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Old Dec 13th 2010, 6:02 pm
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Originally Posted by yorkylass View Post
EEEEEEEEAK !!!

Wow only taken 1 week, thats fabulous. We may be there quicker than we think.

Hubby is putting all the Family visa applications in the post today and were told by Working in that they are currently taking 4 - 6 weeks. Planning to leave here mid January.

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8.1.11 AndyRuth & family arrive, heading for Cambridge
11.1.11 Louloumama & family heading for North Shore/Orewa
Mid Jan, yorkylass & family heading for Christchurch
TBC end Jan, chillyed heading for Blenheim

You're on the 'list' hope visa comes back soon !
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Old Dec 15th 2010, 8:41 pm
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EEEEEEEEAK !!!

Wow only taken 1 week, thats fabulous. We may be there quicker than we think.

Hubby is putting all the Family visa applications in the post today and were told by Working in that they are currently taking 4 - 6 weeks. Planning to leave here mid January.

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Make the most its your last Xmas in the UK

Bring all you can plus suntan cream
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Old Dec 15th 2010, 10:54 pm
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8.1.11 AndyRuth & family arrive, heading for Cambridge
11.1.11 Louloumama & family heading for North Shore/Orewa
Mid Jan, yorkylass & family heading for Christchurch
TBC end Jan, chillyed heading for Blenheim

AndyRuth & Louloumama........Time to start counting the number of 'sleeps'!!

Hope you're enjoying the seasonal joy of these last weeks before you fly out......don't feel guilty!! and beware of the emotional ups and downs......its normal!!
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8.1.11 AndyRuth & family arrive, heading for Cambridge
11.1.11 Louloumama & family heading for North Shore/Orewa
Mid Jan, yorkylass & family heading for Christchurch
TBC end Jan, chillyed heading for Blenheim

AndyRuth & Louloumama........Time to start counting the number of 'sleeps'!!

Hope you're enjoying the seasonal joy of these last weeks before you fly out......don't feel guilty!! and beware of the emotional ups and downs......its normal!!
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Oh my . . that has really hit me.... and I just worked out it is only 25 sleeps

Am on an emotional roller coaster at the mo. . people keep saying "ooo i bet you are so excited" - well yes I have my moments but I also can't sleep properly, feel so guilty dragging the kids away from their friends/family . . . . can't help wondering if we are doing the right thing sometimes.

I know its normal and lots of others have felt the same - but I keep thinking no regrets, its an adventure, an experience - life is for living so lets just do it. still terrifying though !!!! xx
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Old Dec 17th 2010, 6:28 pm
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Oh my . . that has really hit me.... and I just worked out it is only 25 sleeps

Am on an emotional roller coaster at the mo. . people keep saying "ooo i bet you are so excited" - well yes I have my moments but I also can't sleep properly, feel so guilty dragging the kids away from their friends/family . . . . can't help wondering if we are doing the right thing sometimes.

I know its normal and lots of others have felt the same - but I keep thinking no regrets, its an adventure, an experience - life is for living so lets just do it. still terrifying though !!!! xx
I know, its very difficult to keep smiling, stay positive and feel the excitement when inside you're in pieces, you are so right to think of it as an adventure!! We've certainly got no regrets at having tried!! .... B x
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i had a viewing yesterday which was a suprise, and it looks like they're going to rent my flat fingers crossed

however i seem to be at the centre of a tug of war between my UK and NZ employers

none of them seem to think i might want to actually sort my life out before i go
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We're coming ........ count us in !!!!!!!


Family of 5 heading for North Shore/Orewa departing 11th Jan

Its a very scary ride this so better hold on tight !!!!!!!!!

Good luck to all and thanks B for keeping the thread going
We are a family of 5 on the North Shore so if you need any help/advice when you get here or just need some showing around give me a shout - al the best with the move!!
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Old Dec 23rd 2010, 7:24 pm
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i had a viewing yesterday which was a suprise, and it looks like they're going to rent my flat fingers crossed

however i seem to be at the centre of a tug of war between my UK and NZ employers

none of them seem to think i might want to actually sort my life out before i go
Hope the viewers come good
Can guess neither employer has packed up and moved 12000 miles! hope you win the tug of war and come out smiling!!

Enjoy Christmas & take control in the New Year !!
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It'll soon be January!!! Happy New year......
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Hopefully off to New Plymouth on Jan 28 to start a new life with my family of 5. Waiting for Visa to come through and booking flights tomorrow. Any good airlines for a low price.
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Old Dec 29th 2010, 11:47 am
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Hopefully off to New Plymouth on Jan 28 to start a new life with my family of 5. Waiting for Visa to come through and booking flights tomorrow. Any good airlines for a low price.

Welcome on board I've added you to the Jan list

Re: airline prices....check them all, even airline own sites, prices will vary according to route / stop overs etc. There used to be some 'codes' which would gain you extra baggage allowance or discount, not sure if there are any around now tho would be worth googling 'airline codes' or similar.
HTH B x

8.1.11 AndyRuth & family arrive, heading for Cambridge
11.1.11 Louloumama & family heading for North Shore/Orewa
Mid Jan, yorkylass & family heading for Christchurch
28.1.11 robertandjackie heading to New Plymouth
TBC end Jan, chillyed heading for Blenheim
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Hopefully off to New Plymouth on Jan 28 to start a new life with my family of 5. Waiting for Visa to come through and booking flights tomorrow. Any good airlines for a low price.
Good Luck robertandjackie - welcome to the January gang. One week to go till the container arrives for packing and we seriously need to get our butts in gear

We fly out on the 11th and we booked back in October. My preferred choice would have been to fly Singapore airlines/Emirates but they were working out at around £1200 pp for return (as we didn't have RV then so couldn't book one way). We have booked with Royal Brunei airlines as for a family of 5 the price we found saved us over £1000 ...... no previous experience of flying with them so watch this space !!!!!

They have also let us have return tickets valid for a year . Not that we hope to use them but possibility me or hubby may have to "nip" back with possible family probs which are on the horizon.

Wishing you all well
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Me and my gf are flying out on 11th Jan, One way to wellington.
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Old Dec 29th 2010, 11:03 pm
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Me and my gf are flying out on 11th Jan, One way to wellington.
Great! have added you to the list..... January's starting to shape up now, Happy New Year all!!

8.1.11 AndyRuth & family arrive, heading for Cambridge
11.1.11 Louloumama & family heading for North Shore/Orewa
11.1.11 tbromfield & gr heading for Wellington
Mid Jan, yorkylass & family heading for Christchurch
28.1.11 robertandjackie heading to New Plymouth
TBC end Jan, chillyed heading for Blenheim
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ROLL UP, ROLL UP!!! all you January leavers....I need the date you are leaving and your NZ destination ...please!!
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Well, we are3...Julie, myself and the little one Lucy.We arrive for new Jobs in Hamilton in Mid March so we are on a tight deadline and looking here for packing cases. We need to be near a decent school and looked at Rotorua? We also need to rent 4 beds with a garage until we want to buy.............we decided to sell the cars and get new over there...can you bring in wines and spirits?
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