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Old Sep 16th 2007, 7:51 pm
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Why i am thinking of leaving?

here (in UK) it seems every one is in a rush to get everywhere
quicker than the guy in front.

also seems money is more important than life in uk (re NR palava!)

Also i am looking for a bit more relaxation on days off
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Old Sep 16th 2007, 7:56 pm
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Hi Loutho, welcome to the forum.
A friend of mine went to the expo and was offered a job on the spot! I think it depends what you are looking for, the more specialist jobs must be harder to get - mustn't they? He came away with loads of free info inc CD's, DVD's etc and it was talking to him that made us think "we could really do this".

If you read one of my earlier posts you will see that I will miss the security of the NHS but I read that there will be 750 job losses down your way!

I think you and "Andy"are so right about the work/ life balance thing - that is what i am looking for too. A bit of relaxation is just the ticket !
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Old Sep 16th 2007, 8:20 pm
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Originally Posted by jackietyfry View Post
Hi Loutho, welcome to the forum.
A friend of mine went to the expo and was offered a job on the spot! I think it depends what you are looking for, the more specialist jobs must be harder to get - mustn't they? He came away with loads of free info inc CD's, DVD's etc and it was talking to him that made us think "we could really do this".

If you read one of my earlier posts you will see that I will miss the security of the NHS but I read that there will be 750 job losses down your way!

I think you and "Andy"are so right about the work/ life balance thing - that is what i am looking for too. A bit of relaxation is just the ticket !
Good luck
Hi Jackie, We both work for Bro Morg, and the prospect of a marger with our friends (and their problems) down the M4 corridor does make a worrying prospect for us both!!
Does anyone who has made the move to NZ have any advise for us, i am a general nurse (currently community based) and my husband an ODP. Particularly the differnce between private/state health care employers (whats the best or not!) would u opt to work for an agency (if yes which ones). We are keen to move to the North Island, Bay of Plenty area, but unsure exactly where. Would apprciate any advice.X
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Old Sep 16th 2007, 8:45 pm
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I have to say that BOP does sound very tempting but the more I hear the more difficult it becomes. We are doing a recce in Feb so hope that clarifies things a bit for us.

You may be better off starting a new thread for specific advice.
There are lots of nurses on the forum that will help, Boopy and Frenchy were very helpful to me when I first joined.
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Old Sep 16th 2007, 8:57 pm
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Originally Posted by jackietyfry View Post
I have to say that BOP does sound very tempting but the more I hear the more difficult it becomes. We are doing a recce in Feb so hope that clarifies things a bit for us.

You may be better off starting a new thread for specific advice.
There are lots of nurses on the forum that will help, Boopy and Frenchy were very helpful to me when I first joined.
Thanks Jackie, this thread stuff is all new to me! Time to learn. Enjoy your trip in feb, hope things work out for you.
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Old Sep 17th 2007, 1:17 am
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Well were here - Wellington to be exact! Why did we leave? For us the UK was becoming to aggressive culturally, and by that I mean you can't look at anyone in the UK as you walk down the street in case they might say something or do something. The hoody culture plays big on this as youths congregate in large groups and you feel victimised without doing anything. The cost of living is also going way up with getting less and less for your money. Where we lived first time buyers couldn't get a 1 bedroom flat for under 150K. We came to NZ for a lifestyle change a permanent detox of you like - to work to live mentality and allow our son to be a child for as long as possible...
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Old Sep 17th 2007, 10:39 pm
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We are leaving beautiful Cornwall, simply because we are all up for the adventure, and would really regret it, if we don't follow this path in our lives. Also can't wait to see all the amazing sites and experience everything NZ has to show us. Couldn't afford to come on a long holiday here, and wouldn't get to see and do it all in 4 weeks anyway so we thought, right lets take the plunge and move there.
OH, is a long distance lorry driver, and financially for us, it was getting harder and harder every month, OH not happy doing long distance and redundancy was on the cards, we knew NZ needed lorry drivers, so we started looking into it and realised we could afford a house much nearer than the half hour we drive, to the sea. Being Cornish the beach and sea are a big part of our lives so to be nearer would be a dream come true for all of us.
We have to take our chances while we can in life, who knows whats round the corners.
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Originally Posted by brussels_sprout View Post
Just an average weekend in peaceful old new zealand
http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominionpost/4203919a6479.html
I think the difference between the UK and NZ with that newspaper report is that all three offenders have been arrested, charged and will be in front of the courts this week.

Have they yet found the person/people responsible for the drive by shooting of Rhys Jones in Liverpool?
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Old Sep 18th 2007, 4:15 am
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We are leaving beautiful Cornwall, simply because we are all up for the adventure, and would really regret it, if we don't follow this path in our lives. Also can't wait to see all the amazing sites and experience everything NZ has to show us. Couldn't afford to come on a long holiday here, and wouldn't get to see and do it all in 4 weeks anyway so we thought, right lets take the plunge and move there.
OH, is a long distance lorry driver, and financially for us, it was getting harder and harder every month, OH not happy doing long distance and redundancy was on the cards, we knew NZ needed lorry drivers, so we started looking into it and realised we could afford a house much nearer than the half hour we drive, to the sea. Being Cornish the beach and sea are a big part of our lives so to be nearer would be a dream come true for all of us.
We have to take our chances while we can in life, who knows whats round the corners.
Marika x
Hi Marika, Good luck with the move, we holidayed in Cornwall last year for the first time and, the drive down aside, it truly is a beautiful place. My husband and i are of the same opinion, take your chance when you can.
Regards Louise
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here (in UK) it seems every one is in a rush to get everywhere
quicker than the guy in front.
Dont drive in Auckland then............................its shocking


........and there are some who are at the other end of the spectrum - sitting in the outside lane when there is nothing in the left lane(s)

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Old Sep 18th 2007, 4:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Marika 38 View Post
We are leaving beautiful Cornwall, simply because we are all up for the adventure, and would really regret it, if we don't follow this path in our lives. Also can't wait to see all the amazing sites and experience everything NZ has to show us. Couldn't afford to come on a long holiday here, and wouldn't get to see and do it all in 4 weeks anyway so we thought, right lets take the plunge and move there.
OH, is a long distance lorry driver, and financially for us, it was getting harder and harder every month, OH not happy doing long distance and redundancy was on the cards, we knew NZ needed lorry drivers, so we started looking into it and realised we could afford a house much nearer than the half hour we drive, to the sea. Being Cornish the beach and sea are a big part of our lives so to be nearer would be a dream come true for all of us.
We have to take our chances while we can in life, who knows whats round the corners.
Marika x
Well said............my thoughts exactly..........Good Luck!
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