It can be really difficult to make new friends in a new city - so how about having a virtual cup of coffee and maybe arranging a social do?
Hi Rachel, coincidence- we live in Merivale too, and my partner is also from the north east of England. Merivale is a really nice area, you will love it, keep in touch?Hi everyone, I'm not there yet, though my husband arrived there last week. I'm hoping to get there in 3 weeks or so. We're both from the north of England but have been living and working abroad for the last four years. He is living in Merivale and hopefully we'll stay in that area.
It can also be difficult being from Christchurch and having lived in the UK for several years coming back and meeting friends again.It can be really difficult to make new friends in a new city - so how about having a virtual cup of coffee and maybe arranging a social do?
Hi, if you're still interested in meeting some new people, email me at [email address deleted]. I'm from the US, my fiance is from England and we live in Merivale. As friends are very few and far between here, we're keen to make some new ones. We're hoping to have a family of our own soon.Hi There
What a great idea! I have been living here in Christchurch since August and between full time job and 2 kids have found it difficult to meet people. I would very much like to catch up for coffee or beer.
I´m from Denmark and my husband is kiwi.
Making the leap to a new country. Would like to have a friend from there to ask questions about things like "how much are blow dryers?" and other ordinary every day things.
Can you live in ChCh and get away with not having a car? Will just using the bus and having a bike work? What about employment outlo I heard ChCh is in need of people and tourism. Also can you go with just a US passport and get a working visa when you get there? I know it'll take a while for the paperwork and things to get approved. Anyone gone through the process of getting a work visa for a job on the "non-needed skills" list?
Yeah that's just some random things running through my mind. If anyone would like to help me out, I'd be absolutely grateful^_^ Hope you're having a wonderful day!
Hi JeffAre the "Expat Rules" the same in New Zealand as in Australia, Canada or America? I was thinking about becoming an ex-pat in 2014 when i turn 65 and officially retire. I was told that i need several hundred thousand dollars as a type of deposit or bond. Obviously i can't afford such a big amount.
Is this true for New Zealand, otherwise i will just have to get a nine month visa and make do with that?
Hello Katie,Garkins said:Hello,
My partner and I moved to CHCH about 6 months ago and are both really enjoying it. Have managed to secure good jobs so that has made it a lot easier. The only downside is we are struggling with the social life. We have joined clubs etc but hasn't really improved the social side too much. Both in our late 20s so any ideas or anyone wanting to meet up please get in touch. Like to do things as a couple but also separately