Migrant Resources

March 25, 2008

We’re Definitely Indefinite: Getting our IRRV’s, March 2008

March 2 marked a big milestone for us as it was our 2 year anniversary in New Zealand. Why is this so significant you may ask? We migrated to New Zealand with Permanent Residency (PR) status under the Skilled Migrant category. If we never ever wanted to leave the great […]
June 4, 2007

First Frost: Winter Heat Survival Guide June 4, 2007

June 1st signifies the start of winter here in New Zealand. We’ve enjoyed quite a mild autumn and early winter with temperatures often in the high teens (65-70 f) and tomatoes still ripening throughout the month, a highly unusual occurrence. The weather made yet another record as May became the […]
December 22, 2006

Meeting new friends: Ex-pats get together

As I mentioned in the previous post, we’re continuing to socialize and meet new people. Many have come via the Ex-Pats In New Zealand yahoo group, a very worthwhile list to be on if you are considering moving or have moved to Aotearoa. I’ve been on the list for 1 […]
October 31, 2006

Gardens, Gardens, Gardens (of the flowering kind)

This is quite a nice time to be in Christchurch. Everywhere you go, gardens are bursting with color. Everyone’s got a rhododendron or two, big bushy things that bloom for weeks at a time. Christchurch, known as the garden city, boasts over 800 parks & gardens, the most per capita […]