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Forum: New Zealand
Nov 1st 2019, 12:18 am
Replies: 3
Views: 504
Posted By jjg

Re: Site manager for steel erction

As Bevs say, if you go to their website you can search their members in various categories.
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 13th 2019, 12:30 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,125
Posted By jjg

Re: The use of Maori language. Te Reo.

One of my kids is training to be a teacher and has to learn basic Maori to pass.
He greeted a Maori lady going through the drive through the other week and she tore him a new one because someone...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 7th 2019, 12:36 am
Replies: 4
Views: 1,245
Posted By jjg

Re: Advice please - 6 Month Sabbatical in NZ?

Have a look at Sumner in Christchurch, lot's of expats there by the beach.
You have the Port Hills behind you with plenty of walking and biking tracks.
Christchurch is one of the few places you can...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 10th 2019, 12:18 am
Replies: 21
Views: 3,670
Posted By jjg

Re: Auckland house prices

Try this link for auction results.

Auction Results (https://www.interest.co.nz/property/residential-auction-results?region=Auckland&district=-&area=-&agency=-&status=-)
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 8th 2019, 12:17 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,021
Posted By jjg

Re: Whangarei or Christchurch for a move for mother and teenage daughter

If you are looking at co-ed then I would look at Burnside and Cashmere personally.
You will likely need to be living in the school zone to get in to the schools.
Cheers
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 4th 2019, 11:36 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,021
Posted By jjg

Re: Whangarei or Christchurch for a move for mother and teenage daughter

Christchurch has been great for us.
Are you after a co-ed or girls only school?
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 13th 2018, 10:16 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 3,052
Posted By jjg

Re: Missing UK Telly choices!

Get an Android box and subscribe to a supplier who has UK TV. You will be able to watch everything for about $30 a month, either live or not.
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 12th 2018, 10:32 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,170
Posted By jjg

Re: Tricky decisions on location - advice please!

I am up in the hills over Christchurch and it takes 15 - 20 mins to get to town from my sea views :cool:
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 12th 2018, 10:30 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,170
Posted By jjg

Re: Tricky decisions on location - advice please!

I work for a building construction company.
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 11th 2018, 10:17 pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,170
Posted By jjg

Re: Tricky decisions on location - advice please!

Moved to Christchurch 12 years a go and still here even after all the earthquakes and rebuilding.
The city is slowly coming back together and starting to get that good feel again.
I am also from up...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 13th 2018, 10:28 pm
Replies: 53
Views: 6,893
Posted By jjg

Re: Why did you move?

Moved here for the same reasons.
Been here over 11 years, lost my house to an earthquake and had it rebuilt in that period.
Still here......no regrets.
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 16th 2018, 10:42 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 815
Posted By jjg

Re: Public secondary schools in CHCH?

Hi,
Welcome to the forum.
I haven't heard anything bad about either of those schools. My boys have either been through or are at Burnside and we don't have any complaints.
I don't think you can go...
Forum: New Zealand
May 25th 2017, 12:20 am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,540
Posted By jjg

Re: 12 years on

Great Post Fooferfish :goodpost:
I remember reading your posts before we left the UK, we are coming up on 11 years and still here despite losing our house to the CHCH earthquake and all the fallout...
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 20th 2017, 10:34 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,938
Posted By jjg

Re: Reality of Chch?

Been in Christchurch for over 10 years, lost the house to the earthquake but have rebuilt better than it was.
I wouldn't chose any other city in NZ. Wellington terrifies me after seeing first hand...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 6th 2016, 12:39 am
Replies: 8
Views: 2,053
Posted By jjg

Re: british food shop christchurch / queenstown

Yes Sky his shop is near the Bush In centre down Riccarton Road. He also has a warehouse out in Kaiapoi that has a bigger selection, Courtney Drive I think.
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 17th 2016, 12:34 am
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By jjg

Re: Renting a house in NZ - Christchurch

Sumner has a really good vibe to the place and is full of expats lol.
There are no issues with Sumner School, it is one of the better primary schools.
They are repairing the cliffs and removing the...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 14th 2015, 10:30 pm
Replies: 14
Views: 935
Posted By jjg

Re: Flights all booked

There are plenty of nice areas, so take your time and have a good luck around.
You could always look at the hill suburbs if you fancy a view. Riccarton road is having major roadworks next year and...
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 21st 2015, 12:27 am
Replies: 7
Views: 857
Posted By jjg

Re: Where to live ???

Pegasus is quite a commute and I am not sure how good Kaiapoi High is, I believe Rangiora is better.
If you are after a mixed school then Cashmere or Burnside are good schools in nice areas. We...
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 22nd 2015, 10:34 pm
Replies: 541
Views: 61,716
Posted By jjg

Re: The Christchurch thread

It depends what you are after.
I live on the hill because I didn't want the smog in winter and have views that I only dreamed of in the UK.
I commute to the CBD in 15-20mins so traffic isn't an...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 4th 2014, 10:38 pm
Replies: 541
Views: 61,716
Posted By jjg

Re: The Christchurch thread

I can understand his frustrations with Utd as I am also a former season ticket holder. :thumbdown:

I was trying to convince him to ship in some Bisto Best Pork but it's not a good seller...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 3rd 2014, 10:19 pm
Replies: 541
Views: 61,716
Posted By jjg

Re: The Christchurch thread

Hav you been to his warehouse in Kaiapoi, costs me a fortune everytime :rofl:
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 23rd 2014, 12:36 am
Replies: 26
Views: 2,252
Posted By jjg

Re: Feeling blue... Suggestions please

MandM have you thought of training to be a SPELD teacher. One of our kids goes to one and they specialize in learning difficulties. She seems to really enjoy it and seeing close up the benefits her...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 11th 2014, 12:37 am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,497
Posted By jjg

Re: Your British passport application...

Bugger, that's not good as we need to renew ours. :thumbdown:
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 25th 2014, 11:44 pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,581
Posted By jjg

Re: Manchester to Christchurch in May - few questions

There is also Saturday football for all abilities as well. Just look for a club local to where you are based.
I play for Ferrymead Bays which is based around Mount Pleasant to Sumner.
Forum: New Zealand
Feb 20th 2014, 10:21 pm
Replies: 541
Views: 61,716
Posted By jjg

Re: The Christchurch thread

I wouldn't pick a school without first going to the open evening or visiting it. Different schools will suit different kids and it is best to look for yourselves rather than taking someone else's...
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