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Forum: New Zealand
May 25th 2019, 9:56 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,108
Posted By MOSO

Re: Rock pools

Nope! My kids used to love going to the rockpools around Wellington and Pukerua bay - loads of sea life! They used to love moving rocks to find crabs and star fish. Loads of them and jelly fish...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 10th 2019, 9:45 am
Replies: 49
Views: 10,273
Posted By MOSO

Re: Should we move to NZ?

"Some schools here are now adding tablets to the stationary lists , to be provided by the parents of course."

You mean stationEry of course! (sorry, couldn't resist being a teacher!!!!!)
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 11th 2019, 3:32 am
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By MOSO

Re: Visa / passport questions

Because the children are citizens by descent, they cannot pass on their citizenship to their children if they are born outside NZ, therefore they can upgrade to full citizenship once they've been...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 10th 2019, 7:42 am
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By MOSO

Re: Visa / passport questions

But they will need NZ passports.
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 10th 2019, 7:36 am
Replies: 11
Views: 675
Posted By MOSO

Re: Visa / passport questions

It sounds like you are in the same position I was in. Kiwi born husband and 2 British born kids. In our case, my husband had both UK and NZ passports but kids were entitled to NZ citizenship by...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 29th 2018, 3:02 am
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By MOSO

Re: Moving to Wellington with a child with speech & language delay

Not true, some children enter school with support and funding already in place from either their Kindy, their pre-school checks or through the parents having taken them to see the GP/paediatrician or...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 26th 2018, 5:35 am
Replies: 49
Views: 10,273
Posted By MOSO

Re: Should we move to NZ?

Teachers are often employed on a one-year's contract when starting at a new school - but the pay/benefits are identical to a permanent employee. At primary level this is mostly due to either the...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 24th 2018, 9:24 am
Replies: 49
Views: 10,273
Posted By MOSO

Re: Should we move to NZ?

To sum up.......the education system in NZ is DIFFERENT to the UK - not better, not worse - just DIFFERENT. Some kids will leave after year 13 and go to University, and some will be successful in...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 6th 2018, 9:47 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,572
Posted By MOSO

Re: Kapiti Coast: Paraparamua/ Otaki /Levin?

There are trains every 10 -30 mins from Waikanae to Wellington every day (depending on time). There is one diesel train a day from Palmerston North to Wellington return called the Capital...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 6th 2018, 9:00 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,572
Posted By MOSO

Re: Kapiti Coast: Paraparamua/ Otaki /Levin?

The commute from Palmerston North to Paraparaumu is not realistic (although some people do it). It is nearly all single-lane, with very few overtaking lanes. I work in Levin (which is 30 mins north...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 6th 2018, 8:48 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,572
Posted By MOSO

Re: Kapiti Coast: Paraparamua/ Otaki /Levin?

You're moving to a great area by moving to the Kapiti Coast. The weather is much better than Wellington and the land is flatter and yet you're in an easy commute by train (up to Waikanae). There are...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 31st 2018, 4:43 am
Replies: 10
Views: 778
Posted By MOSO

Re: Childminding in NZ

It was on the news this week that in-home educators will need to have qualifications (level 4 I think they said on tv). It will be worth investigating what the options are....
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 22nd 2018, 8:00 am
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By MOSO

Re: Wellington - Schools

Schools here follow the NZ curriculum which is different (obviously) to the UK one. There is a lot more freedom and variation within the school system. It is best to visit schools when you're here...
Forum: New Zealand
May 2nd 2018, 5:21 am
Replies: 4
Views: 630
Posted By MOSO

Re: Moving to Wellington from Switzerland

Karori is a nice suburb with good schools, but the weather is rubbish though - often very damp and overcast as it sits in a valley without sea access. Definitely check any property you buy/rent for...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 6th 2018, 3:06 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By MOSO

Re: Wide fit shoe brands?

Have you tried Bay Shoes in Lower Hutt or Kilbernie? There is also a more specialist shoe shops in the Karori Mall. They both stock Clarks and we used to take the kids there when they were younger...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 15th 2018, 3:15 am
Replies: 12
Views: 911
Posted By MOSO

Re: When to start the job search?

Wellington shuts down over Christmas/Jan as it's our main summer holiday. I would start looking Oct/Nov. As you've booked your flights it should make things easier as employers will know for...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 8th 2018, 5:57 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,612
Posted By MOSO

Re: School terms times etc

ESOL children are assessed by their classroom teacher for funding purposes based on certain criteria - listening, speaking, reading, writing etc. They are given a score for each area and then...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 21st 2017, 6:33 am
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By MOSO

Re: Wide fitting shoes - where to buy in Welly?

Places you could try are the shoe shop in the Karori Mall - they sell shoes using width fittings. There's also Banks Shoes on Cuba Street and there's Bay Shoes in Lower Hutt and Miramar who have a...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 8th 2017, 3:01 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By MOSO

Re: Relief teacher opportunities in Christchurch area

There is a shortage of teachers in Auckland due to the cost of living, but not really elsewhere. I suggest you join the closed NZ Teachers (Primary) Facebook page and ask on there about specific...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 27th 2017, 4:50 am
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By MOSO

Re: Higher Education

Mrs F, I think you're talking about Uni entrance which you get automatically if you get a merit or excellence in NCEA 2 with enough university credits(year 12). If you do a scholarship exam in Year...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 25th 2017, 8:19 am
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By MOSO

Re: Higher Education

Yes, the universities have already allocated places in Halls for next year, which is why you need to contact them asap.
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 25th 2017, 5:00 am
Replies: 13
Views: 862
Posted By MOSO

Re: Higher Education

Get in contact with the Universities straight away - the current Year 13 students who have university entrance already have their places and halls of residence sorted. It's by no means too late, but...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 16th 2017, 8:56 am
Replies: 8
Views: 887
Posted By MOSO

Re: Shipping company

We used Pickfords. They have an office in Wellington which makes it easier as you can go and see them to sort out any details. They also inspect goods in their depot in Wellington so you don't have...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 16th 2017, 8:49 am
Replies: 14
Views: 3,769
Posted By MOSO

Re: Looking for an equivalent NZ store to Boots

This site was mentioned on Seven Sharp the other evening - the prices look reasonable. https://www.pharmacydirect.co.nz/
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 17th 2017, 7:20 am
Replies: 12
Views: 660
Posted By MOSO

Re: No travel insurance if it's one-way?!

We came via the US - so definitely had insurance. Medical costs could be astronomical if the unexpected happened. We used the Post Office one-way insurance which also covered us for the first...
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