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Hi to all..

Well it's all go now....

Last Saturday 5th April we attended the NZ espo in London, we sold the house on Thursday 10th and hubby got his job offer in Blenheim yesterday Friday 11th!

I feel excited but also apprehensive like I am on an emotional rollercoaster

Is anyone else heading for the Marlborough region? as most people seem to be heading to the North Island.

We have 4 children aged 23, 19yrs, 13yrs and 10 yrs.
My eldest daughter and 2 grandchildren will be staying here. Leaving them will be the hardest thing I have ever done in my life

Katy who is 19 wants to go to uni in NZ, she is very out going , sporty and I know she will get on great.

Enough of my ranting I would love to hear from anybody else who is also making the huge move to a new life in NZ.

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Hi
Welcome to the forum.
Yes there are lots of us in the South Island.
Hope all continues to go well for you.
We moved from Somersham 18mths ago and love it here as i'm sure you will.
Look forward to hearing more of your story.
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Hi Judy

Thanks for replying. I know Somersham very well. Where do you live now in the S Island? How does it compare to Somersham?
Sorry I know I'm being nosey.:embaressed_smile:

If there is any advice you can pass on we would be most grateful.

Thanks

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Hi to all..

Well it's all go now....

Last Saturday 5th April we attended the NZ espo in London, we sold the house on Thursday 10th and hubby got his job offer in Blenheim yesterday Friday 11th!

I feel excited but also apprehensive like I am on an emotional rollercoaster

Is anyone else heading for the Marlborough region? as most people seem to be heading to the North Island.

We have 4 children aged 23, 19yrs, 13yrs and 10 yrs.
My eldest daughter and 2 grandchildren will be staying here. Leaving them will be the hardest thing I have ever done in my life

Katy who is 19 wants to go to uni in NZ, she is very out going , sporty and I know she will get on great.

Enough of my ranting I would love to hear from anybody else who is also making the huge move to a new life in NZ.

Sharon
Hi Sharon,

We were at expo in London, last week, spoke to a company from Blenheim, offered a job, we're flying out on 26th April for our recce going all over north island and down south to see blenheim and the company and go from there. Come back and put in EoI, Get visa off we go.

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Old Apr 12th 2008, 8:29 pm
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Hi Judy

Thanks for replying. I know Somersham very well. Where do you live now in the S Island? How does it compare to Somersham?
Sorry I know I'm being nosey.:embaressed_smile:

If there is any advice you can pass on we would be most grateful.

Thanks

Sharon
Hi Sharon
We are in Methven, which is different from the fens.... we are in the foothills of Mt Hutt, its just wonderful.
Advice - pack EVERYTHING in the container......
My turn to be nosey....what line of work are you both in??
Must go .... be back on later
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Hi, we went to the Leeds Expo yesterday (12/04/08).

Hope you don't mind me being nosey but what was the company you were offered a job with in Blenheim. I only ask because I was speaking to a guy called Andy Rowe who was representing a company called Cuddon who are a Manufacturing Engineering company in Blenhiem. He asked me to email my CV when we're ready to start the process ( We've only just started looking into emmigrating).

Just thought it co-incidental as I didn't see any other Blenhiem companies there and if its the same company I would be interested in watching how you get on and what the company is like. Generally being a nosey pain in the A**e

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Wow - its is all go for you. Very exciting.

So you have sold your house as in money-in-the-bank? I ask, because numerous people on these boards seem to need to "sell" their house 3x over before that can actually leave.

Can I ask which estate agent you've used? I ask because I live not too far from you...a little closer to Cambridge
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Hi Judy

We were wondering whether to leave everything here or bring it with us, so thanks for the advice to bring everything with us.

Can we bring our TV's out with us? Some books say we can some say we cant. What about white good? fridge /freezer? tumble dryer?

My husband is an aircraft maintenance engineer and I am a social worker (for my sins lol). Hubby has his job offer but I am not looking to work full time until the children are settled.

Speak soon

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Hi to thedonz & 'ozzidoc'

Hubby is an aircraft maintenance engineer and he had the job offer from Safeair located at Blenheim airport. We did not come accross the company you mentioned at the espo. Hope all goes well with your considered move to NZ.

No money is not in the bank from sale of house yet ( only had offer Thursday). We used Haart's estate agents and just pray it will go through to completion. We were very surprised at getting our asking price , considering the uncertain housing market at the moment.

Very exciting this emigrating thing but taking each day as it comes

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hi guys i have't been on here for a some time but i would like to say i have been to the factory at cuddons and they are a good firm the work shop is clean and they have all the tools for the job Thanks Dave
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hi guys i have't been on here for a some time but i would like to say i have been to the factory at cuddons and they are a good firm the work shop is clean and they have all the tools for the job Thanks Dave

Hi Dave,

We met andy and neville from cuddons, they seems very genuine, was good to see that neville chated to my girlfriend, and took some interest in what she did.
Did you see what the fridge side of the company is like? it all seems good, I'll find out for myself in a couple of weeks

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See you soon!!!!

I have a 16 year old daughter and a 13 year old son and hubby works at safe (are you the same folks I have pm'd?)

We have been in Blenheim 17 months and love it!!!
Wow well done to you if I can be any help here just yell!!!

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Just realised no you are not the same person!!! There are a few heading out here!!!! pm me you e mail and I will be in touch
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Hi Dave,

We met andy and neville from cuddons, they seems very genuine, was good to see that neville chated to my girlfriend, and took some interest in what she did.
Did you see what the fridge side of the company is like? it all seems good, I'll find out for myself in a couple of weeks

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yes the fridge side looked good when i was there they were programming a plc touch screen they have a stainless steel side and a mild steel side have you been to blenheim your self ? if you want to chat on the phone send me a pm and will have a chat to you about it if you want Thanks dave because i wil be working there
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Just realised no you are not the same person!!! There are a few heading out here!!!! pm me you e mail and I will be in touch
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Hi Dawn

My email is <<snip>>.

Great to hear from someone in Blenheim!!! you have made my day lol

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