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Offline WendyH

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Re: Immigration to NZ
« Reply #15 on: February 20, 2008, 12:54:30 am »
Hi Bev, we arrived here in NZ a week ago and the only people we knew here were from the forum! They are all amazing people and a great support group  :clap:
EOI selected - 21 May 2008
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PR approved in principle 04 May 2009
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Offline mandyh

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Re: Immigration to NZ
« Reply #16 on: February 20, 2008, 03:46:04 am »
We arrived 4 weeks ago.  No jobs yet and it's certainly stressful but I wouldn't swop it for living in SA!  Make your move and get out now.  NZ is worth it.

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Re: Immigration to NZ
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2008, 07:35:19 am »
Bev, that's exactly how I felt a year ago when we started looking at coming over.  You fear the unkown and the more you read the more you feel comfortable with where you are going.   We landed 2 weeks ago and I still have panic attacks but it's all getting sorted out with time.  Not the most patient person. here.

I will not go back for any money in the world.  My kids play at a jungle gym on the beach every second day and they are so relaxed.  Only regret is we didn't do it last year already.
Take life with a pinch of salt ... a wedge of lime, and a shot of tequila

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Re: Immigration to NZ
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2008, 07:48:10 am »
You don't want to look at your kids in two years time and say... damn! we should've done it then!  The way people are going over, I wonder how long it will be before they start getting really sticky about letting saffers in! ???

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Re: Immigration to NZ
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2008, 09:49:58 am »
Well hadenough, you better move your behind, before it gets to that!



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Re: Immigration to NZ
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2008, 09:53:46 am »
Trying Eileen, Trying!   O0 Waiting for passports from HA to do EOI.  Boy, can they take their time!

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Re: Immigration to NZ
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2008, 09:58:23 am »
i know its frustrating, but hold the faith, I'm sure you'll make it out in time!!  O0



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Re: Immigration to NZ
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2008, 10:14:47 am »
 O0 Thanks, will do!

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Re: Immigration to NZ
« Reply #23 on: February 20, 2008, 03:21:07 pm »
 :gl: bev,
we're all behind u  :clap:

Offline farmyardza

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Re: Immigration to NZ
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2008, 03:10:41 pm »
thanks for the support guys, we are going to get the ball rolling this weekend! O0 i think!

Offline mikencarmen

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Re: Immigration to NZ
« Reply #25 on: February 21, 2008, 05:40:45 pm »
thanks for the support guys, we are going to get the ball rolling this weekend! O0 i think!

Hey Bev.....stop thinking and get on with it.......  ;), no excuses as you have all the answers right here.  :whistle:.....  :gl:

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Offline Happy Expat

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Re: Immigration to NZ
« Reply #26 on: February 22, 2008, 12:06:04 am »
Welcome to the site, Bev :clap:


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Offline Carla P

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Re: Immigration to NZ
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2008, 01:48:05 pm »
Hey hadenough, have u sent an sms to 32551? if not go for it. type in "p" and then the id # of the person. then send to the 32551 number. you will see where the passport is. good luck.

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Offline SaKiwiBoer

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Re: Immigration to NZ
« Reply #28 on: February 27, 2008, 02:47:54 am »
you will see where the passport is. good luck.
:o , WHOA, you must be kidding me, have some "eish" woken up??? hau?
OK,  :whistle: ............, Cheers,  8) , SAKB.
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Re: Immigration to NZ
« Reply #29 on: February 27, 2008, 01:12:50 pm »
Hi Bev. Only advice is: dont look back, dont fret for SA, embrace NZ. You will not regret it. Your girls will be safe and have bright future. They do not have that in SA and never will. Get out ASAP.

Hi Bev, been there done that and left behind a stunning 2 year old long hair German Shepherd (now in a fine home). The first move is always the scariest but you must be strong. Once you have crossed over you will kick yourself and wonder why you didnt do it earlier. We are all here rooting for you... But I have to strongly agree with the content I quoted above...

Africa is finished and its only going to get worse... get out and find a new life where you will all be happy, especially the girls! GO FOR IT!

P.S. - New Zealand has plenty of wide open spaces and loads of dogs and cats wanting good homes.

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