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Forum: Australia
Jul 25th 2019, 7:55 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,350
Posted By bourbon-biscuit

Re: Moving to Oz on NZ citizenship.

You might not be aware but the employer sponsored visa has special conditions if you are a Kiwi and have worked for your employer for two or more years: it's a more straight forward route.
I haven't...
May 3rd 2019, 1:38 am
Replies: 2
Views: 394
Posted By bourbon-biscuit

Talking ENS 186 GRANTED!

After a long and frustrating wait for the nomination to come through (circa a year), this morning we were granted PR (including for university daughter) within about a month of submitting our...
Forum: New Zealand
May 2nd 2019, 11:22 am
Replies: 16
Views: 808
Posted By bourbon-biscuit

Re: Who has changed their duvet to a higher tog one?

I am feeling nervous about the flight as I am going alone and have only ever done it with a small family member next to me. Keep waking up fearful I will be sat next to a child or a sweater or...
Forum: New Zealand
May 2nd 2019, 11:16 am
Replies: 16
Views: 808
Posted By bourbon-biscuit

Re: Who has changed their duvet to a higher tog one?

I'm heading back for a trip next week too! 25 degrees central heating and 12hr bickering sounds a challenge :lol:
May 1st 2019, 3:02 am
Replies: 1
Views: 564
Posted By bourbon-biscuit

Re: Do I need to let immigration know?

Am replying to myself here to share the info with anyone else who finds themselves in this position! We don't have bridging visa because our substantive visa doesn't expire during the application...
Apr 30th 2019, 1:39 am
Replies: 1
Views: 564
Posted By bourbon-biscuit

Do I need to let immigration know?

Hello helpful folk,
We are here on our Kiwi passports. Have submitted an application for ENS visa (not just the employer nomination part - all our stuff is finally in, just medicals to go) -...
Forum: Australia
Apr 29th 2019, 7:41 am
Replies: 87
Views: 11,640
Posted By bourbon-biscuit

Re: Newcastle NSW

Are "houso's" social housing? If so, then yes The Hill and all other older expensive burbs in Newcastle have them. It doesn't make the burb cheaper!
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 24th 2019, 9:27 pm
Replies: 31
Views: 5,629
Posted By bourbon-biscuit

Re: Missing home

Don't suffer: Getflix! (Google it - dead easy and cheap)[/left]
Forum: Australia
Apr 24th 2019, 9:25 pm
Replies: 87
Views: 11,640
Posted By bourbon-biscuit

Re: Newcastle NSW

Not on RR's budget!
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 23rd 2019, 2:34 am
Replies: 31
Views: 5,629
Posted By bourbon-biscuit

Re: Missing home

My first in six years! Keen as a bean.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 22nd 2019, 9:18 am
Replies: 31
Views: 5,629
Posted By bourbon-biscuit

Re: Missing home

Lol, I am having a big homesick patch and have a trip to the UK in a few weeks: am banking on it being a reality check and on feeling a huge sense of relief and good fortune when I land back home in...
Forum: Australia
Apr 21st 2019, 7:15 am
Replies: 87
Views: 11,640
Posted By bourbon-biscuit

Re: Newcastle NSW

Oh I do agree that everywhere has "less desirable" areas and folk you don't want as your neighbours, let alone work colleagues; he said of Newcastle that they're all either bogans or brain dead and...
Forum: Australia
Apr 21st 2019, 4:04 am
Replies: 87
Views: 11,640
Posted By bourbon-biscuit

Re: Newcastle NSW

I like Redhead but, imo, it's not a very child-friendly beach because it is known for strong currents and rips due to the rocky headland, long beach and double sand bar. It often has very strong...
Forum: Australia
Apr 21st 2019, 3:58 am
Replies: 87
Views: 11,640
Posted By bourbon-biscuit

Re: Newcastle NSW

TBH, I really find your persistent characterisations of people as "brain dead" etc a bit offensive and it indicates your attitude is part of the problem, BUT, otoh, in the spirit of BE support I am...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 19th 2019, 5:17 am
Replies: 4
Views: 638
Posted By bourbon-biscuit

Re: Decades of denial:Major report finds NZs environment is in serious trouble

Doesn't quite fit with the "clean, green" NZ we hoped to find when we emigrated.Not that Australia is far behind, if at all ...
Forum: Australia
Apr 16th 2019, 5:37 am
Replies: 87
Views: 11,640
Posted By bourbon-biscuit

Re: Newcastle NSW

Indeed! Maybe I am deluded but I think the wages here are pretty decent and other than housing costs, I don't find it a very expensive place to live. Maybe that's the perspective a decade in NZ...
Forum: Australia
Apr 16th 2019, 5:35 am
Replies: 87
Views: 11,640
Posted By bourbon-biscuit

Re: Newcastle NSW

Jewells is lovely, imo. I am in Dudley but would rather Jewells as 3x bus service to Newcastle (have teen). While it's true that you are in the "honeymoon phase" where everything is lush, I think you...
Forum: Australia
Apr 15th 2019, 3:43 am
Replies: 87
Views: 11,640
Posted By bourbon-biscuit

Re: Newcastle NSW

I think this is a bit of a weird argument, tbh. There are fewer options (presuming you mean for retail) here because the population is smaller and considerably less densely distributed. A more...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 9th 2019, 5:55 am
Replies: 28
Views: 3,389
Posted By bourbon-biscuit

Re: Moving to NZ, what would have done differently, what are you so glad you did

For me, yes. I love NZ (and now Australia) but I wish we had not burned our bridges and got carried away with "emigrating".
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 7th 2019, 10:10 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,389
Posted By bourbon-biscuit

Re: Moving to NZ, what would have done differently, what are you so glad you did

We made a massive ever-evolving mindmap and made lists from that. Things we did well: a 2-week stop in WA en route gave us some really lovely family time sandwiched between the stress and sadness of...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 3rd 2019, 8:56 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,780
Posted By bourbon-biscuit

Re: Relocating from Aus to Nz

I have lived in both :-)
They are completely different, especially outside of Auckland.
From my perspective:
NZ : laid back, far-flung, island time sort of vibe (caveat: parochial & insular); an...
Forum: Australia
Apr 2nd 2019, 12:31 am
Replies: 87
Views: 11,640
Posted By bourbon-biscuit

Re: Newcastle NSW

I live in an apparently "very nice area" (9.2 on Homely) and yet a couple of months ago when I was home alone a meth head tried to break into my house with a fence post - he was ranting and raving...
Forum: Australia
Apr 1st 2019, 3:56 am
Replies: 87
Views: 11,640
Posted By bourbon-biscuit

Re: Newcastle NSW

Ha, rabble_rouser, I think you have hit the 3-year wall! I can relate to a lot of what you write about Newcastle but I think it only tells half the story, and the gloomy half at that. Definitely...
Forum: Australia
Mar 28th 2019, 6:38 am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,080
Posted By bourbon-biscuit

Re: Nursing Oversupply

I have just qualified as a nurse and can confirm the unis are pumping out way too many of us and the competition for new grad spots is fierce: I heard that 50% of new grad program applicants were...
Forum: Australia
Mar 22nd 2019, 3:27 am
Replies: 48
Views: 6,365
Posted By bourbon-biscuit

Re: Guilt of leaving behind your parents

Alas, not so young these days - a decade passes so quickly!

Yes, I am haunted by the bear hug my dad gave me. Going to see him soon though - first trip back in six years soon! And solo, woo hoo!
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