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My husband and I are planning to travel to New Zealand this July for another (our 2nd) round of IVF. Sounds crazy, but with the exchange rate, the cost in NZ is about 1/3 of what it would cost us to do it here. We've had doctor consults (via Skype) in both Christchurch and Wellington and now need to decide which city we want to seek treatment in. We liked both the doctors we spoke with, and would be happy working with either of them. So, now it seems to be more about the location.
I studied…

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Hi,

My friends and I are going to Auckland and we plan to allot one day to visit the Waitomo Caves and Hobbiton. We want to go there on our own but we couldn't find so much information on passenger buses from Auckland to Waitomo to Matamata. We were thinking of going to Rotorua as well but if there are limited trips, and if time won't allow it, we will forego this one. I hope to ask for leads or tips regarding public transportation from Auckland to Matamata to Waitomo to Auckland.

Thanks!

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I am going to apply for a Working Holiday Visa for New Zealand for later this year (I am from the UK). I know that if you have been to low risk TB countries they will require a chest scan.

I have not been to any of these countries, but I want to stop off in Hong Kong and possibly Thailand on the way there (as most flights have layovers in Asia anyway). Will I require a chest scan then for my WHV, and if so, how would I go about getting one, as I'm just flying onward?

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I have something of a problem on my hands here; I´m a uk citizen, but for the past 3 years I have been living in Spain for 9 months working as a teacher and then returning to the UK during the summer for 3 months. The embassy website states that anyone who has been áway´from the country for more than two years no longer meets the criteria of being ordinarily resident, but my question is, if I have been coming back for three months of the year, does that discount me? And if I gave an address in…

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Hey guys,

has anyone had experience renting a pod camper van with http://www.podrentals.co.nz/?

On Rankers.co.nz they have only 14 reviews, would like to hear any additional ones

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Hi all, home of you might recognise my name from some time ago.

I'm trying to plan a trip re-visiting around a few key places in the S. Island, and have hit an impasse at one point on the return leg.
We're on public transport (mostly Intercity/Newmans, but sometimes trains, ferries, Atomic and Nakedbus).
Aiming to get from Tekapo to Picton in one day, planning to stay the night in Picton....but so far it seems that the earliest transport out of Tekapo is late lunch time, arriving ChCh at…

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Fay and I and our two girls (ms 2 and ms5) live in an area outside of Auckland known for it's proximity to vineyards and tremendous nature walks while being close to the city and closer to the beaches on the West coast. It's also central to many of the attractions you'd drive north for and the home is warm, dry, modern and spacious. We also have spare room in our home which we are happy to offer up to the right person in exchange for duties to help keep the house running (eg washing, cooking…

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So here we go ...

Please make any suggestions / comments on our 2 Month Itinerary from 6/feb till 1/april

Day 1 : arrive in auckland late flight from Singapore

Day 2, 3 : Get over jetlag, Walking central Auckland, Auckland Art Gallery, sky tower, St-Patrick Cathedral, Devonport, mount eden, eden garden.

Day 5,6 : flight to Christchurch (early morning) botanic gardens, Canterbury Museum, Cathedral square, Arts centre, New regent street, the tannery.
On second day drive in the afternoon to…

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Hey, I'm looking for a travel companion to explore the South Island with me! I'll be there from May to mid-August. I'm keen to meet people and talking to myself is a bit boring now... I have a car and I plan to gradually head south from Picton, moving from coast to coast. But nothing set yet. If you're intested, let me know!
Mathilde

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We are heading to NZ early July for a total of 13 nights. I've been to the South Island years ago so we are focusing on the North. Here is my itinerary so if anyone can suggest tips or any info that would be appreciated.

5th JulyFlying into AKL early morning
Staying 2 nights in the Ponsonby area. (Airbnb).
We will have a car. Must sees in AKL? Also what's a great Seafood to sample some delicious NZ seafood (not fried).

7th July to 9th July Coromandel Town. Thinking after the drive from AKL…