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Thread: 40 days to go, psyched and happy [progress thread]

  1. #21
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    Welcome to the Land of the Long White Cloud- Aotearoa, New Zealand.

  2. #22
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    Good luck. We are arriving next week to Wellington on a short stay of one month and move by end of this year

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    Welcome to Wellington nms.sun3 You should arrive just in time for early summer. I hope you will find wellington very beautiful and welcoming.

    Just a few more updates.

    - Got rental. Yay. We are moving to our rental home in Johnsonville next Friday (5th of August)
    - Got car. We bought 2004 Toyota Wish with a roughly 50,000 km on it from Toyota dealership in Porirua. Its a bit more than what I budgeted for the car, but runs good and our mechanic (recommended by my friend living in Wellington for decades) things its a good buy.
    - Got the kids in to school. They start from Monday. We will take them in car from hotel to school for a week and then they will walk to their school once we move in to our house.
    - Amazed the kindness and take it easy attitude of kiwis everywhere we met. Here is one sample.
    --- The rental car company (Apex rentals by Wellington Airport) didnt even bother checking the vehicle upon return. They are like eh, it looks good when I asked them if they need to check.
    - Had picnic lunches at beach, oriental bay, botanical gardens and in a bush walk. Just gorgeous sights everywhere (and unbelievable wind that can sandwiches from our hands).

    More later...

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  5. #25
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    Quote Originally Posted by r1c1 View Post
    Welcome to Wellington nms.sun3 You should arrive just in time for early summer. I hope you will find wellington very beautiful and welcoming.
    Thanks r1c1. It is a business trip for a month and utilise this opportunity to convince my NZ peers for a role here Two birds in one stone eh. We were planning to zero down on a house but apparently i have to shell out 30% downpayment if i use my overseas income proof. so we had dropped this option for now. Lets catch up if you are free as we will be holed up @ Willis Street.

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    @nms.sun3... sure. PM me once you are here. We can certainly catch up.

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    Update?

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    I'm curious to hear an update, too! How was your first Wellington winter? Did the kids enjoy walking to school? What kind of activities do you enjoy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Juniper View Post
    I'm curious to hear an update, too!
    I know right?! He must've gone too busy nowadays. I find his updated posts quite interesting to read 😊

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    He's still reading the forum, and his profile shows he was on here yesterday, so he may see that you're interested.

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