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Old May 24th 2011, 8:41 pm
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Hi there. My name is Neal. I am currently in Wellington. Just started a job with the Ministry of Health. I've been here 3 weeks.

Although I was born in Auckland and have Kiwi parents (no visa problems for me!) I grew up in Northern Ireland so I have a Kiwi and Irish sense of humor!

Recently my life situation changed so I was able to take a change in direction and move to the country of my birth - though I'd only ever been to Auckland on family holidays.

Right now I feel totally out of my depth. Everyone reckons as a 'Kiwi' I should know everything but nearly 35 years out of the country and I don't know much except what my Ma tells me about growing up in Auckland in the 50's and 60's - not much help

So I am looking for any and all help especially about living in Wellington and making friends.

Thanks

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Old May 24th 2011, 10:28 pm
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Hi there and welcome to this NZ forum. I see you've already got stuck in. good on yer.

Hopefully you'll enjoy our wee community and maybe make some friends along the way.

Happy Posting.
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Old May 24th 2011, 11:30 pm
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Originally Posted by BEVS View Post
Hi there and welcome to this NZ forum. I see you've already got stuck in. good on yer.

Hopefully you'll enjoy our wee community and maybe make some friends along the way.

Happy Posting.
Ditto from me too
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Old Jun 11th 2011, 12:48 am
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Hi......good to hear a familiar voice (so to speak!!!). I am in auckland...came over 6 months ago from bangor,n.ireland. Have a lot of family ties in NZ and it is like a 2nd home.......but still having pangs of homesickness!!!!! Hope all is working out for you in wellington. Where in n.ireland did you live????
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Old Jun 24th 2011, 6:04 am
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Hi

My OH has the same problem, born in Gisborne but grew up in UK and he's working as a public servant (slave!) in Wellington.

As for meetups have you tried http://www.meetup.com. If you search for Wellington,nz there are several social groups.
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