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Forum: New Zealand
Feb 20th 2014, 6:51 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,158
Posted By grahamwookie

Re: Expat mortgages

Now there a good idea to claim that fee back. Thank you. I'm actually going to try the Postoffice.

A few friends who as expats have property in the uk and I've always wondered who they used and...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 20th 2014, 6:21 am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,158
Posted By grahamwookie

Expat mortgages

Hi there, we're wanting to remortgage our house in the UK. We have a 'buy to let' mortgage which ends on March and now Hailfax say to us we can't simply renew the mortgage. Bugger.

Also the...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 22nd 2012, 2:19 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,135
Posted By grahamwookie

Re: VPN - BBC Channel4

Expat Shield feels like it's hijacking your computer, which Im not happy about.
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 22nd 2012, 1:07 am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,135
Posted By grahamwookie

VPN - BBC Channel4

Hello,

I would like to know if any of you folks use a VPN to watch BBC and Channel4 content here in NZ?

I've used Expat Shield and then uninstalled it because it was dodgy. Any ideas?

Thank...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 7th 2012, 7:15 am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,287
Posted By grahamwookie

Re: Do we stay... Sell up in the UK

Thank you all for your advice. What we have chosen to do following your advice, is to keep and fix the mortgage once more.

We make £495pcm and the mortgage will fix the repayments at £395. So,...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 24th 2012, 6:41 am
Replies: 1
Views: 397
Posted By grahamwookie

Loving it but need to tie up some UK ends

Hi all,

We've been here now two years living in Wellington. We've been here before from 2003-06. This time around we've made the move for the kids and since they are small enough to think they...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 4th 2012, 6:30 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,287
Posted By grahamwookie

Do we stay... Sell up in the UK

Hello all,

We've in a bit of a pickle because we'd love to stay but have a house in the UK that is difficult to remortgage. An expat mortgage which ive been told we can only have, are rarer then...
Forum: USA
Jan 2nd 2011, 9:29 am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,767
Posted By grahamwookie

NZ to USA

Hello,
Myself, my wife and daughter are currently residing in New Zealand under a Permanent Residence Visa. This is the second time round that we have lived in NZ, the first was from 2003-06.

We...
Forum: New Zealand
May 4th 2010, 2:50 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,155
Posted By grahamwookie

Re: CONTAINERS

Hi all,

I've just been intouch with Excess international. 612 cubic feet of stuff, £2,913.00 to ship. How much? I didn't it was going to be that much when others in this topic have shipped 3 beds...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 28th 2010, 9:32 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By grahamwookie

Re: 22 days to go

Thanking you for the luck, I'll use that luck with the best intentions in mind.

We're heading for Wellington as its the best place to be in NZ (my opinion ;-) and it certainly helps that we lived...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 28th 2010, 6:00 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By grahamwookie

22 days to go

Hello all, after a long haul journey of Pr visa applicationand then booking our flights for august we thought that we'd have plenty if time to get ready...

All that changed when I applied for a...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 18th 2010, 5:48 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By grahamwookie

Re: Job opening - its all too soon

I all, thanks for the advice. I'm through to the next round and hopefully soon on our way. Half of me is an happy chappy, tha other is gutted to be leaving so soon.

The reason we plan to leave in...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 11th 2010, 1:01 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By grahamwookie

Job opening - its all too soon

Hello,
My predicament is this: My wife and I are set to return to NZ for good this August, and after we've got the house finished to rent and said all our goodbyes... we'd be ready to leave.

So...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 11th 2010, 12:55 pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,487
Posted By grahamwookie

Re: iPhones

Hey there,

It looks to me that I'll be in the country before the wife and kids and I need to know if it will be cheaper to purchase an iphone here and have it unlocked?

Are there good deals in...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 21st 2010, 6:35 pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,275
Posted By grahamwookie

Re: Nasties in the sea

I surfed nz for the three years That I lived there and saw the great White of new Plymouth, makos on the wairarapa coast, half eaten sheep in the line up and shadows in the water that could be either...
Jun 30th 2009, 8:08 pm
Replies: 144
Views: 11,702
Posted By grahamwookie

Re: EOI selections 2nd July - anyone any news yet?

Approved in principal! Lovely news for us.

We are planning to get out to NZ within 6-10 months time, need to seek work. Anyone here in wellington and surf? I know a lot of the spots around the...
Jun 25th 2009, 5:36 pm
Replies: 144
Views: 11,702
Posted By grahamwookie

Re: EOI selections 2nd July - anyone any news yet?

Hi All,
I had my telephone interview this morning and I feel it went very well. Pat at NZ House was very pleasant and the questions easy. At least I was told that my application isn't going to be...
Jun 14th 2009, 2:16 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 502
Posted By grahamwookie

Childs Medical

Hi All,
We've heard from our case officer that all we need now is our child medical and then we can proceed to blue sticker status :-)

Our CO said we need not submit her passport at this point...
May 26th 2009, 8:44 pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,261
Posted By grahamwookie

Re: Yipee!!!!!!!

Congratulations!

hey, if you don't mind me asking, have you applied with a job offer, or you don't have an offer of employment and you got the best service ever ;-)
May 3rd 2009, 9:53 am
Replies: 144
Views: 11,702
Posted By grahamwookie

Re: EOI selections 2nd July - anyone any news yet?

Morning, Hey can i ask you lucky few who have the blue stickers, how long you have until you have to be in NZ to activate the visa? Thanking you
Apr 29th 2009, 10:57 pm
Replies: 144
Views: 11,702
Posted By grahamwookie

Re: EOI selections 2nd July - anyone any news yet?

Hi Stoof,

Everything is grand but I'd really like a call from our CO. I emailed them and within 24hr they had replied stating our ITA is being considered. I'm really wishing that i had learn't a...
Apr 29th 2009, 10:52 pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,687
Posted By grahamwookie

Re: possibility to extend ITA submission date?

we were later by a day but when i called they had already put an extension in place. They were also very helpful on the phone.
Apr 27th 2009, 9:03 pm
Replies: 144
Views: 11,702
Posted By grahamwookie

Re: EOI selections 2nd July - anyone any news yet?

Hey there folks, We've not heard anything yet. Can i ask how you heard that you'd have an interview and when? I've got my phone message serv up and running.
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 17th 2009, 9:35 am
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By grahamwookie

Re: Austrailia to cut skilled migrant levels

Actually, I just found this but Im not sure how old the article:

Last week, the Australian Bureau of Statistics reported that unemployment had risen to 5.2%, its highest level in nearly four...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 17th 2009, 9:33 am
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By grahamwookie

Austrailia to cut skilled migrant levels

Morning all,
I read in the Metro paper today that Oz is to cut the level of skilled migrants entering the country in light of the current global crisis. For those like me who are waiting for a case...
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