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Firstly congrats on your marriage, it sounds like you really are living the dream. We love the outdoors and one of the reasons we need to get out of the UK. Whilst there are some beautiful places here, if one day we do have a family, I want the kids to be able to play outside, something that is not on the agenda these days in the UK. The bay has always been on our list and I think will always be the desirable but we have the view at the moment that we will go wherever we have to in order to get us over to NZ and if its not where we want to live, then we will move later on. I'm sure moving across NZ will seem a breeze in comparison to moving halfway round the world! Thanks for your views and its great that it has been the best thing for you all to do. When we are more aware of where we will be relocating too, I will give you a shout.

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Kukura has it nailed...there will be negatives (I prefer to see them as "challenges"!!) to the move, and things that simply are not like in the UK (yeah, costs are more expensive, but with only 4.5 million people here as opposed to 76 million people in the UK, there isn't the demand for the competition). But this ISN'T the UK, so comparisons are often futile and pointless.

I am the happiest I have ever been in my life. I LOVE life in Tauranga (I have not lived anywhere else in NZ, though). It doesn't have the seasonal tourism of Mount Maunganui, but if I want to dip into it, then it is only a 10minute drive away. Our life is lived outdoors, even in the winter time. The kids went sailing on a blow up dingy, swimming in the sea, cycling, playing netball, rugby...you name it!!! Life here is VERY outdoors, and I have met nothing but the friendliest people who genuinely care about you. We got married here a week ago, and spent the time in the sunshine with our children playing in the sea throwing seaweed at each other. Just a fun place.

Give it a go..if you don't like it here, there are other places in NZ that can fill your needs

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Firstly congrats on your marriage, it sounds like you really are living the dream. We love the outdoors and one of the reasons we need to get out of the UK. Whilst there are some beautiful places here, if one day we do have a family, I want the kids to be able to play outside, something that is not on the agenda these days in the UK. The bay has always been on our list and I think will always be the desirable but we have the view at the moment that we will go wherever we have to in order to get us over to NZ and if its not where we want to live, then we will move later on. I'm sure moving across NZ will seem a breeze in comparison to moving halfway round the world! Thanks for your views and its great that it has been the best thing for you all to do. When we are more aware of where we will be relocating too, I will give you a shout.

Thanks again

Hayley
Hi Hayley

Good luck with your decisions. You will face some interesting opposition form people when you move, so ensure that you keep your dreams close to your heart, as this is what you will draw on time and time again when people question you and your motives (trust me, it can be hard)!!

Feel free to drop me a line anytime, and I will do everything I can to help

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Our family is in the process of working on our ITA. We are looking to relocate to New Plymouth in late December. My husband has a job offer already, so that helps, however, we have 6 children so the paperwork and move is that much more complicated. We are living in Kentucky, US and are definately looking for a simpler, more relaxed, less materialistic lifestyle. I found your comments helpful, realistic, yet positive. Thanks for sharing and perhaps we will meet up when we get there.

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Can you please let me know what it is like there as my husband has been offered a job. We recently had a holiday in NZ, went all round both islands and New Plymouth was the area he decided he would like to work. Your advice would be much appreciated.
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Can you please let me know what it is like there as my husband has been offered a job. We recently had a holiday in NZ, went all round both islands and New Plymouth was the area he decided he would like to work. Your advice would be much appreciated.
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Hi Dawn

I can't comment on New Plymouth as I have not been there...I live in Tauranga. Some of my opinions on living here are based on weather and outdoor living, and I can't honestly say that this would be the case for New Plymouth.
Is there anyone out there who is living in new Plymouth and can give advice on living there??

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I can't comment on New Plymouth as I have not been there...I live in Tauranga. Some of my opinions on living here are based on weather and outdoor living, and I can't honestly say that this would be the case for New Plymouth.
Is there anyone out there who is living in new Plymouth and can give advice on living there??
I've only stayed in New Plymouth on holiday, but it seems a nice little town. It's on the West Coast though so expect it to be wetter than the East.

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Congrats on making the decision to move out here. Any advice I can give you (both positive and negative) then feel free. I am still in the process of finding my feet, both in terms of work and curriculum. If you private message me I can give you Skype name and we can chat (have already been chatting to Kukura)!!

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I've been teaching in Auckland for just over a year now and we plan to move to Tauranga in the New Year. I'm trying to find out how to get relief work but can't find any agencies to contact, do you know of any in the area or anyone who could help?

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I've been teaching in Auckland for just over a year now and we plan to move to Tauranga in the New Year. I'm trying to find out how to get relief work but can't find any agencies to contact, do you know of any in the area or anyone who could help?

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Alison
We don't use agencies over here in Tauranga. Everything is done directly with the school. My recommendation is to turn up with your CV and go banging on the Principal's door at the end of January. This is pretty much the only way of getting in. A list of all the schools is available on tki or Ministry of Education website.

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