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Topic # 191320 1-Feb-2016 01:30
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Just wanted to officially say hi to everyone one here.

 

I am moving to New Zealand in the next couple of months and will probably be asking a lot of questions regarding all things broadband and tech in NZ. 

 

So please do bare with me.

 

 


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  Reply # 1482519 1-Feb-2016 01:30
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  Reply # 1482539 1-Feb-2016 07:31
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Welcome to the forum, Dryburn.

 

As you can see, PeterRabbit's post above has some good introductory links.

 

There's just one other that I would like to add - Desperate grammaticians. I am not sure if your use of the word "bare" was deliberate or not. If instead, you really intended to use "bear", then this forum will soon become a daily destination - as it has been for me since I moved to NZ from SA almost 7 years ago. If not, then this is not the forum for you!

 

All the best with your move to NZ.




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  Reply # 1482570 1-Feb-2016 09:02
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Thanks psg2050. That was totally unintentional, I rushed out the door as soon as I pressed "Post thread"


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  Reply # 1482572 1-Feb-2016 09:10
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pgs2050:

 

Welcome to the forum, Dryburn.

 

As you can see, PeterRabbit's post above has some good introductory links.

 

There's just one other that I would like to add - Desperate grammaticians. I am not sure if your use of the word "bare" was deliberate or not. If instead, you really intended to use "bear", then this forum will soon become a daily destination - as it has been for me since I moved to NZ from SA almost 7 years ago. If not, then this is not the forum for you!

 

All the best with your move to NZ.

 

 

I'm not sure if your use of the word "PeterRabbit" was deliberate. Perhaps you meant PeterReader, the Geekzone robot? wink

 

 

 

Welcome Dryburn.


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  Reply # 1482581 1-Feb-2016 09:25
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  Reply # 1486764 7-Feb-2016 08:47
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Where are you moving to?

 

 

 

So we can give more specific advice....


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  Reply # 1486815 7-Feb-2016 09:53
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pgs2050:

 

Welcome to the forum, Dryburn.

 

As you can see, PeterRabbit's post above has some good introductory links.

 

There's just one other that I would like to add - Desperate grammaticians. I am not sure if your use of the word "bare" was deliberate or not. If instead, you really intended to use "bear", then this forum will soon become a daily destination - as it has been for me since I moved to NZ from SA almost 7 years ago. If not, then this is not the forum for you!

 

All the best with your move to NZ.

 

 

Bit unnecessary isn't it, especially given your mistake. Its a forum not an exam room people make mistakes and I think we all knew what was meant.

 

 

 

anyway welcome Dryburn

 

 





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Reply # 1486833 7-Feb-2016 11:16
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Welcome - I'm new to New Zealand myself (moved here last August from Canberra). Might be able to help you out with comparisons from like services back home, etc. 


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  Reply # 1486855 7-Feb-2016 11:58
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Welcome!

Another ex South African here as well but been in NZ most of my life.
Family moved here when I was 11, back in '86.

One of my techs is also South African, him and his wife have been here for about 10 years.






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  Reply # 1496450 21-Feb-2016 05:26
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Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I have been told that New Zealanders can be quite anal about the English language so I should just be more careful in that regard. It was a stupid mistake since I only speak English.

 

I plan on moving somewhere in the Auckland area, maybe not too far from the city as the school I would like to send my children is situated in Riverhead. Also depends solely on where I find work.

 

 

 

I have posted a thread with a few questions and would also explains my situation in greater detail here http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=35&topicid=191320 if you could be so kind as to help me a bit more in understanding the job situation in NZ I would appreciate it.




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  Reply # 1496451 21-Feb-2016 05:33
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CYaBro: Welcome!

Another ex South African here as well but been in NZ most of my life.
Family moved here when I was 11, back in '86.

One of my techs is also South African, him and his wife have been here for about 10 years.

 

One of the reasons for the move is better internet... your signature with 200 up & download is amazing, heard some places have 1 gig fibre. I have seen that I could get a 100meg fibre for around $90 in NZ, here in SA you cant even get 10 mb for that price let alone an uncapped line. currently paying $60 for 2mb line, 100GB with rollover. It just makes me sad but man oh man am I excited to have fast reliable internet connection in NZ laughing


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  Reply # 1500193 26-Feb-2016 21:52
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@dryburn not all areas have fibre available now. Some areas don't get it until 2019. And some areas won't get it at all (especially around Riverhead) Unless they extend the coverage areas. Goto https://www.chorus.co.nz/maps to see if the address you are moving to can either get fibre now. Or will be able to in the future.






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  Reply # 1500203 26-Feb-2016 22:18
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Welcome! I left in 2001, but spent 7 years in the UK first.

They had unlimited internet in 2005 and boy was it a shock to come here and have 'caps' reintroduced in my life, let alone 1mbs adsl as I moved rather rurally here.

If internet is a big feature in your life, put it on the consideration scale when deciding where to live, and CHECK before buying :)

This is a wonderful country to live in, though winter can be rather wet and cold for someone (like me) from Durban's east coast 😂

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  Reply # 1500211 26-Feb-2016 22:37
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Aredwood:

@dryburn not all areas have fibre available now. Some areas don't get it until 2019. And some areas won't get it at all (especially around Riverhead) Unless they extend the coverage areas. Goto https://www.chorus.co.nz/maps to see if the address you are moving to can either get fibre now. Or will be able to in the future.

 

 

To add to this, if you're moving to Hamilton or Tauranga, you can check for fibre availability on Ultrafast Fibre's website at http://www.ultrafastfibre.co.nz/getting-connected/address-finder

 

 

Whangarei is also fully set up with Northpower. Head over to http://northpowerfibre.co.nz/coverage for availability

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