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Forum: New Zealand
Feb 25th 2015, 11:58 pm
Replies: 96
Views: 6,687
Posted By jen_jen

Re: Kiwi drivers

Queenstown driving is a daily adventure - maybe they should have their own Road Code:

1. How to spot a hire car

(a) some have really obvious logos/liveries learn these, however if it does not...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 8th 2014, 11:30 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 713
Posted By jen_jen

Re: Queenstown & Wanaka Surrounds

If only we knew!!

My partner and I have been here two years and most of Qtown and Arrowtown is out of range. The new estates in Shotover and Jacks point are I hear intended for the first time...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 8th 2014, 8:54 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 887
Posted By jen_jen

Re: open return flights

I don't know the answer to this, but if its possible the Holidays and Overseas Travel Planning board of Money Saving Expert will know how to get around it.
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 7th 2014, 6:48 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,463
Posted By jen_jen

Re: Advice on camping please

I stayed at a backpackers is Paihai a few weeks ago, it was attached to a camp site and Yip, there was a trailer complete with shed sat proudly on the pitch. Shed was fitted with bunk beds and some...
Nov 29th 2014, 6:41 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By jen_jen

Re: PR application - but I need my passport?!

Ours sent off with all documents for PR returned within about 3 to 5 days after showing delivered on the tracked courier postal service. This was sent to Christchurch.

On sending for its sticker,...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 27th 2014, 6:54 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By jen_jen

Re: Teachers/Social Workers?

THANKS everyone, you have all given me someplaces to go and investigate further. :thumbsup:

Early years??? Not really my thing! (is there a horror smilie?)

Social work and teaching as I said...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 26th 2014, 11:37 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By jen_jen

Re: Teachers/Social Workers?

I suppose that is a consideration, don't want to pay for the training (both time and $) and not get a job at the end. With both of these qualification though, if I returned to the UK I could use...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 26th 2014, 11:35 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By jen_jen

Re: Teachers/Social Workers?

Actually TommyLuck not that left of field. I have considered paragliding but I don't think my non-mathmatical mind is quite up to the considerations of wind/draft etc. I have a few friends who take...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 26th 2014, 10:29 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 698
Posted By jen_jen

Teachers/Social Workers?

Hello,
With recent residency and lack of jobs that I find challenging in Queenstown I'm considering doing some re-training.

I have a BSc from a UK university, graduated 1995 and have often...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 25th 2014, 12:53 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,021
Posted By jen_jen

Re: Fight with a can opener.

I've not noticed that the cans are upside down, but have you noticed that toilet door locks are backwards??

When you've had a few drinks it can really throw you for a second or two :ohmy:
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 15th 2014, 5:45 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,503
Posted By jen_jen

Re: Post from UK

I'd trained my parents in the UK to always ask if there was a cheaper option as inside the UK it makes little difference time wise. They applied this philosophy to a parcel sent to us in NZ, it took...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 9th 2014, 10:01 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,274
Posted By jen_jen

Re: emergency flights

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Forum: New Zealand
Nov 7th 2014, 2:27 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,446
Posted By jen_jen

Re: advice from those who are in the know..... Please

The cost of living is a strange one, we are a no children couple in our early 40's. Grocery shopping in Queenstown is more than double what I spent in the UK and quality and choice is much poorer. ...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 5th 2014, 9:47 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,446
Posted By jen_jen

Re: advice from those who are in the know..... Please

It does indeed sound like you are describing Queenstown. We have been here two years (almost). It is full of activity and some of it doesn't even cost a fortune!

Cycle trails for mountain...
Mar 24th 2014, 4:42 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,101
Posted By jen_jen

Skilled Migrant Application - What if's?

My partner and I are in NZ and have work visa's, he has a skilled job in a trade on the intermediate skill shortage list - All Good and no problems here!

We are looking at residency via the...
Dec 12th 2012, 2:52 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,686
Posted By jen_jen

Re: Opinions Essential Skills or Skilled Migrant Visa

I doubt the employer is on the accredited list, its only a small company (two or three employees) the same as in the UK. Past experience in the UK of small companies tells us that you have to like...
Dec 12th 2012, 1:16 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,686
Posted By jen_jen

Re: Opinions Essential Skills or Skilled Migrant Visa

ha ha! Not in frequently asked questions, but in the form itself!!

10 days or 8 days premium service - again good news it should be quicker than we think!
Dec 12th 2012, 1:12 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,686
Posted By jen_jen

Re: Opinions Essential Skills or Skilled Migrant Visa

Looking at the cost of the work visa it seems a good idea to apply for that first, because the Canterbury time to process the SMV is 6 to 9 months!

Good to know if we go for a work visa for...
Dec 12th 2012, 12:37 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,686
Posted By jen_jen

Re: Opinions Essential Skills or Skilled Migrant Visa

That is really helpful thanks

I have another question about the Skilled Migrant Points. The points indicator says the offer of a job or working in a job has to be on the Skilled Employment...
Dec 11th 2012, 11:29 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,686
Posted By jen_jen

Opinions Essential Skills or Skilled Migrant Visa

Hello,
I am currently in NZ on a 6 month holiday visa. We really like the country and are considering staying. My partner has been offered a job in a job he is qualified to do (trade) and that is...
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