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Offline Marlise

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We are here - finally :-)
« on: May 10, 2009, 02:59:58 am »
After 18 months of immigration, lol, we are finally in Auckland :-) We love it here! It is everything we hoped for, and more.

Within one week we managed to secure a rental property, and my children are starting school tomorrow. My husband is seeing a pesonnel agent tomorrow, and has applied for a few positions as well. We have PR, so we are hoping that it will be relatively "easy" to obtain jobs.

Wow. What a rollercoaster the past few months have been. I am so glad that we are here, and well on our way to being settled.


Mom to Thomas and Sonja, who makes me happier than sunshine. Wife to Thomas, who is my rock.

Offline Mumtaz (CapetonianInWellington)

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Re: We are here - finally :-)
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2009, 06:04:07 am »
Welcome and  :gl: with the job hunting.



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Offline tmprince

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Re: We are here - finally :-)
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2009, 06:08:29 am »
Marilise, may your best day in South Africa be your worst day in NZ and may NZ be all you have dreamed about for your family. and much more .
welcome home   :clap:
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Offline ANTONK

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Re: We are here - finally :-)
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2009, 10:41:55 am »
 :welcome: home Marlise  :clap:  O0

Offline Clarikdeens

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Re: We are here - finally :-)
« Reply #4 on: May 10, 2009, 09:04:26 pm »
 :welcome: Marlise.
Glad you love it here and getting organised so quickly. We are also one week here and loving it. Staying with Nolan and Mel at the moment and will be house hunting this week. Bought a fabulous vehicle last week for $5000. Never get one in SA for this price.  :heeha:



Offline Hute

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Re: We are here - finally :-)
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2009, 06:32:26 pm »
Hope you guys settle in quickly,  :gl: for your DH in securing a job  :)



Offline Marlise

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Re: We are here - finally :-)
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2009, 10:08:49 am »
Thanks for all the well wishes :-)

I would love to meet Nolan, lol. And WHERE does one buy a car? We went to Ellerslie's Sunday, but I was not impressed. Any advice?
Mom to Thomas and Sonja, who makes me happier than sunshine. Wife to Thomas, who is my rock.

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Offline mandyh

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Re: We are here - finally :-)
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2009, 10:19:58 am »
Marlise we are having a meetup on the 30th May at Nolan's place in Whangaparoa.  You are welcome to come and meet Nolan there.... more details on Braai Buddies.


Offline gleroux

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Re: We are here - finally :-)
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2009, 10:20:13 am »
Welcome and good luck with the job hunting