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Forum: New Zealand
Jan 4th 2013, 6:02 am
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By Pinkkat75

Re: Job offer in Invercargill

Hi there,

We moved from Manchester to Invercargill three years ago and love it here. It's a crap place for a holiday but a lovely place to live, in my opinion. It's definitely not what everyone...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 8th 2010, 7:47 am
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By Pinkkat75

Re: Anyone rented in North Shore with a dog

We have rented two places now with our hounds. The first we found by placing an add in the paper saying something like "responsible tenants with references seek dog-freindly rental property", and the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 6th 2010, 6:39 am
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 4th 2010, 11:25 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By Pinkkat75

Central heating help - where can I find...

... these?

http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/partNumber/8504405/c_1/1%7Ccategory_root%7CKitchen+and+laundry%7C14418476/c_2/3%7Ccat_15701316%7CLaundry+and+cleaning%7C14418551.htm

We have...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 23rd 2009, 10:29 pm
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 23rd 2009, 9:51 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,019
Posted By Pinkkat75

Has anyone noticed that Pagani clothes shop...

... over here has exactly the same clothes as Jane Norman in the UK? I walked into the Invercargill store to be confronted by the purple and black body con dress I wore to last year's Xmas do (when I...
Forum: NZ Update
Nov 12th 2009, 7:08 am
Replies: 34
Views: 4,614
Posted By Pinkkat75

Re: one month in....

You are so lovely, thanks. I'll take another look at Trademe.

We came to Invers for the weather :eek:

Seriously, I came over with Specsavers and this is a great city for a new store. We are...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 11th 2009, 7:25 am
Replies: 6
Views: 630
Posted By Pinkkat75

Re: anyone used 'excess baggage' to ship their car & stuff?

Yes, we sent three tea cartons with them. The guy on the phone was lovely, and everything arrived where and when they said it would, and unbroken.

Only downer was the sub-contracted pick-up...
Forum: NZ Update
Nov 9th 2009, 7:06 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 4,614
Posted By Pinkkat75

Re: one month in....

Search on the forum, see what comes up. Might depend on the type of house you end up in :)
Forum: NZ Update
Nov 9th 2009, 6:48 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 4,614
Posted By Pinkkat75

Re: one month in....

Depends where you're headed in NZ - do a "dehumidifier" search on this forum and you'll find a load of reasons. Traditional NZ housing at the bottom of the South Island definitely requires a...
Forum: NZ Update
Nov 9th 2009, 8:45 am
Replies: 34
Views: 4,614
Posted By Pinkkat75

Re: one month in....

TradeMe - don't get me started - I am addicted! Got a bike, two lime green chests of drawers, some velcro, dog chews, and a doggy nail trimmer so far :rofl:

Am watching a Mitsi dehumidifier now,...
Forum: NZ Update
Nov 9th 2009, 8:19 am
Replies: 34
Views: 4,614
Posted By Pinkkat75

Re: one month in....

We are a week behind you, Bevissa, and like you are settling in well. We had to spend a week in Auckland before heading down to our new home in Invercargill, so we've only had two weeks to set up...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 28th 2009, 3:01 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,301
Posted By Pinkkat75

Re: week 3 - subtitled "living in a rural area"

This is great guys, keep it coming, we will be moving with our two doggies from big city Manchester to our rented two acres in Invercargill next month, we don't have a clue!

The post thing is...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 24th 2009, 8:04 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,049
Posted By Pinkkat75

Re: scared and excited

Me too - three weeks today we'll be belted in about to take off :eek:

The thought of saying goodbye to my Mum, Dad and brother is awful, but it pales in comparison to having to drop my dogs off at...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 30th 2009, 6:29 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,231
Posted By Pinkkat75

Re: Travel/emigration insurance

Has anyone used www.duinsure.com ?

They offer one way trip insurance, the cover seems similar to the Post Office, but for £36 instead of £90 :blink:
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 30th 2009, 2:41 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,231
Posted By Pinkkat75

Travel/emigration insurance

Does anyone have any advice on obtaining insurance for the one way trip?

I assume that our visas mean we don't need the usual medical cover, but what about lost luggage/flight cancellation etc?...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 17th 2009, 7:54 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 513
Posted By Pinkkat75

Re: Flights are booked !!!!

Ours too!!! :eek::eek::eek:

Air NZ via Hong Kong, October 15th.

Now it's real... :)
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 12th 2009, 7:12 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,829
Posted By Pinkkat75

Re: How much money is enough when emigrating?

Mine too, and also with the golf-thing :)

I've told him: if he hoovers every day, learns how to do the washing without damaging my undies, followed by how to hang out to dry whilst minimizing...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 12th 2009, 6:54 am
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By Pinkkat75

Re: Small break on Sunday... But where??

Coromandel? :)

Or is that too far?
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 10th 2009, 6:26 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,829
Posted By Pinkkat75

Re: How much money is enough when emigrating?

We got seriously shafted on the sale of our house :frown: , so we are coming over with just enough to buy a car, pay first two months' rent and bills and rental deposit, and buy essentials to keep us...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 4th 2009, 5:31 pm
Replies: 54
Views: 3,379
Posted By Pinkkat75

Re: Living the Dream

Oh, okay, I'll have Danny Craig :wub: instead, with Nathan Fillion for variety on the weekends :D

They both moved to Invercargill recently, right? :unsure:

Yummy!
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 2nd 2009, 8:42 am
Replies: 107
Views: 8,629
Posted By Pinkkat75

Re: Disappointedly Yours ...

We will hopefully be in Invercargill by November, so you can stay with us for the Oyster Festival :)

How about adding "seeing the aurora australis (Southern lights)" to your list - it's on mine...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 31st 2009, 6:51 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By Pinkkat75

Traveling abroad whilst NZIS has my passport

Bit of a random one this...

My passport has gone to NZIS via my NZ lawyers in search of a visa. I have a family wedding in France to attend at the beginning of September :eek:

What do I do if...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 29th 2009, 6:27 am
Replies: 54
Views: 3,379
Posted By Pinkkat75

Re: Living the Dream

I THINK you'll BOTH find that's actually MY dream - hands off! :rofl:
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 21st 2009, 6:30 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,670
Posted By Pinkkat75

Sale or Invercargill?

Sale is obviously more of a hole than Altrincham, but then Aucklanders would possibly say the same of the Southland!

No contest - we're off to Invercargill as soon as our visas get processed and...
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