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November 13th, 2008

Hi there! My husband and I are Americans living in New Zealand for the past 3 years. We went through both the Working Holiday and Residency Visa application process to get here, and I'm happy to answer any questions! We love New Zealand so much that we just produced Go New Zealand: The Immigration and Settlement DVD.

It is a 2 disc DVD set that provides all the need-to-know information about moving to & living in New Zealand. We made this DVD because it's something we were looking for when we were deciding to immigrate, but didn't exist. We have information about New Zealand, visas, education, healthcare, employment & more, and interviews with immigrants and New Zealand experts talking on all these subjects.

I thought this might be of interest to some people in this community thinking about immigrating to New Zealand. We sell the DVD internationally through our website www.nzimmigrationdvd.com and will be selling it wholesale in and out of New Zealand as well. We are really proud of what we have accomplished and hope it will help many people settle in what we think is an amazing country! Here's a preview video of the DVD:



Thanks!

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October 5th, 2008

So I'm studying abroad at University of Canterbury this coming Spring. Anyone know any forums or other online places where UC students talk? Or other international students studying at UC? Just wanna ask some questions, and maybe find a roommate.

September 8th, 2008

(I'm posting this in a few places to get it out there)

As random and impractical as it seems, I would love to end up in New Zealand. I just started a blog (my first one ever) to post useful and fun information and personal experiences. Hopefully, I'll start getting some good insight in feedback, and make a few friends in the process. It would be great to give/recieve support from others trying to pull this off.

Here it is: kiwi-dream.livejournal.com/

If you have anything you think would be good to post, let me know. Good luck to everyone!

April 28th, 2008

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I am graduating from college in May of 2009 and a seriously considering moving to New Zealand for a year or two. I have a done a little research and it's looking like the Working Holiday Visa would probably be my best bet. How early should I apply? Any tips on the overall process? I toured the country last year for two weeks with friends and have been dying to go back ever since the trip ended. I'm hoping to move to Wellington if all goes as planned. Also, is is possible to rent furnished apartments in New Zealand? I figured if anywhere this would be possible in either Auckland or Wellington. Anything you guys have to say can help me out. Thanks!

January 23rd, 2008

www.democratsabroad.org
Democrats are offering an online primary for those living abroad. Sign up-- especially if you're like me and have been putting off trying to figure out the whole absentee ballot thing.
Speaking of which: http://www.votefromabroad.org/ has an easy fill out the form, print it, sign it, fax or mail it absentee ballot sign up thingy. It will also take you through signing up for DA.
Just an FYI =)

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www.democratsabroad.org
Democrats are offering an online primary for those living abroad. Sign up-- especially if you're like me and have been putting off trying to figure out the whole absentee ballot thing.
Speaking of which: http://www.votefromabroad.org/ has an easy fill out the form, print it, sign it, fax or mail it absentee ballot sign up thingy. It will also take you through signing up for DA.
Just an FYI =)

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Hi!

I just wanted to apologize for my lack of activity as the mod for this community. As usual, life got in the way, but we are back up and running. Submissions should automatically go up, and I will be keeping an eye out for any bullies or non-relevant material. 

Cheers!

June 4th, 2007

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I'm an American currently living in the Republic of Palau (ten points if you know where that is) and I'm moving to Auckland hopefully by this September to live with my boyfriend, who is a citizen.

I'm contemplating using an immigration consulting service, partly because it's very difficult to accomplish anything where I live, since there is no NZ embassy. Does anyone have experience with these services? I'm caught in a bit of a Catch 22 because I'll have enough points for automatic residency once I get a job offer, but it seems like all of the jobs I want and am qualified for require residency to apply. I'd rather have my job and visa lined up before I get to Auckland, but I do have the option to move over on a visitor visa and search while I'm there. What are your experiences? How long did you find it took to get your work visas?

Any information will help me at this point. Thanks!

January 16th, 2008

Hey there!

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Hey everyone. I'm brand new to the community, the name is Leslie and I'm looking into a postgraduate programme at Auckland University of Technology. I don't see it mentioned anywhere on Livejournal, so I thought I'd ask all of you about it's reputation academically. It doesn't have to be number one (the programme is perfect for me, but if I'm going to get shafted on everything else, I'd like to know that before applying!) in Auckland, but I'd like to hope it would be accepted internationally.

Thank you so much for any information you're able to give me.
Have a great day!
Leslie

April 13th, 2007

I was one of the lucky few to be chosen in my program (Appalachian State University, Communication: Electronic Media/Broadcasting) to go to Christchurch for two months on internship. I'm not looking forward to the long flight (North Carolina to New Zealand), but I am so ready to go!

My contacts in NZ have arranged for me to live at The Mill/LivingSpace. Does anyone know anything about this place? I have a studio apartment. The website offers some information, but not a lot. Any help is appreciated.
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