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We would never move back to SA…

Dear Sharon Thanks for the explanation- it does make sense. Oh no, we would never move back to SA!! We will just visit- once every 2nd year! Now we can join Kiwi Saver and hopefully apply for child care assistance – they specifically say you must be either a NZ citizen or have PR- I will get just over one dollar per child per hour discount for pre-school if that’s granted and they each attend 50 hours per week- so it will save us lots of money! The kids are doing great in pre-school and they love speaking english! And Maori! This is a neat country- the kiwis take so much for granted! My cousin from Auckland is coming to visit us this weekend and we are taking them to ski at Mt Hutt, just 65km from our house! Kids excited to see their cousins. Your previous clients, Michelle and…


All is well with all of us…

Hello Sharon How are you? Are you still so busy? Just thought I would drop you a note and say hello. All is well with all of us. We both still working in the same jobs :) Kids have settled well, especially my son who is now at the Christchurch Polytech Institute of Technology – wow, has this been the most amazing experience for him. He is so much happier and so loving his course – a changed person. A great opportunity for him which we would never have had in South Africa. He stays in Christchurch during the week as a boarder and comes home over weekends – and he drives himself there and back. He is doing things that astound us all the time – wonderful that NZ supports special needs children – it is phenomenal. We have met up with Lelani and Riaan (such a lovely woman –…


Thank you for everything you have done for us!

Dear Sharon, Ian and Sandra I just want to thank you for everything that you have done for us!!!!  We are very excited that our visas are stamped and that we now may work and study and live in NZ. We decided that our whole family (Faan, EJ, Gerne and me and maybe Gerne’s boyfriend) are going to NZ January 2012.  Gerne and I are staying and she is going to start her Occupational Therapy studies and I’m will try to find an OT job in Auckland or Hamilton, to be close to Gerne.  We will apply for Aukland University of Technology as well as OTAGO Poly Technic in Hamilton for Gerne’s admission to study OT.  I don’t know why but I think that AUT is maybe the better institution to study at.  Do you agree? I saw quite a few OT jobs that I can apply for, but I’m still busy working on the assignments…


It’s official, I’m a resident!

Hi Sharon and Sandra, This morning I received my passport and its official, I am a resident. WAAAHHHHOOOO. I am walking on clouds. Thank you for all your assistance, heaps of work, answering my silly questions and extra heaps of patience. I do appreciate what you have done. Thank you all. God bless. From a very euphoric, Raylene


This is definitely the place to be…

Hi Sharon We are doing very well Came back from Christchurch yesterday.  A beautiful place, but oh Lord! it was freezing!  Went with the school to the conference of English teachers in Christchurch.  It was stunning!  It was 14 in Auckland and only 9 in Christchurch.  It is a wet cold that attacks your bones.  We looked like ragdolls with all the layers of clothing, including scarves!  But it was fantastic!  This is definitely the place to be. Keep well and shout for green and orange! Tony


No regrets….

Hi Sharon Just saw your earlier mail now. We’re doing fine in spite of the earthquakes which have become a way of life. We live in Burnside which is close to the airport on the northwest side of the city On the bright side we went to Kaiteriteri (top of the South Island) for the long weekend and it was amazing. The beach had this lovely golden sand and the weather was warmer. We passed through Nelson on the way back and I could happily live in Nelson, one day. Christchurch is a very convenient city, no real traffic and most places are just 10 minutes away. It’s just a city without a city after the earthquake. Work opportunities are plentiful though. Jacques found a better job at Didata and has been working there since Oct last yr. He is enjoying that. I am in a senior position at St…


We are residents now!

Hi Sharon, Our passports were returned to us with residents visas in them!!!!. Thank you for your help. We are both really excited and our options open up wide now. It’s an awesome early Christmas present. I don’t think the reality that we are residents now has hit home yet. But regardless, we are celebrating this weekend. Anyway thank you to you and your team, Danny and Annie.


Life is definitely different here…

Hi Nicky and Sharon…. Life here is definitely different and it takes quite a bit of adjusting . I do miss my daily excessive shopping spree in Lonehill and Sandton, finding great food from Woolies and the SUN… but have adapted to not spending so much, home cooking – which is not my forte and wearing warm clothes for longer periods of the year… As for the public transport – its amazing even though we have 2 cars to get around.. Lucky Raz has parking allocated for him at work ( Yes, its a Perk here… can you believe it, Nicky) Most jobs come with No parking allocation.. I do enjoy the fact that school only starts at 9am and the school is a 3 min walk from home and that Zia is enjoying school – I save on Private school fees which I used to pay and arm and a leg…


We are celebrating!

Thanks Sharon. We are celebrating. Thank you very much for all you have done. I will recommend you to everyone I know. You and your staff are brilliant. Rouen