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Hello to everyone here on the forum. I came across this site while doing some internet searching about NZ. I live in Detroit, MI USA and have been wanting to come and visit NZ for a long time now. My dad, brother, and I will be visiting at the end of March-mid April sometime. If this board is any indication of the kind of people that live in NZ, I'm sure I will have a wonderful time. I have a lot of questions and I'm looking forward to hearing from everyone here and meeting some new friends. Peace!!
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husband is a construction site manager (residential) we are looking to relocate and gain a job in the construction industry I am a qualified nursery nurse nvq3 and was wondering about job prospects? we have contacted quite a few sites and have had some good feedback regarding husband job I haven't looked yet to see about my trade to see if there's any relevant space.

we have three boys 8,6 and 3

we are still in the research process but I do have a friend over in roturua who is willing to put husband up for a few weeks to see about housing and jobs etc is this a done thing or do you sort most things UK side?

we are off to an EXPO in Manchester in march and are hoping to gain lots more information then from then about moving to NZ
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Welcome to the forum.
I can't foresee any problems with either of you getting a job.
There's always the need for kindergarten teachers (UK nursery nurses) although don't know how the qualifications transfer.
Id say construction industry work probably going to be good in Christchurch for the city centre rebuild, however this may be non-residential.

NZ employers always like face to face especially from people wishing to emigrate who have taken the time and expense to come over for an interview or a meeting just to discuss the possibility of work.
Lots of people come over as visitors to do this although it is sort of bending the rules slightly as a visitor is supposed to be here to......visit....be a tourist etc.
Excellent if you have a friend willing to help out with somewhere to stay. Keeps the costs down.
You can do it all from the UK but its difficult - all depends on your trade and how many similar types looking for the same job.

We did a couple of the expos in M'cr. They are pretty good for emigration queries but found them to be more geared towards Oz instead of NZ and they weren't that good for me in respect of work opportunities..
I'd just advise you to spend all day there, sit in all the lectures, listen and ask lots of questions. Get as much info (and free stuff) as possible

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My name is Chetan. I am a software engineer with about 6 years of work experience. I hold a Masters degree from UK University (2009).

I am exploring options to move to USA, Australia, Canada, UK, New Zealand.

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update: emigration not yet definitely decided, but we are coming to NZ on Feb 17 to look a little around again and for some scuba diving: Poor Knights Islands and White Island......

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Hello.
I am originally moved to UK from Latvia with family when I was 8.
I am still very young-15, but I've got good grades and I am going to go to collage and then uni.
I've picked triple science as one of my options because I want to get a degree in medicine, not sure which though. Anyway you won't be seeing me untill I'm choosing which degree to get in university. Oh and I forgot to sau-I want to move to NZ when I get that Bachalors degree :-P

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Hello all.

Currently live in Canada, looking to move to NZ at the end of the year (can't take another Canadian winter! haha). Going to come over on a working holiday visa, likely to Auckland or Wellington to work in IT. Have been watching job boards and am very optimistic, although the wages are not overly high there seems to be plenty of work in my field. Will spend the rest of the year reading and saving and hope to have a NZ christmas

Also looking to join a cycling team when I land, seems to be a strong sport in the country (compared to Canada anyway). Hope it doesn't cost to much to ship my bikes over!


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Hello everyone,

Our names are Sean (35) and Sydne (does not want to say) and we just decided (today) to research and start our planning on moving to NZ. I'm sure we will have lots of questions, and we are excited to dive in and figure out what we have to do to move to our new country.

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Hello everyone,

Our names are Sean (35) and Sydne (does not want to say) and we just decided (today) to research and start our planning on moving to NZ. I'm sure we will have lots of questions, and we are excited to dive in and figure out what we have to do to move to our new country.

Look forward to meeting everyone!

Sean & Sydne Watson
Welcome to the forum.
All questions welcome. Just ask away by starting a new thread, but please take some time to read through some of the older ones as you may be able to find some answers in them.
Also good advice to read the forum rules.

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Hello all.

Currently live in Canada, looking to move to NZ at the end of the year (can't take another Canadian winter! haha). Going to come over on a working holiday visa, likely to Auckland or Wellington to work in IT. Have been watching job boards and am very optimistic, although the wages are not overly high there seems to be plenty of work in my field. Will spend the rest of the year reading and saving and hope to have a NZ christmas

Also looking to join a cycling team when I land, seems to be a strong sport in the country (compared to Canada anyway). Hope it doesn't cost to much to ship my bikes over!
Hi,
Welcome to the forum.
I work with a Canadian at the moment. Came over 6 weeks before me and left Canada for the very same reason - too cold and too much snow!
Working Holiday Visa is an excellent choice as it gives you the opportunity to live and work temporarily to see if you would like to make NZ a more permanent option.
Auckland and Wellington probably your two main options for IT work - although there's a heck of a lot of people on this forum that seem to be into IT. Hope the competition for jobs isn't too great.
On average the salaries are 1/3 rd less in NZ than a similar role in UK or I suppose US/Canada.
Loads options for cycling.
I'm in Wellington and there are a lot of cycling teams in the area........There's also a lot of hills. Wellington will give you the best of both. Not sure about Auckland but it appears to be flatter at least.
Everywhere you turn here there's a big hill just around the corner. Excellent for fitness.

Any questions on emigration etc. just start a new thread.
Also advise you to read some of the old threads and the forum rules.

Good luck

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