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Thread: Been a long while! From NZ

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    Default Been a long while! From NZ

    Hi everyone! Been a long while from this forum. Have been here for 1.5 years. Everything is good so far..

    Hope everyone has achieved what u plan to do so far!

    Cheers

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    Hello again - glad everything is going well for you.

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    Hi i have been here for just over 1000 days. resident for 4 mths. my next big plan is to be financial independent. NZ solid work life balance allows me to have time to learn and work out my plan.

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    It's nice to hear from a few after settling in! I bet you have some stories to tell...

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    Been here pretty much exactly 4 years after moving to Auckland with 2 kids aged 2 and 4. We've been lucky in terms of finding good jobs, settling into school and making some good kiwi friends. Cost of living means we probably live a bit more conservatively than if we were still in the UK - both cars are 10 years old lol. Love the slightly slower pace of life even in Auckland. Love the outdoors, love the rugby, love the weather - yup, even the winter. Haven't been home yet and no real plans to do so.

    Certainly took us a good 18 months to feel fairly settled and having kids definitely made it so much easier to meet similar aged people.

    Will we stay for ever? Who knows. I guess see what the kids do when they grow up but for the foreseeable future we should be pretty okay.

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    Thanks for the update, and all good wishes.

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    We have been here 7 yrs at end of August. Arrived with 4 and 6 yr old. Now 11 and 13, about to start High and 2nd yr of middle. Loving NZ! We have rented 2 houses, bought 1, built 1 on a lifestyle block, had cows, put down our old chocolate lab whom came with us, bought 2 labs, sold one, moved to a larger house back in town nr schools and both just accpeted new job! MIL moved over(been a journey..lol) and I have been home twice, 1 with kids. I have learnt life is interesting, NZ is pretty awesome compared to the rest of the world, and a lot safer. Have made lots of new friends, not kept in contact with some inital friends as life changes we grow apart. LOve NZ...not utopia but pretty happy still

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    Thank you for this - it means a lot to people just starting out on the process.

    Congratulations on all you've done in these seven years, and thank you for sticking around ENZ, too.

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    Hi, it's been ages since I haunted these forums. Well 12 years is ages I suppose! Came out April 1st 2007 and most of the family doing well and settled, either married or with partners. I believe the move has been good, especially for the next generation who lead lifestyles unlikely to be matched in the UK. I think I could have been equally happy in both countries, but then again my trips back to the UK reveal a country changed from my memories. The UK I remember doesn't exist any more, so I'll never return to live, blood is thicker than water like they say. I remember being told that the generation moving out rarely settle 100%, my advice would be be prepared for that.

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    Hello again.

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