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Forum: New Zealand
Jul 22nd 2017, 6:45 am
Replies: 45
Views: 8,883
Posted By wakwak

Re: Been here 4 months and strugglinh

Hey Maz 10, Hubby, Kids, Dogs and I have been here since Feb and had a pretty rough start. It's not easy and I'm sorry you are feeling so down and are having issues with your Son. It's a hard age at...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 22nd 2017, 6:27 am
Replies: 3
Views: 640
Posted By wakwak

Alexa...And Amazon...first world problems lol

Hi all

Has anyone brought their Amazon Echo with them and is it working?

I know there's talk of Amazon coming to Australia eventually but I wondered if the UK Echo would work here or not. I'm...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 22nd 2017, 6:24 am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,140
Posted By wakwak

Re: How do you afford childcare?

It can also depend on where you live too, we have fantastic childcare and we don't pay through the nose, some childcare providers received subsidies in the outlying areas. For example Bluelight offer...
May 4th 2017, 11:42 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,464
Posted By wakwak

Re: NZ essential skills visa changes?

Just a thought... did they definitely say that the new rules will only apply to new applications after implementation date?
The last change applied to all apps whether they'd been in for months or...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 6th 2017, 7:31 am
Replies: 21
Views: 4,312
Posted By wakwak

Re: Shipping a motorhome from UK to NZ

Good news it's done, so total cost on top of shipping? $2200 ish?

Ouch.

But cost to replace over there would be far more I think?

Ours didn't have rear belts originally, and it's fine here...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 5th 2017, 8:08 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 916
Posted By wakwak

Re: Tauranga - Short Term Accommodation on arrival

Hi

We are also headed to Tauranga and have organised furnished accom via Airbnb, they are also on bookabach, a lovely couple who have a few houses close to rotorua - we have dogs so initial choice...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 3rd 2017, 2:06 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,004
Posted By wakwak

Re: Teabags and Bovril

Thankfully I don't have to worry about tradesmen shortages, Hubby is a builder and has been a mechanic in a previous life so he can turn his hand to most things.
I'm sure we will get used to the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 3rd 2017, 2:02 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,004
Posted By wakwak

Re: Teabags and Bovril

:rofl: yes do that .... I didn't say it was an easy choice lol! I can eat caviar here if i choose.... I can't eat anything else for the rest of the month though!

We aren't new to NZ food...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 2nd 2017, 8:55 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,228
Posted By wakwak

Re: Pets!

A dog is for life.... we are taking all three of ours, they are family!

Golden Arrow shippers have been awesome and will talk you through the options, they've been shipping animals for years
...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 31st 2016, 6:43 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,004
Posted By wakwak

Re: Teabags and Bovril

That's lovely, and as you say nice to have some familiarity when everything else is strange.
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 31st 2016, 7:42 am
Replies: 24
Views: 4,004
Posted By wakwak

Re: Teabags and Bovril

there's always a choice
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 31st 2016, 7:41 am
Replies: 24
Views: 4,004
Posted By wakwak

Re: Teabags and Bovril

Hubby loves pineapple lumps.... I'm a savoury person myself
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 31st 2016, 7:40 am
Replies: 24
Views: 4,004
Posted By wakwak

Forum: New Zealand
Dec 31st 2016, 7:25 am
Replies: 24
Views: 4,004
Posted By wakwak

Re: Teabags and Bovril

Don't worry we have no misconceptions or plans to keep our uk life going over there that's not what we are about, looking forward to the change to be fair! I don't plan to supermarket shop like we do...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 30th 2016, 7:45 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,004
Posted By wakwak

Re: Teabags and Bovril

Hmmmmm... I've just read this on the MPI website;

Food items you can bring in
Many foods are fine to bring into New Zealand but all food must be declared – even if you think it is allowed. If you...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 30th 2016, 7:40 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,004
Posted By wakwak

Re: Teabags and Bovril

Awesome. Yorkshire teabags, bovril and marmite it is! Thanks
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 30th 2016, 12:10 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 4,004
Posted By wakwak

Question Teabags and Bovril

Merry Christmas everyone! I'm on countdown now with only a few weeks left in the uk

So the clearing of the house has started in earnest, and all the cleaning and disinfecting etc

I have a...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 24th 2016, 7:19 am
Replies: 21
Views: 4,312
Posted By wakwak

Re: Shipping a motorhome from UK to NZ

Sounds like it went ok aside from delays

What were the fumigation costs? Did you pay fees for the contents and were these just camper related? Wondering what we can squeeze in the back!

Ours...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 3rd 2016, 8:11 am
Replies: 21
Views: 4,312
Posted By wakwak

Re: Shipping a motorhome from UK to NZ

We've been speaking to the AA for guidance in both vehicles. Our truck has had to have some certificates of compliance from the manufacturer.

As for the VW. They've guided us as much as possible...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 1st 2016, 9:32 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By wakwak

Re: Quarantine....visit your dog or not?

Ah thanks, and shipped not shopped haha! Stupid spellcheck!
You're right, they won't think that I'm sure. We are thinking about visiting to drop off blankets (the ones in the crate get destroyed),...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 1st 2016, 7:17 am
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By wakwak

Re: Quarantine....visit your dog or not?

:goodpost:

I just worry that if they don't see me they think I've deserted hem and shopped them off for a horrible experience!!

we leave them for holidays but mum house sits. Little one has...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 30th 2016, 5:10 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 584
Posted By wakwak

Quarantine....visit your dog or not?

Hello fellow furry owners!

Well ours and the dogs flights are sorted, kennels this end are booked while their crates are made and they settle into kennel routine (feeling a bit rubbish about...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 26th 2016, 7:51 am
Replies: 21
Views: 4,312
Posted By wakwak

Re: Shipping a motorhome from UK to NZ

We are bringing our old 1971 VW :)
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 26th 2016, 7:44 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,336
Posted By wakwak

Re: Any experiences claiming with Letton Percival or Insure Your Move?

Go back to PSS, they won't match LP but they will get close, same for Crown! I like LP prices but don't like their vehicle cover. Our valuation was ridiculous as we are bringing the whole house but...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 21st 2016, 8:17 pm
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