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Forum: New Zealand
Mar 16th 2011, 8:07 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,181
Posted By Cheesehead

Re: Advice please!

South Auckland can indeed be less desirable than other areas but there are some absolute gems in amongst it. Check out places like Whitford, Clevedon - quite rural and a bit inland and Beachlands,...
Forum: New Zealand
Mar 15th 2011, 7:23 am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,181
Posted By Cheesehead

Re: Advice please!

Nah. North Shore is over rated! Get yourself down to South Auckland beaches - we are in Maraetai (close to Beachlands) and are surrounded by countryside and glorious coastline. And still only 40...
Forum: New Zealand
Dec 8th 2010, 8:07 am
Replies: 19
Views: 4,042
Posted By Cheesehead

Re: Auckland or Wellington?

I love Auckland. It's so big that you can choose the lifestyle you want and still be near the city - beach, rural, inner city - whatever.
Loads going on for all ages within reach.
For marketing...
Nov 25th 2010, 6:17 am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,127
Posted By Cheesehead

Re: Wandering if 105 points is worth applying

We had 120 points with no jobs and we just waited it out. Got selected after about 4 months, sent in our ITA and got PR after an additional 5 months. So 9 months in total with no job offers. It...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 22nd 2010, 6:57 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,054
Posted By Cheesehead

Re: Australia costs..... can it really be that good?

I actually work for Fonterra and I can't believe the guff on this post about them. They ain't perfect but which big corporate is? And going to Oz isn't an escape from them - Fonterra are big there...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 6th 2010, 8:48 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,715
Posted By Cheesehead

Re: The comparative cost of utilities?!

This winter we have paid up to $350 per month for electricity only!!! And that is living in Auckland. Our house is a shocker - we have had several electric heaters going just trying to take the...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 8th 2010, 8:17 am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,081
Posted By Cheesehead

Re: Weather??

But how many sunny weekends were there in Wellington last summer? About 2?
Forum: New Zealand
Jul 22nd 2010, 11:48 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,891
Posted By Cheesehead

Re: How accurate is this?

I'd say pretty accurate. Life is not cheap here. Really think about the finances.
Forum: New Zealand
May 3rd 2010, 8:58 am
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By Cheesehead

Re: Papakura - any info?

I work in Takanini (right next to Papakura) and I'm afraid to say I wouldn't want to live there. I spend a bit of time there in my lunch time or shopping after work and it is a bit scruffy and...
Forum: NZ Update
Apr 19th 2010, 7:58 am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,221
Posted By Cheesehead

I can't stop grinning.....

We arrived in NZ back in June last year and from the second we set foot off the plane I haven't had a single regret. In fact, the whole family is ridiculously happy. I thought the honeymoon feeling...
Forum: New Zealand
Apr 19th 2010, 7:39 am
Replies: 45
Views: 4,125
Posted By Cheesehead

Re: The perfect location ?????

I think Auckland area is pretty hard to beat. Close to amazing beaches in all directions, skiing a few hours away, rural or urban (whatever floats your boat!), most of the jobs. We live in Maraetai...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 8th 2009, 8:32 am
Replies: 45
Views: 4,152
Posted By Cheesehead

Re: 'Rough Areas' in NZ

I work in Takanini and live in Maraetai - 25 minute commute. Also only a 40 minute journey to the CBD (outside commuter hours of course).
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 8th 2009, 8:15 am
Replies: 45
Views: 4,152
Posted By Cheesehead

Re: 'Rough Areas' in NZ

Nowt wrong with Auckland - totally depends where you live. Some areas are outstandingly gorgeous and others not so much! It's where the majority of jobs are though. It wasn't our first choice at...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 8th 2009, 8:11 am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,141
Posted By Cheesehead

Re: Job...What job....no job

where do you live in nz?
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 1st 2009, 4:26 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,174
Posted By Cheesehead

Re: When to ship all our stuff!!

Probably using the exact same people as we moved from Newport via the Cardiff Pickfords office. Really reliable.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 31st 2009, 6:15 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,174
Posted By Cheesehead

Re: When to ship all our stuff!!

Friends used Anglo Pacific. We used Pickfords - great. Have used them numerous times in the UK, Italy and France and have always had superb service.
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 28th 2009, 7:46 am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,174
Posted By Cheesehead

Re: When to ship all our stuff!!

Definitely ship as much as you can sooner rather than later and be prepared for things not to go to plan. We ended up in furnished rented accommodation for 4 weeks longer than planned because of...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 28th 2009, 7:39 am
Replies: 15
Views: 933
Posted By Cheesehead

Re: Coming over for a look around

The main retailers are Foodstuffs which are basically split into 3 zones (Foodstuffs Auckland, Foodstuffs Wellington, Foodstuffs South Island) which operate as 3 separate companies and definitely...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 16th 2009, 8:43 am
Replies: 9
Views: 921
Posted By Cheesehead

Re: Planning to emigrate- any advice?

Our oldest son (6 yr) has been at school for about a month now and despite a wobble on the first day has settled in very well and in fact likes it much more than in the UK - more playing, being...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 1st 2009, 3:30 am
Replies: 23
Views: 4,062
Posted By Cheesehead

Re: Brit ex pats-40+(young minded-Children gone-living in Pukekohe-looking for friend

We are newly arrived in Maraetai - me, husband, 2 boys (5 and 3). If anyone fancies a walk along the beach and a coffee....
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 24th 2009, 9:32 am
Replies: 6
Views: 476
Posted By Cheesehead

Re: furnished apartments in central, west, east auckland

We stayed at Viaduct Point apartments right on the harbour for 4 weeks. Great, modern and very comfortable for 4 of us - 2 adults and 2 kids. Furnished with absolutely everything you need including...
Jun 17th 2009, 8:30 am
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By Cheesehead

Re: Totally underestimated timetables?!?

We only paid less than £500 for 2 adults and 2 kids. You really need to shop around as the fees can vary considerably
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 17th 2009, 8:28 am
Replies: 55
Views: 52,391
Posted By Cheesehead

Re: best areas to live near auckland?

Maraetai is absolutely gorgeous. Right on the coast, feels quite remote but only about 40 mins to CBD but half the commute is through the countryside so is just a pleasure. Or else you can drive...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 13th 2009, 6:54 am
Replies: 11
Views: 975
Posted By Cheesehead

Re: Wales to NZ?

Another South Wale-ian! We arrived from sunny Newport 2 weeks ago and are happily located in Maraetai Beach. Come on in, the water is lovely.
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