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Old Feb 17th 2018, 10:42 pm
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My husband is a nz citizen, can to uk with his man when he was 8... he’s now 56 and we have decided to move back to nz....
In the process of looking for work, he is in IT.. Want to settle in the bay of plenty area.... any suggestions / pointers greatly appreciated..
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Old Feb 17th 2018, 11:29 pm
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Its a lovely area with a huge variety of places to live.
I could cope with Tauranga and Papamoa but anything further east
would be outside of my comfort zone.
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I could cope with Tauranga and Papamoa but anything further east
would be outside of my comfort zone.
Me too, I am not that good at swimming.
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Not sure there is much IT work there, unless it's very local, small stuff - would imagine hard to get jobs and the pay wouldn't be great.

What sort of work is he after?
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Pretty hard going finding IT work here in Tauranga, depending on his speciality ? If you're talking specialist work you'd have to be looking at Wellington or Auckland. Not many big companies in Tauranga. You may have to settle for IT work for Tauranga or Western Bay Council or one of the bigger firms who have offices in Tauranga CBD but there aren't many. A mate of mine works for IT Task Force as a technician/engineer.
There isn't a huge pool of jobs in any industry here really. It has taken the wife 3 years to get an offer of part time permanent hours as a nurse.
Awesome place to live that's for sure. Cost of living is rising. Difficult to find a rental and buying property is silly money and getting worse.
Many great suburbs to live and a few that I wouldn't.
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Hi folks.... thanks for your help.... he has worked in it for nearly 30 years. In various roles , looking to find work as support engineer.
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