YIPPEEE!!!

Old Feb 17th 2009, 9:42 pm
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Dear All
We have finally made it! We were phoned up by our case officer to let us know that our application has been successful!!
I am now thinking...oh my god what do I do now?
Up to now, everything has been a very expensive exercise in 'if only that could be us' and theory based.....now with that phone call, it has just become reality.
We are now as someone has already said...'running around like headless chickens'.
I have just had a look at the list of smilies you can add to messages...and at the moment I think I can probably add most if not all of them depending on which 5 minute segment of the day i'm in!
What I must do though, is to thank all those that have answered my pleas for information and help (Bevs) and everyone else that contributes to this forum for asking the questions I forgot to ask!
Many thanks
Nick (and Jo ...and the kids, even if they didn't know!!)
PS we are now heading Wellington way....any advise re housing gratefully received, I was thinking just to find a 3 bed house to rent(cheapest) until I get an idea of what's about. Possibly Petone area?
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Old Feb 18th 2009, 12:56 am
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CONGRATULATIONS

It's such a good [though scary!] feeling isn't it.
I found booking the one way flight to NZ gave me the biggest feeling of how real and final it all is, after all you never book one way flights normally. Booked it and then went into complete panic mode, why am I doing this, it's all going to be a big mistake, oh hell I really am moving to the other side of the world and so on. Now I'm over in NZ it's all fine of course. The rollercoaster of emotions is perfectly normal.
Just enjoy the moment and have a few glasses of something expensive

Great news!
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Well done, fantastic news....let the fun begin
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Congratulations, it's a great feeling isn't it.

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[QUOTE=Riverside;7295490]Dear All
We have finally made it! We were phoned up by our case officer to let us know that our application has been successful!!
I am now thinking...oh my god what do I do now?
Up to now, everything has been a very expensive exercise in 'if only that could be us' and theory based.....now with that phone call, it has just become reality.
We are now as someone has already said...'running around like headless chickens'.
I have just had a look at the list of smilies you can add to messages...and at the moment I think I can probably add most if not all of them depending on which 5 minute segment of the day i'm in!
What I must do though, is to thank all those that have answered my pleas for information and help (Bevs) and everyone else that contributes to this forum for asking the questions I forgot to ask!
Many thanks

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Most people that come from the uk have not rented before so please take time out and look at www.nz-immigration.co.nz for cost of living/rental accommodation you dont have to bye the packs we only sent for one but found it quite helpful it is goverment approved site. please make sure you have some form of heating as 55percent of homes in NZ are damp and thats from the goverment!!!. by the way it was me that said headless chickens
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Congratulations Riverside hope all goes well and you find a rental okay. We are going into a motel for a few days then look when we are over there, but I do know a few have organised from this end before arrival. I am sure someone will give you some pointers.
Good luck with all your plans .
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Many congratulations,now the hard work starts!

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Hi there riverside,
fantastic news for you!!!! we are waiting for our decision on our residency application, just wondering how long you were waiting for that phone call? we are in limbo land, not able to give my notice in at work, or book any flights Arrrgh!!! we have only been waiting a week! but feels like forever,
cheers,
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Dear All
We have finally made it! We were phoned up by our case officer to let us know that our application has been successful!!
I am now thinking...oh my god what do I do now?
Up to now, everything has been a very expensive exercise in 'if only that could be us' and theory based.....now with that phone call, it has just become reality.
We are now as someone has already said...'running around like headless chickens'.
I have just had a look at the list of smilies you can add to messages...and at the moment I think I can probably add most if not all of them depending on which 5 minute segment of the day i'm in!
What I must do though, is to thank all those that have answered my pleas for information and help (Bevs) and everyone else that contributes to this forum for asking the questions I forgot to ask!
Many thanks
Nick (and Jo ...and the kids, even if they didn't know!!)
PS we are now heading Wellington way....any advise re housing gratefully received, I was thinking just to find a 3 bed house to rent(cheapest) until I get an idea of what's about. Possibly Petone area?

Congratulations !!
Roll on those little blue stickers

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Congrats Riverside
How lovely to read this news.

Please don't spend money on an info pack re. cost of living and rentals. You'll get the hang of NZ budgeting as you start to earn NZ dollars and pay NZ bills.

It really is best to wait until you have your feet on NZ ground before looking for a rental. That way you can inspect the property yourself. Your employer may be able to give you a pointer in the right direction. Otherwise it is looking for a rental through real estate agents for the most part.

Most folk bunk down in a motel for a few days and then possibly sort out a holiday home for a week via tourist information offices whilst looking for a reasonable rental.

Let us know how you get on.
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