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Forum: New Zealand
Jun 17th 2019, 9:21 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,208
Posted By Chris B44

Property buying timescales?

I have been out here 10 months now and have just about sold my place in the uk. I have been looking at buying land to build on.
How long does a property purchase take to go through as I am still...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 17th 2019, 9:02 am
Replies: 38
Views: 5,066
Posted By Chris B44

Re: Freezies. Bbrrr.

Not too bad up here in Whangarei I have resorted to long trousers and a quilted hoodie shirt for the walk to catch the refinery bus in the morning. Some of the locals are still in shorts but have...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 2nd 2019, 9:47 am
Replies: 65
Views: 7,226
Posted By Chris B44

Re: Auckland area

Regarding travel across Auckland, I drove down from Whangarei to visit my mum and sister in Tauranga this weekend, Traffic was relatively light but 1 breakdown on the inside lane and ongoing...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 8th 2018, 11:38 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,271
Posted By Chris B44

Re: It just got real

I got lucky, I found a listing for a house in a quiet out of town area that was good for transport to work. The online application was a bit of a faf, got a call back on Friday and viewed the same...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 5th 2018, 9:45 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,271
Posted By Chris B44

Re: It just got real

Well I arrived in New Zealand on the 23rd Aug and had 10 days with my sister, sorted out my bank account, got my IRD number and bought a van for transport. I am now up in the Northland at Whangerei,...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 6th 2018, 2:24 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 847
Posted By Chris B44

Re: August Arrival & Departures 2018

Who:ChrisB44(me, partner to follow at the end of October/early November
Leave Date and location: 21st Aug
Where From: near Retford Notts (UK)
Arrival: date and location: 23rd Aug. Initially to Mt...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 2nd 2018, 11:03 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,271
Posted By Chris B44

Re: It just got real

Things are really speeding up, from the visa applications being lodged on the 20th July, I got an email last night to say my work visa had been approved.
Just 12 days to process it, eek, panic mode...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 26th 2018, 9:24 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,271
Posted By Chris B44

Re: It just got real

Hi Rob,
I haven't been to Whangarei before, from looking at the population, although it is classed as a city it is comparable with a medium-large town over here. Using Wikipedia, population wise as...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 20th 2018, 4:32 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,271
Posted By Chris B44

Re: It just got real

As I said above, I used The Spire Little Aston Hospital in Sutton Coldfield. They charged £425 per person. I cant say how this compares with other clinics but this was the most conveniently located...
Jul 20th 2018, 8:53 am
Replies: 3
Views: 561
Posted By Chris B44

Re: Medicals/awaiting passport

Had our medicals at the Spire Hospital, Sutton Coldfield last week. Passports were a necessity.
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 20th 2018, 8:47 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,271
Posted By Chris B44

Re: It just got real

The Work visas were lodged today, so another step closer. :)
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 12th 2018, 10:59 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,271
Posted By Chris B44

Re: It just got real

It was another step closer yesterday as Mandy and I went for our visa medicals and chest X-rays. The 2 closest Panel Physicians were Birmingham or Manchester. As the Mcr one was city centre, we opted...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 29th 2018, 7:14 am
Replies: 20
Views: 3,271
Posted By Chris B44

Re: It just got real

Thanks for your replies. I realise I was being a bit flippant about distances and have both driven from Manakau to Tauranga via Waihi and taken the bus back to the airport via Hamilton.
Tauranga is...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 28th 2018, 3:30 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 3,271
Posted By Chris B44

It just got real

After a couple of years of set backs and planning it has just got real, overnight my job offer landed in inbox so the wheels are now in motion. I will be heading to the Whangarei area for an...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 13th 2018, 2:40 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,380
Posted By Chris B44

Re: Electrician

I have seen plenty on Seek.co.nz, the hard thing is getting past the NZ residents/visa holder only.
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 8th 2018, 9:59 am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,380
Posted By Chris B44

Re: Electrician

It is possible to get EWRB registration in the UK, if you are an apprentice trained/experienced and suitably qualified electrician.
If you can satisfy the requirements then you can do the course...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 10th 2018, 1:18 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By Chris B44

Re: Bringing several classic bikes to NZ?

Thanks for you replies, I was more concerned if they needed rego/compliance inspections immediately. I am aware of the MPI/Customs inspections and to that end I am looking at getting some Virkon S ...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 2nd 2018, 2:44 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,053
Posted By Chris B44

Bringing several classic bikes to NZ?

Hi, I'm looking to make the move to NZ in the near future, I have 7 classic bike that I am looking to bring with me, trouble is only 4 are in one piece and running at the moment. Do they have to go...
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