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Forum: New Zealand
Mar 16th 2019, 10:29 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 944
Posted By madao

The problem of still owning UK property - Non Resident Witholding Tax

Morning

Thought id share this, as I wasnt aware until seeing an accountant for some work. Perhaps its common knowledge though?

If you still have property in the UK and making mortgage payments...
Nov 8th 2015, 12:43 am
Replies: 45
Views: 6,182
Posted By madao

UK National Insurance top ups

Hi

Does anyone have any knowledge of UK National Insurance top ups?

We have been NZ resident now for 3.5 years and out of the UK for 5. Prior to leaving the UK we had 10 - 12 years of NI...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 2nd 2015, 1:45 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,242
Posted By madao

Re: How are we watching BBC now?

I plugged back in to the router and found the DNS has gone back to the default Slingshot one. I guess now that perhaps Iplayer was working for me due to their Global mode.

So, I changed the DNS...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 1st 2015, 7:21 am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,242
Posted By madao

Re: How are we watching BBC now?

OK, so I got a Now TV box and a Unblock US account but still having issues.

Iplayer is working as is the Sky Movies section (you have to sign up for a free month) but when I try to play ITV...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 6th 2015, 8:27 am
Replies: 3
Views: 625
Posted By madao

Re: Stuff want to hear from you....

:popcorn: for the comments in the article
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 28th 2015, 8:53 am
Replies: 62
Views: 4,334
Posted By madao

Re: Chemicals or fillers in NZ Foods?

Also, on a Off Topic side note, we are also looking a double glazing. There was an advert for this company on TV tonight who retrofit existing frames....

Retrofit Double Glazing - NZ Wide...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 28th 2015, 8:48 am
Replies: 62
Views: 4,334
Posted By madao

Re: Chemicals or fillers in NZ Foods?

I was just as surprised. We've been out the UK so long we dont know or remember prices to fairly compare now. They usually shop at the local Sainsburys but my dad is a Sunday car boot fair and...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 28th 2015, 7:41 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,021
Posted By madao

Re: Insurance for our UK home

Try this, its who ive got mine with....

Award Winning Landlord Insurance - Direct Line For Business (http://www.directlineforbusiness.co.uk/landlord-insurance)
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 28th 2015, 7:37 am
Replies: 62
Views: 4,334
Posted By madao

Re: Chemicals or fillers in NZ Foods?

We eat far better here than the UK. Way less ready meals and processed foods. Pretty much just meat and vegetables so you cant go too far wrong.

Sainsburys, Tesco etc there were aisles and aisles...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 23rd 2015, 6:08 am
Replies: 36
Views: 5,161
Posted By madao

Re: Mangere in Auckland - what's it like living there?

We bought in South Auckland last year with no school considerations to make either.

Areas in South Auckland fitted our budget and wants for a house and as ive said in other posts im not sure I...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 13th 2015, 7:10 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 788
Posted By madao

Re: Q Card

We got one also for the installation of HRV. Interest free for 2 years but very much aware it's a high interest rate after if you don't pay it off by then.

There is a "account Maintainence fee"...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 29th 2015, 8:30 am
Replies: 14
Views: 781
Posted By madao

Re: Jamie's dinners maybe coming to Wellington

If only I had Upwards of £1 million then I could reply to their call for franchisees and own my very own Jamie's Italian too....

Jamie's Italian...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 29th 2015, 8:20 am
Replies: 14
Views: 781
Posted By madao

Re: Jamie's dinners maybe coming to Wellington

I wouldn't get too excited.

It's a licensing deal from what I see in the article rather than Jamie personally thinking Wellington looks a nice place to open up.



He may front up for the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 7th 2015, 6:06 am
Replies: 0
Views: 369
Posted By madao

Pretty cool video's, glad we live here

THE BLUE EDGES OF HOME

Cool Videos | Bare Kiwi (http://barekiwi.com/cool-videos/)
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 1st 2015, 12:19 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,049
Posted By madao

Re: Any advice on a BBQ?

If you are in AKL....High quality stainless steel BBQ's and outdoor furniture - BBQ's and More (http://www.bbqsandmore.co.nz)
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 9th 2014, 10:59 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By madao

Re: Any Tried & Trusted Relocation companies - Auckland?

We used crown to relocate to Auckland from Wellignton. Got them in again for a quote to move within Auckland and the price was virtually the same.

Got a second quote from these guys Auckland...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 18th 2014, 8:20 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 980
Posted By madao

Re: UK Passport backlog issues

Mine has been at the UK passport office for 2 weeks. Im not expecting to see it back anytime soon.

At least their system tells you it made it there through the post in one piece.
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 13th 2014, 4:55 am
Replies: 1
Views: 464
Posted By madao

HRV / DVS / Weiss / Cleanaire

They all make bold claims but is there actually any difference between what they do, is one a clear winner or any that should be avoided at all cost?

Not too fussed about heat, just want some good...
Forum: New Zealand
May 16th 2014, 8:36 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 768
Posted By madao

Re: Can anyone recommend a decent GP in Wellington (CBD preferably)

The missis was with Gity GP's on Willis St.

https://citygps.co.nz/
Forum: New Zealand
May 8th 2014, 7:34 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,075
Posted By madao

Re: Television online...

Slingshot broadband global mode. Watch it straight off ITVplayer. Works with BBC iplayer, Netflix etc too

Otherwise Hola - https://hola.org/ - browser add on should do the same trick.

Problem...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 29th 2014, 8:21 am
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By madao

Re: Trip Back via Hong Kong

I did this on the way back from our first visit back to the UK last year. The missis had to get back for work though so I had 5 days there by myself.

Had never been before and I didn't do Disney...
Forum: NZ Update
Apr 3rd 2014, 6:34 am
Replies: 1
Views: 1,055
Posted By madao

The better half.....

.....just pointed out it it was three years to the day of our arrival in New Zealand when we moved in to our new first house purchase together on the 30th March.

Quite an epic event when I think...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 28th 2014, 5:54 am
Replies: 246
Views: 17,067
Posted By madao

Re: First time NZ buyers in AKL - worth getting in now or bubble about to burst?

Yay for the house buying. I like your rate too, I think you've done well there!

As for the hangover I seem to be doing a pretty good job of building up to one.

:D
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 28th 2014, 4:55 am
Replies: 246
Views: 17,067
Posted By madao

Re: First time NZ buyers in AKL - worth getting in now or bubble about to burst?

It seems strange now that just a little over two months ago I started this topic as we were questioning whether to buy or not.

Well, rightly or wrongly given the opinions this thread generated, we...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 28th 2014, 12:38 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,681
Posted By madao

Re: Fix or float .... mortgage

So, we did manage to lock in a rate and we did complete on the house today.

We also seem to have ended up on a 3 year fixed rate of 6.4% instead of the 6.9% we were expecting. :sneaky::thumbsup:
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