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Forum: New Zealand
Feb 28th 2018, 7:49 am
Replies: 44
Views: 6,318
Posted By mcuddy1

Re: Moving back to NZ

Hmmm I think they have a point.To be comfortable here go for 2.75 to 3 x GBP to NZD in earnings, or you are gonna scrimp and save here.Chasing those specials at the local supermarket.

You work for...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 9th 2018, 7:20 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,235
Posted By mcuddy1

Re: NZ living - Budget estimation

Good luck with your move,
I won't quote figures as others have done Wifey works 30 hrs weekly, but over all we clear 130k between us before tax.
We live in Chch and have very little left. We have...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 6th 2018, 6:00 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,011
Posted By mcuddy1

Re: UK v NZ grocery shopping comparison

Couldn't find Heinz BB at the price you quoted. Ok off the imported stuff.
Cherry Tomatoes NZ Countdown 3.0 NZD 250 g. Tesco 90 pence 300g. And the UK imports them?

Standard Milk 3.0 l 5.07 NZD,...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 5th 2018, 8:33 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,011
Posted By mcuddy1

Re: UK v NZ grocery shopping comparison

Just looked at one thing in the cupboard.

Heinz Baked Beans Tesco 75 pence, Countdown 2.70NZD.

Now that's a rip off.
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 5th 2018, 6:06 am
Replies: 24
Views: 3,011
Posted By mcuddy1

Re: UK v NZ grocery shopping comparison

Variety is poor if we don't want to cook from scratch. Sometimes with a busy life, we just want something quick and convenient, especially for the kids. Being mostly Veggie in our house there is...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 4th 2018, 10:10 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,011
Posted By mcuddy1

Re: UK v NZ grocery shopping comparison

Relevant to people who are intending to move to NZ!

It's so expensive here and variety is poor at best.
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 29th 2017, 6:53 am
Replies: 106
Views: 30,297
Posted By mcuddy1

Re: Worst and Best things about moving back to Uk from NZ

Hmmm,
Many different opinions.
Positives UK
1 Sense of humour.
2 Choice and price for everything.
3 Access to countryside.
4 Work environment.
5 Wages v price of living.
Positives NZ
1...
Forum: New Zealand
May 1st 2017, 11:01 am
Replies: 0
Views: 1,142
Posted By mcuddy1

Rip off NZ again

I don't post here really, but sometimes this place gets my goat.
One Conti tyre NZ 220$. UK 57£.
One electric box UK 37£ NZ 300$, same company RS spares.
Totally taking the piss.
Aghh, the taste...
Forum: NZ Update
Jan 16th 2011, 7:53 pm
Replies: 41
Views: 7,904
Posted By mcuddy1

Re: Second Thoughts 2 Months In...

Hell Dude
You still posting on here? So much loathing for the UK, why are you not in utopia(NZ) Where you can enjoy a full 20 days of holiday entitlement and crap wages.
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 1st 2010, 8:59 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,249
Posted By mcuddy1

Re: pension transfer companies UK to NZ

I payed 1% with Broadbase. It was quick and easy.
But alas I chose the Pegasus fund in GBP. They were instructed to manage it more than once but the advisor left it in a low paying interest gbp...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 27th 2010, 2:18 pm
Replies: 204
Views: 17,806
Posted By mcuddy1

Re: 100% Pure Rip-off NZ

Ok you put a lot of energy into getting value for money, but I reckon most people just go to one store and buy what they need. Alas paying through the nose.
If you want to succeed in NZ I think you...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 26th 2010, 9:43 pm
Replies: 97
Views: 8,219
Posted By mcuddy1

Re: Why is it.....

Most posters would not make a crass disrespectful remarks over the grieving of many people that were effected by the London bombings, making fun of them.

You must be a bitter twisted person if you...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 26th 2010, 7:28 pm
Replies: 204
Views: 17,806
Posted By mcuddy1

Re: 100% Pure Rip-off NZ

Well there an't no competition in NZ. They rotate the specials so overall it's the same which ever store you use, as people will not visit two or three stores for a complete weekly shop.

Most of...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 26th 2010, 5:44 pm
Replies: 204
Views: 17,806
Posted By mcuddy1

Re: 100% Pure Rip-off NZ

Don't think it stacks up Stormer Dude. Nike/Addidas/sports gear in NZ seemed a lot more expensive to me.

Two examples on unrelated items.

Bike tyres 130NZD UK=23GBP.
Weekly shop Tesco/Asda...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 20th 2010, 6:24 pm
Replies: 97
Views: 8,219
Posted By mcuddy1

Re: Why is it.....

"I seem to remember there was a commemoration ceremony recently for the london bombings...I guess people aren't 'done with it' yet. They obviously forgot their stiff upper lips somewhere?"

Smarmy...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 19th 2010, 6:30 pm
Replies: 97
Views: 8,219
Posted By mcuddy1

Re: Why is it.....

What's wrong with a remembrance ceremony? it's a pretty cheap shot to make sarcastic comments about such an event.
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 19th 2010, 6:22 pm
Replies: 204
Views: 17,806
Posted By mcuddy1

Re: 100% Pure Rip-off NZ

Middle Class Nzer's? I never met any Kiwi's that you could attribute the word class to. LOL
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 6th 2010, 4:52 pm
Replies: 352
Views: 21,583
Posted By mcuddy1

Re: World Cup - Merged Threads

Holland get my vote. A fair hard playing team.

I hope Uruguay lose as a blatant cheat got them through, A penalty goal like in Rugby should have been given.

Also poor Diego is quitting, what a...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 29th 2010, 5:39 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,839
Posted By mcuddy1

Re: Why....

I can think of a few who are self righteous, But wouldn't start a thread about it.

BEP rules by Genesis annex 1. You have to live in NZ to post on here.

You wanted to initiate the some kind of...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 25th 2010, 8:38 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,839
Posted By mcuddy1

Re: Why....

Well;

At least he took it with a pinch of salt, but alas insults from one of the coven up north.
You must wear the pants in your house, now why am I not surprised at that!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 23rd 2010, 8:57 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,839
Posted By mcuddy1

Re: Why....

Never said you posted on the UK forum saying it was crap, just that you do post there. Jumping to conclusions again?

Never said you have no experience and right to comment just you post a lot on...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 22nd 2010, 8:30 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,839
Posted By mcuddy1

Re: Why....

Well Dude
I presume you aimed that at me, why do you post on the Returning to the UK forum?

I post on here as it is still a habit I suppose and I only comment on things I have experience of,...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 18th 2010, 8:30 pm
Replies: 352
Views: 21,583
Posted By mcuddy1

Re: World Cup - Merged Threads

Hell one thing I agree with you on. It was a disgrace, Gerrard, Rooney and Lampard chokers they deserve to go home.
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 18th 2010, 12:50 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 5,084
Posted By mcuddy1

Re: what's it REALLY like in NZ?

Your workmates here come complete with knife sharpening kits and targets for your back - be warned.

Dead right there Lardy boy. They go out of their way to screw you over, so many lies and tales...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 18th 2010, 12:40 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,781
Posted By mcuddy1

Re: What Do You Perceive is Better in NZ than in UK?

Well the roads in Canterbury are 90% crap chipings on a thin tar spraying, not good for cycling at all. Loads of gravel roads just outside town as well.

The drivers, well here is how I see it....
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