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Forum: Australia
Apr 29th 2008, 4:37 am
Replies: 60
Views: 6,513
Posted By Nerine

Re: did anyone go home after 6 mths and now regret it.

I almost went home after the first day in NZ and I would NOT have regretted it one iota. The only real good that came out staying was that it enabled us to make the move over to Oz a few years later....
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 29th 2008, 1:32 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,099
Posted By Nerine

Re: Money worries?

And also to you :thumbup:.

I suggested to you weeks ago that you may like to use the ignore button because you do seem to take great offence at anything and everything I write - just for the sake...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 28th 2008, 11:24 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,099
Posted By Nerine

Re: Money worries?

(p.s. thanks for the karma I've been getting for this thread)
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 28th 2008, 10:59 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,099
Posted By Nerine

Re: Money worries?

:huh: Make your mind up love. I know you mean well but you're starting to sound just a bit daft xx
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 28th 2008, 2:14 am
Replies: 5
Views: 586
Posted By Nerine

Re: Moved to Greenhithe

Lovely place is Greenhithe, hope you're very happy there :) it's a little gem. Hope the school worked out ok in the end and you're settled now.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 27th 2008, 11:51 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,099
Posted By Nerine

Re: Money worries?

I don't see why they'd think that. An average professional couple both earning a good salary would easily have a combined income of at least that, probably more, it's not unusual in AKl.

For...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 27th 2008, 11:10 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,099
Posted By Nerine

Re: Money worries?

?

I think that you've misunderstood what Avid said.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 27th 2008, 9:57 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,099
Posted By Nerine

Re: Money worries?

If you don't mind me asking.....why are you taking a huge salary cut and then saying you don't want to budget to any extent? Cost of living in NZ is as expensive as it is in the UK, and on the...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 27th 2008, 9:48 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,665
Posted By Nerine

Re: Class wars.

:D It's got nothing to do with having a bach, it's having one in the right location and it being worth a lot. Usually on the Coromandel, Pauanui is a good start.

Porsche? maybe, but it has to be...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 27th 2008, 8:31 am
Replies: 37
Views: 3,099
Posted By Nerine

Re: Money worries?

Our income was more than $140k. Depending on what your mortgage is like (the biggest drain on many peoples finances there) how much petrol you get through, where you live, how many kids you have and...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 27th 2008, 8:11 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,665
Posted By Nerine

Re: Class wars.

Most migrants won't even get to a level within NZ society where'd they'd become aware of how strong the Old Boy Network is - how they all golf together, have their bachs in the same locations and go...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 27th 2008, 8:05 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,043
Posted By Nerine

Re: Where would you live?

Our standard of living and quality of life is heaps better than it was in New Zealand. Migrants are better tolerated here: you'll be accepted more for your professional abilities and less...
Forum: Australia
Apr 27th 2008, 12:33 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,416
Posted By Nerine

Re: Starting to wobble

We had a brief wobble in Jan/Feb last year and came [this] close to pulling the plug on the move to Oz.

Hardly a day goes by when I don't think how wise we were to emigrate to the Gold Coast,...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 27th 2008, 12:23 am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,156
Posted By Nerine

Re: Watched any good films lately??

How much are you paying to hire DVDs around the country? VideoEzy in Robina charges $4.95 for a new release (couple of bucks on a Tuesday)
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 27th 2008, 12:22 am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,156
Posted By Nerine

Re: Watched any good films lately??

Don't watch Alien V. Predator 2. Utter crap.
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 27th 2008, 12:10 am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,156
Posted By Nerine

Re: Watched any good films lately??

:D it is isn't it....reminds me very much of "Worst Day of My Life"/" Worst Week of My Life"
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 27th 2008, 12:07 am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,665
Posted By Nerine

Re: Class wars.

l (http://www.listener.co.nz/issue/3394/features/4069/show_a_bit_of_class.html;jsessionid=3B7E78BF55BAB1F19D593A0AB23C110B)ink...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 26th 2008, 11:03 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,898
Posted By Nerine

Re: Ross Kemp on Gangs - NZ

We've been out of the country just about 6 months now and my daughter's friends back in Browns Bay are all worried about the gangs there.

It's nothing new though - we have a friend here who is a...
Forum: The Barbie
Apr 26th 2008, 9:11 am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,156
Posted By Nerine

Re: Watched any good films lately??

Last one was probably Beowulf, I've always loved the story anyway (also the old Icelandic Sagas) and thought the animation was incredibly good, IMO it should've won the oscar that was snatched away...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 26th 2008, 7:15 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,880
Posted By Nerine

Re: Repayments on a $250,000NZD Mortgage

So, compared to what you thought you were going to spend before you arrived in NZ would you say that you spent more than you thought you were going to spend on a home?

(I think I remember reading...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 25th 2008, 1:07 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,880
Posted By Nerine

Re: Repayments on a $250,000NZD Mortgage

I'm trying to think of the OP and prospective migrants here Genesis, I think it would help if you could show just how much it really takes to "get a lot of house for your money in NZ". Not just in...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 25th 2008, 10:11 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,880
Posted By Nerine

Re: Repayments on a $250,000NZD Mortgage

Does it? a lot of houses in NZ are described as "architect designed". I know from personal experience that builders often regard that as being "poorly designed" and put their quotes up accordingly...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 25th 2008, 9:33 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,880
Posted By Nerine

Re: Repayments on a $250,000NZD Mortgage

OK. let's have the full story here so the OP can make a valid decision based on your information.

For a start it's in Palmy North and you've said in previous posts you had problems settling there...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 24th 2008, 10:55 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,880
Posted By Nerine

Re: Repayments on a $250,000NZD Mortgage

Fitzandindiana, why on earth are you wanting to buy a house, don't you read the property news in NZ :confused: ?

If you do decide to buy please be aware that
1. The exchange rate is pretty poor...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 24th 2008, 4:57 am
Replies: 262
Views: 18,714
Posted By Nerine

Re: Hi many are moving on?

:D Your average Kiwi has got a woodburner, or two.
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