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kcal posted School options for autistic child on the New Zealand forum on November 18, 2014:
We are looking to move to New Zealand early next year and are considering schools for our 5 year old child who is autistic. He has NZ citizenship via his father so visas not an issue. But, we are interested to hear of anyone's experience of the NZ school system as compared to the UK system in how it supports special needs kids. Our son currently gets 1-2 hours one-to-one help per day but as he isn't profoundly autistic and is around a 4 or 5 say on a scale of 1 to 10, then he isn't going to get any ORS state funding. Has anyone in a similar situation successfully funded support for their child where the state doesn't offer anything? Any insights or advice on NZ schooling for special needs kids much appreciated. Thanks.
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ChazB replied to the thread New Zealand, where the climate is milder? on the New Zealand forum:
Alessandro initially posted:
He, Which is the zone where the climate is milder in winter and less sucker? Bay of Plenty? I know that in the Bay of Plenty there are avocado. Do you know where are cultivations of avocado, fejoa, tamarillo? What about Wellinton? Best regards Alessandro
ChazB replied most recently with:
East coast is hot and dry in the summer and cold and crisp in the winter. The temp range will be -2C to 37C (the hottest I experienced in Napier), whereas the west coast has more rain with less temperature variation - around 0C to 28C (I've experienced those extremes in Auckland
GregoryBaskin replied most recently with:
Yes, I would like to see a discussion of the climate of east vs. west coast on the north island. Thanks.
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JohnCreasy posted Gun/Self-Defense Laws on the New Zealand forum:
I'm considering moving out of the US within the next couple of years, and need some answers about firearms, as well as the laws pertaining to the use of guns in self-defense. What types of firearms are allowed? Any restrictions on types, capacity, etc? Are you allowed to act in defense of your life? I have several other questions, but these should do as a start.
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I have recently relocated to the UK and am looking at hiring a vehicle for 2 years - however I am unable to find someone that will insure the vehicle. I am on a full NZ license (had it for over 5 years) and I'm 23. Does anyone have any ideas where to look? Thanks in advance
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stumpy replied to the thread pharmacist prospects on the New Zealand forum:
amjay6 initially posted:
hi there, i'm a pharmacist currently considering a fresh move to the nz. i did some research and found that i would have to undertake quite a bit of paperwork & exams. just wondering if anyone could shed some light on how is the prospects like in nz or direct me to a local forum? any help is much appreciated, thanks.
stumpy replied most recently with:
You will have to definitely sit and pass the exams before you can get work in NZ. To check on job situation or just Google search for jobs.
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Foytt replied to the thread Ship a car to New Zealand on the New Zealand forum:
Mike75 initially posted:
Hi everybody Does anyone know a good company to ship a car from UK to New Zealand? Thank you
Foytt replied most recently with:
Did you get your car shipping sorted out?if not email me on,im a Kiwi based in Los angeles shipping cars world wide Pete Tate
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tketting replied to the thread Did you retire to #New Zealand# for medical reasons? on the New Zealand forum:
adminee initially posted:
A writer from the Associated Press is interested in talking to people who decide to retire abroad for reasons related to affordable health care. He is also interested to hear about other reasons why you chose to retire abroad. If you would be interested to speak with him and possibly be written about in his article, please send an email to Joshua Wood at:
tketting replied most recently with:
I want to retire to NZ because I like the country. There's no better healthcare than in the country I live in now!
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tketting posted retirement on the New Zealand forum:
Anyone got experience with retiring to New Zealand?
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caromac posted expat experiences? on the New Zealand forum:
I am writing an emigration guide to NZ, looking for families willing to share their experiences good, bad and in between, to help others thinking of moving.
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Interested in finding out why little New Zealand is the coolest place to live and work in the world as well as what IT opportunities are available? Come meet us to find out more on 2 April
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