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Forum: New Zealand
Jun 4th 2022, 7:01 am
Replies: 92
Views: 18,307
Posted By escapedtonz

The ongoing adventures of the Allen family!!!

Hey peoples,

Didn't get any of the jobs - same old outcome, either not taking my application any further or I've been unsuccessful because I didn't score enough in the interview and I need to pay...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 4th 2022, 6:06 am
Replies: 10
Views: 815
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Wanganui?

Only ever visited on the way through to the mountain or New Plymouth etc and we did have a roam about and had a trip on the steam boat thing once. I do like Whanganui but in my opinion it is very...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 16th 2022, 3:32 am
Replies: 92
Views: 18,307
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: New adventure ?

old.sparkles
Yes AEMO is the employer that most closely resembles the company I was working for in NZ and I have already applied for two of current vacancies in Brisbane but still waiting for a...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 13th 2022, 11:49 am
Replies: 92
Views: 18,307
Posted By escapedtonz

New adventure in Brisbane

Hey folks, how's it going ?
Haven't been on the forum for a while.

Latest update on life in Brisbane.

Settling in well so far as I can tell.
We purchased a property at the beginning of Feb...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 26th 2022, 6:32 am
Replies: 92
Views: 18,307
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: New adventure ?

The going dark early hasn't been an issue whatsoever. Only noticed it for the first week or so and doesn't even register anymore. I quite like the fact that the sun comes up a lot earlier in the...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 25th 2022, 9:28 am
Replies: 92
Views: 18,307
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: New adventure ?

Yes the same here.
We'd much rather be warm and in the heat/humidity than suffer the cold. Its great not having to worry about anything other than which shorts, t shirt n jandals I'm gonna wear but...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 25th 2022, 9:22 am
Replies: 92
Views: 18,307
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: New adventure ?

Hi queenstown5,
Don't blame you whatsoever. Queenstown is a stunning place to live etc but it is top dollar for everything - and equally as expensive to live there as other major cities across NZ. ...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 22nd 2022, 12:16 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 18,307
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: New adventure ?

Hi all and Happy New Year.

Didn't manage to get much done over the Christmas/New Year break but only what I expected. I did a little bit of Networking on LinkedIn by basically messaging people in...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 21st 2021, 11:57 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 18,307
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: New adventure ?

Woo hoo!!!
Greetings BE'ers.
Has been approx 7 weeks since I last logged on with an update.

Mrs left her job, sold loads of stuff, cars, quad bikes, caravan etc. Got rid of a load of furniture...
Forum: The Barbie
Nov 17th 2021, 8:29 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,426
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: New adventure ?

@ Brisbannite.
Yeah so as you'd expect we have similar requirements to a lot of folks heading to Brisbane.
We'd like to be up to 45 mins away from Brisbane CBD, within 20 mins of a decent beach and...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 2nd 2021, 8:12 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 18,307
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: New adventure ?

OK, so latest update.
Has been a bit of a whirlwind the past couple weeks :lol:
House sale went live Mon 4th Oct. First pre-auction offer received Wed 6th Oct. First Open Home Sun 10th Oct - at...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 7th 2021, 9:36 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 18,307
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: New adventure ?

Nope, even though we would be charter, the quarantine booking is - standard within the cap flights, basic hotel imprisonment for 2 weeks. We have to provide all the necessary details to the charter...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 7th 2021, 9:36 am
Replies: 92
Views: 18,307
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: New adventure ?

Back again like a bad penny with latest update!

House sale went live on Monday. Had a couple private viewings on Monday with one of those submitting a pre-auction offer Wednesday, however even...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 20th 2021, 9:01 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 18,307
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: New adventure ?

Latest update :eek:

Sold the wife's Mazda CX-8 and she then relieved me of my Pug hatchback, which meant we're down a car that could tow and for me to get to work :blink:
Eventually found a cheap...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 8th 2021, 1:51 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 18,307
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: New adventure ?

Hey hey hey.
Thanks for all the comments - keep them coming :thumbsup:

So the latest news........jeez I love all this chopping and changing :blink:
So, I did make a proposal to our Senior...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 31st 2021, 12:18 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 18,307
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: New adventure ?

Hey, thanks for the message.

Yes I get that, however if by the time University does crop up for the eldest child (in around 8 years time) and by that time the child is an AU citizen then we won't...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 29th 2021, 5:15 am
Replies: 1,385
Views: 139,610
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: Coronavirus

Yup.
The Mrs will start giving them out tomorrow as the practice where she works just been approved as a Covid vaccinator.
The protocol surrounding the use of the vaccine is a logistical nightmare....
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 29th 2021, 12:03 am
Replies: 92
Views: 18,307
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: New adventure ?

@ spouse of scouse

Yep aware of that thanks, although it doesn't concern me.
Aus Immigration implemented that SCV and process back in 1994 specifically to allow NZ Citizens to live and work in...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 28th 2021, 10:54 pm
Replies: 92
Views: 18,307
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: New adventure ?

Hey Hey team British Expats.
I hope you're all well and enjoying the Lockdown :rofl:

So, latest update.......still no job in Australia. As expected it appears many AUS employers have locked down...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 11th 2021, 11:30 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,520
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: naivety perhaps? help from teachers and nurses please

I'll kick this one off :p
(1) Don't know how you've come to that conclusion. Our family friends who live in Auckland don't seem to pay out any more than we do (we're in Tauranga). You can manage...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 31st 2021, 8:02 am
Replies: 92
Views: 18,307
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: New adventure ?

I don't need a pathway to Residency or Citizenship in Aus. Since I'm an NZ Citizen there are no restrictions on me or the family living and working in Aus........we just lose out on any benefits of...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 31st 2021, 2:10 am
Replies: 92
Views: 18,307
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: New adventure ?

If I accept a job from an Aus employer then I'll resign from my current NZ role before making the move. If I go over to Aus on a remote working contract from my current NZ employer the plan will be...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 30th 2021, 11:54 am
Replies: 92
Views: 18,307
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: New adventure ?

Interview went really well as far as I could tell. The Principal Engineer / Brisbane office manager seemed impressed with my CV (because of my skills / experience) and is keen to get me on board so...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 23rd 2021, 4:09 am
Replies: 92
Views: 18,307
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: New adventure ?

Latest update......
At long last, I have an interview with an engineering consultancy that specializes in client projects for the power industry and mining etc next week via MS Teams. Not the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 6th 2021, 5:22 am
Replies: 92
Views: 18,307
Posted By escapedtonz

Re: New adventure ?

Thanks for the messages.
Yup, it is certainly a no brainer. The more and more we research and look in to the normal cost of everyday things here it just makes us want to be there yesterday....
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