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Forum: New Zealand
May 27th 2010, 7:22 am
Replies: 34
Views: 11,320
Posted By DGH

Re: Wellington or Christchurch?

Ok, there don't seem to be many pro-Christchurch posts on here so thought I'd add one. We're living in Christchurch and are absolutely loving it. We'd pick here over Welly any day! Yes Welly is...
Forum: New Zealand
May 5th 2010, 5:58 am
Replies: 26
Views: 3,404
Posted By DGH

Re: Any teachers here?

Ok, sorry for very slow reply - don't check this site as often as I used to. Myself and OH are both secondary school PE teachers. I did a PGCE and he did a GTP in England. My PGCE was recognised...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 3rd 2010, 3:16 am
Replies: 39
Views: 12,889
Posted By DGH

Re: Teacher training...UK or NZ

Hi, my partner did a GTP in the UK too. Not recognised here, so he's currently at the Graduate School of Education in Christchurch training to teach (again!). The good thing about the Grad School...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 3rd 2010, 3:03 am
Replies: 10
Views: 743
Posted By DGH

Re: Moving house within Chch

Sorry I can't answer your question but I'll be watching this thread as we'll be moving house in Chch in a few months and last night I argued with OH about how we should get a removals company for the...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 3rd 2010, 3:00 am
Replies: 4
Views: 509
Posted By DGH

Re: Irish Teaching Qualification.

Hi, I'm a secondary teacher with PGCE and my qualification was recongnised by NZQA. If your quals are equivalent of PGCE as you say they are there should be no problems. My partner was a different...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 3rd 2010, 2:52 am
Replies: 42
Views: 2,582
Posted By DGH

Re: EXCHANGE RATE!!!

Ok Genesis, you let me know when you decide to change your pounds to dollars and I'll do mine one month after that. I'll be destined to get a better rate then as it always seems to improve after you...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 4th 2010, 10:27 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By DGH

Which Medical Insurance?

Hi, does anyone have any advice on getting medical insurance in NZ? What companies? What type? What will we need to cover? Any advice much appreciated.
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 3rd 2010, 9:12 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 4,834
Posted By DGH

Re: What do you wish you'd brought with you?

We didn't bother shipping our whitegoods, and we're glad we didn't. The house we're renting came with washing machine and dishwasher (many do), and we bid for a fridge freezer on trade me when we...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 3rd 2010, 9:03 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 4,834
Posted By DGH

Re: What do you wish you'd brought with you?

Also, if you like drinking tea, bring loads of your favourite tea bags. Even 2 Kiwi tea bags in a mug doesn't seem to hit the spot. We found some Yorkshire tea bags in New World and got really...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 3rd 2010, 9:00 pm
Replies: 60
Views: 4,834
Posted By DGH

Re: What do you wish you'd brought with you?

Yep definitely bring it. We're bringing our Dyson. Was a pain in the ass to clean the bloomin thing so it would get through MAF inspection but glad we did.
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 27th 2009, 10:49 am
Replies: 33
Views: 1,878
Posted By DGH

Re: Shipping : What items should I avoid and what items to stock up on

I'm just sat watching the Crown guys pack all our stuff up. They've been very efficient and friendly. We're taking loads of books and some flanelette sheets for those freezing nights. We've also...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 1st 2009, 8:33 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 2,126
Posted By DGH

Governors Bay, Christchurch commute?

Hi all,

Anybody know anything about Governors Bay - i.e. how far commute from Christchurch central? local amenities? What it's like to live there?

We are possibly moving to the Christchurch...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 15th 2009, 6:42 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 814
Posted By DGH

Re: Flights booked...but no job yet!

Nope Sjake, we paid a fortune for ours too. Flying with Emirates. Only bonus is that because we've flown to NZ with them once already this year we are now classed as 'silver skywards members' and...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 15th 2009, 2:48 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 951
Posted By DGH

Re: New Plymouth here we come.....

Hey, how were the removal guys? We've got Crown coming in on 26th Nov. Any preparation advice?

Maybe you could rent first in New Plymouth? This way you can test out that communte without the...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 14th 2009, 4:42 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 951
Posted By DGH

Re: New Plymouth here we come.....

Hi, we had a visit to New Plymouth this August and will be staying there for our first week in NZ! We have friends who live in between Moturoa and Lynmouth. It's nice here and close to the coast. ...
Oct 12th 2009, 9:40 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 792
Posted By DGH

Re: Blue Stickers

Fab! Congratulations! Welcome to the blue sticker club! Now the real craziness begins!:rofl:
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 12th 2009, 9:36 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By DGH

Re: Administration/teaching jobs

One more thing, I have a friend who is teaching in NZ at the moment and he's doing fine for money. Teaching salary is considered a reasonable wage in NZ. He affords a 3 bed house in Welly and has a...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 12th 2009, 9:33 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By DGH

Re: Administration/teaching jobs

Hi, not sure about part time admin/accounts jobs in schools but I know that no school can survive without it's admin staff so I'm sure there'll be something out there. I'm a secondary teacher (PE)...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 12th 2009, 9:21 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 814
Posted By DGH

Re: Flights booked...but no job yet!

Hi, yep have been on the Edgazette (in fact, I go on about 10 times a day!). I've applied for 5 or 6 jobs so far with negative responses. I really think that schools are not particularly open to...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 12th 2009, 7:29 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 814
Posted By DGH

Flights booked...but no job yet!

Hi everyone, been a while since I've posted. Things a bit crazy. Handed notice in at work, booked shipping (Crown), booked 1-way flights for 27th December (eek!), sold house and moved in with...
Jul 15th 2009, 8:19 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By DGH

Re: Refused entry for hols to NZ?!

Thanks for the replies, think we'll just take some evidence to prove we're coming back to the UK as you all suggest. Will get work to write on headed paper that they'll be expecting us back in...
Jul 14th 2009, 10:19 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 769
Posted By DGH

Refused entry for hols to NZ?!

After emailing our CO to check it would be ok to go to NZ this summer for a holiday to visit some potential employers and do a bit of a rekki before activating our skilled migrant residency visas in...
Jul 9th 2009, 6:30 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,319
Posted By DGH

Re: Waiting Game Starts!!!!!!!! ITA Submitted at last!!

Good luck! NZIS seem to be fairly quick off the mark at the moment so you may not have to wait too long.
Jul 9th 2009, 6:28 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,531
Posted By DGH

Re: Calling all teachers out there!!

Hi Viv,

Yes I sent certified copies of qualifications to Teachers Council. I also sent copies of my performance management evidence and I was given registration 'subject to confirmation' instead...
Jul 7th 2009, 7:31 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,531
Posted By DGH

Re: Calling all teachers out there!!

One more thing - do you know that you can apply to Teachers Council at the same time that your qualifications are being assessed by NZQA? NZQA automatically send your result to Teachers Council for...
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