Well, it's official. We had gotten informal word that our residency was approved, but this morning it showed up as "approved" on the NZ Immigration website! And our flights are booked from Florida to NZ, leaving on December 31, spending 1 night in LA, and then arriving in NZ on January 3. We are flying Air New Zealand.

What folks from the forum are in Auckland? Do you have get togethers? We will be joining you in a few months!