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Forum: New Zealand
Oct 9th 2006, 4:52 am
Replies: 32
Views: 1,585
Posted By sunshine_and_rain

Re: Whatever happened to Sunshine and rain (rotorura)

Hi Phyl

My heart is with you as I read your sad news. It was so much fun to read Ali's postings (and actually speak to you both on Skype!), and I know your soul will miss him very day, but I...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 7th 2006, 11:11 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,213
Posted By sunshine_and_rain

Re: Moving to NZ

OH would defo get a job. Consider the smaller cities as well - everyone gets so hung up on Auckland, its a pretty city, but the rest of NZ is much prettier IMHO. Auckland is a large sprawling...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 7th 2006, 11:06 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 998
Posted By sunshine_and_rain

Re: Anyone sponsored their parents to NZ?

I can cope, it gets easier with time as well. Its just a regret that my children miss out. Hopefully though, Granny and Grandad will be with us next year :)
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 7th 2006, 9:56 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 998
Posted By sunshine_and_rain

Re: Anyone sponsored their parents to NZ?

I hope they do too. Mine are finally starting the process. I miss them like mad, and so wish my children had some family here - they have an Aunt here, but she lives in Auckland, and we all lead...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 7th 2006, 9:51 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By sunshine_and_rain

Re: Senior Citizens? Hmmm ...

My parents have rung about 4 times in 4 years!! We ring them all the tim - they say we chose to come live the other side of the world so its our job to stay in touch - kinda true I suppose. I think...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 7th 2006, 9:50 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By sunshine_and_rain

Re: Senior Citizens? Hmmm ...

My parents were exactly the same. For the first 3 years they moaned and groaned and made me feel very guilty. Then the came to visit 'cause they missed the grandchildren so much - then again - and...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 7th 2006, 9:48 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By sunshine_and_rain

Re: Medicals

Bloomin Heck - Definately cheaper here!!
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 7th 2006, 2:19 am
Replies: 17
Views: 998
Posted By sunshine_and_rain

Re: Anyone sponsored their parents to NZ?

Its hard actually. Its harder on the kids than us in many ways. They only have us here, and no one else that loves em like we do to spend time with. I get sad when my kids friends go fishing with...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 6th 2006, 11:17 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 554
Posted By sunshine_and_rain

Re: Medicals

We had ours done here and here and it was definately cheaper, fepends on your GP etc I think?
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 6th 2006, 7:01 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,118
Posted By sunshine_and_rain

Re: New member - Hello all xx

Not sure if your hubby interestedin Healthcare but go look at www.lakesdhb.govt.nz and then the HR page and vacancies - there is a "Change Manager' job being advertised - which is managing a HUGE...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 6th 2006, 7:00 am
Replies: 17
Views: 998
Posted By sunshine_and_rain

Anyone sponsored their parents to NZ?

Hi Everyone,
We are in the process of attemtping to sponsor my parents to comelive in NZ - just filling in the forms etc. I wonder if anybody else has dome it?? How long did it tak in total for...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 6th 2006, 6:57 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,367
Posted By sunshine_and_rain

Re: help please!!! LONG and confusing!

The air pollution is Auckland is also one of the worst of Western cities also :p Traffic is bloomin awful - 2 lanes in and out of THE major city in NZ - however - pretty city - my Sister in Law...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 6th 2006, 6:54 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,473
Posted By sunshine_and_rain

Re: WHat we should have brought and why...

KIDS CLOTHING, KIDS CLOTHING and KIDS CLOTHING - enough for the next 6 years of their lives at least!! Kids clothes at home are wayyyy nicer than here, and wayyyyy cheaper - tbe only decent ones...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 6th 2006, 6:53 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,473
Posted By sunshine_and_rain

Re: WHat we should have brought and why...

I agree - definately books - they are sooooooo expensive here
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 27th 2006, 4:51 am
Replies: 32
Views: 1,585
Posted By sunshine_and_rain

Re: Whatever happened to Sunshine and rain (rotorura)

Hi Ali and Phyllis

I am so so sorry to hear your bad news. my heartfelt sadness and love goes out you and your family. I hope Ali is not too uncomfortable. You are right about the NHS too,...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 26th 2006, 3:07 am
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By sunshine_and_rain

Re: Health Care

Sorry - Health system not really like the NHS. You do have to pay to see your GP, Dentist etc and prescriptions are sunsidised - but not all and some are expensive - you can get a comunity card...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 26th 2006, 2:56 am
Replies: 32
Views: 1,585
Posted By sunshine_and_rain

Re: Whatever happened to Sunshine and rain (rotorura)

Hi Guys

I am here - alive and kicking. LOL. I am flattered you remembered me. It HAS been a while I know - but life is just so busy. I am back at work and study and so between that and my...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 18th 2006, 3:43 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,280
Posted By sunshine_and_rain

Re: TV programmes

No X Factor - thank god! LOL. TV is pretty shocking really, but you get used to it. Theres no TV licence fees though so we can't complain too much! I am an avid CSI fan and I get to watch it...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 18th 2006, 3:38 am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,399
Posted By sunshine_and_rain

Re: Dunno if I dare ask!

I agree here - NZ is also very PC, and you will find it hard to drag coment out of folks openly around this discussion. I work with and am friends with many people from many different ethnic...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 17th 2006, 8:18 am
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By sunshine_and_rain

Re: Vineyards & Wineries

Hi There

We have been to Napier and Hawkes Bay wineries. Church Road was beautiful and Mission, (went to the concert there too). Also went to Craggy Range(I think thats right) where we sat...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 17th 2006, 8:14 am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,260
Posted By sunshine_and_rain

Re: Not really expensive........

Me too - my bill is $30 and my scripts are way dearer than your as well???
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 17th 2006, 8:08 am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,112
Posted By sunshine_and_rain

Re: Newcomer seeks advice....please!!

AFter trawling through all your replies on here you must be befuddled!! LOL. One of the reasons I stopped coming in here was that it always seemed like no-one to know about the downside of living...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 17th 2006, 8:02 am
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By sunshine_and_rain

Re: stressed

I live in the BOP, and I think its beautiful. Way nicer than Auckland IMHO, much less stressful and more friendly. :)
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 17th 2006, 7:54 am
Replies: 2
Views: 400
Posted By sunshine_and_rain

Re: Speech therapy networking.

Hi

Not been in here for quite a long while. I Have a friend here who is a speech therapist - an ex-pat too!! I could see about getting her e-mail address for yout o get int ouch if you were...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 13th 2005, 6:15 am
Replies: 31
Views: 1,560
Posted By sunshine_and_rain

Re: Poll on spiders - please can everyone reply...

There is a wonderful machine you can buy here, you stick it up on the wall, and it sprays repellent every few minutes, its made by Ecomist, think they have a website, we have 2 of em - and never see...
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