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Thread: 5 years in.......!!!??!!

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    Default 5 years in.......!!!??!!

    HELP! I’M A POM, GET ME OUTTA HERE!!….NOT.
    lol

    Hi all.

    July 28th 2007 we landed at AKL with 4 holdalls and a drive to change our lives.
    Well, we’ve been here in Napier for 5 years.
    We came for a look round in 2003, and within 1 hour of setting foot on NZ soil we felt we had “come home”.
    Strange feeling but everything felt right.
    Took a while to sort stuff in the UK but we did it.
    I’ll never forget that feeling of handing our house keys to the estate agent and sitting in a hotel room and looking at the bank account balance.
    That feeling of freedom was superb, the world was our oyster. (and we did a bit of travelling and partying).

    So, we hit Napier on a high and have never looked back. (except to see if anyone was following!)
    Even after 5 years, I still walk down Marine Parade and think, “wow, I live here”.
    Even after earthquakes, tsunami warnings, landslips (we’re on Napier Hill) and getting caught up in the Napier siege, we’re staying put.
    Last year we bought a beautiful 1910 Villa, and we are in the process of taking her back to her former glory. Hard work, but it will be worth it!
    We have truly found our paradise.

    We are working hard on our business; Hawke’s Bay Spirits Ltd.

    Next May we can apply for Citizenship and apart from two speeding tickets we should be good. (one of the tickets was Carons (miss slow)).

    To all of you in the process of applying to come to NZ; keep at it and never give up the dream.
    If you want something badly enough, you’ll get it.

    Coming to Hawke’s Bay? Drop us a message, we’re glad to help you out.

    The future?
    Who knows?
    Circumstances can change rapidly….!

    Good wishes to all,

    Nick..

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    Awesome. I love when people update their experiences. Keep it coming!

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    Cheers Nick thanks for sharing

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    Well done Nick,
    A question re citizenship. I,like you thought I would have to wait until May next year for citizenship but have found out via the on line check that I can apply in Oct this year. Maybe the same will apply to you?
    http://www.enz.org/forum/showthread....440#post452440

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    Congratulations!

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    Thanks for that positive note- and let us know when you're ready to sell your spirits , if the grappa is anything to go by I am sure you won't have a shortage of customers!

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    Nice!!!

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    Great update Nick - 5 years goes by so quickly but you certainly have kept busy! Here's to the next 5 good ones...

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    Thanks for sharing your experience... Proud of what you have done so far. Wish you all the best for your business and may your dreams come true..!!

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    Great post...I know what you mean by feeling as if you have come home....

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