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Forum: New Zealand
Mar 2nd 2011, 2:39 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,108
Posted By mancaucks

Re: Applying for citizenship

Oh fantastic! I've had a good time over here! Just think im ready to go and see the world!

Would be silly not to get it! Was it actually 4months for you guys?

Thanks!
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 2nd 2011, 2:06 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,108
Posted By mancaucks

Applying for citizenship

Hey guys,

I have completed my 5 years in NZ now. Had a up and down time in auckland but glad i stuck it out.

Ive just started to fill my citizenship forms out and getting the ball rolling....
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 2nd 2011, 1:56 pm
Replies: 135
Views: 10,042
Posted By mancaucks

Re: Boy racers, is it a big problem?

I think it is a problem in NZ. Driving at the age of 15 would be fine if the insurance rules ensured new drivers were sat in a citroen saxo when they passed the test. Unfortunately you can pick up a...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 2nd 2011, 1:39 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 10,851
Posted By mancaucks

Re: Gulf Harbour - Your thoughts please

Just noticed the ages of the kids you'r bringing over. Bear in mind Gulf Harbour is a long way away from the main Auckland areas.

As they get a bit older you'll find yourself carting them a fair...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 2nd 2011, 1:34 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,051
Posted By mancaucks

Re: New life in Albany - need advice

My parents live in Browns bay, my little brother started off at Browns Bay Primary, moved on to Northcross Intermediate and has just stared his first year at Long Bay College. All great schools,...
Mar 2nd 2011, 1:20 pm
Replies: 95
Views: 11,035
Posted By mancaucks

Re: High Crime Rate in the UK?

Im currently in Auckland NZ, have been for 5 years since i was 16.

I have to admit that generally there is alot less "random crime". As in you dont tend to get people eyeballing you or making...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 20th 2010, 7:48 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 9,357
Posted By mancaucks

Re: Work Culture in NZ

I dont think there is anything worse to kiwis than the "this is how we did it in the uk". Actually.
Sep 18th 2010, 11:26 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By mancaucks

Re: 21 in NZ looking at going home to UK

I am very focussed on getting the wheels moving! I think in the long run having more time to sort everything out will be better. Will have more time to save my parachute money for when i arrive etc....
Sep 18th 2010, 11:16 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By mancaucks

Re: 21 in NZ looking at going home to UK

Ah yes, im sure i will be in similar employment when im back. Along with the agency work etc ive been bugging all my friends for any sort of leads and there are some going well in the bar job area.
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Sep 18th 2010, 11:08 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By mancaucks

Re: 21 in NZ looking at going home to UK

Loud and clear!

I think the only issue with my parents is me leaving makes them feel like they made a poor choice for me. They really didn't! They've given me somewhere i can always come back...
Sep 18th 2010, 10:59 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,085
Posted By mancaucks

Re: Orthodonty for teenagers in the UK.

I agree better was the wrong word to use there. Quicker would be more suitable. Private would be expensive again surely?
Sep 18th 2010, 10:51 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,085
Posted By mancaucks

Re: Orthodonty for teenagers in the UK.

I'm 21 and i've had my braces on since i was 18. I origionally saw my dentist in the UK about braces at the age of 16. Now although braces would of been a hell of a alot cheaper in the UK, i got a...
Sep 18th 2010, 9:53 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By mancaucks

Re: 21 in NZ looking at going home to UK

Really appreciate the reply! Its quite hard to find perspective from my age group!

Yeah, i think hopping over the ditch is the best step forward for now. Kiwis and aussies seem to do it for fun...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 18th 2010, 9:49 pm
Replies: 59
Views: 5,300
Posted By mancaucks

Re: A general question for british expats

I regret that i was asked as a 16yr old whether i wanted to do come and even with all the info i was given had no idea what i was actually doing. I alos regret that my emotions when i got here cost...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 18th 2010, 9:37 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 9,357
Posted By mancaucks

Re: Work Culture in NZ

Work ethic in NZ is relaxed to say the least. I think this gives us brits a great reputation here as we just seem to have a naturally higher expectation of quality.

Also i think you'll find it...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 18th 2010, 9:31 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,452
Posted By mancaucks

Re: Clubs/places for younger folk on the HBC?!

I have previously lived on the HBC and i found it way to far out from the city. This is reflected with the large amount of older people up there. I do have mates who stuck it out up there.
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Sep 18th 2010, 9:15 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,090
Posted By mancaucks

21 in NZ looking at going home to UK

Hey guys.

I'm a new poster on here! I'm a 21 bloke living in Auckland NZ. Moved over from Birmingham with my parents and brother in late 2005. I'd previously lived in Manchester too. Really...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 18th 2010, 8:48 pm
Replies: 145
Views: 15,871
Posted By mancaucks

Re: Why move to NZ instead of Oz??

Thank you! Its nice to have a outlet!

That sounds remarkably similar to my situation. Up until my move here i was an average joe student with no real history of trouble. Once here smoking was an...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 18th 2010, 8:25 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 646
Posted By mancaucks

Re: A levels and uni in NZ

She will have no problem! University will accept them as equal even if they are slightly "special case". I cant see any reason why they would restrict what she can do. Worst case scenario is she will...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 18th 2010, 8:09 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 4,969
Posted By mancaucks

Re: Gulf Harbour - Any opinions?

Lived in stanmore bay and gulf harbour.
both lovely, but a bit too detached from auckland for me. The commute was a nightmare.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 18th 2010, 7:53 pm
Replies: 145
Views: 15,871
Posted By mancaucks

Re: Why move to NZ instead of Oz??

Hey guys,

I'm a new member and only really registered because of this thread. I've been experiencing itchy feet recently living in Auckland. I'm 21 and I've been here for 4 1/2years after being...
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