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Forum: New Zealand
Dec 10th 2013, 6:19 am
Replies: 54
Views: 3,442
Posted By lapsed kiwi

Re: 20% of children living in poverty in NZ

To me this thread is tl;dr but I find the whole thing fundamentally flawed. They are defining "living in poverty" as having an income (nett or gross?) when adjusted for various factors, as being...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 10th 2013, 6:16 am
Replies: 54
Views: 3,442
Posted By lapsed kiwi

Re: 20% of children living in poverty in NZ

Any facts to back up that assertion or are you just trolling / talking bollocks?
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 10th 2013, 6:10 am
Replies: 54
Views: 3,442
Posted By lapsed kiwi

Re: 20% of children living in poverty in NZ

So, bread would be subject to GST but fresh lobster tails and caviar, venison fillet etc would be GST free. Yes, that should sort it out

The beauty of GST is that it is simple and cheap to...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 22nd 2013, 8:17 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,404
Posted By lapsed kiwi

Re: civil servants/Govt employees?

Look at it this way. My NZ employer needed someone with my skills and experience. They can either recruit a graduate, then eight to ten years, and a couple of million dollars later, they will have...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 18th 2013, 6:20 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,404
Posted By lapsed kiwi

Re: civil servants/Govt employees?

Yes, I work for the government. They paid all relocation costs including ticket for the dog which was more expensive than for the rest of us combined! We did need to top up the freight because we...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 31st 2013, 5:44 am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,257
Posted By lapsed kiwi

Re: help is needed...dont know who else to ask

I can't help with call centre jobs, sorry. Trademe is a good guide for rental prices

I wouldn't move to NZ without having a driving licence or the intention to get one asap. You don't come here...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 31st 2013, 5:38 am
Replies: 35
Views: 6,667
Posted By lapsed kiwi

Re: Raising kids in New Zealand

What tripe. Canterbury University - founded in 1873. Victoria - founded 1897. Neither have the background you ascribe to them and both are very well respected academic institutions
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 10th 2013, 12:00 am
Replies: 249
Views: 19,325
Posted By lapsed kiwi

Re: Proof Kiwi rip-off housing!

Just wanted to chip in and say that is a very jaundiced view of this area. We have lived here for eight years and love it. For an old folks home, Orewa and surrounds have an amazing number of...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 8th 2013, 6:43 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,349
Posted By lapsed kiwi

Re: State Asset Sale part II: The Meridian Saga.

I'll buy some, my feeling is that these will be good value partly due to the dubious performance of MRP.
I agree with the principle of the sales, and am partly buying just because I detest Russell...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 8th 2013, 6:01 am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,769
Posted By lapsed kiwi

Re: Saw this and thought of you Returning Kiwis

I did 22 years in the UK after leaving (NZ) school and moved back here 8 years ago. The one thing I wasn't enthusiastic about was living in Auckland, having grown up in Canterbury.
I wouldn't...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 17th 2013, 6:42 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,049
Posted By lapsed kiwi

Re: Average Wage

Erm, wrong, I do and so do many of my colleagues. Should have got better qualifications perhaps?
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 17th 2013, 6:39 am
Replies: 7
TV
Views: 618
Posted By lapsed kiwi

Re: TV

On the other hand, our NZ-bought TV has freeview built in that I never ever use. We have sky because I can't stand adverts and like to watch what I want to awatch, when I want to watch it. I can't...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 17th 2013, 6:35 am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,194
Posted By lapsed kiwi

Re: How has your life changed?

I think it's important to remember that NZ has some huge variations in climate. For instance, overnight lows in Auckland this week are forecast to be between 7 and 12 C. This is pretty much the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 12th 2013, 6:57 am
Replies: 32
Views: 2,463
Posted By lapsed kiwi

Re: Read it and weep Jafa's

You forgot to mention Auckland's two very good orchestras, or ths visits by the NZSO. Did you go to the free ASO concerts last month - they were very good?
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 11th 2013, 7:15 am
Replies: 14
Views: 4,152
Posted By lapsed kiwi

Re: Using a UK sim card in a 2 degrees locked mobile phone?

Thanks for your reply anyway
:)[/QUOTE]

That's OK, no problem. I'm even more confused now because everything you have experienced is contrary to my experience of phone locking etc - but life's...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 10th 2013, 7:46 am
Replies: 14
Views: 4,152
Posted By lapsed kiwi

Re: Using a UK sim card in a 2 degrees locked mobile phone?

I don't understand your reasoning - if your 2 degrees phone works with a lycamobile SIM, then it can't be locked to 2 degrees. From the lyca website: "If your SIM does not work when you first place...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 10th 2013, 5:38 am
Replies: 14
Views: 4,152
Posted By lapsed kiwi

Re: Using a UK sim card in a 2 degrees locked mobile phone?

When we had a holiday in UK last year, I bought in advance some GiffGaff SIMs via ebay. These worked out really economical, and buying in advance meant we could give out UK phone numbers when making...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 10th 2013, 5:36 am
Replies: 14
Views: 4,152
Posted By lapsed kiwi

Re: Using a UK sim card in a 2 degrees locked mobile phone?

I'm pretty sure that no phones sold by 2degrees are locked to the network. The only locking that goes on in NZ is by Skinny
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 4th 2013, 9:33 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,488
Posted By lapsed kiwi

Re: East Coast Auckland

A lot of people do that - it's generally quicker than getting the bus from Orewa or wherever, that then stops everywhere en route to Auckland. They are building a new park and ride at Silverdale,...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 4th 2013, 9:31 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,080
Posted By lapsed kiwi

Re: Technical email and phone help, please...

I had a UK friend who visited and wanted to use a local SIM. She had done the unlocking thing with UK provider, but then had to plug into a computer here with itunes installed to complete the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 4th 2013, 9:29 am
Replies: 7
Views: 726
Posted By lapsed kiwi

Re: Offered jobs in Albany, where to live?

OP could do a lot worse than Albany. It has great shops, a good range of bars, restaurants etc, the hockey centre is just down the road at North Harbour and it's easy to get out into the country,...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 4th 2013, 9:25 am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,716
Posted By lapsed kiwi

Re: Should we come to Auckland for a week before deciding?

I was brought up in the South Island and had never visited Auckland before I departed NZ for my OE in UK - which went on much longer than planned. Twenty years later, when returning to NZ, my one...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 4th 2013, 9:18 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,488
Posted By lapsed kiwi

Re: East Coast Auckland

maxx.co.nz is a good guide to commuting times. Rush hour from Albany station to CBD is about 35-40 minutes on the bus. It takes me 15 min to get to the park and ride from Orewa, so the whole trip...
Forum: New Zealand
May 28th 2013, 5:28 am
Replies: 18
Views: 3,167
Posted By lapsed kiwi

Re: White goods and 10 amp domestic supply

You can get 15A sockets and plugs, which have a larger earth pin so you can't use a 15A plug in a 10A socket. Our hot tub has one of these. Obviously you'd need to ensure this socket had suitable...
Forum: New Zealand
May 19th 2013, 8:23 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,469
Posted By lapsed kiwi

Re: Wanted Down Under New Plymouth

thebox.biz is good for UK TV
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