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Offline WendyH

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Wayne & Wendy In Auckland!
« on: February 12, 2008, 09:48:05 pm »
Hi everyone, I'll feeling more human today - yesterday was spent in a daze!
We arrived at midnight on Monday and got through immigration/customs after lots of questions about why we're here and where we're going but we had all the answers planned so it was fine although rather nreve-wracking! The only unexpected queston was why I had a new passport to which I replied that the old one had expired so she couldn't argue with that! She was obviously suspicious of us but she had nothing to go on so she let us go through.

We are staying at a guest house run by ex South Africans who are great and have made us feel really at home. We arrived here while they were at work but the house was unlocked - something to get used to is the freedom from security here. The oterh noticable thing to us is the cleanliness of the streets, very little rubbish lying around!

This afternoon we're going to the employment agency that we've been dealing with to get down to the serious business!!

We're looking forward to meeting everyone on Saturday.
EOI selected - 21 May 2008
ITA received - 1 July 2008
ITA lodged - 14 July 2008
PR approved in principle 04 May 2009
Received passports with stickers - 03 June 2009

Offline Didi77

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Re: Wayne & Wendy In Auckland!
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2008, 09:56:57 pm »
Jippee - let me be the first to welcome to your new home.

I pray that you will find happyness and enjoy the freedom very much.

Goodluck with the job, house, friends hundtin wendy

See you Saturday!!



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Offline Shirls

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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2008, 10:01:49 pm »
Yay welcome to NZ Wendy!!

Good luck with the days ahead. You will be amazed at how easy it is to get things done here!

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Re: Wayne & Wendy In Auckland!
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2008, 04:33:46 am »
Welcome Wendy!!!  :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:

I can hardly believe you're HERE!!!!  Am looking forward to your next best news (a job!).  ;)
lekker sweet as, y'all
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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2008, 05:28:19 am »
Great stuff Wendy. :clap: :clap: :clap: Glad you touched down ok.  :gl: with the jobs/house hunting etc.
When life throws you a lemon - make lemonade!

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Re: Wayne & Wendy In Auckland!
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2008, 07:39:25 am »
 :clap: Welcome Wendy. Enjoy the freedom, safety and effeciency in NZ



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Re: Wayne & Wendy In Auckland!
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2008, 10:33:01 am »
Wendy
I am sooooo happy for you.  I am holding thumbs all will go well - we eventually recieved our ITA so things are moving again!
Amber
Faith is to believe what you do not yet see; the reward for this faith is to see what you believe



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Offline Alta van zyl

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Re: Wayne & Wendy In Auckland!
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2008, 11:29:03 am »
Welcome Wendy, looking forward meeting you guys on Saturday  ;)

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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2008, 11:59:07 am »
Woohoo! Glad you made it safe and sound!  O0 Enjoy!!!!!



Offline ANTONK

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Re: Wayne & Wendy In Auckland!
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2008, 06:28:29 pm »
Glad to hear all went well and  :gl: with the job hunting

Offline Shaz

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Re: Wayne & Wendy In Auckland!
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2008, 07:31:35 pm »
Glad you guys are settling in!! Looking forward to hearing some more good news



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Re: Wayne & Wendy In Auckland!
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2008, 10:10:51 pm »
 :clap: :clap: :clap: Glad your there safe and sound Wendy !!  :gl:

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Offline Happy Expat

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Re: Wayne & Wendy In Auckland!
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2008, 12:01:23 am »
Welcome to NZ guys :clap:

I'm so glad you are finally here, after reading your posts for so long and about all the trouble you guys had......you must feel so relieved :clap:


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Re: Wayne & Wendy In Auckland!
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2008, 11:16:58 am »
great stuff guys, :gl: with the job hunting and your new lives O0

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Re: Wayne & Wendy In Auckland!
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2008, 07:11:04 pm »
We now have a bank account - so easy! It took about half an hour and we had the ATM cards as well.
Everyone is so friendly here - all the shop assistants were saying Happy Valentines Day yesterday - we even forgot it was Valentines!!
And they all say welcome to New Zealand and want to know if we're staying! It's all so different to what we're used to.
The employment agency we're using is great - they should have set up some interviews for us by the middle of next week.
We haven't been very far from where we're staying yet so that will be something else to look forward to when we are mobile!!
EOI selected - 21 May 2008
ITA received - 1 July 2008
ITA lodged - 14 July 2008
PR approved in principle 04 May 2009
Received passports with stickers - 03 June 2009