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Forum: New Zealand
Jul 26th 2013, 8:31 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,499
Posted By Wiz'n'Ton

Re: Recruiters - Your Opinion

Interesting situation. Having been in the industry for over 13 years (sheesh - that long!) I certainly rate it. I cut my teeth in the uk rail industry, and enjoyed success there. Landed here in...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 26th 2013, 3:46 am
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By Wiz'n'Ton

Re: Hello - Can we arrive for 6 months on holiday and apply for jobs?

I say 'go for it'! You'll find it much easier to find work when you are here, and are doorstepping schools etc.

It does depend on how much risk you like to take on, but for me it would be the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 26th 2013, 3:41 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,732
Posted By Wiz'n'Ton

Re: Confused yet excited Irish couple for Christchurch

I recruit for a civil infrastructure firm here, and can honestly say that you will have few issues in finding work here if you are a Civil Engineer with either a degree, or a diploma and some on-ste...
Forum: Australia
Feb 28th 2013, 6:58 am
Replies: 1
Views: 462
Posted By Wiz'n'Ton

Rentals in N. Sydney - Agent Recomendations

Hi all, just posting on behalf of a mate who's landed in Sydney recently. He's looking for a rental in N. Sydney, 3 bed+, between Manly and Collaroy, for $800/wk or thereabouts. I've told him that...
Feb 19th 2013, 9:56 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 676
Posted By Wiz'n'Ton

Re: Your thoughts NZIS buffs please

Bevs - if the guy is a Kiwi, then they just need to cohabit together and prove that they are in a defacto relationship for the period of the WHV. I think 6 months is the minimum, then surely she can...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 24th 2012, 12:23 am
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By Wiz'n'Ton

Re: Temporary Accomodation Options

Where abouts are you heading? That way people can reccommend some places.

We rented a place for about 2 weeks, and that was through a one-off ad on this forum. That worked well for us.

We've...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 3rd 2012, 12:43 am
Replies: 48
Read Me: NZ FORMAT CV
Views: 47,666
Posted By Wiz'n'Ton

Re: NZ FORMAT CV

Good thread this, and some accurate tips. I'd just like to add the necessity of a covering letter. Regardless of whether you are applying from the UK, or from within NZ, this is a CRUCIAL part of...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 30th 2011, 12:47 am
Replies: 185
Views: 24,136
Posted By Wiz'n'Ton

Re: The anti Englishness around NZ is becoming embarrassing

^ Absolute GOLD! I have been in that situation several times. I've had better conversations with the Moeraki boulders than some Kiwi chaps. :thumbsup:
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 29th 2011, 10:46 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 632
Posted By Wiz'n'Ton

Re: Starting a new life in NZ

Hi there. As a former recruiter I'll try and help you out with a few of these, and hopefully some truckie types will be able to add their 2c.

1. Are class 5 (class 1 in UK) truck drivers needed...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 29th 2011, 10:01 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 947
Posted By Wiz'n'Ton

Re: What To Do? To stay or to go?

I'm with the 'do what's right' brigade. Why hang out another three years in a mediocre job, when you could be larging it around Europe with your missus. If all works out, you may well be back on a...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 29th 2011, 9:55 pm
Replies: 185
Views: 24,136
Posted By Wiz'n'Ton

Re: The anti Englishness around NZ is becoming embarrassing

Kiwi's sure love to rip us Poms more than anyone else - even the Aussies. I went to the England vs Argentina and England vs Romania games in Dunedin, and the place was rammed with students and...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 28th 2011, 3:04 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,157
Posted By Wiz'n'Ton

Re: Advice re campervans, please

The great thing about buying a camper is that, as Rolfie said, they hold their value really well. Yes, they are ridiculously expensive when you look at what they are, but the demand is always there...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 26th 2011, 1:45 am
Replies: 103
Views: 9,920
Posted By Wiz'n'Ton

Re: Roll Call - BE people of Xchurch if & when they or someone that knows them can up

Hi guys! Great news that so many have made it through unscathed - physically at least. Sad news from us is that a few people I know have lost friends or family close to them. What do you say? I...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 18th 2011, 3:02 am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,170
Posted By Wiz'n'Ton

Re: meet up in christchurch?

Hey Glen, we're just down the road from you in Hoon Hay. Always up for a chat over burgers and beer. Just new to the parenthood thing with a 6 month old. Takes a bit of getting used to eh?!
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 31st 2011, 9:30 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 531
Posted By Wiz'n'Ton

Re: Renting our NZ House

Hi pomiwi - pretty much hit the nail on the head. You just need to find a property management company that you are comfortable with. Key for this is to ask around, get referrals, get references...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 24th 2011, 2:58 am
Replies: 4
Views: 585
Posted By Wiz'n'Ton

Re: Renting

Hi Reylan. We rented our UK property out via our local estate agent who also managed properties. It was pretty simple - we used a UK internet banking account to manage the financial side of things,...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 8th 2010, 9:49 am
Replies: 156
Views: 13,883
Posted By Wiz'n'Ton

Re: Earthquake Alert

Hi all, hope you're in one piece. Thanks Bevs for the message - we are touched :wub:

We came through OK, but the house lost the chimney which fell onto our roof - narrowly missing our bedroom...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 26th 2010, 1:49 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,364
Posted By Wiz'n'Ton

Re: Brits in Christchurch

:oHey Ellen - I know exactly what you mean. When the missus and I first got here we went through the same thing and experienced the same issues. When it came to meeting kiwi friends everyone was...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 12th 2010, 9:01 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,393
Posted By Wiz'n'Ton

Baby seals, just north of Kaikoura

Me and the missus have just been away for a long weekend to Kaikoura (which is looking stunning a the moment with snow on the ranges and beautiful sunny weather) when a couple of locals asked if we'd...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 19th 2010, 1:38 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,431
Posted By Wiz'n'Ton

Re: recruitment agent

As I work for a recruitment agency, I would have to disagree. We work for our clients, to ensure we provide the best candidates possible for the job they have available.

It is not in our...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 19th 2010, 1:30 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,967
Posted By Wiz'n'Ton

Re: Hello from Glendene

Hey Dewb, what's a concierge? Because you are one. And I am curious!

Not to crash threads - Kelly, great to have someone from Swansea here. My favourite cockles are from Swansea market, and I...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 16th 2010, 10:56 am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,845
Posted By Wiz'n'Ton

Re: blinkin volcano!

Cheers ears, that is good news. After an hour of hold music and a recorded litany of how great Qantas are, the nice lady got us booked onto a flight out on Monday, arriving Wednesday avo assuming...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 16th 2010, 12:03 am
Replies: 53
Views: 3,845
Posted By Wiz'n'Ton

Re: blinkin volcano!

Erm... you're really not helping mate ;) Nothing to see here, move along... :p

Best you go back to that room you and Browner have got in the Wanganui thread. :rofl:
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 15th 2010, 11:47 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 3,845
Posted By Wiz'n'Ton

Re: blinkin volcano!

Me and the missus are here in the UK all ready to fly out tomorrow pm.

Called Qantas - flight not cancelled so all should be fine, will find out for sure tomorrow by midday. :fingerscrossed:

If...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 18th 2010, 2:47 am
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By Wiz'n'Ton

Re: great news

Much awesomeness! That's brilliant - good luck in the next stage of the process :fingerscrossed::thumbsup::eek::)
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