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    Hooray! I just got word that my registration has been completed. What a great feeling. Now I just have to find a job. Anyone on here obtain teaching work while not actually IN New Zealand? I am about to apply via the standard Resume/Cover Letter stuff to schools that I want to work at/are hiring. Any specific advice anyone can give me? Let me know!

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    Congratulations, Canuck! Sorry, no helpful advice for you but just wanted to wish you all the best for the rest of the process.
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    Thanks! I have a couple of questions totally unrelated actually .. are there are lot of mosquitos or biting insects in NZ? Also, what is the humidity like? These are pains over here and I was just wondering if they are also over there!

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    There are mossies and sandflies that bite. Sandfly bites seem to be worse and last longer than mossie ones. I wasn't aware of too many mossies or sandflies but I guess it depends on the area you are living in. Water seems to attract more. There is humidity due to the high rainfall but I didn't find it too bad. Again, it depends which area. I think maybe the further north you go, the more humidity. There may be a difference between high and low ground, too, or so I found. I felt worse in the low-lying areas which could be because humidity pools there.
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    Hi Canuck

    I was able to get a job in a High School whilst in the UK, but it took a lot of applications and persistance.
    I had 8 years of experience (five as HOD) but I ended up applying for about 25 posts and only had three responses. I eventaully secured my post through an agent (there are plenty about - look at the NZTC website) and the other 'foreign' teachers all tell similar stories.
    Prob best to be prepared for it to take a while and to be persistant - and try Oasis Education in Auckland, they were great for me and a couple of other teachers I have spoken to.
    Good luck!

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