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Best Time For Snow in New Zealand

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When picturing New Zealand, it’s easy to think about the expanses of grassy fields, bright blue waters, and snow-capped mountains. But, sometimes it’s easy to forget that snow falls on more than just the mountains for roughly half the year. For those looking to live or travel in New Zealand, it’s good to note when … Read moreBest Time For Snow in New Zealand

Dreams of Blighty – Why would you return?

When you place something or a thought in your vision, suddenly that item or thought becomes more noticeable all around you. Try it. Think of red cars and you will suddenly keep seeing red cars in your vision radar. Once you place a thought into your mind it becomes more noticeable. When I thought about … Read moreDreams of Blighty – Why would you return?

The First Winter, Homesickness and Dreams of Blighty Culture Shock and Becoming a Kiwi

The first winter was somewhat of a revelation to me, I had not quite  expected the cold and damp weather coupled with the lack of heating. I was constantly cold and never felt able to warm myself up. That may have just been an idiosyncrasy specific to me and you will not be as bothered … Read moreThe First Winter, Homesickness and Dreams of Blighty Culture Shock and Becoming a Kiwi

Homesickness and dreams of Blighty

You’ve arrived you’re living the dream and then it hits you. This strange unknown feeling, that comes from out of the blue from nowhere and threatens to swallow your every positive thought. You find yourself missing your family and friends more than you ever thought were possible. Suddenly old Aunt Dottie round the corner, become … Read moreHomesickness and dreams of Blighty

How To Renew Your British Passport In New Zealand

In the past, it has been extremely easy for British nationals who moved to New Zealand to renew their passports while in New Zealand. The process involved a domestic British passport renewal office actually based in the country. All that you had to do was gather your documents, fill in your passport forms and prepare … Read moreHow To Renew Your British Passport In New Zealand

Sorting Out The Finances and other day to day matters

As part of your move abroad journey, you will need to consider day to day financial aspects. The aspects in this blog post, whilst specific to New Zealand, can be used as a guide to the things you will need to take into consideration whichever country you decide to move to. Part of the process … Read moreSorting Out The Finances and other day to day matters

Sorry, We Were Looking for a Local – Work Matters

Once, you have settled into your new home, waiting for your shipment to arrive, making do with blow up beds and odds and ends that you have managed to scrap together, the inevitable subject of bringing in an income will arise. If you have been lucky enough to secure employment before you arrived then you … Read moreSorry, We Were Looking for a Local – Work Matters