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Forum: NZ Update
Feb 17th 2018, 7:08 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 7,493
Posted By pippalonghorn

Re: We've been back in the UK just over 6 months now

I’m over the moon that it’s all worked out for you. Here’s to many more happy memories.
Forum: Back Home
Aug 9th 2017, 11:43 am
Replies: 2
Views: 3,773
Posted By pippalonghorn

Hello Strangers! 3 year update.

Hello everybody. Im currently off work for the 6 weeks school holidays and I thought I would pop on this site to see how everyone is doing.

We have been back for 3 years now and I'm not sure where...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 29th 2016, 8:14 am
Replies: 39
Views: 4,042
Posted By pippalonghorn

Re: Suicide problem in NZ

Hi Guys. Some on here already know me but for those who don't I lived in NZ a couple of years ago where I worked in a homeless shelter as a Counsellor. Yes the suicide problem is huge in NZ but it...
Forum: New Zealand
May 5th 2016, 6:50 am
Replies: 50
Views: 6,791
Posted By pippalonghorn

Re: Tips on all things shipping related

Take as much as you can. Some shipping companies advise against filling empty drawers but its a waste not to. I filled all of mine and I had a few old trunks that I filled. I put all of my family...
Forum: New Zealand
May 1st 2016, 3:25 pm
Replies: 66
Views: 7,777
Posted By pippalonghorn

Re: Cost of living in NZ vs OZ

I doubt there will be any leek soup on the go then! ;)
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 28th 2016, 10:41 am
Replies: 66
Views: 7,777
Posted By pippalonghorn

Re: Cost of living in NZ vs OZ

Quite pleased about my nut allergy when I lived in NZ. Couldn't afford them!;)
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 28th 2016, 10:23 am
Replies: 1
Views: 509
Posted By pippalonghorn

Re: EWRB questions....

Hi, hubby got a job as an electrician before we moved to NZ. He did the necessary courses with the EWRB. It is essential that he works as an electrician whilst doing so. The regs are different and...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 26th 2016, 2:02 pm
Replies: 42
Views: 6,096
Posted By pippalonghorn

Re: Homesickness v. A lack of belonging.

I totally respect you for your honest post. I have been there myself. 9 years is a long time living somewhere that you are unsure about. You're not alone. There is nothing wrong with taking...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 8th 2016, 6:46 am
Replies: 93
Views: 9,910
Posted By pippalonghorn

Re: Terrified of making the wrong move

Im sorry, I don't agree. I remember going through a really hard time whilst in NZ. I wanted to return home and started a thread on here called "Is it just me?"

The regulars on here will probably's...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 6th 2016, 3:24 pm
Replies: 93
Views: 9,910
Posted By pippalonghorn

Re: Terrified of making the wrong move

I don't mind you asking why we returned at all. 😀

I'm speaking from our experience only. The cost of living was too high. We struggled and even looked at hopping islands to the South but we would...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 6th 2016, 6:54 am
Replies: 93
Views: 9,910
Posted By pippalonghorn

Re: Terrified of making the wrong move

What is the worst that could happen? Would it be the end of the world if you moved to NZ and then discovered it had been the wrong decision? You would come home. You may have spent a lot of money in...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 6th 2016, 6:29 am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,581
Posted By pippalonghorn

Re: May Arrivals and Departures 2016

Good luck with your journey home Hun. Xxxx
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 19th 2016, 10:49 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,874
Posted By pippalonghorn

Re: What's the procedure for taking kids out of the UK schools?

Hi there! Yes I think I will hang around. I've missed you lot! :thumbup: Hope you're ok.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 19th 2016, 9:33 pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,874
Posted By pippalonghorn

Re: What's the procedure for taking kids out of the UK schools?

Hi! :thumbsup: I'm doing really well thanks. Just thought I'd pay the forum a visit and see what's happening with everyone. How are you?
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 19th 2016, 10:09 am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,874
Posted By pippalonghorn

Re: What's the procedure for taking kids out of the UK schools?

I totally agree. Closure is so important. I'm a counsellor and not allowing children to say goodbye properly can create attatchment issues around future relationships. If you don't want them to...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 13th 2016, 1:10 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,340
Posted By pippalonghorn

Re: Selling a car - trade me?

Hi. We advertised our car on Trademe. Be careful as we were nearly part of a scam. We received an email from a guy who wanted to buy the car for his son. He didn't want to view the car. He...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 13th 2016, 12:22 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 19,496
Posted By pippalonghorn

Re: Example EWRB work experience reference letter

Hi there!

Yes the letter did work for us when moving to NZ. :thumbup:
Oct 21st 2015, 4:35 pm
Replies: 305
Views: 84,408
Posted By pippalonghorn

Re: Any regrets about moving back to the UK?

We returned home to the UK just over a year ago. We made the right decision for us at that time. I do love the UK but I am finding myself getting itchy feet again! Maybe Europe next time!
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 15th 2015, 8:39 am
Replies: 484
Views: 96,396
Posted By pippalonghorn

Re: 20% deposit needed to buy a house from oct

It's so easy to throw in comments like that when you feel a discussion is not going the way you want it to. :thumbdown:

I have not moaned at all about NZ not being the same as the UK? Isn't that...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 13th 2015, 2:43 pm
Replies: 484
Views: 96,396
Posted By pippalonghorn

Re: 20% deposit needed to buy a house from oct

I only used Durham as an example because I live so close to there now. I could have used Cardiff, Liverpool etc but slightly altered the price.

The house we have bought is a lot bigger than the...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 11th 2015, 2:11 pm
Replies: 484
Views: 96,396
Posted By pippalonghorn

Re: 20% deposit needed to buy a house from oct

Why is that? :confused:

You can pick up an average sized 3 bedroomed semi-detached house with garage and gardens in our village for £120,000. you would be paying maybe 3 times as much as that in...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 11th 2015, 7:40 am
Replies: 484
Views: 96,396
Posted By pippalonghorn

Re: 20% deposit needed to buy a house from oct

I was trying to explain that as everyone compares London to Auckland, there were other cities in the UK that were the same. Everything seems focused on auckland and London. House prices are really...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 10th 2015, 5:48 pm
Replies: 484
Views: 96,396
Posted By pippalonghorn

Re: 20% deposit needed to buy a house from oct

Are you looking at the CV price or are you going to the auctions? There is a huge difference and it is not only in Auckland.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 10th 2015, 11:21 am
Replies: 484
Views: 96,396
Posted By pippalonghorn

Re: 20% deposit needed to buy a house from oct

I do get quite frustrated when properties in NZ are compared to properties in London! There are more areas in the UK than London, as here are more areas in NZ than Auckland.

I could never afford...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 4th 2015, 7:57 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,948
Posted By pippalonghorn

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