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Forum: New Zealand
Apr 29th 2014, 6:41 am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,009
Posted By Helen256

Re: advice booking flights one way or return

I came across to NZ waiting for my visa to be official (it was just as we got to America...) and was forced, at the airport, to buy a return ticket.
I asked the immigration officer if I would be...
Apr 11th 2014, 10:26 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 868
Posted By Helen256

Re: SMC Visa, potential problems?

Hello,

I had heart palpitations and put it on my form when I didn't need to. I had to have extra ECG scans, a letter from both the nurse and the doctor to demonstrate an 'all clear'. Just a heads...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 11th 2014, 12:45 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,595
Posted By Helen256

Re: Country/Rural Living

Update:

Landord has summoned a 'rat/bug guy' and he'll be popping out with a van of tricks.
I've also got some mozzie net for the bedroom window from day one :D Will now be putting that on other...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 9th 2014, 11:26 pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,595
Posted By Helen256

Re: Country/Rural Living

Thank you!

I got one of those electric high emitter things but have yet to see if it works. I need to go change it as when I plugged mine in, none of the lights lit up.

Britsinnz - that has...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 8th 2014, 6:28 am
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By Helen256

Re: Need to meet people, Loves dogs!

Ah bother - sorry, I've only just seen this. I had a job interview at 2pm so it was for a good reason!
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 8th 2014, 6:26 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,742
Posted By Helen256

Re: Alternatives to flying ??

Just for the 'living person who has done it without flying' thing:

My uncle got from the UK to Australia by hitching a ride by various means and some were animals...!

He loved it. However, for...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 8th 2014, 2:37 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,083
Posted By Helen256

Forum: New Zealand
Apr 8th 2014, 2:11 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,595
Posted By Helen256

Re: Country/Rural Living

Hehe - Pippa, you legend. Thank you!! It's tough being this popular, isn't it?!
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 8th 2014, 2:09 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,083
Posted By Helen256

Re: comparisons uk vs nz

I don't understand why anyone would do that. That's a lot of effort just to be a douche bag. I'm still fairly new so I've not come across this before.
Very weird to me...How sad their little lives...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2014, 11:11 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,595
Posted By Helen256

Re: Country/Rural Living

I am, thank you for all your help and hints etc guys. It means a lot more than I could say without going all smushy on you.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2014, 10:37 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,595
Posted By Helen256

Re: Country/Rural Living

In the same dancing boat here... I've also never been stung by a wasp/bee so it'd be my luck I'm allergic :D

I've scouted out the link and a 'bug man' and referred this info over to our land lord...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2014, 8:48 am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,083
Posted By Helen256

Re: comparisons uk vs nz

I think it's more about this being an online community; more than just a sounding board for making mahoosive decisions in on quick fix.

The original post did sound a little blunt but you've also...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2014, 8:41 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,103
Posted By Helen256

Re: Sacla Pasta Sauces

I'll have a look in my local one at some point too and get back to you if I find any :)
(Also in Auckland)
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2014, 8:15 am
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By Helen256

Re: Need to meet people, Loves dogs!

I have a car :D I don't yet have a dog but I do have a car - I'll pop my email in a PM
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2014, 8:11 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,595
Posted By Helen256

Re: Country/Rural Living

Haha - I've been here a week and I'm already tempted. It is lovely here but it's not home**... that may be due to factors beyond rats and stinky water...

** Should probably state that the *house*...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2014, 4:55 am
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By Helen256

Re: Auckland bayside area drinks

You guys. Thanks! I shall edit my signature accordingly.

At present I'm just on my Facebook page as some bugger has taken my domain name... I shall soon have my website back up and running but I...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2014, 4:01 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,595
Posted By Helen256

Re: Country/Rural Living

Hokey-Pokey (best flavour) - thank you!

The electrician has just been to fix the lights in the lounge and had to pull out the built in things in the ceiling... followed by a heap of poo. He had to...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2014, 3:08 am
Replies: 16
Views: 923
Posted By Helen256

Re: Auckland bayside area drinks

Haha - I'm an artist but it always sounds a little pompous to introduce yourself as such so my OH likes to call me either the 'arty type' or a professional finger painter...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2014, 2:23 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,595
Posted By Helen256

Re: Country/Rural Living

Thank you Bearskin! Hubby mentioned, just as he left for China, that he also thinks he spotted a wasps nest on our roof... (thanks for that, darling!). I shall go check your recommendation out
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2014, 2:08 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,595
Posted By Helen256

Re: Country/Rural Living

Also; mozzie bites *after* they'd been treated... (don't know if this will work)

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10153995422375713&set=pcb.10153995423465713&type=1&theater
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2014, 2:00 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,595
Posted By Helen256

Re: Country/Rural Living

Bourbon - thank you!

It is a roof-fed one as far as I'm aware as they've told me it's fed from rain water. I've also got a little filtered tap in my sink to 'drink' from. I might get the onsite...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2014, 1:16 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,204
Posted By Helen256

Re: Car needed n sim card

I got a Telecom sim at the airport for $19, preloaded etc. It had 500mb of data, infinite text and a couple of hours of talk time. Only had to top up becuase I was constantly having to call national...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2014, 1:12 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,595
Posted By Helen256

Re: Country/Rural Living

Haha - I got called out as a Pommie for having so many bites on my legs!!

I like sitting outside... the mozzies also like that I like sitting outside! I've seen these lamps from OZ that claim to...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2014, 1:10 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,361
Posted By Helen256

Re: Best way to send money to UK.

Our banks (westpac and Llyods) charge us $15 per transaction in NZ and £10 in the UK, no matter how much money you send across.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2014, 1:07 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,595
Posted By Helen256

Re: Country/Rural Living

Thank you Bevs!
I've not been brave enough to check the tank yet as it involves a trip round the back of the house which needs chopping back a little (wild bush).
I'm also still drinking bottled...
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