Leaving New Zealand
25 August 2006 Foreigners are allowed to continue to use their original driver’s license up to 1 year after arriving in New Zealand. Then they
3 December 2005 While I’m painting, Frank is busy trying to get the cars on license. It seems like we are the first people in
31 October 2005 Friday the sea container with household goods was put in our street by a swing lift. That’s a truck with 2 huge
26 October 2005 The past two days were devoted to the car container. Which was of course much more important than the furniture container. Yes,
23 October 2005 We still have no chairs, but today Frank got the bright idea to take out the 5th and 6th car seat. A
21 October 2005 During the wait for the sea container -doomed to be bored to death- our favourite thing to do has become shopping. Every
10 October 2005 We have been back to Auckland because HURRAY, Pini had accomplished her prescribed 30-day quarantine!!! We checked in at the counter with
4 October 2005 Yesterday I moved the bed to the dining area, where also is located the phone wall plug. Now we can use internet
1 October 2005 I had a quite sleepless night. The pillows were too flat and the house creaked. The house is made of wood and
30 September 2005 The cheap motel is said goodbye and we have occupied the green house. The manager of the hotel shouted after Frank: “Don’t
29 September 2005 The neighbours in our hotel are laborers who are living somewhere rural in the country. Here, after work, they drink away their
28 September 2005 Last week Frank has found coins on the street for already 4 times! He is thinking about to becoming a professional money
26 September 2005 Fortunately, today everyone is back to work and we can continue our live too. The morning we spent again in various stores.
25 September 2005 After two weeks of living on fast food it starts to turn us off. Our truckers room contains a kitchenette with a
24 September 2005 On Friday, just before closing time, we could pick up a list of rental houses at the real estate agency, so we
23 September 2005 Because our car was not ready in the morning, we had some room to visit Pini a third time, before we would
21 September 2005 Yesterday we went by train to another suburb, called Penrose. We planned to buy a second-hand car from one of the dozens
19 September 2005 After leaving the Netherlands and before arriving in New Zealand, we spent 1 week in Disney World, like a kind of stop-over.
8 September 2005 After the traffic jam debacle of yesterday, we decided we better should leave home to drive to the harbour at 6:30 AM.