For peace of mind I'd recommend a pet relocator. We used Pet Express for our 2 dogs and 2 cats when we moved back to NZ. Linda was wonderful. Heaps cheaper than everyone else and there were zero issues with the strict NZ import regulations.
So is the plan to just drive past these places and not spend time at them? I really think you are going to be pushing it if you want to do all that and stop to eat/get lost. Distances may seem short but roads are windy, and in Auckland and Wellington traffic can be heavy. Like I suggest. . If you've only got 7 days then focus on driving one Island. Enjoy! NZ is a wonderful country.
Thanks for your offer and advice TB. A couple of companies are calling me back tomorrow. Hoping they'll be able to detox the walls floors and possibly furniture. We don't want to spilt our little family up of dogs cats and humans just now,
It's my home town and I'd go back in a heartbeat if my husband was keen! (he's still finding Dubai/Middle East fun). Auckland is a big city, and life really would be what you made of it. However if my family and friends weren't there, I'd go live in the smaller places like Whangarei, Napier, or even windy Wellington.
Maybe you should go visit beforehand?
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@mrs.w....no. BKC's focus is pretty much on local maus....since they get far less public interest, help and attention than imported pure breeds :-)
@blondie 007..come along and talk to us...we all try to match cat/kitten personality to potential homes....as we more than anything aim for happy home stories :-) we can also advise on general care and relocations 'home' with their families. I couldn't imagine our home life without cats (and our dog). They are great company
They are all lovely arabian maus, of all ages.
All are rescues, and all are being fostered by volunteers.....a couple that are especially deserving are two kitten brothers....one is partially sighted, whilst his brother is blind.......but you certainly wouldn't know it as they run around happily!
Come along and meet them all
Ooo......I must figure how to link photos on here...
But I know we will have there...
1. Casper....a very friendly pure white arabian mau who was abandoned in a carpark (well he would be pure white, if he wasnt living underneath cars) . He has a green eye and a blue eye, and is gorgeous..
2. Jo....a friendly 4month old pure black kitten....found on jumeirah beach, and
3. Jase....Jo's very very gentle and loving black and white brother...
plus...another 27 more very deserving felines all needing decent people to love!
We used Clearwater when we moved into our 3 bed villa in July and were very pleased with them.they took the fly screens off and cleaned them, used a floor machine polisher, and even did the top of the door sills. I had issues with their receptionist, but once I spoke to the manager, everything got sorted quickly.totally recommend. Phone no is 045153666
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Its 'bye bye marine life'( went snorkelling around the sheraton spit yesterday, and unlike 5 years ago when it wss TEEMING with coral life, butterfly fish, crab, and other natural gleaming multicolored coral dwellers....there was NOTHING yesterday :-C ).....and hello ' plastic bags, bottles, cigarette butts, noise, dirty nappies (yes...dirty nappies!!) and traffic.
Apparently the building works are scheduled to finish end of 2013.....(so they optimistically project....)
I dont understand how people walk away and leave their rubbish on the beach.... And destroy the environment...
Can anyone recommend a gardener? our new villa needs TLC and some landscaping. Very very reluctant to inherit the compound gardener/watchman, given the neglected state of the trees (overgrown), grass, and pot holed 'lawn'!
OP...in your research, did you find out how they compare to Clearwater?
FYI: Just had a proposal from Clearwater where they've proposed:
1. We will be supplying all the necessary equipment for the work
a. Buffing machine for floor scrubbing and polishing
b. Vacuum cleaners
c. General equipment i.e. mops, brushes, cloths, etc.
a. All chemicals will be supplied by us
3. Floor cleaning
a. Marble floors will be mopped and then buffed to finish. If crystallization is required it will be quoted separately on the sqm of the floor.
b. Ceramic tiles will be mopped, scrubbed if necessary and then buffed to remove any soap marks. Any stains that cannot be removed will be pointed out to you for discussion and further action.
c. Wooden floors – These will be vacuumed, mopped and then brushed. If required, we apply a thin coat of wood oil.
d. Laminate floors – These floors can only be vacuumed and mopped. If any chemicals/ oils are used they become very slippery and dangerous, and if the chemical is not recommended by the supplier it could damage the coating.
4. Cupboards and doors – These will be dusted and cleaned with wood cleaner
5. Kitchen – All surfaces will be cleaned and degreased to the best of our ability. We will only move appliances under the supervision of the owner/ tenant. Cleaning inside appliances, i.e. fridges or ovens will be done as good as possible. Please note that is almost impossible to restore appliances to their original state. Problem areas will be pointed out to the client and discussed. Kitchen cupboards will be dusted and cleaned as good as possible.
6. Window cleaning – All windows will be cleaned with Purewater. This is an environmentally friendly system which is completely chemical free and gives you a mirror shine finish. We can reach windows up to 10m off the ground and achieve a consistent, brilliant shine finish.
Bin Kitty will be having their cat adoption day next Saturday at Petzone vets.
Loads of kittens and cats looking for their forever homes
Please email [email protected] for any questions
Hope to see you there!
Whew! We've all had a busy afternoon, and most of our cats and kittens have been rehomed in their 'forever homes'
To answer your Q's.....'yes'..we have loads of folks on hand to advise on such Q's as how to introduce your new kitty to your home.
Also, we do try to match a kitty to your home, and the foster mums/dads are there to talk about their little kitties.
Hope to see you next time :-)
Bin Kitty Collective are having their monthly kitty adoption day this Saturday from 12:30 - 4pm.
Loads of healthy vaccinated fostered rescue kitties now ready to go to their 'forever' homes :) :) :)
Look up bin kitty collective on facebook or contact [email protected] for more details
Yippee!!! Thanks Pingu! Spoke to lovely switched on lady this afternoon, and we are going to do a recce tomorrow evening......manager is aware so am tentitively hopeful these little ones (including young mum to be :( ) will have a better life. Cant save every cat but hoping at least 3 more have a more bearable life :)
Thanks everyone for your thoughts...... Went to the hotel last night, and was shown where the cats hang out at night by the duty manager. We spotted 3 cats.....1 is a pure white young small female cat , 1 is a grey tabby small cat (male), and the other is a fluffy tabby......who the manager thinks is pregnant and likely to give birth vey soon : (
None have been neutered. All 3 are semi tame....and let us pat them....
The hotel's very very last night is this Weds..
Pingu.....thanks for your post....044213664