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Forum: New Zealand
Jan 22nd 2007, 10:30 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 3,624
Posted By tom's mum

Re: Moving to NZ with Diabetes

Hi Booty,

Both Insulatard and Humalog are subsidised medicines so will cost either $15 or $3 per prescription, depending on if you are a low income family or not. Syringes are also subsidised and...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 21st 2007, 6:40 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,840
Posted By tom's mum

Re: British retirement pension

Thankyou everyone for your advice. My parents are thinking hard about their options and may go to see an expert etc.
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 21st 2007, 6:38 am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,624
Posted By tom's mum

Re: Moving to NZ with Diabetes

Hi, If you emigrate on a permanent visa you are entitled to the same health care and benefits as any Kiwi. I am a type 2 diabetic. Not all diabetic medication is subsidised. The glucostix cost $15...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 18th 2007, 5:35 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,840
Posted By tom's mum

Re: British retirement pension

Are you saying that if he keeps his bank account and has his pension paid into the UK account would be ok. Would he still have to pay income tax to the NZ tax man if his money was banked in the UK?
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 18th 2007, 1:42 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,840
Posted By tom's mum

Re: British retirement pension

We did think that keeping your pension overseas would be seen as fraud of some kind. Having said that i do know of some who keep their UK bank account.
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 18th 2007, 1:27 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,840
Posted By tom's mum

Re: British retirement pension

We did think about this but wonder about the consequences. Has anyone else tried it and either got away with it or didn't :(
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 15th 2007, 5:14 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,840
Posted By tom's mum

Re: British retirement pension

True, he hasnt done a days work here or he would be paying with even more taxes like i do now. However it obviously impacts on their decision to come over when he will lose a lot of his pension to...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 15th 2007, 4:24 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,840
Posted By tom's mum

Re: British retirement pension

No the pension from the government is not taxed, he does have a very small private pension which is taxed but the state benefit pension is not taxed at all.
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 15th 2007, 12:53 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,840
Posted By tom's mum

British retirement pension

Help please, my parents are seriously contemplating emigrating to New Zealand. We have been here three years and their chance of gaining residency is not an issue. However they are rightly concerned...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 26th 2006, 10:31 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By tom's mum

Re: menningitis vaccination

Hopefully I can help to clarify the situation regarding vaccinations here and in the UK. I was a health visitor in the UK and vaccinate children here in NZ. In the UK children are offered the...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 5th 2006, 2:18 am
Replies: 9
Views: 913
Posted By tom's mum

Re: Anyone in Hamilton???

Hi Joanna,

we live in Cambridge, about 25kms away from hamilton. Just a word of warning, there are very few houses to rent that are furnished. The majority are unfurnished. Having said that there...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 24th 2005, 4:06 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,037
Posted By tom's mum

Re: Looking to move to Cambridge area

Hi Laura,

Te Awamutu is larger than Cambridge and has more facilities and shops. It has a big indoor swimming pool and stadium. It is not thought of as being as "pretty" as Cambridge. The house...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 21st 2005, 6:21 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,037
Posted By tom's mum

Re: Looking to move to Cambridge area

Hi,

I dont have any personal knowledge about Goodwood school but it appears to be a highly thought of school. The real estate agents mention it if there is a house for sale nearby.

Helen
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 20th 2005, 7:57 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,037
Posted By tom's mum

Re: Looking to move to Cambridge area

Hi,

We came out to New Zealand in November 2003 and have been living in Cambridge since. When we arrived there was very little in the way of rental properties. Beware there seems to be no such...
Forum: New Zealand
May 14th 2004, 9:31 am
Replies: 1
Views: 494
Posted By tom's mum

Anyone in Cambridge (New Zealand) ?

Hi,

It's been a while since I last posted on this site, or even visited the site to be honest. And to think that all we ever did was sit and read threads!! How life has changed since we came to...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 11th 2004, 7:48 am
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By tom's mum

Hi, How did you manage to get the photo...

Hi,

How did you manage to get the photo smaller. I hadn't realised it would turn out to be so big!! Yes Te Kuiti is a small town. We were shocked when we drove through for the first time, which...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 10th 2004, 6:07 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By tom's mum

Hi Jo & Eileen, Its difficult to say what...

Hi Jo & Eileen,

Its difficult to say what our preconceived ideas where. I suppose it is our ideas of what NZ was like before we arrived. You know what its like you imagine a place. Cambridge is...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 10th 2004, 7:23 am
Replies: 10
Views: 850
Posted By tom's mum

We're here in New Zealand

Hi,

Its been several weeks since I last postedon britishexpats.com. Since then we have left the UK and have been in new Zealand for six weeks. I wanted to post our experience and feelings.

We...
Forum: Australia
Nov 23rd 2003, 9:26 am
Replies: 54
Views: 2,443
Posted By tom's mum

Hi, We fly out this Tuesday 25th November!!!...

Hi,

We fly out this Tuesday 25th November!!! It all feels very real now.

Helen
Forum: Australia
Nov 14th 2003, 5:50 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By tom's mum

Hi, Today was our final day at work and I...

Hi,

Today was our final day at work and I can tell you I found it very emotional. As osohopeful stated its very different leaving a job when you have no problems with the old job. I have loved...
Forum: Australia
Nov 9th 2003, 11:11 am
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By tom's mum

Hi dazzac, i went to the link you suggested...

Hi dazzac,

i went to the link you suggested and managed to follow the instructions, however when I then tried to link to the internet using the phone I keep getting an error message telling me...
Forum: Australia
Nov 8th 2003, 8:03 am
Replies: 11
Views: 643
Posted By tom's mum

connecting laptop to the internet using a mobile phone

HI,

Can anyone help? We have an Advent laptop and a Nokia mobile which we can connect using the infrared port. We are now driving each other mad :scared: trying to connect to the internet. Can...
Forum: Australia
Nov 8th 2003, 7:45 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,483
Posted By tom's mum

Hi, We arrive in New Zealand on the 29th...

Hi,

We arrive in New Zealand on the 29th November and we can't wait :p :p :p

Reading this thread has made a change from the doom & gloom threads that have been on recently.

Helen
Forum: Australia
Nov 7th 2003, 7:11 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By tom's mum

Hi Dobbo, We are also staying two nights in...

Hi Dobbo,

We are also staying two nights in Singapore. We leave for Auckland on the 28th November at 21.00 hrs.

Helen
Forum: Australia
Nov 4th 2003, 6:29 pm
Replies: 6
Views: 510
Posted By tom's mum

anyone going on 25th Nov, Singapore Airlines?

Hi,

We are flying on the 25th November with Singapore Airlines at 18.15 from Heathrow. Just wondered if anyone else out there were flying at the same time?

Helen
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