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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2018, 09:12:11 am »
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2018, 10:49:45 am »
Nice morning for a ride!
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2018, 02:45:54 pm »
No man, he must buy a nice Bush Pig Down Under  :imaposer:  :ricky:
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2018, 04:42:40 pm »
and????

Did you get the passport
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #26 on: May 08, 2018, 08:21:34 pm »
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2018, 10:29:04 pm »
Hey Silvrav

Good luck with everything

We have now over 200 185 points and will submit our permanent residency as soon as my son, who stayed behind in SA to finish his matric, pass his EILTS test which he will be doing this Saturday.

How did we get here? (short version)
Wife who is better qualified than I flew over first with 3 month visitors visa but with work visa paperwork being done and on NZI system. Landed Auckland, got job agent for her field who did his magic. Within 2 weeks he got her 5 job interviews all over the middle and south part of North Island. Outside large centres for more points. Then we rent her a campervan which she used to drive to interviews, sleep over at the many free overnight spots and drive further to next interview.

Afterwards she went north to Whangarei to stay few day with friend. Got job offer. Back to Auckland, signed contract at agents office, flew back to SA to work, wait for work visa and resign. . Back to NZ to work. Kid and I packed and sorted stuff, flew over 2 months later.

Many ways to skin a cat but the above worked for us

Welcome to stay over if you pass through . We are in the Manawatu/Palmerston North region. 60 minutes drive north of Wellington.





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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2018, 10:33:24 pm »
International driver license - $25

You don't need one for NZ if you have a full SA license for more than 2 years. You can use your SA one up to 12 months. Convert it to a NZ one at any NZ AA. Easy, simple chop chop and its in the postbox
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2018, 03:02:51 am »
Good luck with the move. I have been north of Auckland for the past 5 years. If you have questions, fire away, though it looks like you are pretty sorted anyway.
 

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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #30 on: May 09, 2018, 08:41:38 am »
Thanks guys! will get in contact for sure for info.

UPDATE:

Passport received after a few hours wait and systems being offline.

So the application is at 99% for visitors Visa. Just waiting for invite letters from my friends as I will be staying with them.  Then submit that with my passport, flights and bonafide reasons for wanting to visit.

Keen to see my friends again  :thumleft: been to long!

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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2018, 10:59:19 am »
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some good info here. I know boggerol, didn't even know about this points system thing per country
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« Reply #32 on: May 09, 2018, 01:24:23 pm »
Good luck with the move. I have been north of Auckland for the past 5 years. If you have questions, fire away, though it looks like you are pretty sorted anyway.

Thanks, everyone...

For now, i just need a job offer. SO if any of you in NZ has contacts in the property industry please let me know.
 

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« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2018, 02:19:29 pm »
Good luck with the move. I have been north of Auckland for the past 5 years. If you have questions, fire away, though it looks like you are pretty sorted anyway.

Thanks, everyone...

For now, i just need a job offer. SO if any of you in NZ has contacts in the property industry please let me know.

Lots of saffers working in selling and rentals in Auckland and Brisbane. Perhaps email all the agencies (lot of work). I'm not sure a commission based agent is considered to be employment though. AND commissions are a lot lower than in SA - circa 1.5-2.5 % instead of 5-7% here. Sounds weird, but you could start in admin or desk work, and then take it from their if you want to start selling or renting.  :thumleft:
 

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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #34 on: May 09, 2018, 02:25:30 pm »
Good luck with the move. I have been north of Auckland for the past 5 years. If you have questions, fire away, though it looks like you are pretty sorted anyway.

Thanks, everyone...

For now, i just need a job offer. SO if any of you in NZ has contacts in the property industry please let me know.

Lots of saffers working in selling and rentals in Auckland and Brisbane. Perhaps email all the agencies (lot of work). I'm not sure a commission based agent is considered to be employment though. AND commissions are a lot lower than in SA - circa 1.5-2.5 % instead of 5-7% here. Sounds weird, but you could start in admin or desk work, and then take it from their if you want to start selling or renting.  :thumleft:

Jdog, correct, commission based is not considered as being employed, BUT let me rather rephrase...i am in commercial property management, looking after 100 staff in 10 countries looking after commercial, industrial and retail centres.

But as you said I am happy to do any work at the moment
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #35 on: May 09, 2018, 02:28:27 pm »
Good luck with the move. I have been north of Auckland for the past 5 years. If you have questions, fire away, though it looks like you are pretty sorted anyway.

Thanks, everyone...

For now, i just need a job offer. SO if any of you in NZ has contacts in the property industry please let me know.

Lots of saffers working in selling and rentals in Auckland and Brisbane. Perhaps email all the agencies (lot of work). I'm not sure a commission based agent is considered to be employment though. AND commissions are a lot lower than in SA - circa 1.5-2.5 % instead of 5-7% here. Sounds weird, but you could start in admin or desk work, and then take it from their if you want to start selling or renting.  :thumleft:

Jdog, correct, commission based is not considered as being employed, BUT let me rather rephrase...i am in commercial property management, looking after 100 staff in 10 countries looking after commercial, industrial and retail centres.

But as you said I am happy to do any work at the moment

Go and work for yourself - become one of your staff  :imaposer:
 

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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #36 on: May 09, 2018, 02:30:33 pm »
Jdog, correct, commission based is not considered as being employed, BUT let me rather rephrase...i am in commercial property management, looking after 100 staff in 10 countries looking after commercial, industrial and retail centres.

But as you said I am happy to do any work at the moment

Go and work for yourself - become one of your staff  :imaposer:

Exactly, it sounds as if you could do your job from anywhere?
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #37 on: May 09, 2018, 09:33:01 pm »
..i am in commercial property management, looking after 100 staff in 10 countries looking after commercial, industrial and retail centres.

But as you said I am happy to do any work at the moment

My proposal will be to work via job agents. Get one in each island. Christchurch for south and Auckland (points) or Wellington for north. Set up meetings with them an dlet them do their job. They prefer face to face as their reputation is in line if you turn out to be a waffle. Some are ok with Skype interviews. Be patient and willing to drop a way down the ladder. And look to study for local registrations.

Salaries varies and seem to be strongly linked to the different areas cost of living. Do your maths. Auckland more jobs but mate, the house prices and traffic on a bad day will make you cry.
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Re: The Potential Journey to a first world country.....
« Reply #38 on: May 09, 2018, 10:04:51 pm »
Good luck with your new venture, following along here with interest.

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« Reply #39 on: May 11, 2018, 12:53:07 pm »
Good luck with everything!  :thumleft: