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Apr 21st 2011, 9:49 am
Replies: 9
Views: 8,318
Posted By scracha

Re: Warning - Permanent Returning Residence Visas expire after 2 years

Nope. One I got in 2005 had to prove employment etc. One I got in 2006 had no such conditions.
Apr 20th 2011, 8:59 am
Replies: 9
Views: 8,318
Posted By scracha

Re: Warning - Permanent Returning Residence Visas expire after 2 years

Oct 2003 Come here for just under 1 year for a reccie on the working holiday thing.
Early 2005. Get a job offer. Apply on the skilled migrant thing.
Aug 2005. I got a single entrance...
Apr 20th 2011, 6:03 am
Replies: 9
Views: 8,318
Posted By scracha

Re: Warning - Permanent Returning Residence Visas expire after 2 years

You're telling me. I've got a Residence PERMIT. This is indefinite. The PERMIT doesn't let me get back in the country as it says "This permit expires when the holder leaves New Zealand." Again,...
Apr 20th 2011, 5:33 am
Replies: 9
Views: 8,318
Posted By scracha

Thumbs down Warning - Permanent Returning Residence Visas expire after 2 years

Because of family illness, after 5 years living here, I'll had to unexpectedly return to the UK for 3 weeks. Advised most of my customers of thie and one of them tells me a story about how after a...
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 24th 2011, 7:19 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,561
Posted By scracha

Re: ANY WINDOWS/IT/LAPTOP EXPERTS HERE?

Lucky you because they're 10x worse to repair. I get most parts from the states because of Apple's price fixing. Apple's last innovative product was system 7.
Forum: The Barbie
Jan 23rd 2011, 3:53 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,561
Posted By scracha

Re: ANY WINDOWS/IT/LAPTOP EXPERTS HERE?

It physically CANT do this if you've disconnected both the battery and the power lead simultaneously. I suspect your power button is putting it into sleep mode instead of switching it off.

OK. ...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 23rd 2011, 3:40 am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,712
Posted By scracha

Re: fancy taking my bike with me

You're wrong. I was in the position for many years of not having a car license. With traffic and parking, for some its the only viable choice. I have friends now in this position and they've no...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 22nd 2011, 9:40 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,712
Posted By scracha

Re: fancy taking my bike with me

Actually, there's set noise levels (same as cars) depending on age of vehicle, number of cyls, valves etc and the WOF tester uses a noise tester at 0.5m from the bike. Obviously if you know the WOF...
Forum: NZ Update
Jan 22nd 2011, 9:11 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 6,350
Posted By scracha

5 years here and getting bored - Suggestions

Well, since my last post in 06 (http://britishexpats.com/forum/showpost.php?p=3878264&postcount=118), not a lot has changed. If anything, I feel my previous comments about poor housing, drink...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 22nd 2011, 8:09 pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,712
Posted By scracha

Re: fancy taking my bike with me

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showpost.php?p=4004411&postcount=3

Nothing much changed. Big sportsbike prices have fell sharply here though (ignore the crazy dealer prices on trademe and suchlike...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 25th 2007, 6:21 am
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By scracha

Re: Sending money from New Zealand to UK

Lol, it's the site I quite often cheque. I hadn't even noticed their "service" before.

I'd get stung twice on the wire transfer fee but for even relatively modest amounts it seems to be the one...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 19th 2007, 10:58 am
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By scracha

Re: Sending money from New Zealand to UK

Ta,...been searching through pages of info... :ohmy:
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 19th 2007, 8:06 am
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By scracha

Sending money from New Zealand to UK

Anyone recommend the cheapest way of sending money back to a UK bank account? Come to think of it, I'm always buying stuff from Australia. It always amazes me that the Westpac is Australian owned...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 1st 2006, 7:24 pm
Replies: 98
Views: 5,038
Posted By scracha

Re: Emigration-why? You running away,or running to?

Well if you've ever ridden on a Scotrail train and then tried just about any train service in England (Anglia Rail, WAGN and most appallingly Virgin Rail and Southwest trains) you'd realise not all...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 12th 2006, 4:33 am
Replies: 10
Views: 3,534
Posted By scracha

Re: Importing a motorcycle (or 2) to NZ

Basically if you like the bike, it's over 4 years old or non-Japanese then I wouldn't hesitate to bring it.

The GST exemption thing only applies if you have owned the bike for at least one year...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 5th 2006, 7:17 am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,682
Posted By scracha

Re: How much money did you take/do you plan to take?

If you want free banking over here then try one of the Credit Unions or Savings Banks.

For anyone in the UK thinking of escaping, then it's a good idea to get a Nationwide Credit card and bank...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 4th 2006, 8:55 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,143
Posted By scracha

Re: New member - Hello all xx

Is it just me that finds it very strange and confusing? Currently there's about 4 permits and visa's on the passport care of NZIS and I've no idea what they're all for :-)
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 4th 2006, 11:36 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,143
Posted By scracha

Re: New member - Hello all xx

Congrats & good luck. If you're experienced in IT (especially in a shortage area) then go for Skilled Migrant visa if at all possible. That way you get a residence permit straight away and then a...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 2nd 2006, 5:42 am
Replies: 80
Views: 4,124
Posted By scracha

Re: Reasonable salary expectations in New Zealand

Nope. I'm entitled to express my opinion. This is a public forum. Would I get so much abuse if I'd written "The NZ education system is fabulous"? Would anyone be asking me to back that up?
...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 2nd 2006, 5:30 am
Replies: 80
Views: 4,124
Posted By scracha

Re: Reasonable salary expectations in New Zealand

Just google "NCEA failure"!

Many (I believe it's around 23%) secondary schools do have a problem with NCEA and opt for Cambridge International Exams or International Baccalaureate (as do many...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 2nd 2006, 2:52 am
Replies: 80
Views: 4,124
Posted By scracha

Re: Reasonable salary expectations in New Zealand

Actually, it's too small a pond around here for me to be any more specific. I don't want to burn any bridges as I quite liked teaching. I don't want to start a thread on kiwi education but...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 2nd 2006, 2:31 am
Replies: 80
Views: 4,124
Posted By scracha

Re: Reasonable salary expectations in New Zealand

Err..was a secondary teacher but you've obviously got more experience of the education system over here. Majority of teachers (and parents I speak to) feel the same too. Although I disagree with...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 30th 2006, 9:38 pm
Replies: 80
Views: 4,124
Posted By scracha

Re: Reasonable salary expectations in New Zealand

If your kid's at all academically bright then there's no way I would bring him out to NZ at 14. The education system is a shocker here.

45K is do-able in Auckland BTW but only if the missus...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 30th 2006, 9:27 pm
Replies: 98
Views: 5,038
Posted By scracha

Re: Emigration-why? You running away,or running to?

Simple: Mrs Thatcher's legacy
Scumbag older generation who purchased houses back in 19canteen for thruppence and then expect young(ish) professionals like me to pay 10 years salary for a modest...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 24th 2006, 8:02 am
Replies: 1
Views: 338
Posted By scracha

NZ Idol

Is it just me or are they all really crap? Scraping the barrel or what?
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