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Forum: New Zealand
Aug 21st 2019, 12:34 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By hallie_day

What will be best for the kids?

We are just under 6 weeks from moving to Auckland and I wrote a huge post about how much I don't want to go, and how much I will miss my life, but deleted it becuase it's far too depressing.
So I'm...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 19th 2019, 12:16 am
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By hallie_day

Re: Shipping- what do you wish you had or hadn't taken?!

We are moving in 6 weeks (packers start in 5 weeks!!!!!) and we are shipping a 40 foot container with as much stuff as we can bring. We renovated our house five years ago so everything is pretty new,...
Aug 7th 2019, 10:05 am
Replies: 0
Views: 181
Posted By hallie_day

Spousal Permanent Residency Timeline

I thought that this might be useful.

5 April 19 - submitted my application
23 April - first email from my immigration officer with request for a couple of missing docs (husband picked up an old...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 6th 2019, 4:14 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 755
Posted By hallie_day

Re: Lead time for residency visa

Hi, I've just replied to your PM, but I submitted my application in early April. After about 3 weeks I was asked to supply a couple more documents which took two weeks as I had to order a replacement...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 29th 2019, 7:21 am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,103
Posted By hallie_day

Re: Job offer for Christchurch, should we stay or go??

Shit - salmon steaks are a luxury?
Salmon fillets are a weekly basic for us - £3.29 for two or about £5 for a 500g piece.
Free range chicken about £6/ half leg of NZ lamb in £7/8
Premium range...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 28th 2019, 10:16 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,103
Posted By hallie_day

Re: Job offer for Christchurch, should we stay or go??

If you're renting your house out in the Uk would you have any surplus income from this?
It will depend where you are for the rental income, but friends who went back to NZ and kept their house in...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 26th 2019, 9:58 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By hallie_day

Re: Transferring money

Thanks, I'll have a look into XE.
I have a meeting with Barclays next week to discuss moving, and I'm definitely going to keep at least one bank account open as we have BTL property, but would also...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 26th 2019, 1:18 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By hallie_day

Re: Transferring money

We need all the money in NZ to buy a house, and I was told by TorFX yesterday that, in the case of a no deal Brexit (looking increasingly likely) we could go into recession next year so no guarantees...
Jun 25th 2019, 1:48 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By hallie_day

Re: Why so long for NZ police check?

We're buggered then. I have found one photo of us together in the last year.
And more emails about steam cleaners and overdue library books..... they do have kisses on them though!

Bloody hell, I...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 25th 2019, 11:27 am
Replies: 8
Views: 653
Posted By hallie_day

Transferring money

Edit: I have just spoken to someone at TorFX who was very helpful and managed to explain in 5 minutes what a couple of hours of googling would maybe have done (as well as explaining the impact of...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 25th 2019, 10:24 am
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By hallie_day

Re: Furnished rentals

That would be my dream (not the earthquake) - settled by Christmas...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 25th 2019, 10:21 am
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By hallie_day

Re: Furnished rentals

That would be great news - I am probably working from old schedules that I found online. Much more manageable for airbnb/motel etc.
We have Pickfords and PSS booked for surveys over the next couple...
Jun 25th 2019, 9:52 am
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By hallie_day

Re: Why so long for NZ police check?

But thanks for the tip.
I'll start hunting for stuff :-)
Jun 25th 2019, 9:52 am
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By hallie_day

Re: Why so long for NZ police check?

God, I hate photos and totally avoid having mine taken so I mostly have ones of the kids, maybe including my husband. And by now our email conversations are largely of the 'can you pick up some...
Jun 25th 2019, 8:37 am
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By hallie_day

Re: Why so long for NZ police check?

So frustrating.
We managed to achieve so much in such a short time for my application that it's ridiculous something that should be straightforward is holding us up.
We need to go at the end of...
Jun 25th 2019, 5:53 am
Replies: 7
Views: 876
Posted By hallie_day

Why so long for NZ police check?

I contacted my immigration officer on 20 May and was told that they had everythig they needed but were just waiting for my husband's NZ police check then they could process the application. My kid's...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 24th 2019, 10:03 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By hallie_day

Re: Furnished rentals

Thanks Bevs
We're bringing a 40 foot container with the contents of our 5 bed house so keen not to buy anything, but we've just realsied that we can take mattresses and bedding from the in-laws and...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 24th 2019, 4:21 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 671
Posted By hallie_day

Furnished rentals

Now we have accepted an offer on our London home sh*t's getting real and I'm starting to worry about the finer points of our move like where the hell are we going to live and where will the kids go...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 16th 2019, 11:04 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,082
Posted By hallie_day

Re: Auckland house prices

We've accepted an offer.
Well below the asking price, but a solid buyer and it will enable us all to go to NZ together at the end of September and we now know our Auckland budget.

Thorners -...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 16th 2019, 10:48 am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,041
Posted By hallie_day

Re: Ooh how exciting, another new arrival

Or Lidl. I'm going to miss my £100 all inclusive weekly shop.
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 10th 2019, 8:43 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,082
Posted By hallie_day

Re: Auckland house prices

Thanks JJG - more cross-referencing house porn!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 10th 2019, 8:43 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,082
Posted By hallie_day

Re: Auckland house prices

We're SW and also expecting offers that much below our asking price if we get any. We would accept £50-60k below but after that we start losing actual money (not just the gains that have been made in...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 8th 2019, 9:06 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,082
Posted By hallie_day

Re: Auckland house prices

Thanks for this. My NZ brother in law arrived last night for a short detour while at a conference in Germany and he has run through my bookmarked properties. To my surprise he vetoed one of my faves...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 7th 2019, 9:23 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,082
Posted By hallie_day

Re: Auckland house prices

Thanks - that increases my pool of houses!
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 7th 2019, 9:03 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 3,082
Posted By hallie_day

Re: Auckland house prices

Are the older weatherboard houses ok? I have been dubious about some of these houses as they look pretty flimsy....
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