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calNgary last won the day on February 7 2016

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    49 Killed in Shooting in NZ

    Why be concerned ? it was a lovely tribute to perform the Hakka like they did to show their respect and support of muslims... One of New Zealand's largest Māori gangs has performed an emotional haka in a powerful tribute to the Christchurch massacre victims - as dozens of graves are prepared by families demanding they be allowed to bury their loved ones. The poignant moment on Sunday saw around ten members of Black Power, which was first formed in 1970, gather near to the police cordon at Al Noor Mosque in Christchurch to perform the ceremonial dance. The group were surrounded by mourners who had gathered at a flower vigil to pay their respects to the victims of Friday's terror attack. Cal x
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    49 Killed in Shooting in NZ

    Just a reminder to discuss the topic and stop being personal. Posts will be removed and days off given from here on. Cal.
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    Vaccination updates

    You will need to show the children's 'red books'or vaccination records to a GP here, then have them vaccinated for the few things given here and not in the UK. This will bring them up to ''aussie spec'..lol and you should then be fine to show Kindys or schools that they are up to date with everything. Cal x
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    what is the best mobile/cable carrier in Oz?

    Telstra probably cover the most areas, its the only service that works well where we live too although others are erecting towers and creeping into the market. The only issue with Telstra is they are like aliens if you need to speak to someone, its a nightmare. Cal x
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    Brisbane here we come!

    Congratulations on the visa grant, i remember the glorious feeling when that email arrived even if it was a fair few years ago now... You will get conflicting reports and articles as everyone is different and views things differently. The best you can do is take on board whats said and see for yourself once you get here, what i love you may hate, so dont stress too much about not having everything in order when you arrive, it will fall into place eventually. Its so hard to pick areas until you know where your workplace will be, especially if you will need to use public transport to commute. If you will be driving to work have a think about how long you are prepared to drive,, as an example hubby's commute is around 50 minutes each way, but its across the hinterland so little traffic and no stop starting or traffic jams. Doing this allowed to us to get a larger property more suited to our needs within our budget, rentals were also reasonably priced at the time we needed one and we just liked the area. Finding a suburb you like is probably one of the hardest jobs when arriving, we spent days and days driving around suburbs to find somewhere that ticked our boxes, you can read stuff on line all day long but a quick drive through an area is the best way to know if its for you. Realestate.com is a good site to look at rentals and houses for sale, it will give you an idea of what you will pay in different areas. As for the spiders, i was terrified.. Thankfully after a few months i realised they werent hiding around every corner waiting to eat me,lol, and now 12 yrs in ,i can actually get close enough to squat one - if its not moving too fast!! When we bought a house we bought some commercial pest spray and every few months went around the internal and external walls with it, we get next to nothing in the house doing it this way. Good luck with everything, time will fly between now and leaving so don't leave anything until the last minute.. Cal x
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    congratulations Cal x
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    Happy Birthday Bob

    Happy Birthday Bob Cal x
  8. No they don't pay the forum and what do you think they are selling? I am intrigued as i cant recall seeing them trying to sell anything. They have posted articles on the city, the beaches, realestate etc but i dont even recall a post selling something or even a signature with their contact details, that business users are allowed to have. Its a shame more members don't post info and articles on the different States, all would be useful to future migrants and after all thats the aim of the forum Cal x.
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    Isis schoolgirl wants to return to UK

    When it first hit the media she said she could possibly go to her husbands country and if he went to jail there she would wait for him to serve his time , so i am presuming he has been arrested somewhere. One of my concerns about her returning would be him also coming to the UK to join her when /if he is released. Cal x
  10. Im not even going to bother wasting my time removing the personal and racist comments we have had reports about, just get back on track and discuss the topic in a decent manner or we will close the thread. Cal x
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    10 years today

    Congratulations on your 10 year anniversary, we will be clocking up 13 years by the end of the year, time sure flies but like you we have no regrets and Australia has been good to us. Cal x
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    How do I bring my Daughter with me?

    That's good to hear and must be a big relief for you. Congratulations.. Cal x
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    Hi Lee First job would be to make sure your occupation is on the list and you can (preferably) qualify for a Skilled visa. The rules can vary State to State in relation to your uk certs, but you pretty much have to convert your licences once you are here to Aussie spec, this may mean doing a tafe type course and being restricted in your work duties until this is completed. I believe it does cost a few $$$ so definately look into the costs so you can budget for this. This is on top any skilled recognition you would have to do during the visa application. This link should help you understand abit about what required, it s for QLD though - http://www.qbcc.qld.gov.au/contractors/apply-licence/moving-overseas Cal x
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    The (all new) Brexit Thread

    Its getting personal againnnnnn.. a few posts have been removed ,feel free to continue if you fancy a little break from the forum otherwise back on track please. Cal x
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    Right to wired home phone

    If you took the lease on without a landline and didn't ask the landlord to pay for one,then i find it highly unlikely they will. You can only ask though. Cal x