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Offline SaKiwiBoer

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Re: Greeting!
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2008, 08:42:24 pm »
Hi costa, you say your from PTA? Do you have your own restaurant or what? Maybe you should bring your own brand over? Just a thought. C-ya, SAKB.
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Offline barbiedoll2612

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Re: Greeting!
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2008, 10:14:22 pm »
Hi Costa, go to a web site called Travel to Work. You can open up an account at any bank in NZ for R275.   :gl:     

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Re: Greeting!
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2008, 10:14:22 pm »

Offline zatexnz

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Re: Greeting!
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2008, 11:04:41 pm »
The following restrictions apply:
   Some account pre-requisites
      To complete this Account Application, you must be:
  • Over 13 years of age,
  • A New Zealand citizen or permanent resident
  • Moving to New Zealand within three months and intending to stay for at least six months

So from this, I gather that unfortunately, you can't just open an account, and visit once a year to put money in.  You have to have PR, or at least a WP, and be intending to stay 6 months.

This comes off the National Bank's site.
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Offline linda

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Re: Greeting!
« Reply #18 on: May 29, 2008, 08:05:09 am »
OH went over last year August and opened an account at National bank for us using his passport, and we have  transfered money twice already no ploblems and no restrictions (so far)  :angel:

Offline costa

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Re: Greeting!
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2008, 06:02:50 pm »
SAKB, I'm actually in the supermarket business, but when I move to NZ I'd prefer some sort of restaurant franchise.

Thanks everyone for the info/feedback ;)