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Old Sep 3rd 2011, 1:54 pm
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Hello all,

Well it's a long story but we initially came to NZ for our Honeymoon in 2009, loved the place so much we decided to come and explore even more in 2010.

We're both from Greater Manchester, I'm 34 and Hubby's 41, no kids.
I successfully applied for a Silver Fern visa whilst travelling the North Island and was offered temporary employment. This then turned out to be a full time offer and whilst I stayed here hubby had to return to the UK to carry on his employment and pay the bills at home until we gained Residency.

Thankfully after months apart and a little stress to say the least and plenty of hard work I might add this was granted. Hubby has since joined me back in Auckland and landed full time employment in his first week of arrival which was amazing.

At the moment everything is working out fine and we're settled in our apartment in Auckland City until the New Year when we'll be looking for somewhere bigger with a garden etc etc.

Our next goal will be to expand our social network and try and make some good friends outside of work to make us feel really at home.

Anyway apart from missing family, the hubby's real ale and football we are both so happy we took the gamble to come here, from our own experience there are so many people who talk the talk but remain in the UK moaning about there lives.

Looking forward to the RWC, especially as we have tickets to see England beat the Scots !!

I think i've waffled enough now.

Cheers J & K
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Hello and welcome to BE.

I see you have already found your way into the New Zealand forums. Hopefully you will make some real life friends as well as cyber friends.

We have a team of concierges who act as tour guides to help new members find their way around the many BE forums. The concierges for the NZ forum is Vitalstatistix and Kija.

If you have any problems or concerns please contact a moderator or admin. The mods for the NZ forums are Bevs and Am Loolah.

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Hi J & K,

Welcome to BE. Sounds like you are really enjoying your time in New Zealand.

I'm so pleased you have joined our little group and I hope you enjoy being part of our community.
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Originally Posted by KenJanine
Hello all,

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Looking forward to the RWC, especially as we have tickets to see England beat the Scots !!
Hi and Welcome.

If you like Rugby, then please feel free to join the RWC thread and cast your all important vote:-

http://britishexpats.com/forum/showt...=728216&page=5


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Hi K and J

How nice to read such a happy post and I am glad that you are enjoying your new life in NZ.
Welcome to BE and I hope you enjoy the forums, where I am sure it won't take you long to make some new friends.

All the best

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Hello and a big welcome to BE.

Excellent information can be found in the BE Wiki, not forgetting the Living and Moving Abroad forum that will help you, another set of great help is the permanent threads at the TOP of each forum, they are very pertinent to that particular forum and makes sensible reading.

Moderators deal with any problems that arise such as inappropriate posts, spammers etc, you will find their names at the bottom right hand side of each forum's index in bold font.

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Originally Posted by KenJanine
Hello all,

Well it's a long story but we initially came to NZ for our Honeymoon in 2009, loved the place so much we decided to come and explore even more in 2010.

We're both from Greater Manchester, I'm 34 and Hubby's 41, no kids.
I successfully applied for a Silver Fern visa whilst travelling the North Island and was offered temporary employment. This then turned out to be a full time offer and whilst I stayed here hubby had to return to the UK to carry on his employment and pay the bills at home until we gained Residency.

Thankfully after months apart and a little stress to say the least and plenty of hard work I might add this was granted. Hubby has since joined me back in Auckland and landed full time employment in his first week of arrival which was amazing.

At the moment everything is working out fine and we're settled in our apartment in Auckland City until the New Year when we'll be looking for somewhere bigger with a garden etc etc.

Our next goal will be to expand our social network and try and make some good friends outside of work to make us feel really at home.

Anyway apart from missing family, the hubby's real ale and football we are both so happy we took the gamble to come here, from our own experience there are so many people who talk the talk but remain in the UK moaning about there lives.

Looking forward to the RWC, especially as we have tickets to see England beat the Scots !!

I think i've waffled enough now.

Cheers J & K
Hello and welcome to B.E., Ken & Janine,

It does seem as if luck is shining on you. Sounds a wonderful new life, and glad that all is working out well. (And I don't half envy New Zealand weather over Canada ... ).

With every good wish,
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Old Sep 6th 2011, 9:09 am
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Thanks guys for your messages, it's nice to know your a friendly bunch and all that helps here if we need it.

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