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    Default We,ve done it and love it!

    Hi,

    We have been in NZ now for 8 months and loving it....even the freezing cold houses, crying windows, warehouse style supermarkets, damp wood that won't light

    Life is great...the kids love it....the jobs are going great....the house it different to what we are used to!!!!!! and I doubt we will ever regret it

    So hope to meet you guys around the forums and chatrooms.

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    Brucey. Welcome to MoveToNZ (aka as The Madhouse). Sorry about the overwhelming giant orange. It's a lot bigger than I thought it was going to be.

    Well, what more can you say? What a glowing report and one, I'm sure, many people will be only too glad to read. Long may it continue.

    You've probably just sprinkled a bit of magic dust on the forum.
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    Hey Brucey, welcome and soooo glad to hear your loving it. We're about to jump in with both feet!!!!
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    It's great to hear from someone who thinks its great and not leaving for Oz. Me and OH have also been looking at Oz for the last couple of days, didnt consider it a week ago when we hooked up here (has it really only been a week, the days are a blur with reading everything and anything) OH really wanted to go to Nz but we were a bit put off with some of the negative feedback, even though he has a friend in Auckland and he loves it. I know monies not everything but we still want to live a little.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vondermot View Post
    OH really wanted to go to Nz but we were a bit put off with some of the negative feedback, even though he has a friend in Auckland and he loves it.
    Even Oz has it's drawbacks.

    As usual, it's a case of weighing up the good and bad in both countries and deciding what's right for you.
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    Someone said they also have very BIG cockroaches.

    Told OH that we really need to decide and get EOI in within next 2/3 months if we are definitely going to move, would like to get there whilst daughter whose 9 was still in primary school so she could make some friends before high school.

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    What about the Wetters here????? They are huge!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brucey View Post
    What about the Wetters here????? They are huge!!
    Wetas may look pretty ugly brutes, but they're harmless. There are cockroaches in NZ, too, and the same applies to them although they have very unsavoury habits, like wandering about in drains and sewers. It's the nasty, bitey habits of the beasties that live in Oz that worry me.

    Oh and of course, the snakes in Oz........ they really worry me. Not supposed to be any snakes in NZ.
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    Actually, I'm rather fond of snakes, though I'd rather not frolic with the venomous ones. I hear Oz has lots of critters that bite or sting, though I'm not sure how it compares with the US. I have heard that with the recent drought years, many snakes and other critters are going into the cities looking for water. ...Every place has a drawback or two, so it helps to be knowledgable.

    Anyway, welcome Brucey. I hope you keep loving NZ.
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