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    GettingReady is offline Junior Member
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    Default Hello from Sunny South Africa

    Hi Everyone

    I realized that I never introduced myself and have already posted a few comments on this forum I joined this forum in January 2009.

    I'm so glad that I stumbled across this website, because it has been so helpful!!
    My husband and I are from Bloemfontein, South Africa. We submitted our EOI in November 2008, it got accepted 2 weeks later and we received our ITA package 2 weeks after that. We then submitted our ITA to the London branch in March 2009 and got a case officer assigned to our application some time in June 2009. We have just been notified that 2 case officers will be coming down to SA to interview us on 09 November 2009. So hold thumbs that from now on this process moves a little bit quicker.

    Both my husband and I studied Human Resources, and my husband has a job in Human Resources, but I have a job at a Clinical Research Organization doing Data Analysis. Once we're in NZ (hopefully), my husband will still like to go into HR, but I would love to study Early Childhood Education. Otherwise, if this isn't an option for me, I will also have to look for a job in HR, although I have no experience. Luckily, my husbands brother lives in NZ and we will be able to stay with him and we also have friends that live there!

    I have lived in Bloemfontein, SA, my whole life, so I am a little nervous for this transition as my family are all here. I am just really excited though and can't wait to go to NZ to start a new life and explore all that NZ has to offer. I think my husband and I will be able to flourish there and really start enjoying life, as we're really struggling to 'live' here.

    Well, that's about it from my side and I look forward to seeing more helpful hints and tips. Thanks once again to everyone!
    Getting Ready....

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    An official welcome to the forum, Getting Ready. Glad to know a bit about your background and have you alongside us on this challenging but, hopefully, rewarding journey downunder. Good luck with it all.
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