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Old Jul 1st 2007, 6:04 pm
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Hi all.
My name is Dave (38) and I am married to Sophie (36) and have two boys (6 and 12). We are currently living with the mother in law' in Hull East Yorkshire after selling our house a couple of months ago. I have been a printer since leaving school and we have submitted our EOI, 115 points without a job offer, and have had our medicals. I plan to go to NZ on my own initially in mid to late July as a visitor to find a job. I have been in contact with a few employment agencies in the hope of getting a job but really need to be there to secure one.
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Trev, er indoors is Sam and 2 children Freddie 3 (Nearly 4) and Lewis 17 months here.
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I plan to go to NZ on my own initially in mid to late July as a visitor to find a job. I have been in contact with a few employment agencies in the hope of getting a job but really need to be there to secure one.
Good plan.



Good luck with that.
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Old Jul 1st 2007, 7:57 pm
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we were thinking along the same lines, hubby goes out and gets job secured , we are a fair way off that yet though house to sell etc. good luck with your plans, let us know how it goes. sam
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Hi all.
My name is Dave (38) and I am married to Sophie (36) and have two boys (6 and 12). We are currently living with the mother in law' in Hull East Yorkshire after selling our house a couple of months ago. I have been a printer since leaving school and we have submitted our EOI, 115 points without a job offer, and have had our medicals. I plan to go to NZ on my own initially in mid to late July as a visitor to find a job. I have been in contact with a few employment agencies in the hope of getting a job but really need to be there to secure one.
Hi Dave, Welcome to our little corner of the internet.
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Old Jul 6th 2007, 12:40 am
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Hey...you kids

Thanks to everyone for been so nice. I think the hardest thing about all this will be leaving the family at homeAny of you done this and come out of the mangle unscathed?
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Hey...you kids

Thanks to everyone for been so nice. I think the hardest thing about all this will be leaving the family at homeAny of you done this and come out of the mangle unscathed?
Hi Dave. Welcome aboard.

We've all done it! Whether we have come out unscathed is a question we will all have different answers to. I left my dad, sis, two daughters and all their families too when we came here in 2004. I've not been back. It was a quick decision but one I have no regrets about. The family in the UK still talk to me!

I'm a graphic designer and as such I may be able to compile a list of printers in the Wellington area which you could contact directly perhaps.

I can't wave any magic wands but let me know if you are interested.
I also have a mate who works at a print house... he may have some contacts, but he's in Canada till the end of July.

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Hey...you kids

Thanks to everyone for been so nice. I think the hardest thing about all this will be leaving the family at homeAny of you done this and come out of the mangle unscathed?
Yup, in 1999 I toughed it out for six months in Thailand for six months while my wife and daughter went to the US. Tough, eh?
Three months in 2002 after I first arrived in New Zealand, nine months over 2004 and 2005 when they both went back to the US to take care of some personal family business, and recently I was in California for three and a half months for some work reasons. We're alright. Just have to take it day by day.
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Old Jul 7th 2007, 10:12 am
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Hi Dave. Welcome aboard.!

I'm a graphic designer and as such I may be able to compile a list of printers in the Wellington area which you could contact directly perhaps.

I can't wave any magic wands but let me know if you are interested.
I also have a mate who works at a print house... he may have some contacts, but he's in Canada till the end of July.

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Hi there Richard.

That would be a great help and would appreciate it very much. Coincidentally I applied for a job at a printers in Lower Hutt through the 'Seek' website but they didn't want anyone from overseas, another reason for coming to NZ.
If you could do a list you could email it to me if thats OK? I'll have a go at sending you a PM. Never do that before.
Cheers
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Hi Dave
and welcome to this forum. May your NZ dreams come true
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