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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #660 on: June 12, 2019, 11:19:03 am »
Its not all sunshine! I wish I could post a Whatsapp Audio! My 7yo daughter has been struggling to complete video calls after 4 months of being away. She sent me a voice messag, in a wobbly voice, saying "Daddy, I love you lots and miss you tons. I wish everyghing could be back to normal"! It broke me! As blessings would have it, 2 companies are now itchy for me and the first to get my family here, wins. I am shattered without my kids. All that keeps me going is the dozens of oghers who went through the same but now sit there with their kids on their lapÖ


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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #661 on: June 12, 2019, 01:02:59 pm »
Hang in there - it will be worth it in the end. Can't you send her a whatsapp voice message - why not?
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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #662 on: June 12, 2019, 07:55:40 pm »
Sorry, that came out wrong- I wish I could post a WA audio HERE for you to hear her voice.

We chat daily. I know its for the best but they struggle to understand.
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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #663 on: June 12, 2019, 08:44:27 pm »
It is the voices of our children that cut right into our emotions.   :'(

Be strong for them and remember the end goal.
You haven't abandoned them - you are the advance party of a major family expedition.
It will all be worth it when they join you.
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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #664 on: June 13, 2019, 12:26:30 am »
True guys, true. Thanks
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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #665 on: June 13, 2019, 03:51:32 am »
I know how you feel Christian.

I saw my son over December, and I'll see him again in July 2020. That is 18 months without giving my boy a hug. I see him once a week on a WhatsApp video chat, but it's just not the same.

I keep reminding myself that I am creating a future for him.  :thumleft:

Hang in there boet, shit will fall into place, and before you can wipe your eyes they will be there with you.  :thumleft:
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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #666 on: June 13, 2019, 07:02:15 am »
Silverav, tell us more of ANZAC Day...?

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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #667 on: July 23, 2019, 08:54:35 am »
So what is happening in NZ these days?

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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #668 on: July 24, 2019, 02:47:25 am »
So what is happening in NZ these days?

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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #669 on: August 11, 2019, 12:58:43 pm »
Been reading this thread for the last 2 weeks and have finally caught up. I (my family an I ) moved to Melbourne, Aus 3 years ago and I have to agree nothing prepares you for changing countries. Itís been refreshing to see your attitude to your situation and how you find the positive. For me itís been a bit of a come to god moment. Thank you for sharing.


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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #670 on: August 12, 2019, 06:00:13 am »
Been reading this thread for the last 2 weeks and have finally caught up. I (my family an I ) moved to Melbourne, Aus 3 years ago and I have to agree nothing prepares you for changing countries. Itís been refreshing to see your attitude to your situation and how you find the positive. For me itís been a bit of a come to god moment. Thank you for sharing.


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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #671 on: August 12, 2019, 06:13:44 am »
So may stories of Englishmen in New York.
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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #672 on: August 12, 2019, 10:45:45 pm »
Been reading this thread for the last 2 weeks and have finally caught up. I (my family an I ) moved to Melbourne, Aus 3 years ago and I have to agree nothing prepares you for changing countries. Itís been refreshing to see your attitude to your situation and how you find the positive. For me itís been a bit of a come to god moment. Thank you for sharing.


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How about starting your own thread and sharing your experiences?
Thanks for the suggestion, I have in a way, I have written a series of letters to the folks back home since arriving. I seem to have taken on a more satirical outlook with my writing and even though I have been told they are entertaining and informative. Iím not sure a lot of the readers here would appreciate my sense of humour.



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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #673 on: August 13, 2019, 05:52:28 am »
Been reading this thread for the last 2 weeks and have finally caught up. I (my family an I ) moved to Melbourne, Aus 3 years ago and I have to agree nothing prepares you for changing countries. Itís been refreshing to see your attitude to your situation and how you find the positive. For me itís been a bit of a come to god moment. Thank you for sharing.


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How about starting your own thread and sharing your experiences?
Thanks for the suggestion, I have in a way, I have written a series of letters to the folks back home since arriving. I seem to have taken on a more satirical outlook with my writing and even though I have been told they are entertaining and informative. Iím not sure a lot of the readers here would appreciate my sense of humour.



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Give it a go - the Wilddogs have a wide range in sense of humour  :pot:
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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #674 on: August 13, 2019, 07:20:18 am »
Been reading this thread for the last 2 weeks and have finally caught up. I (my family an I ) moved to Melbourne, Aus 3 years ago and I have to agree nothing prepares you for changing countries. Itís been refreshing to see your attitude to your situation and how you find the positive. For me itís been a bit of a come to god moment. Thank you for sharing.


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How about starting your own thread and sharing your experiences?
Thanks for the suggestion, I have in a way, I have written a series of letters to the folks back home since arriving. I seem to have taken on a more satirical outlook with my writing and even though I have been told they are entertaining and informative. Iím not sure a lot of the readers here would appreciate my sense of humour.



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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #675 on: August 13, 2019, 12:58:30 pm »
Thanks guys for the suggestions. Sorry for the hi-jack... whatís happening in the land of the long white cloud.


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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #676 on: August 13, 2019, 01:39:03 pm »
Methinks he's busy making little All Blacks  :imaposer:
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« Reply #677 on: August 16, 2019, 09:46:18 am »
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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #678 on: August 17, 2019, 03:58:47 am »
Just found this tread as been off the forum for quite a few months.

sorry for the hijack!!!!!!

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Re: Life in New Zealand - The move has been made...
« Reply #679 on: August 18, 2019, 10:48:39 am »
Just found this tread as been off the forum for quite a few months.

sorry for the hijack!!!!!!

Immigrated to New Zealand Last year.  (May 2018)
Got a job eventually in July 2018 in Hamilton as a project manager for a tiling company

Wife and kids are in Tauranga so I only get to see them on weekends.

Love this country and living the dream!!!!!!!!!
We submitted our residency application November  2018 just before I turned 56.
Money taken off the day before my birthday!!!
We only got a case officer in APRIL Ö...ÖÖÖ.then RESIDENCY APPOVED 3rd August. 2 years now and we can apply for Permeant Residency.

Hi! How did you emigrate without a job offer? Did your wife find a job first? Congratulations on the residency visas!
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