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    Default Well at bloody last

    Picked the passports up from NZIS today with work permits in them bout bloody time eh? So now we can legally go to work and start earning back some of the money we've been spending. Such a weight off of our minds and are we eager to just get on with it.....

    Charlie can start school next week but Poppy hasn't been given the green light as yet. Poppy was born with just one kidney and we told the medical dr that when we did the immi meds. She was monitored closely for the first 2 years of her life and then signed off because everything was fine. NZIS have said that they need to refer her case to the specialists for consideration. I don't envisage a problem as many, many people only have one kidney and never know, they go on to lead perfectly normal and healthy lives. People who have had a kidney transplant or who have donated a kidney for transplant go on to live normal and healthy lives. The specialists in the UK said that hers had grown to twice the normal size before she was born, probably because her body already realised it would have to do the work of two and was compensating. It also repositioned the kidney down in her pelvis, this is where drs place a donor kidney as it is much more protected than the biological site in the lower back. Seems to me her body did everything it could to counteract any difficulties that may arise and anyone who has met her will tell that she is a normal, full of energy 5 yr old. We'll just have to wait and see but she is gutted that her brother is starting school next week and that she can't go

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    so how long was it in the end Dawn between putting in your application and getting that vital piece of paper

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    Well done on the work permit Dawn. Hope everything works out for Poppy and she can start school soon.
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    What a relief!

    Glad it wasn't as long as was anticipated. Now you can both release yourselves onto the NZ work scene and dazzle those kiwis with your talents. Go for it and good luck! (or should I be wishing your new employers good luck? )
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    Hey Dawn.

    Some great news there for you

    Shame about Poppy though- i'm sure all will work out fine in the end.

    Hope you enjoy yourselves at work and having some money coming in.
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    Bloomin 'eck, she's gonna be invading the work life as well as the home life now!

    Bring it on, I say
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    I'm really pleased for you Dawn. I'm sure with your persuasive personality you will be able to convince them to take Poppy sooner rather than later
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    Welwynrose - all in all about 5 weeks. They've only given us 1 year permits coz we didn't have our police check certs - they're still being processed in the UK - and you need them for a 2 year permit - but that's fine coz by the time the run out we should have PR.

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    Yes, great news Dawn ... must be a relief to have it come through at last.

    Shame about Poppy not starting school. I had one stuck at home for a while also. Perhaps you could get her some workbooks and give her 'lessons' at home? Need only be for an hour or two but I am sure it will help ease any sadness, or worse - possible squabbling between the kids.

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    Congrats on the work permits, Dawn. Time for some lucre-gaining!

    I hope Poppy passes the medicals soon. Strange that they won't let her start school - it's not as if a missing kidney is contagious or needing pampering.
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