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Forum: New Zealand
Jan 26th 2020, 9:10 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By mexnick

Re: WTR Visa question

Thanks both, figured I'd need to speak with immigration but thought I'd see what people had to offer here before approaching them, cheers, will give them a call next week
Forum: New Zealand
Jan 25th 2020, 5:06 am
Replies: 3
Views: 485
Posted By mexnick

WTR Visa question

Hi all
I'm currently here on a 30 month WTR visa with an accredited employer. It looks as though my employer is now being bought by another company who are not accredited, anyone have advice on how...
Dec 16th 2019, 10:30 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 888
Posted By mexnick

Re: WTR visa versus Skilled Migrant visa

Thanks for the replies, sounds like a no brainer...
cheers
Dec 16th 2019, 3:05 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 888
Posted By mexnick

WTR visa versus Skilled Migrant visa

hi,
I have been living and working in Auckland for about 3 months now on a WTR 30 month visa. After speaking with other expats out here i'm wondering if submitting an EOI would be a smart move? I...
Forum: New Zealand
Nov 12th 2019, 6:23 am
Replies: 5
Views: 1,866
Posted By mexnick

Re: Moving to NZ soon!

Hi
my wife is a primary school teacher, we arrived from the UK a couple of months ago and are coincidentally living very close to coatesville. She secured a job before moving out, might have been...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 26th 2019, 6:13 pm
Replies: 5
Views: 841
Posted By mexnick

Re: It’s happening - reporting mid-move

Hi
we're 2 weeks in from the move from uk to Auckland and so have been through the same emotions. We found the leaving very emotional, especially for our kids saying goodbye to the family dog.
...
Forum: New Zealand
Aug 27th 2019, 7:39 pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,064
Posted By mexnick

Re: What will be best for the kids?

hello hallie

i can relate alot to your concerns with regards to your children. We are a family of 4 (kids 10 & 11) moving to Auckland in just under 2 weeks time. We're having the same worries...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 4th 2019, 7:34 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 7,293
Posted By mexnick

Re: Auckland area

Don't think it was that particular survey...did a google search and found the below link, Frankfurt not mentioned in that top 10 though?
...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 4th 2019, 3:36 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 7,293
Posted By mexnick

Re: Auckland area

how does that figure with AK being rated as one of the best cities to live though?? I’ve hardly heard a positive thing about the city on the forum, maybe the happy folk are offline enjoying...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 4th 2019, 12:45 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 7,293
Posted By mexnick

Re: Auckland area

I totally get the go for it attitude, I am that type of person and have lived abroad several times before. Trouble now is I have two young children to consider, I don’t want to unsettle them to...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 4th 2019, 12:03 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 7,293
Posted By mexnick

Re: Auckland area

I understand that everyone is trying to paint a realistic picture of NZ for me and I am trying my best to keep a level head about the potential move but I’m starting to get the feeling that most...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 3rd 2019, 7:42 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 7,293
Posted By mexnick

Re: Auckland area

Thanks for the feedback on your experience of AK life. It all sounds good to me, am still a little concerned on how far our wages will go with 2 soon to be teenage kids. Long term if all goes well...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 2nd 2019, 11:03 am
Replies: 65
Views: 7,293
Posted By mexnick

Re: Auckland area

That's useful to know thanks. We have similar issues here, a simple breakdown or set of roadworks on our roads can easily double your journey time. I grew up driving around London and didn't realise...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 2nd 2019, 10:56 am
Replies: 65
Views: 7,293
Posted By mexnick

Re: Auckland area

That's is one of things that has been doing my head in for years here in the UK, seems everyone has an ultra materialistic attitude towards houses, clothes, cars, holidays etc etc and don't seem to...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 2nd 2019, 8:16 am
Replies: 65
Views: 7,293
Posted By mexnick

Re: Auckland area

I will have a company vehicle too which is quite a saving so your example is encouraging to hear. Mind you, do you have the additional cost of kids? We will have some child care costs to consider too
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 2nd 2019, 7:51 am
Replies: 65
Views: 7,293
Posted By mexnick

Re: Auckland area

my wage will be $75k, my wife is hopefully speaking to her prospective employer this week and will find out then her potential earnings. Our hope is she’ll earn more than me as from what I’ve read my...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 2nd 2019, 6:42 am
Replies: 65
Views: 7,293
Posted By mexnick

Re: Auckland area

I lived in mid Devon for 5 years and my lasting memory is how much it rained and the high property prices versus low wages. Clearly experiences can vary person to person. My expectations moving from...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 2nd 2019, 6:37 am
Replies: 65
Views: 7,293
Posted By mexnick

Re: Auckland area

that’s good to hear about the weather. Another person posting on this thread is from keighley which close to me and they confirmed weather in AK is far better.

I have heard that the sun is...
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 1st 2019, 10:37 am
Replies: 65
Views: 7,293
Posted By mexnick

Re: Auckland area

That's great, ,many thanks
Forum: New Zealand
Jun 1st 2019, 10:36 am
Replies: 65
Views: 7,293
Posted By mexnick

Re: Auckland area

I'm happy to keep a realistic head in all this, watching those 'wanted down under' programs, i feel, can paint too rosy a picture. If NZ were that amazing we'd all be flooding over there! I'm trying...
Forum: New Zealand
May 31st 2019, 1:29 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 7,293
Posted By mexnick

Re: Auckland area

Yes, things seem to be speeding up and the whole process is looming large. There is so much to sort out, ideally it wouldn't be happening so quick, our plan had been to spend a year sorting it all...
Forum: New Zealand
May 31st 2019, 1:21 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 7,293
Posted By mexnick

Re: Auckland area

Thanks for the response simonsi. Do you mind my asking what sort of time you head out and home and what the rough commute time is for you either way?
Forum: New Zealand
May 31st 2019, 12:15 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 7,293
Posted By mexnick

Re: Auckland area

I'm not against being in a scruffy neighbourhood, I grew up on a council estate in London, have lived in large cities in Mexico and the US and my wife lived in Bangkok for a while so we're not...
Forum: New Zealand
May 31st 2019, 12:11 pm
Replies: 65
Views: 7,293
Posted By mexnick

Re: Auckland area

That's quite a sobering thought....have been using google maps to plot journey times from different locations to my work place and never seemed to be greater than 45 mins, even from Titirangi which...
Forum: New Zealand
May 31st 2019, 8:04 am
Replies: 65
Views: 7,293
Posted By mexnick

Re: Auckland area

Otahuhu is the area and i'll have use of a company vehicle, assuming some or all the ferries permit cars/trucks?
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