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Forum: New Zealand
Feb 16th 2010, 9:38 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By Riverside

Re: MITRE 10

Pretty Good thanks Bev
I found out that my qualifications on the gas emergency side of things are worth nothing here...I even spoke at length with the operations manager of Powerco, but couldn't get...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 16th 2010, 9:08 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 8,138
Posted By Riverside

Smile Re: Serious crime in NZ/New Plymouth

We have been in the NP area since June-ish last year. We were first in Spotswood and met the nicest people.
We have a 7 and 14 year old, who walked to school, although the little one was "guided",...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 16th 2010, 8:55 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By Riverside

MITRE 10

Hello everyone,
Just a quick note to warn people of the dangers of buying stuff from Mitre 10!
Bought a weed eater (strimmer) from them less than 3 months ago. We only use it occasionally on the...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 12th 2009, 7:12 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By Riverside

Re: GASMAN

Hiya Bevs
Yes C&G 1 and 2 (craft and advanced craft plumbing, backed up by acops and acs modules, and transco training) ....but only accepted by PGDB for my gasfitting side due to my work...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 12th 2009, 9:08 am
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By Riverside

GASMAN

Hi All
Just thought I would say hello again. New Plymouth seems to be a nice enough place and I have met some really nice people here, including my neighbours who are GREAT!
Having said that I have...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 22nd 2009, 1:49 am
Replies: 9
Views: 916
Posted By Riverside

Re: Planning to emigrate- any advice?

DON'T We have been here since april, found the job offer wasn't there when we arrived so had to spend the next 4/5weeks trying to find another job. So managed to find on in New plymouth, but the...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 19th 2009, 7:09 am
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By Riverside

Shiiping A Caravan to NZ

Hi Everyone
CREDIT WHERE CREDIT IS DUE:thumbsup:...
I have had a mare of a time trying to organise moving my caravan with me to NZ.
Just about everyone has advised me to go RORO and priced...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2009, 10:50 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By Riverside

Re: Shopping

Thankyou very much for that...after reading that there is no way I'm going anywhere near them!!!!!
Still the underlying issue is where do you go to get 'stuff'.
Is there anything like an asda/tesco...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2009, 8:26 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 769
Posted By Riverside

Shopping

Has anyone had any experience with these people: www. cherrytree .co.nz?
Nick
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 27th 2009, 11:59 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By Riverside

Re: buying furniture

cupboards with drawers is what I have been told!:(
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 26th 2009, 11:03 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 480
Posted By Riverside

Question buying furniture

T'other half has got her heart set on some new cupboards...do we buy here and ship it/them or wait until we get there?
Nick
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 26th 2009, 10:52 pm
Replies: 45
Views: 2,453
Posted By Riverside

Re: House to sell...

we were phoned up to say we were to be offered our visas, and even though we paid for our migrant levy straight away they gave us the option to wait 6 mths before issuing the visas, which were then...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 26th 2009, 7:20 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,310
Posted By Riverside

Re: The end of the NZ immigration road for me and him - Citizenship

CONGRATS !! :thumbsup: you have helped me no end on this roller coaster.
We are due to fly out on 28 th April, so I hope now you are one of THEM (:p)you won't desert those of us that are still in...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 17th 2009, 12:36 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 501
Posted By Riverside

Re: How long does shiping take?

Time has been given to me of about 43 days. But I think this is time on board...not sure if this includes any 'on shore' time waiting for a boat to float by!
Nick
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 17th 2009, 12:33 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By Riverside

Re: Moving

We are leaving all our stuff in the house, all except the washing machine. We are renting the place out, on the market with a company that is giving us a guaranteed rent, which although is less than...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 13th 2009, 11:49 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 4,369
Posted By Riverside

Re: Only people with Australia/NZ non-restricted visa should apply

When they told me that we were to receive our visas, they did ask if I would like to delay receipt of them for six months.....once they were issued we had a year to 'land' in New Zealand and validate...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 12th 2009, 11:06 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 4,369
Posted By Riverside

Post Re: Only people with Australia/NZ non-restricted visa should apply

Have now found out job is only delayed .....not gone!!! phew.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 11th 2009, 7:22 am
Replies: 13
Views: 4,369
Posted By Riverside

Re: Only people with Australia/NZ non-restricted visa should apply

so if I have my 'residence visa' and my 'returning resident's visa' stickers in my passport, then I can apply for any of these jobs?
Because even though I have a signed contract, many e-mails...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 11th 2009, 1:14 am
Replies: 13
Views: 4,369
Posted By Riverside

Only people with Australia/NZ non-restricted visa should apply

when this is on a job advert, what does it mean?:confused:
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 7th 2009, 2:18 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 11,166
Posted By Riverside

Smile Re: Importing a caravan or car

Hiya Teebrown,
we too are looking into exporting our caravan, so thankyou for all that information...most helpful, but also contemplating selling it.....unsure at the moment.
With regard to that...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 3rd 2009, 6:20 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,027
Posted By Riverside

Re: Campervans????

Try this company....http://www.spaceshipsrentals.co.nz/
Nick
Feb 17th 2009, 9:42 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By Riverside

YIPPEEE!!!

Dear All
We have finally made it! We were phoned up by our case officer to let us know that our application has been successful!!:rofl::thumbsup:
I am now thinking...oh my god what do I do now?
Up...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 11th 2009, 8:44 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By Riverside

Re: can I afford to live in wellington?

PS I am an Emergency Gas Engineer (TRANSCO type) here and I understand I will be working on mains pipework over there
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 11th 2009, 8:41 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By Riverside

Re: can I afford to live in wellington?

Dear Newkiwi
To be honest it doesn't compare to what I am earning over here, however in my experience (I lived in Holland for 8 years when I was younger) you should try NOT to make comparisons since...
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