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Old Feb 23rd 2008, 12:02 pm
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Hi there,

Me and my partner and 3 kids have consided and want to move to NZ.
We thought about Aus, Canada and US, but what we have heard that NZ is a fantastic place to go and lifestyle will be greatly improved.


Im a HGV class 1 driver, and have been for 10 years. Im 32
My partner is a Carer, looking after the ederly for 6 years and shes a chef currently for 1 year. Shes 26

We have 3 kids, 1, 2 and 5

Im looking for a job were i come home every night not away from home. We looking both to work.
We like the sound of the North island but are flexible where we go.
Any help will be good. I can get msn if anyone needs to chat bout it.

R plan to move is March 2009

We want to Know the process, the chance of getting permannet residents, and wats life like.
We are a little scared of going coz its a big thing to do. but if we dont do it we will never know.


Also im thinking of opening a kiwi bank account from uk and keep putting money in it so its there when we go over. is this possible and good idea.
thanks alot

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Old Feb 23rd 2008, 12:11 pm
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Originally Posted by markraynes View Post
Hi there,

Me and my partner and 3 kids have consided and want to move to NZ.
We thought about Aus, Canada and US, but what we have heard that NZ is a fantastic place to go and lifestyle will be greatly improved.

Im a HGV class 1 driver, and have been for 10 years. Im 32
My partner is a Carer, looking after the ederly for 6 years and shes a chef currently for 1 year. Shes 26

We have 3 kids, 1, 2 and 5

Im looking for a job were i come home every night not away from home. We looking both to work.
We like the sound of the North island but are flexible where we go.
Any help will be good. I can get msn if anyone needs to chat bout it.

We want to Know the process, the chance of getting permannet residents, and wats life like.
We are a little scared of going coz its a big thing to do. but if we dont do it we will never know.

thanks alot
Hi Mark and welcome,

I'm just off to bed coz it's stupid o'clock here, but Marika38 knows plenty about truck drivers and immigrating on that front. Also Kato33 is just about to get to Rotorua where her Hubster is a trucker and she's in that line of work too.

I'd suggest you wait for them to see your thread.
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Old Feb 23rd 2008, 12:13 pm
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Hi Mark and welcome,

I'm just off to bed coz it's stupid o'clock here, but Marika38 knows plenty about truck drivers and immigrating on that front. Also Kato33 is just about to get to Rotorua where her Hubster is a trucker and she's in that line of work too.

I'd suggest you wait for them to see your thread.
ok then thanks and good night
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Putting money in a Kiwi bank account might be possible - but then you'd have to pay non-resident tax (which is quite a lot) before you manage to organise everything to get to NZ.
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Putting money in a Kiwi bank account might be possible - but then you'd have to pay non-resident tax (which is quite a lot) before you manage to organise everything to get to NZ.
ok. what if i open a uk currency account in nz dollars. is that possible
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ok. what if i open a uk currency account in nz dollars. is that possible
Wat do you mean by a UK currency account in NZ dollars - so is the account in NZ dollars or not? Either way i think if the account is in NZ it'd be taxed. NZ has really high taxes (not to deter you from coming - it IS a nice country).
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Wat do you mean by a UK currency account in NZ dollars - so is the account in NZ dollars or not? Either way i think if the account is in NZ it'd be taxed. NZ has really high taxes (not to deter you from coming - it IS a nice country).
ok i`ll leave that idea for closer to time

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You might want to have a read of this thread.
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Originally Posted by markraynes View Post
Me and my partner and 3 kids have considered and want to move to NZ.
We thought about Aus, Canada and US, but what we have heard that NZ is a fantastic place to go and lifestyle will be greatly improved.
OK.
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I'm a HGV class 1 driver, and have been for 10 years. I'm 32.
My partner is a Carer, looking after the elderly for 6 years and she's a chef currently for 1 year. Shes 26.
Interesting. Is your partner a qualified chef meaning certificates and all that jazz?
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We have 3 kids, 1, 2 and 5.
Young family, huh? I bet they keep you busy.
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I'm looking for a job were i come home every night not away from home. We looking both to work.
With both of you working you will need to factor in the cost of childcare while both of you are out making a crust. It will be a significant outlay of money.
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We like the sound of the North island but are flexible where we go.
Flexibility is always good when making plans.

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R plan to move is March 2009
R plan? Residency plan? Recce plan? Removals plan?
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We want to Know the process, the chance of getting permanent residents, and what life is like.
First you need to know that getting permanent residency (PR) based on truck driving doesn't look good. Sure, HGV drivers are on the immediate skills shortage list, but it appears that as it stands now the New Zealand Immigration Service isn't going to hand out PR based on that job. That sucks, but you ought to know now.

Ah, the process...first you should take a squiz at this http://britishexpats.com/wiki/Catego...nd_Immigration

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Also I'm thinking of opening a kiwi bank account from uk and keep putting money in it so its there when we go over. is this possible and good idea.
What's the rush? Opening an account here is easy-peasy.


Good luck.
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Hi Mark and family,

you might want to give United Carriers a shout up in Northland, also Hooker Pacific in Napier and ChCh, both accredited companies, if you can get on with them, this would be a very good start.
Will P.m you more details if you like.
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Hi Mark and family,

you might want to give United Carriers a shout up in Northland, also Hooker Pacific in Napier and ChCh, both accredited companies, if you can get on with them, this would be a very good start.
Will P.m you more details if you like.
please email or pm me address and emails and etc. and wat the companys do

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