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    Just been nosing on a another forum (Sorry!) and there seems to a lot of debate as to whether to ship over vacuum cleaners!

    Are they expensive over in NZ? I must admit I am quite attached to my HENRY ( i like his little face) and as he has a bag he would be very easy to dispose of the bag and clean out thoroughly.

    We are just going through the quandry of what to bring - all or nothing! My OH thinks nothing - just photos and personal effects - but think I it will cost a good few bob to replace everything.

    Decisions Decisions Decisions :017:

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    Hi skunkgirl,

    Yes ... it IS hard knowing what to bring. It all depends on how attached you are to your furniture and if you really want to spend out on new. Personally, there is nothing I am so very attached to (except my photo albums and pictures of my kids), but we would have had to been very wealthy to replace all we had.

    My UK vaccum cleaner was quite cheap at 79 pounds and I left it behind so hubby could keep the house tidy (if he can work out how to use it!). I bought a new one for $112 and it was not the cheapest. Uprights don't seem to be common, probably because few houses are carpeted throughout. I don't know if they have Henrys or bags suitable for Henrys. I am popping into the Warehouse tomorrow (the only big shop around where we live) and I'll check.

    I was surprised how reasonable dining room tables and chairs are here. Beds however are expensive - we chucked a couple as the drawers were broken ... if I had known .... TVs and PCs are about the same, maybe a bit cheaper in some places. Sofas and settees seem expensive. Don't bring any wardrobes as most houses have built-in or dressing rooms. Usually, only old villas require wardrobes. Some 'bright spark' told me that NZers distrust wardrobes as they could fall on you in the night during an earthquake ... didn't know if he was serious!
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    Glenda

    Thanks for your reply - more things to think about. If you are going past the Warehouse - perhaps you could look to see if there's a Henry about. Thanks again

    Skunkgirl

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    You'd be lucky to find a Henry in the Warehouse. Try somewhere like 100% Electrical or Betta Electrical, or one of the smaller specialists. I'm sure I've seen one since I've been here, but cant remember where!
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    Hi Glenda! I miss reading you as often now that you've "graduated". Hope all is well.
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    Hi skunkgirl,

    As Taffy said, no Henrys in the Warehouse. :icon_sad: There is a wide range of vacuum cleaners 'henry-shaped' but whether their bags fit yours ... ? I think I have seen one somewhere also ... maybe on one of those fly leaflets that arrive in bunches each week.




    Hi selchie,

    Not quite 'graduated' yet ... haven't got the PR and don't know if we will due to a cock-up - just hope NZIS are feeling benevolent. Scary times. Also, I'm here alone in NZ with a marriage on the rocks, trying to work out how I'm going to survive - but hey, I'm tough. Cannot believe what is happening when we are really loving it here.

    Anyway, this is skunkgirl's thread. I should shut up now! :icon_lol:
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    Glenda, what on earth is going on there? Sounds absolutely awful. Hope it?s not as bad as it appears to be and that I?m just reading it wrongly. If you need an understanding ear, just PM me. Couldn?t bear to think of you going through such a rough patch on your own and in a strange country.
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    Glenda

    Thanks for looking for Henry.

    Feel free to communicate on my thread all you like.

    Sorry things aren't going too great. Keep your chin up!

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