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Forum: New Zealand
Aug 29th 2015, 10:27 pm
Replies: 48
Views: 6,429
Posted By lisamct

Re: Auckland - I wouldn't

Wow...little bit on the harsh side maybe!

I worked bloody hard in a job where I was on call 24/7 to get a deposit together to buy in Auckland 2 years ago, so well into the 'silly season'. I'm...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 14th 2015, 2:50 am
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By lisamct

Re: NZ maternity pay

Under the pay agreement that most DHB's are signed up to the DHB will top up the government payment to the nurse/midwifes base weekly salary for the first 14 weeks, after that its back down to the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 3rd 2015, 9:24 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By lisamct

Re: Uk chocolate on 1 day nz site

If anyone has a Reduced to Clear shop near them they regularly stock all of these for $1
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 14th 2015, 1:34 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,303
Posted By lisamct

Re: Birkenhead

The hospital also has its own staff childcare facility, a few of the girls in my office use it.
I'd imagine it has a waiting list but might be worth investigating as its open during regular shift...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 12th 2015, 6:33 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,303
Posted By lisamct

Re: Birkenhead

Hi Jo,

I'm not in physio, I'm a community midwife so a wee bit different!

I'm based out at Lambie Drive which is about the same distance from the motorway as Middlemore is. I leave at around...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 11th 2015, 5:16 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,303
Posted By lisamct

Re: Birkenhead

Hey, I dont have kids or have any advice about groups etc but just wanted to say Hi.
I live in Birkdale and also work for Middlemore, although I work in community so based outwith the hospital...
May 21st 2015, 5:46 am
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By lisamct

Re: Anyone familiar with the health aspect of the Skilled Migrant Visa?

I'd think you'd almost certainly be referred to a medical assessor. I was referred because of an eye operation due to trauma 12 years prior to my application.
Gather up all the evidence you have,...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 12th 2015, 10:45 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By lisamct

Re: Pregnant in NZ . Has anybody had a similar experience and how did you manage?

The type of visa you have doesn't really matter, only how long it is valid for. As I said anything 2 years and over and you'll be fine.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 12th 2015, 12:41 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,041
Posted By lisamct

Re: Pregnant in NZ . Has anybody had a similar experience and how did you manage?

As others have said as long as you or your husband has a visa that is valid for 2 years or more your maternity care will be free (although almost all ultrasounds providers now chanrge for scans)
...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 29th 2015, 11:37 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 941
Posted By lisamct

Re: Nurse with driving instructor partner query

Might be worth having a look at the NZ Nursing council site, I think they may have changed their requirements and you now need 2 years UK experience before you can register as a nurse here in NZ.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 14th 2015, 6:00 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,898
Posted By lisamct

Re: Thoughts on Beach Haven & Hobsonville?

Its as good as the majority of the other malls in NZ, anything with a Warehouse and a Farmers seems to count as a mall around here. But, if you want more variety Westfield Albany is only 15 mins away.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 13th 2015, 9:16 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,898
Posted By lisamct

Re: Thoughts on Beach Haven & Hobsonville?

Erm, Glenfield mall is 5 minutes from Beach Haven, there is also a Beach Haven ferry so you dont need to go to Birkenhead and the motorway is 10 mins away (I'm not sure what river you're talking...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 13th 2015, 8:15 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,898
Posted By lisamct

Re: Thoughts on Beach Haven & Hobsonville?

I lived in Beach Haven for a year until I bought my own place a year ago (not in Beach Haven but only because I was outbid on the houses I wanted there)

I didnt have any problems living there....
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 16th 2015, 7:32 am
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By lisamct

Re: Borrowing money as a foreigner

I got a car loan no problem on a work wise within a week of arriving (no mention of my UK credit rating) but, that was 4 years ago.
Home loan just over a year ago on residency visa and again my old...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 20th 2015, 8:07 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 6,074
Posted By lisamct

Re: I am I making a horrible mistake - Auckland?

I think you might live in a different world to a lot of us then.
I dont know anyone with who earns in that pay bracket who has a company car, I earn over $80 and I certainly dont.
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 17th 2015, 9:04 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,177
Posted By lisamct

Re: Cicadas!

I had one take up residence under my sofa yesterday....noisy little buggers!!
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 16th 2015, 10:32 pm
Replies: 64
Views: 6,074
Posted By lisamct

Re: I am I making a horrible mistake - Auckland?

Petrol is a fair bit cheaper here than it is in the UK so I dont think that'll be an issue! In general cost of living is higher though and choice is definitely less as far as groceries, clothes ect...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 4th 2015, 12:03 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,177
Posted By lisamct

Re: Cicadas!

They're out in force at my place today, definitely sounds like summer :cool:
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 3rd 2014, 5:43 am
Replies: 12
Views: 960
Posted By lisamct

Re: Pension Transfer

I transferred my NHS pension last year. It was really easy, I just transferred it into my existing kiwisaver account (I then switched my kiwisaver provider once it was here as I was planning to...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 23rd 2014, 3:45 am
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By lisamct

Re: Frank Turner Gigs

Me!! I'm a huge fan despite almost no one else seeming to know who he is.
I'll definitely be at the Auckland gig and the new album is out this week so I'm on Frank Turner heaven!
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 20th 2014, 5:59 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,928
Posted By lisamct

Re: Commuting times

If its any use..

In the UK I commuted from East Ayrshire to central Glasgow, 25kms, I started work at 8 and it took me on average 90 minutes every day.

In Auckland I commute from the North...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 2nd 2014, 2:52 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,123
Posted By lisamct

Re: Do you feel valued in your nz job ?

My direct line manager is from the UK but the senior management above her (that I know of) are all kiwis.
I think that a lot of the healthcare professionals that come over here, especially from the...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 1st 2014, 10:04 pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,123
Posted By lisamct

Re: Do you feel valued in your nz job ?

I work in Healthcare and, coming from working in the NHS, I feel hugely more valued here than I ever did in the UK.
In the UK my workplace was dangerously understaffed, I often worked 14hrs with no...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 1st 2014, 9:54 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 580
Posted By lisamct

Re: Shelves/racks for garage?

I bought these just a few weeks ago to store all my home brew stuff on, look flimsy as shit but are actually pretty sturdy when they're built up...
Handy Storage Handy 4 Shelf Unit Galvanised SKU...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 25th 2014, 9:59 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 420
Posted By lisamct

Re: Shipping a single box

I'd second Seven Seas. I used them to ship my boxes over when I first arrived with no complaints.
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