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Forum: New Zealand
Jun 12th 2008, 11:25 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,522
Posted By ledge

Re: Camera Shops - Wellington

I'd recommend Wellington Photographic Supplies - they've got a little shop just off Lambton Quay (Grey St I think) and a big warehouse place on Vivian St

Big stock, good prices and at the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 11th 2008, 8:40 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By ledge

Re: Any IT peeps in Christchurch??

Just did a search on it.seek.co.nz for what's available in Christchurch and it listed 158 vacancies compared with 1311 in Wellington - which might give you some feel for the relative size of the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 10th 2008, 9:19 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By ledge

Re: reccie advice

Not sure I'd take 5 days over that, unless you take a very scenic route, say go up the coast, through the Manawatu Gorge and back down through the Wairarapa.......making sure to call in at the Tui...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 9th 2008, 11:57 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 468
Posted By ledge

Re: Teaching Assistants in NZ?

Hi,

My wife is a special needs teacher and her school seems to be permanently on the lookout for teacher-aides who know what they're doing.

The majority aren't qualified, but they do pay...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 3rd 2008, 11:02 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By ledge

Re: Huskies in NZ?

To send a PM - click on the name to the left of the post :thumbup:
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 3rd 2008, 10:11 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By ledge

Re: Huskies in NZ?

I've got a Kiwi friend who has raced them for years.

He's only got two dogs now, both of which are getting on a bit, so doesn't do much racing but I'm sure he'd be happy to answer questions or put...
Forum: New Zealand
May 28th 2008, 4:01 am
Replies: 3
Views: 418
Posted By ledge

Re: Bottled gas?

I'd happily recommend bottled gas.

There's no standing charge as such, but we pay around $100/year in "rental" on the two bottles. After that it's pay as you go.

Prices for LPG have gone up...
Forum: New Zealand
May 25th 2008, 11:38 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,327
Posted By ledge

Re: Hutt valley or Kapati Coast

Kapiti.....much better weather :thumbsup:

I've lost count of the number of times I've set off to work when it's bone dry in Raumati (no need for a raincoat!), got over the top at Pukerua Bay and...
Forum: New Zealand
May 21st 2008, 2:54 am
Replies: 93
Views: 7,243
Posted By ledge

Re: Who likes this 'dump'..NZ that is?

We're here to stay too! (:D Clap! :D Clap! :D Clap!)

Going back for the first time in two years for daughters graduation in July....just two weeks to say "Hi" to famil then it's back on the plane...
Forum: New Zealand
May 21st 2008, 2:47 am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,920
Posted By ledge

Re: Nissan Micra tyres

Not sure exactly what you mean by "any Nissan Micra tyres" :confused: - do you mean not the same make as what you already had on the car?

No tyre is specific to a particular car (unless we're...
Forum: New Zealand
May 15th 2008, 9:17 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 764
Posted By ledge

Re: IT experts, please have a look at this.

It's a bit "horses for courses" isn't it?

Those are three very different roles and you'd have to decide which one fits the bill for you.

My opinion of the current NZ market is:
Linux...
Forum: New Zealand
May 9th 2008, 3:33 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,440
Posted By ledge

Re: What did you do on arrival?

I'd booked a holiday flat for a few weeks - the family and the dogs weren't coming until 4 weeks later.

I seem to remember having to have an address to give MAF in order to ship the dogs - in...
Forum: New Zealand
May 6th 2008, 12:54 am
Replies: 32
Views: 5,184
Posted By ledge

Re: NZ climate/house building

NZ Met Service should have what you want. Here's the climate page http://www.metservice.co.nz/default/index.php?alias=climateofnz
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 18th 2008, 12:31 am
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By ledge

Re: free view

I think "maybe" is the best answer. Freeview via a satellite dish has been available for about 6 months (I think) - the version which will support HD is via a normal aerial and is only just being...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 18th 2008, 12:25 am
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By ledge

Re: Help with TV's please!

If they're quite new they should work - you'll just have to select the right country, 'cos if you use it with a conventional aerial on the UK setting you won't get any sound :frown: UK uses the...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 17th 2008, 3:37 am
Replies: 6
Views: 457
Posted By ledge

Re: free view

No - NZ Freeview uses different technology...only the name remains the same :blink:

Techie moment: In order to provide High Def capability NZ have gone for the newer MPEG4 format, while UK uses...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2008, 11:28 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,976
Posted By ledge

Re: 28 months in - some ramblings

One other thing to add to the "loves" list:
:thumbsup: Being able to get tickets for just about any sports event/ concert you want the week (or often the night) before the event.

So far in 18...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2008, 9:37 pm
Replies: 0
Views: 306
Posted By ledge

Lightbulb IT Job Vacancy in Palmerston N

I know of a large multi-national who are based in Palmy and have been looking for 5 months for a Windows Server Admin person.

It's a pretty techie role, but they a good crowd to work with (I do...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 11th 2008, 9:55 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 3,006
Posted By ledge

Re: Teaching Wages

This site might help http://www.ppta.org.nz/internal.asp?CategoryID=100600&SubCatID=100601&SubCat1ID=100605#4.1
It's for secondary teachers but I think they're fairly similar scales

They also...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 5th 2008, 9:48 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 649
Posted By ledge

Re: Teaching Assistant

Hi,

Some are advertised, many are not and are filled by schools already knowing people who have done it before or who have contacted them to express an interest. My wife is a special needs teacher...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 4th 2008, 6:43 am
Replies: 36
Views: 2,841
Posted By ledge

Re: Houses in NZ

Nobody has mentioned the fact that the government are wising up to this and (slowly) making double glazing and better insulation compulsory on new builds:...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 29th 2008, 7:26 am
Replies: 7
Views: 843
Posted By ledge

Re: Oh sod it!!! - Wellington Mob / Porirua Posse - I need your help!

I can happily recommend Supreme Windscreens - 0800 994422
They're based somewhere in the Hutt but come to your house to fix it - they replaced my windscreen over Christmas after it got broke from...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 24th 2007, 9:34 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,204
Posted By ledge

Re: cars

Sound like a perfect candidate for a Subaru Legacy or Toyota Caldina GT-T - 4 wheel drive, station wagon and quick! :D
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 20th 2007, 6:45 am
Replies: 44
Views: 2,217
Posted By ledge

Re: Too good for New Zealand?

His level of ITIL expertise is very specialised - you could probably count the number of companies in NZ with that requirement on one hand!

More worryingly he can't spell - describes himself as...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 13th 2006, 11:26 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,242
Posted By ledge

Re: Thinsg to do before I go...

The form you need is a P85 - get it from http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/cnr/p85.pdf
I fly a week next Wednesday and that's one of the few things I have managed to get sorted :eek:
Laurence
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