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  1. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    We're visiting Christchurch for a final interview for a few days in mid-February! Checking out schools is definitely key. Does anyone have any insights as to how the 3 intermediate schools in Christchurch compare? Christchurch South is near where we think we want to live and would allow our...
  2. Coffee lounge : Immigration sharing ideas
    Hi folks, Me and the better half have decided to head down under in January 2015 and give New Zealand a bash. We have got most things sorted but struggling for details on other items. The plan is to come over on working holiday visas while we try to secure permanent jobs (hopefully the wife...
  3. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    Hi i am just curious about heavy equipment jobs in new zealand, I am a 31 yr old operator from australia who would like to live and work in newzaland for a change of scenery. Are NZ companies willing to hire australians? I have been searching online and see there is alot of work around...
  4. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    Greetings. I am drawing up a budget and timeline to relocate my family from SA to NZ. Living expenses to retain our current living standard and savings level of 10% of income would amount to NZD67k. The main question is what my earning potential would be as a carpenter in Chch. Taking into...
  5. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    Hi im a Carpenter foreman from Scotland and i have been offered a position with a company in Christchurch. Basically i would like to know what the work is like... is there plenty? is there an oppertunity to work lots of overtime? what should i expect for an hourly rate? etc... thanks..
  6. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    Can anyone advise me of what Landlords require when renting a property. Bearing in mind that i come from overseas will they ask for references & will references from home do? Thanks
  7. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    for people considering a move to Christchurch - recent video of the 'red zone' Fresh footage from the red zone Video shows untouched shops still in CBD 13/03/2013 Press video journalist Daniel Tobin has filmed fresh footage from the central Christchurch red zone. Today's stark footage...
  8. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    Hi there! We are moving to Christchurch in May & would like to hear from anyone involved in construction in and around Christchurch. We are from Northern Ireland and our recruitment agency claim to have sent out over 500 people this year already.We would love to hear from someone about what...
  9. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    My husband and I are looking at immigrating to NZ - Christchurch to be exact. He is a quanitity surveyor - his skill seems to be huge in demand with the re-build of Christchurch. We are in the process of gathering information etc We have 2 children, age 6 and 9. What is life like in Christchurch...
  10. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    Hi all, First post on here, sorry if it is a bit long. I am looking at my options (have been for many years in truth) and I am of the understanding that I have a high demand skill for the purposes of the the Christchurch rebuild. Accordingly I am seriously looking at the prospect of working...
  11. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    Hi We're hoping to move out to NZ in the near future and a job has come up in Christchurch. Anyone we've mentioned it to thinks we're mad but I figure if people are still living there it can't be that bad. I notice that there are still very frequent tremors there on a daily basis and just...
  12. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    Hei guys I am planning to come to New Zealand as a personal building contractor.I just wonder where is the most appropriate place for me to go? Based on what I have seen here,the best place for me is ChCh since rebuilding the city is on the move after the earthquake but is there any other place...
  13. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    Pretty straightforward really! Im starting there in Jan 2013 and just wondered if anyone here worked there and could tell me more about the place. :)
  14. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    Hi, another quick question: What would you say is a decent, liveable wage for living in Christchurch? I will be the only one working when we get there for a while atleast as we are bringing a 4 month old baby with us, so the missus will not be working till hes about one, and then maybe only...
  15. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    Hi guys, we are due to move out to Christchurch in dec, im starting work at christchurch hospital jan 2013. Just wondered what the town was like now? Is it flat enough to get round by bike and how is the public transport system and rebuilding going?
  16. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    Hi everyone, very new to all this. We currently live in Yorkshire, England. Submitted EOI last Sunday, got 160 points with job offer. We are a family of 5, have 3 boys aged 12, 11 and nearly 5. If everything goes our way, we would move to the Chch area, but no idea what is a good or bad area to...
  17. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    My husband and I, along with our 2 year old, are planning to move from the United States to New Zealand (Christchurch). This is going to be an adventure for our family. We have never lived outside the United States. My husband and I enjoy the outdoors very much and cannot help but be captivated...
  18. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    I propose a meeting on a sunday in April. Somewhere in a coffee bar where everyone who wants to meet new people in Christchurch can come to. I have just moved down from The Netherlands with my partner and with starting up a new life and new jobs we find it hard to go out and meet new people...
  19. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    Hi Everyone My Husband and I are currently looking to move to Christchurch but as we have never been we do not know the areas. We really liked Sumner, Liltton but have since been told that these places have been hit badly by the terrible earthquake. We would ideally like a place that has a...
  20. New Zealand Expat Forum for Expats Living in NZ
    Hi Everyone I'm new (from the UK now in Abu Dhabi, UAE) and any help is much appreciated! My husband is an engineer and I am a primary school teacher. My work is busy but not anything like my husband who works 60 plus hours a week and every other weekend. His health is suffering so we have to...
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