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Forum: New Zealand
Apr 18th 2008, 1:36 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 469
Posted By footloose

A bit of advice

Hi,

I have recently completed a CIPD qualification in training, and have been delivering training for the past year or so. I am interested in moving to NZ, and was wondering if going as a prison...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 20th 2005, 1:10 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 1,728
Posted By footloose

Forum: New Zealand
Oct 17th 2005, 6:17 am
Replies: 50
Views: 1,728
Posted By footloose

Re: A game while we're waiting

I forgot to mention that this is an anagram of the place name. Sry

Scott
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 16th 2005, 5:44 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 1,728
Posted By footloose

Re: A game while we're waiting

It was in reply to his guess of Cob Dam for my clue, hence I gavce a second clue. Sorry for any confusion.

Scott
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 16th 2005, 3:32 pm
Replies: 50
Views: 1,728
Posted By footloose

Re: A game while we're waiting

Nope, not the answer.

Clue 2.

CLOWNS RAIL
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 14th 2005, 8:48 am
Replies: 50
Views: 1,728
Posted By footloose

Re: A game while we're waiting

Do you mind if I have a go at giving clues. Mind you I am not good at cryptic crosswords so please excuse if it not very good.

Anyway here goes.

Do you have a cob on?
Seen a bouncing bomb?
...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 12th 2005, 7:27 am
Replies: 16
Views: 983
Posted By footloose

Re: Lots of questions pt 4 - re: schools

To help with schools visit http://www.ero.govt.nz/
It is reports on schools by the inspectors. Goto the search link and type in the area/town you are thinking of moving to. It will then give you a...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 11th 2005, 7:21 am
Replies: 269
Views: 20,321
Posted By footloose

Re: A Prison Officers view of NZ!!

Nice to get some experiences from someone who has done the move. A good post Sue, and I hope talking to his wife will make your decision easier. With the prison service going through such rapid...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 9th 2005, 5:30 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By footloose

Re: NZ report in Fresh Start magazine

We had our medicals on the 6th October, and they were using the new forms already. Which did not worry me too much. However the blood test now checks for a lot more. And hence those nice people at...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 30th 2005, 8:43 am
Replies: 5
Views: 991
Posted By footloose

Re: schools and decile ratings

Hiya,

Although I can't help with areas to live I do belive that the decile rating works the opposite to how you think.

1 being from social economic deprived area
10 being from the least social...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 28th 2005, 8:08 am
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By footloose

Re: And they're off!

A positive stampede from UK to NZ. Good luck, hope it all goes well. :)
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 28th 2005, 6:36 am
Replies: 15
Views: 842
Posted By footloose

Re: And they're off!

Good luck, hope it all goes well and thanks for the help over the last few months. :)
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 27th 2005, 10:59 am
Replies: 269
Views: 20,321
Posted By footloose

Re: A Prison Officers view of NZ!!

Things seem to be rapidly moving towards the move. Got hold of crown relocations to get a quote, trying to decide what to take with us. :confused:

Most frighteningly of all, I have now booked the...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 24th 2005, 9:18 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 510
Posted By footloose

Re: Interview successful!!!

Congrats. :beer:

Welcome to the mad rush and adrenaline rush. I think alcoholism must be high for the new immigrants. Hope it all goes well.

Sent some Karma :)

Scott
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 20th 2005, 6:38 am
Replies: 269
Views: 20,321
Posted By footloose

Re: A Prison Officers view of NZ!!

Lol,

Anyway nice to hear your progressing through the process well. My meds are booked for the 6th Oct and police checks were posted off a week or so ago. With all other stuff now here it is...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 16th 2005, 4:57 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 4,430
Posted By footloose

Re: It's all gone pear shaped!

Congrats!! You may one day look back and laugh at it. But for now I guess a party weekend.


:D

:beer:

Sent some Karma.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 16th 2005, 4:50 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 4,430
Posted By footloose

Re: It's all gone pear shaped!

I hope all goes well on Monday, and at least you know the contracts have been signed. Have one or two very large ones for the weekend. :beer:

reading this thread has made me somewhat nervous. Our...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 10th 2005, 7:51 pm
Replies: 269
Views: 20,321
Posted By footloose

Re: A Prison Officers view of NZ!!

I will try and get a copy of a shift pattern, although groups work differently at least it will gives un an idea.

Scott
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 10th 2005, 7:44 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 3,178
Posted By footloose

Re: Captain Pugwash...

Ah I cant remember much from my TV youth. I spend about 4-5 years living in Germany, so did not watch much.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 10th 2005, 7:36 pm
Replies: 73
Views: 3,178
Posted By footloose

Re: Captain Pugwash...

Is this getting slightly worrying? :scared:
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 10th 2005, 6:59 pm
Replies: 269
Views: 20,321
Posted By footloose

Re: A Prison Officers view of NZ!!

I think we all should be able to deal with people by now. But it is a whole new legal system that we will have to operate in. New rules/regulations and different cultures than we are used to. So I...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 10th 2005, 6:53 pm
Replies: 269
Views: 20,321
Posted By footloose

Re: A Prison Officers view of NZ!!

Maybe 5. I am due in NZ mid January and should start in Waikeria Jan/Feb.

Scott
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 9th 2005, 7:19 pm
Replies: 269
Views: 20,321
Posted By footloose

Re: A Prison Officers view of NZ!!

If it takes NZ 15 years to get to the state we are in when KPTs and KPIs mean more than people, then I will be 15 years closer to retirement. It will be manageable then. just cant see me doing...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 9th 2005, 7:03 pm
Replies: 269
Views: 20,321
Posted By footloose

Re: A Prison Officers view of NZ!!

Aint real life a b!tch. Bills, bills and more bills.I have had more than a fledgling beer belly for a couple of years now. I have 4 months to try and get rid before basic training.

heard news...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 8th 2005, 7:24 am
Replies: 269
Views: 20,321
Posted By footloose

Re: A Prison Officers view of NZ!!

Have a good flight back, I hope the medical goes well next week. And I must say that your adventure and posts have helped me overcome some of the concerns I have.

Scott
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