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Offline theoe

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Pta boytjie to Auckland
« on: October 28, 2007, 10:35:42 am »
Hi everyone

I am a Pta boytjie who is supporting WP/Stormers!!!

we (theo, carina and 4 kids christelle(16) anika(7) Ian(4) and Deniel (7 months)) are also on our way to kiwi land. After 3 telephonic interviews with a prof consulting firm I received a job offer. :clap:

We are currently in the process of getting all the paper work done and are doing research on where to stay in Auckland, schools (both primary and secondary).

They (new employer) did sent me the "Where to live in Auckland" guide, which is very useful. For obvious reasons we prefer to be closer to other South Africans. From initial research it seems that most SA's stay on the North shore.

Can anyone perhaps suggest areas/suburbs and more importantly schools. Schooling for us NB!!! but we cannot afford private schools.

Any views on bring over our household appliances (will it work??) and furniture or is it better to buy new stuff there.

regards
Theo

Offline mikencarmen

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Re: Pta boytjie to Auckland
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2007, 11:19:31 am »
Welcome theoe and family   :gl:

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Re: Pta boytjie to Auckland
« Reply #1 on: October 28, 2007, 11:19:31 am »

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Re: Pta boytjie to Auckland
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2007, 11:21:23 am »
Hi, Congrats- what type of work do you do that is in such demand.
We have PR but no job.
It seems the north shore and around the Howick area is where the Saffers gather.Housing is expensive . Where do you currently live?
From what I seen if you have reasonable furniture in quality and quantity take it . Furniture is expensive on that side and it gives you familiar things round you.
good luck

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Re: Pta boytjie to Auckland
« Reply #3 on: October 28, 2007, 12:56:55 pm »
Howzit and welcome theoe !  :clap:

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Re: Pta boytjie to Auckland
« Reply #4 on: October 28, 2007, 03:34:30 pm »
Hi and welcome Theoe

Congrats on the job offer O0  You have already made the most difficult decision and that is to move now you need to read read read.  This forum has discussed almost everything there is to discuss about immigrating to NZ.   Greenfamily is right about North Shore, also known as Noordfontein. ;D

Do a search and read all the threads about schooling.  It has been discussed numerous times so plenty info here also read the TKI.org.nz site and keep in mind the decile system.  The higher the better, runs from 10 to 1.   

If you have new(ish) appliances take it with.  A container works out roughly to R30 000 and you can't replace everything you have for $6000 on that side.  Compare what things cost on that side by doing google.nz and look at the prices.  That way you can work out your own budget. O0

Goodl luck and ask if you can't find something.  Someone here is bound to know the answer.

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Re: Pta boytjie to Auckland
« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2007, 06:07:34 pm »
Hi theoe! Welcome to the site  :clap: :clap:
 :gl: With the process



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Re: Pta boytjie to Auckland
« Reply #6 on: October 28, 2007, 11:18:46 pm »
Hi and welcome Theo  :clap: :clap:
Congratulations on the Job offer  :clap:
 :gl: with the rest of the process

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Re: Pta boytjie to Auckland
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Offline Happy Expat

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Re: Pta boytjie to Auckland
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2007, 02:28:08 am »
Welcome to the site Theo :clap:

We started off in Greenhithe, North shore and my daughter went to Greenhithe primary. We were very happy there for a year and a half!! :clap:


Offline Eileen

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Re: Pta boytjie to Auckland
« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2007, 03:14:30 am »
Hi there, Greenfamily and Badprop said it all. So it's just a big welcome from me!  :clap:



Offline happyhiker

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Re: Pta boytjie to Auckland
« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2007, 07:04:15 am »
Hi Theo and welcome to your hive of information site.... :clap: :clap:

Do your research on appliances well - For instances in NZ they dont use the PAL tv system so if your tv is very old and full of coffee stains like mine then maybe it is not worth taking over as it costs about $300 to convert I have been led to understand.
If yopu have untreated ( unvarnished or unpainted ) wooden furniture it will be quarantined on the other side which can be costly .....

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Re: Pta boytjie to Auckland
« Reply #10 on: October 29, 2007, 08:31:46 am »
Welcome to the family guys :clap:

You can also look at Browns Bay for heaps of fellow Saffers, but I suspect you are not gonna go anywhere and NOT find Saffers in bus loads O0

Offline joker

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Re: Pta boytjie to Auckland
« Reply #11 on: October 29, 2007, 10:12:46 am »
Same from me
Welcome &  :gl:

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Offline Tania

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Re: Pta boytjie to Auckland
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2007, 08:19:53 pm »
Welcome to the site Theo and family.....all the info you need is right here....somewhere discussed in a thread......happy reading.....

Offline Didi77

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Re: Pta boytjie to Auckland
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2007, 08:23:09 pm »
And here is another welcome...

and another goodluck......

 :)



Offline zatexnz

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Re: Pta boytjie to Auckland
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2007, 10:51:41 am »
Welcome Theo and fam!

Glenfield and Birkenhead are also nice suburbs in North Shore. 
Hiker, where did you read that NZ doesn't use the PAL system?  We don't have a TV, but as far as I know NZ is on PAL?  It's the USA that is so silly and is on NTSC, which means that we couldn't use our videos in the USA, but now we can here in NZ...
lekker sweet as, y'all
~ Colleen