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    1 year ago today, we stepped off the plane and on to NZ soil. We knew nothing of what NZ held for us and we had no idea where we'd end up or what we'd end up doing. The only thing we were certain of was that we would find a way to stay.

    So here we are, the two of us plus three children and two dogs, having flown 11000 miles around the world, to a country we'd never been to before, with no family or friends there, with no jobs initially, no home, no belongings (we sold everything we owned before we left) and no plan.

    AND WE'RE LOVING IT

    Full story in my latest blog
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    Great to hear an 'All's well that ends well' story and that NZ has come up with the goods that press all your buttons.
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    .... our lives changed forever

    Mate, can't believe we've know y'all that long - is it a good thing or a bad thing that time has gone so quickly since we met you?

    We're reet glad fer ya that you've got your blue stickers now at last. We reckon you're where you should be, and we wish you the vair, vair, vair best for your future in NZ.

    Now bring on the Zumba

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    1 whole year already- wow!

    Will go read the blog now.
    Flights booked for 24th March 2008!
    Landed in Wellington 26th March 2008!!

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    EOI Selected 16th July 2008!
    EOI 'Successful' 1st August 2008!
    ITA Received 8th August 2008!
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    (.........the blog which she's still in the process of writing, it seems......)

    C'mon, hurry up woman, there's people queuing up to read your blog 'ere

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    c'mon Dawn- can't contain the excitement for too much longer.
    Flights booked for 24th March 2008!
    Landed in Wellington 26th March 2008!!

    Job Offer Received 9th July 2008!

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    Temp Work Permit approved 4th August 2008!

    EOI Submitted 11th July 2008!
    EOI Selected 16th July 2008!
    EOI 'Successful' 1st August 2008!
    ITA Received 8th August 2008!
    ITA Aplication accepted 26th September!

    APROVED in Principle 10th June 2009!!!!
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    Guess we'll have to hold our breath for a while longer - she's disappeared

    Getting our hopes up like that n'all

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    I just been on the phone to my dad and was hoping it would be done by the time I got back.
    Flights booked for 24th March 2008!
    Landed in Wellington 26th March 2008!!

    Job Offer Received 9th July 2008!

    Temp Work Permit application submitted 11th July 2008!
    Temp Work Permit approved 4th August 2008!

    EOI Submitted 11th July 2008!
    EOI Selected 16th July 2008!
    EOI 'Successful' 1st August 2008!
    ITA Received 8th August 2008!
    ITA Aplication accepted 26th September!

    APROVED in Principle 10th June 2009!!!!
    Residency Visa issued 7th July 2009!!!!!

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    You know, sometimes, when I write. I can just write and it comes and I don't have to think about it and it takes seemlessly seconds for me to open my gob and rattle about note. Then, when it comes to writing about summat, it's like pullin teeth. Now sit me down with a cuppa and ask me a question and you better grab yourself a cushion and settle yourself in and sometimes, when I come to write it's like that but it depends where my ed is eh?

    I reckon that we need to organise a get together. Even if it's only us girlies, (who seem in my humble opinion to be more up for this kind of thing), we can ave a chat, a heart to heart, help each other out with our life experience and day to day experience and all walk away feeling more complete What do you reckon? It should be somewhere near a beach, one big room will do, where we can share the space and the love, eat, drink and be brutally honest, then walk away feeling secure that NOTHING WILL APPEAR ON THE FORUM

    Right, I'm doing it - I nominate Whanganui, in the middle of us all, 1 month from now. Who's coming? And you don't have to be female - in fact it's better if you're not - only rule - YOU HAVE TO BE PREPARED TO BE HONEST AND TO BE READY TO LEAVE A MORE ENLIGHTENED PERSON - take that as you will.

    COME ON - SIGN UP
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    First signupees -

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