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    Default Two years on

    This day, exactly two years ago, we landed in NZ to commence our new life. I remember the very surreal feeling on the flight of not quite believing it was happening. We couldn't quite believe we were on our way to NZ!

    But on our way we were. We arrived on a typical spring day in Wellington, much like this one in fact. We had drinks with my new bosses and I prepared to start work the following day (yes, I do know that I'm mad). It was incredibly easy to settle and we haven't experienced any culture shock or pangs of homesickness.

    Two years on, I'm onto my second job, we are still in the same "proper" rental we moved into (although we moved in December after 2 months in a central apartment), and Mr Manks in is the same job. We have a great lifestyle. It's not perfect and the quality of the housing stock disappoints us at every opportunity! But I wouldn't swap it for the world right now.

    Mr Manks has already been to the Immigration office in Wellington to get our Permanent Resident visas, and I've just had the "online status change" email to confirm it

    So it's official now. You can't get rid of us

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    woohoo! awesome...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Manks View Post
    ...I've just had the "online status change" email to confirm it...
    Congrats!

    I'm interested in the email you received as I clicked over the two year mark last month and didn't receive anything. And the immigration webpage haven't been updated either.

    May be my two years isn't as note worthy as yours!

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    Congratulations!

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    Congratulations...getting that Permanent Residence visa feels good...doesn't it?

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    Congrats Manks!!

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    Excellent, must get that trip up to yours organised

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    Congratulations. Wish you many more happy moments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogercruse View Post
    Congrats!

    I'm interested in the email you received as I clicked over the two year mark last month and didn't receive anything. And the immigration webpage haven't been updated either.

    May be my two years isn't as note worthy as yours!
    I checked online when I got home last night and nothing had changed at all. Total anticlimax

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