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Mandie Nov 30th 2006 3:06 pm

Christchurch Contacts Wanted Please
 
Hi looking for some friendly contacts in Christchurch, NZ

We are, if all goes well planning to emigrate in Jan / Feb 2007. I know a few people out there but thought i'd try and get a few more contacts before i go!

I have loads of friends in the uk and really don't want to get to NZ and feel lonely and isolated...i'll be going there with my two children (15 & 12) before my husband, who'll be staying on the finish off doing up and selling the house.

thanks for looking at thread
take care Mandie

CarolR Dec 3rd 2006 4:12 pm

Re: Christchurch Contacts Wanted Please
 
Hi Mandie

I am near Christchurch, I have 3 teenagers and have been here 3 years. More than happy to shout you a coffee when you arrive.


Originally Posted by Mandie.H
Hi looking for some friendly contacts in Christchurch, NZ

We are, if all goes well planning to emigrate in Jan / Feb 2007. I know a few people out there but thought i'd try and get a few more contacts before i go!

I have loads of friends in the uk and really don't want to get to NZ and feel lonely and isolated...i'll be going there with my two children (15 & 12) before my husband, who'll be staying on the finish off doing up and selling the house.

thanks for looking at thread
take care Mandie


Mandie Dec 3rd 2006 10:07 pm

Re: Christchurch Contacts Wanted Please
 
Thank you, will let you know when i'm expected to arrive.

If you don't mind me asking how you teenagers have managed to settle in. My 15 year old daughter is my main concern as she'll be starting school in the 1st year of the NZ exam system. She's a bright girl, but i'm a bit worried that i've left it too late for her to settle in well with the education system.
thank you
Mandie

Joshlin Dec 4th 2006 5:08 am

Re: Christchurch Contacts Wanted Please
 

Originally Posted by Mandie.H
Hi looking for some friendly contacts in Christchurch, NZ

We are, if all goes well planning to emigrate in Jan / Feb 2007. I know a few people out there but thought i'd try and get a few more contacts before i go!

I have loads of friends in the uk and really don't want to get to NZ and feel lonely and isolated...i'll be going there with my two children (15 & 12) before my husband, who'll be staying on the finish off doing up and selling the house.

thanks for looking at thread
take care Mandie

Hey Mandie
we're in chch - 2 children fair bit younger than yours (2&4) but happy to meet up - our other kids will be here Feb-Apr and they're 17&21, over on holiday from UK/Europe so won't know anyone either!!!
give us a shout when you know more
Vicki & Lee

CarolR Dec 4th 2006 8:00 am

Re: Christchurch Contacts Wanted Please
 

Originally Posted by Mandie.H
Thank you, will let you know when i'm expected to arrive.

If you don't mind me asking how you teenagers have managed to settle in. My 15 year old daughter is my main concern as she'll be starting school in the 1st year of the NZ exam system. She's a bright girl, but i'm a bit worried that i've left it too late for her to settle in well with the education system.
thank you
Mandie

Hi Mandie

My children were 12,15 and 16 when we arrived. They are all very settled now, I have one at university, another going to university in February and the youngest starts year 11 in February. Initially once they got over there nervousness they loved school. They were such a novelty and the other children were fascinated with the new pommie kids. They soon made friends and established themselves. The exam system itself is quite different and took us a while to understand how it was working and my middle daughters year 11 results were not the best. We made a huge effort to understand the credit system and like everything in life when you understand how things work - it is easier to make it work for you. The kids going to a new school is very much part of the whole emigration adventure. My children have benefited hugely from there NZ schooling experience and have developed an outlook I am not sure would be the same if they had continued in there UK comprehensive. They are all self confident young adults with a healthy thirst for success and acheivement. It has not all been plain sailing but as long as she takes her time, quietly eases herself in and chooses her friendships carefully not expecting too much too quick and takes advantage of everything on offer she will enjoy her new adventure as much as you all will as a family.

mcuddy1 Dec 5th 2006 7:32 pm

Re: Christchurch Contacts Wanted Please
 

Originally Posted by Mandie.H
Thank you, will let you know when i'm expected to arrive.

If you don't mind me asking how you teenagers have managed to settle in. My 15 year old daughter is my main concern as she'll be starting school in the 1st year of the NZ exam system. She's a bright girl, but i'm a bit worried that i've left it too late for her to settle in well with the education system.
thank you
Mandie

Hi Mandie
We will be arriving in CHC on Jan 14 . I have 2 kids a boy 7 and girl aged 3. We all feel excited and apprehensive at the same time, it's been a long time coming.
I would be more than happy to meet up for a chat.
We come from a town called Glossop in Derbyshire and are looking forward to a change as we have been here all our lives. Hope to chat to you soon.
Donna & Martin.

xpat19 Dec 6th 2006 3:04 am

Re: Christchurch Contacts Wanted Please
 
Hi. We've just arrived in Christchurch after 5 years in Auckland. We have a son, just turned 16, who will be starting yr 12 at high school next term.
He doesn't know anyone here yet but is applying for a part time job and hopes to join a martial arts club which will help him meet people.

Happy to meet up when you get here, we've only been here since sunday but are loving every minute of it so far !

Maz1 Dec 6th 2006 5:36 pm

Re: Christchurch Contacts Wanted Please
 

Originally Posted by Mandie.H
Hi looking for some friendly contacts in Christchurch, NZ

We are, if all goes well planning to emigrate in Jan / Feb 2007. I know a few people out there but thought i'd try and get a few more contacts before i go!

I have loads of friends in the uk and really don't want to get to NZ and feel lonely and isolated...i'll be going there with my two children (15 & 12) before my husband, who'll be staying on the finish off doing up and selling the house.

thanks for looking at thread
take care Mandie

Hi Mandie, we are just like yourself. We are going some time this month. The kids were our first thoughts as well but we thought it was in their best interest as well as ours to make the move. We have a lad who is 14 and a girl 11 this month. I would be more than happy to keep in touch so when we are both out there we will meet up. Good luck with the move, Maz :)

Mandie Dec 6th 2006 7:21 pm

Re: Christchurch Contacts Wanted Please
 
Thank you for all your replys, :D will definitely send you ALL a line once i know when i'll be getting out there.

Take Care and look forward to meeting you
Mandie :)

andy&georgina Dec 6th 2006 7:35 pm

Re: Christchurch Contacts Wanted Please
 

Originally Posted by Mandie.H
Thank you for all your replys, :D will definitely send you ALL a line once i know when i'll be getting out there.

Take Care and look forward to meeting you
Mandie :)


Hi Mandie

Just noticed youre in Hampshire, we are in Berkshire so near :)

Mandie Dec 6th 2006 9:38 pm

Re: Christchurch Contacts Wanted Please
 

Originally Posted by andy&georgina
Hi Mandie

Just noticed youre in Hampshire, we are in Berkshire so near :)


I think i should have paid more attention at school :eek: as i've just had to look on google to find out where Berkshire was .

Only just couple of hours down the road.

where are you thinking of going to in NZ

Mandie :)

andy&georgina Dec 6th 2006 9:59 pm

Re: Christchurch Contacts Wanted Please
 

Originally Posted by Mandie.H
I think i should have paid more attention at school :eek: as i've just had to look on google to find out where Berkshire was .

Only just couple of hours down the road.

where are you thinking of going to in NZ

Mandie :)


Hiya

Thinking of Auckland and surrounds...you?

Mandie Dec 6th 2006 10:03 pm

Re: Christchurch Contacts Wanted Please
 

Originally Posted by andy&georgina
Hiya

Thinking of Auckland and surrounds...you?

Hey ;)
Planning to go to Christchurch, it's where i spent sometime in June/July working in the hospitals as part of my work from uk. Didn't want anyway too hectic that's why i chose there.

take Care Mandie :)

Jude J Dec 6th 2006 10:15 pm

Re: Christchurch Contacts Wanted Please
 
Mandie where in Hampshire are you? I lived in lovely Portsmouth for 6 years.

Mandie Dec 6th 2006 10:46 pm

Re: Christchurch Contacts Wanted Please
 

Originally Posted by Jude J
Mandie where in Hampshire are you? I lived in lovely Portsmouth for 6 years.


you'd be glad you escaped ;)
I live about 10 miles from Portsmouth in Fareham, moved here from Portsmouth 16 years ago...it's great here (not that great that i wanna stay!!!) you can park either in your drive or outside your house, something you can't do in P'mouth...you'd be lucky to find a space 3 roads away.

Mandie
:) :D :)


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