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Old Jan 25th 2009, 12:48 am
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Been here a week and we're all still exhausted from the whole process (arrived in Oz two years to the day we landed in NZ), as I'm sure those who have done the same process will understand!!!

First impressions of Newcastle are very good - glad the hot weather of yesterday wasn't the norm though!

Looking forward to getting some normality in the family and meeting people
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Old Jan 25th 2009, 5:24 am
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Welcome.

Now change the location entry in your profile.
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Old Jan 25th 2009, 9:21 am
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Done! Thanks for the heads up
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Dear Bourbon,

I thought that the Nz 2 Oz process tokk five years to residency.

Am I wrong or is it the wrong process?

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I'm sorry, I don't understand the question! We migrated to NZ on the basis of my husband's NZ citizenship. We're here in Oz by virtue of his NZ citizenship again (the 461 visa) but will be going for PR, either by the 175 or ENS, ASAP. Just need to decide between 175 or ENS but really need to get our skates on as I want to go to uni and we can't afford international fees!
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Have read my question again and I must confess I hardly understand it either!

What i tried to say / ask was how come you only needed to spend 2 years in NZ before crossing the ditch as Citizenship takes 5 years. Obvioulsy the fact your OH is an NZ citizen makes my question meaningless.

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Welcome ! to Oz and Newcastle (although don't need shades yet today!)

We've trod a very similiar path to yours and are starting to settle down here now - Newcastle seems pretty good to end up in after all our hauling ourselves round - it is exhausting isn't it !

Hopefully a meetup soon for all us Newcastle newish newbies..
and drop us a pm if you want to catch up sometime!

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Originally Posted by bourbon-biscuit View Post
Been here a week and we're all still exhausted from the whole process (arrived in Oz two years to the day we landed in NZ), as I'm sure those who have done the same process will understand!!!

First impressions of Newcastle are very good - glad the hot weather of yesterday wasn't the norm though!

Looking forward to getting some normality in the family and meeting people
Welcome Hon,
Hope OZ is good to you
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I'm sorry, I don't understand the question! We migrated to NZ on the basis of my husband's NZ citizenship. We're here in Oz by virtue of his NZ citizenship again (the 461 visa) but will be going for PR, either by the 175 or ENS, ASAP. Just need to decide between 175 or ENS but really need to get our skates on as I want to go to uni and we can't afford international fees!

I am here on my NZ passport and pay domestic fees at uni, no HECS though. Not sure what the rules are for spouse of NZ citizen.
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Originally Posted by Watt Dabney View Post
I am here on my NZ passport and pay domestic fees at uni, no HECS though. Not sure what the rules are for spouse of NZ citizen.
Alas, international fees for NZ spouse
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I arrived earlier this week and first impressions are great of this place. Not really a city but a big town with fab. beaches and nice people. Rental and even houseshare of a good quality seems really difficult though
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Welcome! We've only been here a couple of weeks but are really warming to the place

Actually, I'm not sure why more migrants don't head here given it's got all the key ingredients for the Oz lifestyle at a (comparably) reasonable price. Just back form a weekend in Anna Bay (1 hr north), had a lovely time but sort of seem pointless going anywhere else because the local beaches are so damn fine. Newcastle city itself is a funny place- sort of waiting for the council to realise the tourist potential of the place and steer the development that way- but we tend to use the malls to shop, given we're only 5-10 mins from Westfield Kotara. Beaches in Newcastle are awesome- you can go to proper city beaches like Newcastle and Merewether or drive 10 mins and go to remote bush backed Dudley or family 'Home and Away-style' Redhead. It's just 2 hours from Sydney, which is cool. It's NSW so the weather is awesome and the population density not too low and has a reasonable culture vibe. Both Darby St and Beaumont in the city have got a good nightlife thing going on- cafe culture and you can drive out to the Hunter wineries. It's awesome here

Where the bloody hell are you?
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Hi,

Glad you made it over here

Been here over 2 years now and things have gone from good to even better!

Just had med's for our PR and hopefully should be putting the rest of the paperwork in within the next week................then I'll feel "safe"!
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[QUOTE=bourbon-biscuit;7234662)

Actually, I'm not sure why more migrants don't head here ..........

Where the bloody hell are you?[/QUOTE]



Shhhhhhhhhhh ....... lets keep it our little secret! lol
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Shhhhhhhhhhh ....... lets keep it our little secret! lol
Glad to see you're enjoying it! I went on one of the wine tours on Saturday and it was great fun but bloody hot up the valley! We really should organise a meet-up in Newcastle for the next weekend or something... I'm moving to nr Wollongong next week!!
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