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Forum: New Zealand
Sep 3rd 2016, 11:27 am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,786
Posted By ellenarosemary

Re: Difficulty getting a job in NZ? Your thoughts/experiences

Have recently been made redundant, and have applied for loads of jobs. Had a couple of interviews, but basically think I was turned down as too 'old'. The people interviewing me didn't look over 30...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 3rd 2016, 11:22 am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,914
Posted By ellenarosemary

Re: Meeting Friends

Been here four years, and to be quite honest I can't say we have any friends at all. Apart from family (I have two half brothers and a half sister here), if it wasn't for them we wouldn't see anyone....
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 3rd 2016, 5:57 am
Replies: 7
Views: 781
Posted By ellenarosemary

Commercially Importing goods from UK to NZ

Hi has anyone done this, was thinking about importing a container load of pine/painted furniture, metalware, stoneware etc to sell in our new shop.

Has anyone had any experience of doing this,...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 10th 2014, 10:02 pm
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 10th 2014, 9:49 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,209
Posted By ellenarosemary

Re: What car?

Bought a Toyota Lite Ace Noah (7 seater) 1996 when we arrived, not brill but carries everything from children, to logs to shopping.

Myself I drive a Mazda Demio which sits at the train station...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 10th 2014, 9:41 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By ellenarosemary

Re: Anyone know if I can find out the in take numbers

Do they have a newsletter, I know for Mangaroa it was in one of the newsletters and not on the main website.
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 10th 2014, 8:43 pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,257
Posted By ellenarosemary

Re: emergency flights

Sending hugs your way.
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 10th 2014, 8:41 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,522
Posted By ellenarosemary

Re: It's warming up

Very cold here during the evening/night here over the weekend - mind you during the day it was lovely. Today ? though what's happened? Windy Wellington again.
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 10th 2014, 8:39 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 899
Posted By ellenarosemary

Re: bloody annoying

:banghead::banghead: Arn't in-laws wonderful, my mother-in-law for one, but I won't go there!!!
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 10th 2014, 8:37 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,853
Posted By ellenarosemary

Re: The Price Is Wrong!

Once when I went to Countdown the discounts at the bottom minus the total didn't add up. Went back with receipt and complained (you could see the problem) but they still needed a calculator to work...
Oct 15th 2014, 10:01 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By ellenarosemary

Re: possibly a daft question

We just put born and brought up in the UK - English first and only language. That seemed to work for us.
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 1st 2014, 10:16 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 550
Posted By ellenarosemary

Re: how long does it take for customs,mpi to check a few boxs!

Normally takes a couple of weeks once they arrive, for all the paperwork etc and for anything to be inspected. I would check today that they have arrived and also ask about the paperwork so you...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 1st 2014, 10:11 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,403
Posted By ellenarosemary

Re: well, he has gone :(

My husband and I were apart for over 3 months, pretty hard with 3 children under 6. But anyway after a dodgy start we are now settled near Wellington - was it worth it? A definite yes, but don't...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 1st 2014, 10:05 pm
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 1st 2014, 10:04 pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,725
Posted By ellenarosemary

Re: what on earth is going on in Canterbury???

I regularly cross numerous crossings in Wellington CBD but never go until its safe and indicated to do so. Why, because people, particularly bus drivers in the CBD dont seem to know what a red light...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 17th 2014, 1:32 am
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By ellenarosemary

Re: Tax question

My husband got his tax back after the first year, and also got a small amount this year too - so well worth applying.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 10th 2014, 12:18 am
Replies: 74
Views: 6,783
Posted By ellenarosemary

Re: creepy crawlies

Definitely keep everything you can in plastic sealable containers - that way nothing can have a nibble!!!
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 3rd 2014, 11:30 pm
Replies: 113
Views: 82,168
Posted By ellenarosemary

Re: UK Shops Delivering To NZ

Marks and Spencer - free delivery to NZ till end of September 2014.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 3rd 2014, 2:17 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,150
Posted By ellenarosemary

Re: Calling home?

Get a KiaOra card, available from the post office. You load it with credit, say $20.00 and you can use it anywhere even via your own home phone. Type in the local access number for your area,...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 15th 2014, 3:49 am
Replies: 44
Views: 3,902
Posted By ellenarosemary

Re: Thinking of coming back......2nd time lucky?!?!

Some people seem to settle and fall into the 'good life' really quickly, others take at least two years, with most people either one or the other and nothing in between. We moved to NZ two years...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 15th 2014, 3:39 am
Replies: 133
Views: 10,688
Posted By ellenarosemary

Re: things you notice

How everyone is so trusting, example we ordered food for a work do in Auckland (we're in Wellington), they delivered it and left the bill. No cash in advance or on delivery. I personally never...
Forum: NZ Update
Aug 13th 2014, 2:37 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,821
Posted By ellenarosemary

Re: 7 years and counting

Brilliant post, agree with almost everything, including the poor health (for me unfortunately).

Hope the next 7 years are as good.
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 26th 2014, 8:24 am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,716
Posted By ellenarosemary

Re: Upper Hutt, Wellington

We live in Mangaroa, and I have a brother who lives in Katherine Mansfield Drive, Whitemans Valley. I go by train into Wellington much better and cheaper than driving, and normally fairly reliable....
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 18th 2014, 1:47 am
Replies: 8
Views: 980
Posted By ellenarosemary

Re: UK Passport backlog issues

My childrens passports are also stuck in the UK, need them back after end of July to update our visa to the PR without travel restrictions - hopefully they will arrive before too long.
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 15th 2014, 11:05 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,318
Posted By ellenarosemary

Re: Food question

I took all our spices, and also some jams and pickles (homemade) and they came over fine, plus a few other bits and bobs that I couldn't bear to throw out, but put them all in a box myself and...
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