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Forum: New Zealand
May 24th 2009, 9:13 pm
Replies: 1
Views: 398
Posted By CCGM.IN.NZ

Re: New Builds, Off Plans, Display Villages

Hi, not sure if these are anything like they have in Australia but these are a couple of new developments in East Auckland that I know of http://www.flatbushproperty.co.nz/...
Forum: New Zealand
May 7th 2009, 7:24 am
Replies: 4
Views: 584
Posted By CCGM.IN.NZ

Re: Kia Ora!

Hi, welcome to the forum. This made me chuckle.


Howick is a village with lots of old folks where everyone has gone to bed by 9.30!

Good luck with your plans :)
Forum: New Zealand
May 7th 2009, 7:08 am
Replies: 90
Views: 6,312
Posted By CCGM.IN.NZ

Re: Your Username?!

Mine, hubbys and kids initials of our first names, and we were already in New Zealand when i joined this forum. Simple :)
Forum: New Zealand
May 5th 2009, 9:55 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,833
Posted By CCGM.IN.NZ

Re: Second second thoughts

Hi MissSunshine, so sorry to hear you feel like this right now. Have sent a pm.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 21st 2009, 9:09 pm
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By CCGM.IN.NZ

Re: Hours of daylight?

Here in Auckland it gets dark in the winter around 5pm. Non of the gloomy, dark days and dark at 3.30 malarky. I swear I used to get SAD in the UK winter, but not any more :thumbup:
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 21st 2009, 9:05 pm
Replies: 13
Views: 801
Posted By CCGM.IN.NZ

Re: Mum, 2 kids and possible move to Palmerston North...am I crazy??

Hi Rosalyn, we moved here over two years ago with a 12 year old son and a 15 year old daughter. They have both settled quickly, have loads of lovely friends and really love it here. I was worried...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 21st 2009, 8:42 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,805
Posted By CCGM.IN.NZ

Re: in newzealand whats auckland like?

:rofl: Just Another Friendly Aucklander :thumbsup: (though some people like to substitute the Friendly for another F word:ohmy:)
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 21st 2009, 8:40 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By CCGM.IN.NZ

Re: Newbie in Manukua

Hi Colleen, we usually meet up most Fridays, sometimes for walks and other times just for morning tea! We'll be back to our Friday meet ups when the kids go back to school. I'll pm you if you fancy...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 21st 2009, 8:25 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,805
Posted By CCGM.IN.NZ

Re: in newzealand whats auckland like?

Its the place where all the JAFAs live:thumbsup:
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 19th 2009, 12:20 am
Replies: 7
Views: 734
Posted By CCGM.IN.NZ

Re: deb_steve

This thread is running at the moment http://britishexpats.com/forum/showthread.php?t=602718. Hope its useful. Good luck :)
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 19th 2009, 12:17 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,367
Posted By CCGM.IN.NZ

Re: How to rent a house ?

We have used both private landlord and an agent and had no problems with either. Our first rental was sorted from the UK. We used the local newspaper online classified section to find the rental....
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 18th 2009, 11:55 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,805
Posted By CCGM.IN.NZ

Re: in newzealand whats auckland like?

Hi there
We live in east Auckland and just love it here. I know Auckland does get slated but I cant see why. Auckland is a city made of o lots of towns and villages and you have to go outside of the...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 17th 2009, 9:24 pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,543
Posted By CCGM.IN.NZ

Re: Insuring For Family Emergencies

I second what Tan 0410 says. IMO 175 quid is easier to find right now than $10000 - 12000. Its something we have looked into as well. It would take us forever to save enough to send 4 adults back in...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 15th 2009, 10:36 am
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By CCGM.IN.NZ

Re: Education

School costs. Schools ask for 'voluntary donations' every year. They are 'voluntary' and we only pay them when we can afford to. My two teens are both at he same school and the contribution is just...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 15th 2009, 10:21 am
Replies: 5
Views: 670
Posted By CCGM.IN.NZ

Re: Newbie in Manukua

Hi Colleen, welcome to New Zealand and the forum. Sending some newbie karma your way. I'm up for a meetup sometime next week while the kids are still off school. There's a few of us who meet quite...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 15th 2009, 10:05 am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,347
Posted By CCGM.IN.NZ

Re: 2 Years Today!!!

Congratulations on your anniversary. Doesn't 2 years feel like forever. Good luck to you in your new business venture too :thumbsup:
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 15th 2009, 10:00 am
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By CCGM.IN.NZ

Re: Education

I am thinking you are talking about the visa situation. We actually came out here on a Long Term Business Visa, running a business as opposed to getting a job as hubby and I didnt have any of the...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 15th 2009, 9:52 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,097
Posted By CCGM.IN.NZ

Re: Removal companies - any advice

Yes, we did. Wouldn't recommend them though. Started off the day by carefully packing and individually wrapping slippers :confused:, then by the end of the day they were stuffing cushions and quilts...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 15th 2009, 6:48 am
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By CCGM.IN.NZ

Re: Education

Hi kazmac

If your children are issued with student visas it entitles them to study up till year 13 at school free (if you can call it free, but that's a different thread!). University is a...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 6th 2009, 8:42 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 741
Posted By CCGM.IN.NZ

Re: Finally got PR (applied Feb 08) !!!!!!

Congrats from a fellow scouser :thumbsup: Its sooo good to get those blue stickers. Hope you are enjoying NZ.
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 6th 2009, 6:58 am
Replies: 30
Views: 3,310
Posted By CCGM.IN.NZ

Re: Feijoas

I've never tried them but hubby has. He cant stand them, says they taste like Germolene (sp) :confused:
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 2nd 2009, 7:55 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By CCGM.IN.NZ

Re: IRRV!!!

Congratulations bourbon. I haven't looked that far along yet but does anyone know if IRRV is a necessity? I mean, do you need this just to get back into NZ after a holiday abroad or is it just for...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 2nd 2009, 7:48 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By CCGM.IN.NZ

Re: We got PR! - moved to main forum

Thanks guys. I suppose its IRRV next, then citizenship, but thats a while off yet. Just glad to have the PR for now!:)
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 1st 2009, 5:41 am
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By CCGM.IN.NZ

Re: We got PR!

Thanks Bevs. Yes I'll be sticking around. I have gained some really useful info from this site so it would be rude to abandon ship now :)
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 31st 2009, 8:41 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By CCGM.IN.NZ

We got PR! - moved to main forum

We got it! It can be done on LTBV, with a franchise too and we didnt use an agency at all. It's been a long, expensive road, but soooo worth it! :thumbsup:
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