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Forum: New Zealand
Mar 18th 2011, 12:29 pm
Replies: 8
Views: 7,893
Posted By torren

Re: Social worker's complicated questions

Hi, social workers are definitely in demand so should be no problems getting a job but you have to be aware of salary issues in NZ and cost of living. It is not at all like the UK in terms of SW...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 19th 2010, 7:30 pm
Replies: 120
Views: 13,532
Posted By torren

Re: Expensiveness in New Zealand

For us it was definitely the amount of minutes/hours you have to work to pay for everyday items, from the weeks groceries to a pair of jeans, compared to how long you have to work in the UK. I do a...
Forum: New Zealand
Oct 16th 2010, 10:33 am
Replies: 120
Views: 13,532
Posted By torren

Re: Expensiveness in New Zealand

Its good to read these threads everytime I think about moving back to NZ. We lived there a few years ago. We had earned two good salaries in the UK, had several holidays abroad per year and could...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 19th 2010, 7:01 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,125
Posted By torren

Re: 2nd Time Round

Hi, no, we had to let it lapse. I didn't want to, and did consider going back on my own for a while to keep it up. Anyway, it didn't matter in the end, we spent 5 great years in UK earning some...
Forum: New Zealand
Sep 19th 2010, 6:50 pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,125
Posted By torren

Re: 2nd Time Round

Hi, we went out for 18mnths from 2005. Came back for 5 years and now heading back, but this time via Oz. There are some things that Australasia does much better than the UK, and some things the UK...
Aug 20th 2010, 8:00 pm
Replies: 1,981
Views: 307,599
Posted By torren

Re: ENS Visa (121/856) Current Timescales (Part 2.....)

I'm in central Scotland, between Perth and Dundee. Thankfully not with my parents! Obviously you like living in Australia...but do you love it?
Aug 20th 2010, 7:48 pm
Replies: 1,981
Views: 307,599
Posted By torren

Re: ENS Visa (121/856) Current Timescales (Part 2.....)

That's not good, but it does help to reinforce what you need to do....if you had any doubts. We used to live in NZ and even their winters are unbelievable compared to summers here. However, Europe...
Aug 20th 2010, 7:26 pm
Replies: 1,981
Views: 307,599
Posted By torren

Re: ENS Visa (121/856) Current Timescales (Part 2.....)

Have a wee dram on me! :rofl: Hopefully we will both get processed super fast under these new arrangements. Are you back in the UK now brrrrrrrrrr, it's freezing:frown:
Aug 20th 2010, 6:58 pm
Replies: 1,981
Views: 307,599
Posted By torren

Re: ENS Visa (121/856) Current Timescales (Part 2.....)

Hi again Rangerider,

Looks like you are addicted to these sites too! Great news for you...fingers crossed.. but don't forget about us already waiting in line to be processed at Melbourne! I have...
Aug 18th 2010, 7:47 pm
Replies: 1,981
Views: 307,599
Posted By torren

Re: ENS Visa (121/856) Current Timescales (Part 2.....)

Oh, good luck! Hopefully you'll hear something very soon. Did she give you a timescale or are they still being evasive in their answers about details? Fingers crossed for you :cool:
Aug 18th 2010, 6:34 pm
Replies: 1,981
Views: 307,599
Posted By torren

Re: ENS Visa (121/856) Current Timescales (Part 2.....)

Hi dsugums, how did you manage to find out where your application is up to? I emailed melbourne centre of excellence a week ago and no response at all. I can understand they must be sick of people...
Jul 30th 2010, 9:46 am
Replies: 954
Views: 59,865
Posted By torren

Re: Anyone got RSMS Visa

I'll try to add these later but basically...job offer 13th May, Nomination approved 10th June, visa application submitted 26th June, Med 23 July, PC to be sent next week.... waiting for CO.
Jul 30th 2010, 8:37 am
Replies: 954
Views: 59,865
Posted By torren

Re: Anyone got RSMS Visa

Oops! Of course, I forgot.....still a bit bleary eyed at this time in the morning!:
Jul 30th 2010, 8:26 am
Replies: 954
Views: 59,865
Posted By torren

Re: Anyone got RSMS Visa

wow, dsugums, that's really fast! Are you offshore?
Jul 29th 2010, 7:44 pm
Replies: 954
Views: 59,865
Posted By torren

Re: Anyone got RSMS Visa

Hi, I applied at the beginning of this month. How about a new thread for RSMS applicants as there is virtually no information out there? The service standard on DIAC website says processed in up to...
Jul 24th 2010, 11:05 am
Replies: 159
Views: 66,465
Posted By torren

Re: Arrived a week ago in Darwin

Hi Mandy

Really enjoying hearing about your settling in. We are moving to Darwin from Scotland in December/January. We are expecting heat and flies etc so it's great to hear your balanced...
Forum: Australia
Jul 9th 2010, 7:47 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,965
Posted By torren

Re: Darwin the lowdown please

That's it, i've changed my mind. I'm not going :sneaky:
Forum: Australia
Jul 8th 2010, 7:13 pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,965
Posted By torren

Re: Darwin the lowdown please

We're hopefully moving to Darwin around December, which I understand is a REALLY humid time but everywhere has not so great times to visit and at least things can only get easier from there. We'll...
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