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Forum: New Zealand
Jan 15th 2007, 7:43 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By xpat19

Re: Has anyone used Golden Arrow?

They flew our cat to Auckland 6 years ago and were great. Very helpful on the phone, always happy to answer questions, and the cat was fine when she arrived. Recommended !
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 15th 2007, 2:53 am
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By xpat19

Re: Dog Boarding Kennels ChCh ?

Thanks for that Watt - i'll contact them.
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 14th 2007, 10:20 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By xpat19

Dog Boarding Kennels ChCh ?

Hi. I wondered whether any one has used /can recommend a good boarding kennel. We hope to have a couple of weekends away soon and need to find some where decent to board the dog while we're away. ...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 11th 2007, 7:46 pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,043
Posted By xpat19

Re: Which Banks

We're with Kiwi bank too, no problems at all and its convenient to be able to pop into any Post Shop to do any banking as well.

Their fixed rate mortgages are usually pretty competitive , we've...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 8th 2007, 8:02 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,000
Posted By xpat19

Re: The 3-city comparison thread (without mentioning the weather!)

We lived in West Auckland for 5 year and loved it. Lots of open spaces, fab restaurants and West coast beaches. It has it's own culture, with art galleries and local theatres etc also easy to get...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 18th 2006, 8:05 pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,414
Posted By xpat19

Re: Christchurch Contacts Wanted Please

Hi there.
As above - We've been in ChCh for 2 weeks and am in touch with a couple of other people. Get in touch and we can meet up if you fancy it.
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 6th 2006, 3:04 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,414
Posted By xpat19

Re: Christchurch Contacts Wanted Please

Hi. We've just arrived in Christchurch after 5 years in Auckland. We have a son, just turned 16, who will be starting yr 12 at high school next term.
He doesn't know anyone here yet but is...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 10th 2006, 2:49 am
Replies: 7
Views: 613
Posted By xpat19

Re: Any New Expats In Christchurch

Hi - We arrive in ChCh on 3rd Dec after 5 years in Auckland. Like you I won't be working untill our 16 yr old son starts at Cashmere High in Feb ( hoping to put it off that long ! ! )
PM if you...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 28th 2006, 9:55 am
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By xpat19

Re: ok where are you all moving to

Moved to West Auckland 5 years ago, bought a house in Waitakere 3 years ago, now heading for Christchutch in December.....
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 28th 2006, 9:51 am
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By xpat19

Re: Is anyone addicted to the coffee in NZ?

I'm with you Amanda - it's really hard to find a bad cup of coffee ( unless you go to Starbucks ! ) We've just got back form a holiday in Aus and the coffee wasn't half as good
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 11th 2006, 1:06 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 659
Posted By xpat19

Re: Hello X Brits

Hi. The grocery store opposite Parrs Park is called Izzards and as mentioned sells all sorts of UK stuff, also Smith and Caughy ( sp ?) Queen St in the city..... extortionate prices though.
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 8th 2006, 9:13 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By xpat19

Re: List of Rentals in NZ allowing animals

What a great idea for a thread, and very timely for us !

We're looking for a rental that allows 2 x dogs in West Auckand untill Dec, and then one in ChCh from Dec.
Some landlords are ok about 1 x...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 5th 2006, 9:30 am
Replies: 55
Views: 2,533
Posted By xpat19

Re: hehe... a moan.....too many ants!

Our house was inundated with ants when we 1st moved in too - and you could smell them too - a kind of musky smell.
A lot of them seemed to swarm out of the lights switches so we took them off, and...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 4th 2006, 10:14 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,471
Posted By xpat19

Re: Are you thinking of getting a dog ?

Thanks, I appreciate that.

SarahB, your cats would definately not be impressed, although, Tybee being the wuss that she is would soon get licked into shape !!
waynepfry - best of luck with your...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 4th 2006, 6:56 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,471
Posted By xpat19

Re: Are you thinking of getting a dog ?

Hi. Thanks for all your replies. We're not re homing her because she's
" Inconvenient " ...... Goodness - if we were that way inclined we would have adopted the kids out years ago.
We also...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 17th 2006, 9:52 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,471
Posted By xpat19

Re: Are you thinking of getting a dog ?

Hi Ladylisa - totally appreciate what you're saying. We certainly would take her if we could and aren't doing this lightly.
Unfortunately it's not that simple, which is why we're putting...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 15th 2006, 9:53 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,471
Posted By xpat19

Re: Are you thinking of adopting a dog ?

Hi. I hope no one minds me bumping this up.

I'm getting really concerned now as OH leaves for ChCh in less than 4 weeks and although Tybee has had over 2600 viewings on TradeMe only 2 people have...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 11th 2006, 11:39 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,471
Posted By xpat19

Re: Are you thinking of getting a dog ?

HI. We're in West Auckland - have sent you a PM
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 10th 2006, 1:54 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,471
Posted By xpat19

Re: Are you thinking of getting a dog ?

Hi. Are you interested in meeting up - maybe some where in the middle ? Your place sounds like heaven for dogs ( humans too ! )
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 9th 2006, 12:04 am
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By xpat19

Re: Wanted ! Accomodation for 1 in ChCh

Thanks for that - will try them !
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 8th 2006, 5:14 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,471
Posted By xpat19

Re: Are you thinking of getting a dog ?

Thanks Sarah. That's our problem, we're going to be in rented for quite a while once we've sold our house in Swanson & I don't think anyone will rent us a place when we have 2 dogs.

We've even...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 8th 2006, 3:26 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,471
Posted By xpat19

Re: Are you thinking of getting a dog ?

Hi there - thanks for your sympathy, it's certainly not an easy decision but hopefully there are so many nice folk on these sites we'll find her a great home !

We got her bed from Plastic Box in...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 7th 2006, 10:26 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,471
Posted By xpat19

Are you thinking of getting a dog ?

Hi. We have reluctantly decided to re home one of our dogs as we're re locating, and want to find a nice home for her.
I've attached the link with pics if anyone is looking for, or knows some one...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 7th 2006, 10:10 am
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By xpat19

Wanted ! Accomodation for 1 in ChCh

Hi. DH is moving to Christchurch 4 1/2 months before us and is looking for a small, not too pricy self contained place within easy reach of the city from mid july to begining December.
I wondered...
Forum: New Zealand
May 27th 2006, 8:33 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,421
Posted By xpat19

Re: Stocking up?

We still pine for our microwave with oven and grill.
When we first moved here they weren't even heard of - now you can get a micro with grill but they cost a fortune so we wish we'd bought that....
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