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Aug 22nd 2006, 6:18 am
Replies: 120
Views: 12,091
Posted By nessie

Re: Returning from New Zealand

Mandy

Yes we came back to the same area. My hubbie works in crawley but is mostly home based so commutes only once a fortnight. The children both went back into the same school with the friends...
Aug 21st 2006, 5:16 pm
Replies: 120
Views: 12,091
Posted By nessie

Re: Returning from New Zealand

Mandy

We returned from NZ in February this year because my husband could not get a job despite 20 years experience & qualifications etc. The whole work situation in NZ left him feeling very...
May 6th 2006, 6:39 am
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By nessie

Re: Making the move from New Zealand

I guess salary depends on what you want to do with life. Obviously if you want to travel to Europe etc. you need more money than if you're happy to explore your local environment. I saw in your other...
May 6th 2006, 6:18 am
Replies: 8
Views: 810
Posted By nessie

Re: Making the move from New Zealand

Wow - so many questions!

I can give you an idea from our area (although it is not up north!). I live in Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire. For a 3 bed house you would pay from £650 - £850 rental...
Mar 2nd 2006, 6:10 am
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By nessie

Re: NZ > UK Removals

Hi

We have used The Moving Company - we haven't received our stuff yet but I can't fault them in packing our belongings. They were very careful and courteous. Cost $11700 for 1 full 20ft and...
Jan 25th 2006, 3:12 am
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By nessie

Re: Moving back to UK from NZ

Jeremy

Thans for your reply.

We did also contact all the trade associations, send CV and portfolios to major construction companies etc and had positive feedback from ALL saying there were...
Jan 24th 2006, 7:04 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 711
Posted By nessie

Moving back to UK from NZ

After much deliberation and heartsearching we have decided to move back to the UK. Despite doing tons of research ad registering with every available agency on the South Island before we came, we...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 5th 2006, 6:55 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 820
Posted By nessie

Re: Housing Quality and Work

Gary

Not sure abpout the casual work - although there always seems to be a fair amount advertised in The Press. However, where we are living (Kaiapoi - near Christchurch), all fire fighters are...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 16th 2005, 5:02 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 4,430
Posted By nessie

Re: It's all gone pear shaped!

Jan

Make that by 8. We arrive 3rd Otober as well, heading for Chch - are we twins?

WELL DONE YOU!!!!!!!!! :beer: :beer:
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 16th 2005, 4:52 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 4,430
Posted By nessie

Re: It's all gone pear shaped!

Jan

I will be checking back on Monday but i have everything crossed that it goes through.

Vanessa
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 16th 2005, 2:43 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 4,430
Posted By nessie

Re: It's all gone pear shaped!

Talk about close to the wire. I was just on the phone to crown to cancel the shippers when the solictor phoned to say we have exchanged!! HURRAH.

Jan, my fingers are so crossed for you
V
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 16th 2005, 12:03 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 4,430
Posted By nessie

Re: It's all gone pear shaped!

Latest update - everyone has signed their contracts, all the paperwork is in place BUT the person at the bottom of the chain has just raised a query about whether the street she is buying in floods!!...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 16th 2005, 9:28 am
Replies: 79
Views: 4,430
Posted By nessie

Re: It's all gone pear shaped!

Jan

No news yet - I resorted to the copious amounts of booze and a sleeping pill trick last night in order to start today feeling refreshed and ready for anything. needlsess to say it hasn't...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 15th 2005, 12:48 pm
Replies: 79
Views: 4,430
Posted By nessie

Re: It's all gone pear shaped!

bookemjano - any news?

We are waiting for solicitors to phone to tell us if we exchange tomorrow - I feel sick http://www.clicksmilies.com/s0105/wuerg/vomit-smiley-001.gif
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 13th 2005, 9:41 am
Replies: 79
Views: 4,430
Posted By nessie

Re: It's all gone pear shaped!

bookenjano

I've just caught up with this thread and my heart truly goes out to you.

We are in exactly the same position. We were due to exchange 25th Aug - the buyers are not ready. We...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 3rd 2005, 6:32 am
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By nessie

Re: Singapore Tailor

Thanks PP - we had spotted the zoo already but the night safari looks fab! :)
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 2nd 2005, 9:30 am
Replies: 2
Views: 390
Posted By nessie

Singapore Tailor

We are having a 2 day stopover in singapore and OH wants to get a suit made. Has anyone done this? can you recommend a tailor? how expensive is it and how long does it really take?

Cheers in...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 30th 2005, 5:11 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,784
Posted By nessie

Re: NZ4U or Investors in people NZ Ltd?

Fiona

We're going over under the skilled migrant category and we did all the paperwork ourselves. It's easy to do and saves you loads of money. If you want any specific details, send me a pm. :)
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 23rd 2005, 5:40 am
Replies: 63
Views: 2,346
Posted By nessie

Re: Catch up thread

Pinkie

Great thread! Here's our update!

Blue stickers in passports, house sold (should get completion date today :scared: ), shippers on standby, golden arrow on standby for the dog, no...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 14th 2005, 5:25 am
Replies: 8
Views: 552
Posted By nessie

Re: How Soon Do You Get Passports Back?

We sent our passports in on 26th June to get the blue stickers. When I rang on Tuesday to see how long they would be (we need photocopies for solicior!) i wwas told 4 to 6 weeks. They arrived the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 11th 2005, 4:44 pm
Replies: 46
Views: 1,729
Posted By nessie

Re: Help - House Offer, Do I Accept?

In my opinion, I would accept. We turned down an offer £10k less than we were asking after our house had been o the market 2 weeks. It has taken 14 weeks to get another offer and, you guessed it,...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 5th 2005, 6:29 am
Replies: 9
Views: 658
Posted By nessie

Re: Chicken Saga Continues...

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Forum: New Zealand
Jun 28th 2005, 3:26 pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,152
Posted By nessie

Re: Why are You Leaving the UK?

Mine too - so I haven't voted (can we add this one on?) :)
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 11th 2005, 5:38 am
Replies: 69
Views: 4,458
Posted By nessie

Re: Chickens

Aren't they cute. http://tcwozere.co.uk/smileys/an22.gif
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 9th 2005, 4:22 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 10,019
Posted By nessie

Re: Kiwi accents - love them or hate them?

Me too Pinkie - I can't wait!!...
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