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    Hi, Just joined and what a wealth of information there is on here.....so I apologise if my question has been repeated elsewhere!

    My husband has been told that as a HGV 1 driver he should have no problems getting work in NZ, and that once we are there my skills would allow us to apply for permament residency - I'm currently a civil servant specialising in Contracts. I'm also half way through a degree equivalent course (doing it in a year - just for a little bit more pressure!)

    What I'm unsure about is how good are the 'Consultants' has anyone had good/bad/indifferent service from them?

    Hope someone can give me some clues
    Thanks...Marie

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    Hi Firegirl,



    I?m not quite clear on whether you?re asking about job consultants or immigration consultants. ?Either way consultants are generally very poorly thought of. ?Most people find that they could have done the job quite easily and more speedily themselves whilst saving themselves a whole heap of money. ?You can read a few comments from our members here (bottom post) and here.
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    Wow...Thanks for that, not sure whether to use his services now or not.

    Have also just found out that Heavy Vehicle Driver is one of the Immediate Skills shortage posts for Central North Island...so I'm assuming thats a good thing!

    Now just got to find out how to transfer his HGV 1 over to NZ, have seen that he will have to do a theory test, but not sure how long it takes to book one of those.....Yikes looks like its all down to timing! Get the theory done and then get the job!

    Already started looking at household things with a critical 'I've not used since the last full moon fell on a tuesday with an x in the month' sort of eye

    Thanks for the welcome.... :icon_biggrin:

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    Already started looking at household things with a critical 'I've not used since the last full moon fell on a tuesday with an x in the month' sort of eye
    I think the feeling is either take as much with you as possible because, what you can?t use there, you can sell on when you get there. If you?re having a container anyway, you might as well fill it. Secondhand goods are in great demand in NZ, as a lot of people can?t always afford to buy new. Also some items are quite expensive to replace, like kitchen appliances and beds. Alternatively, get rid of as much as you can and travel lightly to save the cost of a big container and the hassle of packing up. The choice is yours. [smiley=icon_biggrin.gif]

    I don't know if your hubby has seen this site or this one. Might be of interest to him if he hasn't.
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    I think the feeling is either take as much with you as possible because, what you can?t use there, you can sell on when you get there. If you?re having a container anyway, you might as well fill it.
    Take heed, firegirl. Wish I had chucked everything into the container. Before we left I dumped a lot onto friends, charity shops, school fetes and the rubbish. I could have kept myself occupied making a nice little income selling that stuff on TradeMe. [smiley=icon_rolleyes.gif]

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