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aha so you move away from wellington aswell and up in the north is iy saver ?there is nothing to be afraid of or is there ? you see my hubby said he don't wont to build his life and than trough natural damage is all gone that would be hard is in the north any kind of danger atoll.
oh by the way Happy Easter from Karin and will from Scotland
We wouldn't normally but I have the opportunity of working out of our other office in Hamilton which would allow us to sample life further North. May as well utilise the opportunity than waste it.
We have visited the area a few times and really love it around Mount Maunganui. The weather is noticeably better and always a few degrees warmer with the winter average much better than Wellington.
It is the type of place we always dreamed of living and bringing up a family so the transfer request is in but doesn't mean it'll happen soon. Just have to be patient.

Wouldn't say its any safer than anywhere else. The Bay Of Plenty is close to Rotorua which is the centre of seismic activity in the North Island other than Tongariro, so you could say I'm considering a move from one risky place to another.
Personally don't think there is anything to be afraid of so long as you make all the right decisions to reduce the risk as much as possible - i.e. avoid living close to a cliff edge or very close to water etc etc
There is danger anywhere in NZ. No more in the North Island than the South Island in my opinion. The experts may say differently ?
A big earthquake could happen anywhere at anytime so why worry about it.
We've only felt one and it was pretty shocking and that happened 200km off the Taranaki coast out at sea, so not even on land anywhere near us but it goes to prove they are there so you can't take life for granted.
We are just taught to be prepared and it is drilled into you what to do in the event of an earthquake.

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alright that is a relieve you see it is more my hubby what does have still some question marks in his head that is what I come altime with new what if when ... and you being great to answer them as good as you can thanks vert much you are very kind need to go to bed now its already 6 am here so night,night speak to you soon Karin and will

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Hi, I have been looking into Emirgration for our family for some years (training as a nurse) and I have been told although nursing is on the absolute skills shortage list there aren't any jobs?? Anyone have any experience of this? Also I have to start applying for jobs and am not sure whether to look at acute care or community nursing!! Argh!! All too far away but like to be organised. X x x

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Hi, I have been looking into Emirgration for our family for some years (training as a nurse) and I have been told although nursing is on the absolute skills shortage list there aren't any jobs?? Anyone have any experience of this? Also I have to start applying for jobs and am not sure whether to look at acute care or community nursing!! Argh!! All too far away but like to be organised. X x x
Whoever told you that doesn't have any clue!
There's loads of nursing jobs and even if you can't find a particular one in the place you want to work it usually only needs a visit with your cv to place you on the list for the next job that does come up or a post may be created for you ?

Unsure if your lack of experience in a non- training post would go against you ?

On the job hunting - you probably won't get anywhere if you haven't got a visa to come and work here - or you're at least on path to applying.
In general employers don't consider you unless you are in complete demand and it is essential they get you here asap.
On the remote occasion this happens you are usually offered a job then you apply for the visa to work here and your new employer assists Immigration to get the visa through quickly.

It's the classic catch 22. Can't get a job without the visa but can't get a visa without the job.

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Whoever told you that doesn't have any clue!
There's loads of nursing jobs and even if you can't find a particular one in the place you want to work it usually only needs a visit with your cv to place you on the list for the next job that does come up or a post may be created for you ?

Unsure if your lack of experience in a non- training post would go against you ?

On the job hunting - you probably won't get anywhere if you haven't got a visa to come and work here - or you're at least on path to applying.
In general employers don't consider you unless you are in complete demand and it is essential they get you here asap.
On the remote occasion this happens you are usually offered a job then you apply for the visa to work here and your new employer assists Immigration to get the visa through quickly.

It's the classic catch 22. Can't get a job without the visa but can't get a visa without the job.


Thank you so much for your reply. My husband is due to start Uni in the autumn and I am hoping to qualify and start work so if all goes to some
Sort of plan then before I apply I should have at least two years experience of nursing so hopefully that will be an easier transition. Thank you for your information and I will keep coming back to visit and see all the other useful info posted too. Thank you again. X x x

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Thank you for all the helpful information in this post. My husband, small son and I are hoping to move to NZ near the end of this year or the beginning of next.

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Hi Kaz,
How did you get on? Have you moved out to NZ yet?
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no I haven't there are so many things what we wasn't prepared for oh got but you can better talk about in PM regards kaz

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Hi,
My partner and I are starting to sort out our house and pack things up. Initially we are coming out on a fact finding/research visit whilst all our items are going into storage.
Can anyone offer any advice about what sort of items arn't allowed into NZ ?
I am a fan of BodyShop Hemp Foot Protector, it's a sealed pot but don't want to put it my suitcase if it's going to cause any problems.
Also - does anyone have any tips about boxing things up? Ive never moved house before and am a complete hoarder so not really sure where to start!
If my partner gets a job offer while out in NZ, he will need his tools, does anyone know if these can be sent in mail ?
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Hi,
My partner and I are starting to sort out our house and pack things up. Initially we are coming out on a fact finding/research visit whilst all our items are going into storage.
Can anyone offer any advice about what sort of items arn't allowed into NZ ?
I am a fan of BodyShop Hemp Foot Protector, it's a sealed pot but don't want to put it my suitcase if it's going to cause any problems.
Also - does anyone have any tips about boxing things up? Ive never moved house before and am a complete hoarder so not really sure where to start!
If my partner gets a job offer while out in NZ, he will need his tools, does anyone know if these can be sent in mail ?
Best Wishes
CG.
Hi,

Itís best not to bring any food, animal products or plant products with you. Not all are prohibited, but itís easier if you just leave them in the UK. Some items Ė such as meat, fruit, and honey are completely prohibited.
New Zealand, in common with most other countries, takes a serious view of any attempt to import illegal drugs, hazardous items and substances, weapons, anything whatsoever to do with terrorism and any objectionable material be it books/magazines/dvd's.
I think you'll be fine with the foot protector as it's just hemp seed oil, so long as it's in your luggage and it's sealed. I would most certainly declare it though on the passenger card and this way Maf will ask you the question - what is it ? then make a decision if it's ok or not.

Tools can be sent by mail or more to the point as an air freight package but its expensive as the cost goes off the weight and the tools must be meticulously clean and free from rust or any other products - washed, scrubbed, disinfected then wrapped up. Maf will no doubt want to inspect the package when it arrives which will be at your additional cost and you must be in the country when it arrives as someone has to be responsible for it.

If you are going for long term packing for storage of your goods and packaging for the air freight I would recommend you don't diy. Packing things up is real easy but doing it right so things inside last the distance is a job for professional using the right type of materials - not a Tesco's box and newspaper
Yes it costs more but rather that and peace of mind and they will also do the inventory for the air freight for NZ customs and maf using all the right forms etc.

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