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Mar 30th 2021, 10:53 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,179
Posted By Clappy

Re: apologies if this is long!

I don't think that Immigration are processing any visas at the moment.

Their website says 90% of Partner of a New Zealander visas are processed in 13 months...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 23rd 2021, 5:51 am
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By Clappy

Re: New Zealand move whilst at University

It has been many years since I was at University so I realise it is quite possible things have changed and I am out-of-date but I really cannot imagine that your eldest would be able to continue the...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 16th 2021, 8:01 am
Replies: 840
Views: 94,254
Posted By Clappy

Re: Coronavirus

The New Zealand government have more than 7 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine on order. Hopefully it will be possible to get that order fast-tracked now that so many other countries are...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 7th 2021, 5:13 pm
Replies: 840
Views: 94,254
Posted By Clappy

Re: Coronavirus

The good news is that it appears any damage was short-lived....
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 2nd 2021, 6:09 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By Clappy

Re: Specialist Retail Jobs

Wow. I have lived in NZ for twelve years now and had lost touch with the developments that were happening around the rest of the world.

The supermarkets here still fully stock their shop floors...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 26th 2021, 10:33 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,131
Posted By Clappy

Re: Mortgages

People that are not citizens or residents are not able to buy property in NZ but that does not sound like it will apply to you.

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand does apply Loan to Value rules on...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 26th 2021, 9:39 pm
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 10th 2021, 6:31 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 3,419
Posted By Clappy

Re: Coming up to a year

It really is swings and roundabouts and will typically involve some compromises.

I have mentioned before the very good exhibition that was in the Museum in Nelson a few years ago showing all the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 30th 2021, 4:29 am
Replies: 840
Views: 94,254
Posted By Clappy

Re: Coronavirus

I was quite pleased to see that it looks like this sort of thing had been anticipated by the MIQ management, they were prepared for it and dealt with it straight away.

So that makes me hopeful...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 23rd 2021, 8:41 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,236
Posted By Clappy

Re: Specialist Retail Jobs

Has there ever been a day when Briscoes did not have a 'sale' on? ;)

I have found supply issues recently. I tried to buy a new shirt last week - the store (a chain) did not have the size in the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 16th 2021, 3:03 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,656
Posted By Clappy

Re: Anyone Apply for Citizenship?

Congratulations!

However, it does beg the question, will you really feel like a true New Zealander if you haven't pledged your allegiance to the Queen at a ceremony?
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 3rd 2021, 5:58 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 3,656
Posted By Clappy

Re: Job offer! Advice re moving please :)

Firstly, Congratulations! - this will be an exciting time for you so enjoy it,

I have never been to Invercargill so I won't comment on that.

In terms of the move, I wonder if it is worth moving...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 29th 2020, 9:00 am
Replies: 19
Views: 4,561
Posted By Clappy

Re: Advice - Moving back to UK

Serious answer now.
I have seen posts on this site from several people that get frustrated by the shortcomings here, I am one of them, but right now in the middle of the current crisis, I wouldn't...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 29th 2020, 8:35 am
Replies: 19
Views: 4,561
Posted By Clappy

Re: Advice - Moving back to UK

You are young and I expect that you will need to think a bit bigger than that - robo-advice will work fine for these type of products and is very close to being ready here and in the UK so I think...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 29th 2020, 8:24 am
Replies: 4
Views: 752
Posted By Clappy

Re: Merry Christmas

Meri Kirihimete - as the locals say.
Dec 14th 2020, 5:51 am
Replies: 3
Views: 918
Posted By Clappy

Re: Immigration to NZ

My wife is a New Zealand citizen so I moved over here on a Partnership visa and started looking for work when I arrived.

Between booking the tickets and arriving here there was a Global Financial...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 8th 2020, 10:54 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,056
Posted By Clappy

Re: Changes to NZ State Pension

Yes.
I have never had any dealings with them myself but I am always impressed by their informed and helpful commentary on this topic.
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 17th 2020, 8:01 pm
Replies: 71
Views: 8,480
Posted By Clappy

Re: General Election - 2020 edition

Is it over yet?

The question for us though is does MMP produce a better outcome than we are all used to from the first-past-the-post system? There is a graph on the BBC news site that shows the NZ...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 7th 2020, 5:53 am
Replies: 87
Views: 10,594
Posted By Clappy

Re: Emigrating to NZ

Stories of people moving to New Zealand believing that it is their chance for a 'nice life' then feeling let-down by the reality go back a long way - posts on this forum, posts on the forum that no...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 4th 2020, 7:48 am
Replies: 87
Views: 10,594
Posted By Clappy

Re: Emigrating to NZ

I visited Nelson once. In the museum there was a display showing the adverts from 70 years ago that were used to dupe English people to move there. In those days they were desperate for people to do...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 1st 2020, 9:51 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,100
Posted By Clappy

Re: struggling to settle

I miss London too. I note though that I have been here for twelve years now and none of the friends from my London days live there any more. The British ones have moved out to the satellite towns and...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 1st 2020, 7:31 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 824
Posted By Clappy

Re: Car insurance

I have found that most of the financial rules that I grew up with and learned in the UK don't apply in New Zealand.

It is legal to drive a car without insurance here (see the answer above about...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 18th 2020, 6:02 am
Replies: 840
Views: 94,254
Posted By Clappy

Re: Coronavirus

I nearly replied earlier to ask if we should get excited that someone on TV in the USA has mentioned New Zealand - it will probably be on the six o'clock news.

It is on the 6 o'clock news.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 10th 2020, 10:13 pm
Replies: 840
Views: 94,254
Posted By Clappy

Re: Coronavirus

It was not really a huge surprise that one or two people might try breaking-out of managed isolation, but if people are going to break in too then a second wave has to be a distinct possibility....
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 10th 2020, 9:27 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,003
Posted By Clappy

Re: Smart TVs

It is true that equivalent items will cost you more in New Zealand than many other parts of the world.

I found a 50 inch 4K TV on one of the NZ electronic retailer sites for about $1500...
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