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Yvonne.72 2nd March 2011 03:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Sarah_Yorke_82 (Post 468304)
Hi everyone! I'm new to this..
I have been reading many threads on
Here, and I have to say they have been a huge help and provide some fantastic info!

My husband and I (33 and 28) are keen to emigrate - house is for sale already! Family and friends informed... Children happy! (2 girls aged 2 and 9) The thing is.. I'm not 100% as to which country to
Go to!?

My husband is an Electrician therefore either destination would be an option. (my husband favours NZ) I am a marketing manager - sales, therefore can probably find work anywhere? I however feel OZ would have more potential? More opportunity?

Does NZ have enough "opportunity" for work?

Will our children enjoy growing up in NZ? Is there enough for them to do?

Are the people friendly?

Having never been - I have limited info
On NZ - other than what's found on the Internet!

If NZ we would look to go to the Auckland Region.. If Australia we would look to
Go to Melbourne...

Apologies for the long message.. However as much help/info/advise on this would be greatly appreciated!!

Many thanks!!!

Sarah x

Auckland or Melbourne? Follow the work, just head for the place that offers the best employment and take it from there. If you make the wrong choice you can always change your mind later.

anski 2nd March 2011 03:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Yvonne.72 (Post 469554)
Hi Anski, I've just been reading your Ten Pound Poms post on britishexpats, all the best for a long and happy retirement in Hawke's Bay. I should think after 32 years in Australia I'd be looking for somewhere with a gentler climate too :) You were in Sydney weren't you? I believe the climate is very similar to Auckland's.

Hawkes Bay does have its cold winters though so be sure to find a place that is well insulated and faces north.

Hi Yvonne.72, hope you enjoyed the post. Are you one of them also?
After I wrote that it got me thinking I would like to find other people that migrated during those years of Assisted Passages to contribute their stories & maybe do a book or blog. There should be some interesting stories to tell, some of them went on to become rich & famous.

Yes I lived in Sydney for most of the 32 years, & at the end tried the Gold Coast for a while but realized it was not for me so wandered around Europe for some time before moving to NZ.
Now I'm wandering again it must be a disease.
However I am looking forward to find somewhere nice in HB to finally hang up my hat!
Think Sydney's climate was better if you could stand the humidity which I found Auckland was not as bad. The cloudy drizzly days in Auckland got me down so hoping HB will have sunnier days.
Where are you from & where do you live now?

cheers,

Ann

Yvonne.72 2nd March 2011 03:46 AM

Not a ten pound Pom Ann but my parents came over from Europe to New Zealand in the early 80s when I was a young teen. I live in Queensland now, there are so many Kiwis here I feel very much at home (all our family is here now) but I do miss the passing of distinct seasons and even the soft Auckland rain some days.

I think your idea about doing a blog or a book is a brilliant idea, you have a lovely writing style. Yes you're right about some going on to become rich and famous, wasn't Julia Gillard was herself a ten pound Pom?

topcat83 2nd March 2011 05:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Yvonne.72 (Post 469555)
Oh my dear, that last sentence was a bit unfeeling wasn't it? :( perhaps you don't live in Christchurch.

Why was it unfeeling? I don't see what Christchurch has to do with it.

The bottom line is that - with a bit of re-organization - New Zealand could be more or less self-sufficient. We have food, water, natural resources that could be used for power in the form of oil, coal, hydroelectric and wind, building material in wood and stone. And a small population that means it wouldn't be put under too big a strain.

Christchurch is a tragedy - but it really doesn't affect our ability to be self-sufficient.

kiwigser 2nd March 2011 05:46 AM

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Originally Posted by Yvonne.72 (Post 469555)
Oh my dear, that last sentence was a bit unfeeling wasn't it? :( perhaps you don't live in Christchurch.

Sorry what is your point, what the h*!l has Christchurch to do with self sufficiency, or is it another Aussie on a NZ forum trying to score points.

LawinNZ 14th March 2011 09:18 PM

Some excellent information and I would agree to do a "look see" visit first. There are many South Africans that have settled in New Zealand but then there are others that have elected to move onto Australia. Each set of circumstance is so unique and people are different, wanting different things. We live in Auckland and have found Auckland to be able to provide my young family with so many options and experiences. My nieces and nephews (also born in South Africa) have settled here - gone through school, uni and moved into business or bought businesses of their own so there are opportunities and life is what you make of it - no matter where you are.

placeabo 21st August 2012 01:14 AM

Great amount of information in this thread... thanks to everyone that contributed :)

carosapien 22nd August 2012 02:09 AM

Which did you decide on?

johnat21 22nd August 2012 04:42 AM

I would ask myself why 100000 kiwis have moved to Oz in the last 2 years! And that is expected to grow to 100000 a year in 5 years time!

toadsurfer 22nd August 2012 08:06 AM

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Originally Posted by johnat21
I would ask myself why 100000 kiwis have moved to Oz in the last 2 years! And that is expected to grow to 100000 a year in 5 years time!

People make mistakes.


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