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Forum: New Zealand
Feb 5th 2014, 8:33 am
Replies: 11
Views: 882
Posted By NakiMan

Re: Luggage problem

"we were advised by the relocation company that we have to take 1x laptop, 1x camera, 2x iPads and documents on flight with us"

First of all, I don't understand why your relocation company has...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 8th 2013, 7:07 am
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By NakiMan

Re: How long does citizenship take?

I lodged my application personally in Wellington, and had a decision in 2 1/2 weeks but I had to wait 3 months for the ceremony at my local council offices
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 6th 2012, 11:12 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,745
Posted By NakiMan

Re: Road repairs Kiwi style

Me neither

In 40 years driving in the UK, I never had to have a windscreen replaced.

In 6 years in NZ I've had three

And honestly, its all down to the crappy method we use for road repairs....
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 6th 2012, 10:42 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,745
Posted By NakiMan

Re: Road repairs Kiwi style

How did you guess. I just spent 2 hours getting the "Concrete" off my car after driving that way yesterday.

But I guess it would apply to pretty much any roadworks in the country
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 6th 2012, 9:49 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,745
Posted By NakiMan

Road repairs Kiwi style

Extracts from the Kiwi road repair manual

1) Choose a section of road with no potholes, bumps or ridges. This will save money because no repairs will be needed to the road base

2) Put out...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 21st 2012, 6:18 am
Replies: 7
Views: 836
Posted By NakiMan

Re: Vals gold

I agree, it was great to see Val get the gold medal she so richly deserves, even if the TV coverage was particularly poor..

Mind you, if it were up to me, I'd have made the Belarussian woman (?)...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 2nd 2012, 5:53 am
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By NakiMan

Re: medical in nz

As a type 2 diabetic, I have to see my doctor regularly and I must say that, compared with the UK, the service I get at my local surgery is first class.

I don't have to make an appointment,...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 1st 2012, 10:10 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By NakiMan

Re: medical in nz

Do you mean as a patient or as a practitioner?
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 25th 2012, 6:30 am
Replies: 53
Views: 23,623
Posted By NakiMan

Re: Maori Culture and Taboos

Spotted this on the TVNZ website.

http://tvnz.co.nz/national-news/playdough-use-offends-maori-5045280
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 21st 2012, 10:40 pm
Replies: 178
Views: 18,179
Posted By NakiMan

Re: New Tax on non-NZ personal & occupation pension plans to hit migrants old and new

There seems to be a lot of confusion here about who this will affect.

Can someone just confirm that the situation, as I understand it is correct :-

The proposed changes affect people who have...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 4th 2012, 2:32 am
Replies: 60
Views: 9,405
Posted By NakiMan

Re: Citizenship timing 2012

Lets get one thing straight. Citizenship of any country (other than the one of your birth) is NOT a right. Its is a privilege and should be regarded as an honour.

What do you find so offensive...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 26th 2012, 11:50 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,156
Posted By NakiMan

Re: Calculating duty charges on internet shopping

I think the $60 refers to the total of duty and GST payable, NOT the value of the goods imported.

http://www.customs.govt.nz/inprivate/sendingitemstonz/Privateimportsbypost/Pages/default.aspx
...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 19th 2012, 10:06 am
Replies: 9
Views: 6,554
Posted By NakiMan

Re: renewing british passport in NZ

Assuming that you are just renewing an expiring passport and the proceedures haven't changed in the past 9 months since I did mine, you shouldn't have to get the counter signatures.

From the High...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 17th 2012, 10:05 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,336
Posted By NakiMan

Re: Documents to bring?

How about Birth Certificates for yourself and children and marriage certificate if applicable
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 15th 2012, 9:59 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 876
Posted By NakiMan

Re: Gaining Citizenship

You should check out the Department of Internal Affairs website

http://www.dia.govt.nz/diawebsite.nsf/wpg_URL/Services-Citizenship-Citizenship-by-Grant-Frequently-Asked-Questions?OpenDocument
...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 26th 2012, 10:19 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 849
Posted By NakiMan

Re: kiwi quiz

I read that too. Apparently its thought that all polynesians originated from a now extinct people living on Taiwan
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 26th 2012, 7:55 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,493
Posted By NakiMan

Re: Have you changed your will?

Fair enough, it was just a suggestion that I thought might be helpful.

Is it just that their fees are expensive or do you know something else about them that I should be aware of?
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 26th 2012, 3:46 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,493
Posted By NakiMan

Re: Have you changed your will?

You should look into the will drafting service offered by the Public Trust.

http://www.publictrust.co.nz/life-events/becoming-a-family/wills/what-is-a-will.html

They will draw up your will free...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 19th 2012, 9:56 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,222
Posted By NakiMan

Re: Going to make an offer

This "calling interest" is not something I've heard of before and certainly not common practice in NZ.

However, I suspect that if you complained, the agent would just claim that he was acting in...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 9th 2012, 9:10 am
Replies: 88
Views: 5,632
Posted By NakiMan

Re: What's with the "wh"?

This is why it annoys me that some people want to change the name of Wanganui to WHanganui presumably because they think it doesn't sound "Maori" enough.

Surely, when the first settlers arrived in...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 8th 2012, 9:40 pm
Replies: 88
Views: 5,632
Posted By NakiMan

Re: What's with the "wh"?

Until the Europeans arrived, the Maori had no written language. Written Maori we created in 1820 by Professor Samuel Lee of Cambridge University working with the chief Hongi Hika and his junior...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2012, 7:58 am
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By NakiMan

Marmite shortage?

Is it just me being cynical or is there really a Marmite shortage?

Watching the latest "Graham Henry" advert, to me its beginning to look like a clever marketing campaign to sell more.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 23rd 2012, 5:21 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,370
Posted By NakiMan

Re: 0% tax band, should we do it?

The answer to the original question is obvious.....

Capital Gains Tax
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 25th 2012, 7:54 pm
Replies: 55
Views: 5,972
Posted By NakiMan

Re: Countdown....stupid, stupid, stupid

Yeah, Countdown must really think we are all stupid.

Two weeks ago a 3 liter bottle of Citrus Tree Orange juice was $5.45

Last week it was $7.49 !!!!

And this week its back to $5.45, with a...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 13th 2012, 7:56 am
Replies: 94
Views: 7,211
Posted By NakiMan

Re: Driving standards in NZ

Getting back to driving standards, a friend of mine (an auto electrician) has the perfect answer to tailgaters

He has a switch on his dashboard which, when pressed, turns on the brake lights. If...
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