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    Smile And it's Hello From Me

    Just found this forum, having been on another one for a few days. But you can't have too many resources (or distractions from getting on with things!) can you?

    I've always wanted to live in NZ. My father lived there for about ten years in the 40s and 50s (I have a half brother who was born there) and when I was small he always said 'when I win the pools I'll buy a farm in New Zealand and your brother will run it'.

    I've been out there three times. The last two were with my OH - I hadn't met him when I went the first time. He fell in love with the place too and now we have submitted our EOI.
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    EOI submitted 19/0808
    ITA received 11/0908
    ITA submitted 17/11/08
    CO assigned 28/0209 wants more info (given 26/03)
    PR approved 15/5/09

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    Hi Jacqui B
    I too am new to this forum and have found it an amazing help......especially for giving me an excuse not to do the housework!!!
    The idea of living on a farm in NZ sounds like heaven to me :)
    Good luck with your move

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    Welcome Jacqi Good news on being selected. When do you plan to move and what does OH do?
    Nursing Registration sent 5th August 2007
    Job Offer 25th September 2007
    Nursing Registration received 28th December 2007
    Submitted EOI 3rd January 2008 with 150 points
    Selected 17th January 2008
    ITA Received 31st January 2008
    ITA submitted 25th April 2008
    Approved in Principle 3rd May 2008
    Blue Stickers arrived 13th May 2008
    Flights booked for 19th Sept to Christchurch

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickydwuk View Post
    Welcome Jacqi Good news on being selected. When do you plan to move and what does OH do?
    Thanks. OH is a techie (IT).

    Early 2009, I hope. We're told we should receive our ITA in the next two to three weeks. I've no realy idea how long it takes from submitting ITA to getting the blue stickers (see, I've learned some of the jargon already!), even if there are no problems. Then OH has to give notice at work.

    So certainly not this side of Christmas but no too long after, I hope. I'd like to avoid having two consecutive winters but certainly don't want to delay going by six months to do so.
    Jacqi B

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    EOI submitted 19/0808
    ITA received 11/0908
    ITA submitted 17/11/08
    CO assigned 28/0209 wants more info (given 26/03)
    PR approved 15/5/09

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    Hi and Welcome.

    Congrats on the EOI thats one step closer.
    We came over in March so practically had 2 winters on the run although we have had a better winter in NZ than family back home in UK summer.

    What area are you planning to head for?

    Beth
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ebianca View Post
    Hi and Welcome.

    Congrats on the EOI thats one step closer.
    We came over in March so practically had 2 winters on the run although we have had a better winter in NZ than family back home in UK summer.

    What area are you planning to head for?

    Beth
    yes I really don't feel like we've had a summer at all this year.

    Looking at Wellington, probably. I'd really rather not live in Auckland (although if a job offer came up which meant we went there I'd go). We gather that IT jobs outside of Auckland tend to be Christchurch or Wellington.

    How are you settling in?
    Jacqi B

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    EOI submitted 19/0808
    ITA received 11/0908
    ITA submitted 17/11/08
    CO assigned 28/0209 wants more info (given 26/03)
    PR approved 15/5/09

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    We are in Wellington and my Hubby works in ICT in Management. There are plenty of jobs around in Welli.

    We were the same about Auckland- Welli is perfect for us though.

    Settlign in just great- can't beleive we been here almost 6 months already.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ebianca View Post
    We are in Wellington and my Hubby works in ICT in Management. There are plenty of jobs around in Welli.

    We were the same about Auckland- Welli is perfect for us though.

    Settlign in just great- can't beleive we been here almost 6 months already.
    Good to know there re jobs there. I assumed there were because its the skills shortage list but it's always good to hear that there really are.

    Just seen that our EOI is now 'decision successful'
    Jacqi B

    155 points - no job offer
    EOI submitted 19/0808
    ITA received 11/0908
    ITA submitted 17/11/08
    CO assigned 28/0209 wants more info (given 26/03)
    PR approved 15/5/09

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jacqi B View Post
    Just seen that our EOI is now 'decision successful'
    Fantastic news - congrats.
    Nursing Registration sent 5th August 2007
    Job Offer 25th September 2007
    Nursing Registration received 28th December 2007
    Submitted EOI 3rd January 2008 with 150 points
    Selected 17th January 2008
    ITA Received 31st January 2008
    ITA submitted 25th April 2008
    Approved in Principle 3rd May 2008
    Blue Stickers arrived 13th May 2008
    Flights booked for 19th Sept to Christchurch

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    Congrats on clearing the first hurdle, and good luck with the rest of them. IT seems to be hot right now.
    If men had wings and bore black feathers, few of them would be clever enough to be crows.
    - Rev. Henry Ward Beecher, mid-1800s

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