:50 am
Replies: 3
Views: 767
Posted By BenP

Re: Moving to Oz!

Depends what trade you do, typically the USA rate of pay is quite poor compared to a lot of the world ( I have been offered jobs in the us paying less per month than I was getting per week in Europe)...
Forum: Europe
Sep 23rd 2012, 2:50 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,493
Posted By BenP

Re: Possibility of moving to Belgium

Hi there

As said by the others you can get by on english, the area's you spoke of are both majority Flemish speaking who mostly have excellent language skills.

I lived in Belgium for almost 5...
Forum: Australia
Sep 23rd 2012, 2:36 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By BenP

Re: Moving to Perth...

Thanks for the info!

The company taking us over are putting us for a month in accomodation so will have time to have a good look round and find somewhere half decent!
Forum: Australia
Sep 23rd 2012, 2:20 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,064
Posted By BenP

Moving to Perth...

Hi guys,

My family and I recently moved from Europe to New Zealand, we have been here about 6 months and now been approached by a couple of employers in Australia, the best offer we have had is a...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 23rd 2012, 2:05 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,896
Posted By BenP

Re: We are really taking up the kiwi culture!

Yes i am hoping to pop over there for a long weekend before we completely upsticks, my wife has briefly visited before and I have a few friends who live/have lived there.

We shall see what the...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 22nd 2012, 10:59 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,896
Posted By BenP

Re: We are really taking up the kiwi culture!

Looks like we will be heading for Perth, although have had offers to move to gladstone, brisbane and sydney too. but the perth deal is a very good one.

The company are paying for our flights,...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 22nd 2012, 9:33 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,896
Posted By BenP

We are really taking up the kiwi culture!

And moving to OZ! :rofl::rofl::rofl:

After being here for six months and nearly 50% of people we have met are moving over the tasman, I have recieved a job offer paying nearly 80% more than i earn...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 7th 2012, 6:57 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,027
Posted By BenP

Re: Which region of UK - most Brits in NZ - are from?

There is hundreds of brits in work and i would say a massive % are scottish and north east!
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 7th 2012, 6:55 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,947
Posted By BenP

Re: not good news...

I find electricity costs to be on a par with the uk and quite a bit cheaper than belgium where i was living before we came here.
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 1st 2012, 7:46 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,137
Posted By BenP

Re: Best airline for travelling with young kids

American airlines and airports are by far the worst I have ever set foot on/in. I can't ever see people's problem with heathrow though, I actually quite like it!
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 30th 2012, 11:07 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,303
Posted By BenP

Re: Whangarei v's Blenheim? what do you think?

Only just seen this so sorry if a bit late,

Whereabouts in Whangarei are you? There is going to be loads of work in the area over the next few years with the massive expansion at the refinary and...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 30th 2012, 11:01 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,148
Posted By BenP

Re: Whangarei

Sorry only just saw this post, we have recently moved into Whangarei and its a very nice small town, shame your not heading up this way. Certainly a massive amount of work on the cards here for the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 30th 2012, 10:53 am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,137
Posted By BenP

Re: Best airline for travelling with young kids

Cant recommend Singapore airlines enough, we flew with them and our baby daughter, they doubled our luggage allowance as we were emigrating and on the singapore> auckland flight our daughter got...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 14th 2012, 7:49 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By BenP

Re: That was worth an email!

I had a little moan in the email as they do a special migrant deal for people going to oz but not nz which seemed strange, but its worked!
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 14th 2012, 7:42 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By BenP

That was worth an email!

We have booked to fly over with singapore airlines in april, i sent there customer services dept an email explaining that we were emigrating and asked for the pricelist etc for excess baggage.
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