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Forum: New Zealand
Sep 9th 2018, 8:34 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,915
Posted By Snap Shot

Re: It just got real

Well done, all that's left is the small matter of actually moving in !
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 6th 2018, 7:04 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,915
Posted By Snap Shot

Re: It just got real

Some people offer to double the deposit because they have a dog i.e. as much again because of the dog. Usual story, money talks.
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 21st 2018, 7:52 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By Snap Shot

Re: Relocating to NZ - have I missed anything?

Which means, among other things, you can vote and you may be called for jury service !
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 20th 2018, 5:30 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By Snap Shot

Re: Relocating to NZ - have I missed anything?

You will have to prove that your relationship with your kiwi wife is genuine and stable to get your visa. I assume it's a family category visa you are applying for.

Also, your medical and police...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 9th 2018, 7:41 am
Replies: 10
Views: 978
Posted By Snap Shot

Re: 800 Words

I only remember it now Escape2enzed did a storyline synopsis. We tried watching it but bailed when it got predictable. (Meaningless silent scenes of the Dad trying to surf and meeting / not meeting...
Jun 6th 2018, 7:11 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By Snap Shot

Re: Citizenship Tomorrow 😃

Thanks. I'll update soon.

TL - will you apply for your NZ Passport now you have your NZ citizenship ?
Jun 5th 2018, 9:53 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 724
Posted By Snap Shot

Re: Citizenship Tomorrow 😃

Nice one Tommy (my birthday is 5 June by coincidence)
Hope it went well and you didn't have to wait to long before your name got called.

I got a greenstone necklace as my Citizenship Ceremony...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 28th 2018, 7:56 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 671
Posted By Snap Shot

Re: Moving to NZ on a WH Visa

What's wrong with Peterborough ? I live in the south of Peterborough. I lived in NZ from Feb 2011 to Nov 2016.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 3rd 2018, 2:56 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 10,091
Posted By Snap Shot

Re: Lonely and want to move back

Good. I hope all continues to go well for all of you.
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 14th 2018, 3:01 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 6,414
Posted By Snap Shot

Re: Why did you move?

:goodpost:

Well said. If I could find an emoticon/emoji of hands clapping I'd use it.

I moved to NZ from Britain to humour my kiwi husband. (Despite telling him long before we got married...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 10th 2018, 1:05 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 520
Posted By Snap Shot

Re: Car rental Christchurch airport

Jucy car rentals do an 'El Cheapo' deal. We had one it was really good. Yeah, it was a ten year old, 'jalopy' but bouncing over the pot holed roads in Christchurch it didn't really matter !

They...
Jan 3rd 2018, 7:29 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,576
Posted By Snap Shot

Re: Car Insurance

Does he have a British driving licence ? Could he swap his NZ licence for a British licence ? Look into it, my husband did. Which is why he has never sat a British driving test.

Would that help...
Jan 2nd 2018, 8:56 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,576
Posted By Snap Shot

Re: Car Insurance

We were quoted eye wateringly high premiums for car insurance upon our return from NZ in November 2016. That included a spotless no claims record from NZ.

Didn't understand what this black...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 28th 2017, 8:31 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,604
Posted By Snap Shot

Re: Another holiday in the South Island.

Nothing wrong with Pak N Save. Well, the Pak N Save in Whanganui anyway. The, 'floor show' unwittingly provided by the other customers could be entertaining which took the edge off an other wise...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 29th 2017, 8:07 pm
Replies: 106
Views: 29,229
Posted By Snap Shot

Re: Worst and Best things about moving back to Uk from NZ

I suspect this is the real reason you left Auckland !

Best: I'm home.

I'm back to a work culture I understand - the radio isn't permanently on in the office like some sort of 11th commandment....
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 22nd 2017, 11:08 am
Replies: 40
Views: 10,091
Posted By Snap Shot

Lonely and want to move back

Good. Lived in Springvale on our arrival back in 2011. I know exactly which garden centre you mean. Good isn't it ?



Yep, that's right. Used to go to Wellington fairly frequently - the...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 21st 2017, 7:32 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 10,091
Posted By Snap Shot

Re: Lonely and want to move back

Hello, I remember chatting to you about Whanganui. Glad you made it over. Whereabouts in Wangas do you live ?

Have you found your favourite garden centre yet ?



I would have seen that as a...
Nov 13th 2017, 8:59 am
Replies: 15
Views: 3,022
Posted By Snap Shot

Re: Reverse culture shock

No culture shock. Just got 'caught out' a couple of times i.e. I had forgotten about the 10am opening time for Supermarkets in Britain on a Sunday. In NZ there's no pettiness about Sunday opening...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 3rd 2017, 7:04 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By Snap Shot

Re: Christmas in Auckland... Finally

You don't have to be a slave to tradition anymore.
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 30th 2017, 9:02 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,585
Posted By Snap Shot

Re: Start of the process

This ^

Sure I sometimes drove to work from Whanganui to Feilding or Palmerston North dependant on whether I was working, with Ruapehu in my left hand field of vision. On an exceptionally clear...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 4th 2017, 9:21 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 825
Posted By Snap Shot

Re: Daughter in NZ - Xmas hamper

UK Grocer sells British food. They are based in Auckland. Look them up and see what they have.

Also, check whether Marks and Spencer still does free delivery from Britain to NZ.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 3rd 2017, 8:02 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,345
Posted By Snap Shot

Re: Happy Birthday to......

:drinkwine: Happy Birthday Bevs
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 20th 2017, 12:48 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,451
Posted By Snap Shot

Forum: New Zealand
Jul 19th 2017, 1:17 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,451
Posted By Snap Shot

Re: Wairoa - Has it got better?

I've been to Wairoa. The town (more like a village) seems to exist to serve the army barracks. Didn't seem that bad to me when I went to the NZ Army Museum. That alone was very interesting and...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 18th 2017, 12:41 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 932
Posted By Snap Shot

Re: Hi Everyone

Yup, I agree with all of the above. You work in an industry. I work in corporate admin. I get the impression it reads across just about all workplaces irrespective.

Except, for me, it wasn't a...
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