Joanne and her husband Scott, a Quantity Surveyor, loved to travel and regularly spoke about experiencing life outside the UK. After a few tough years during the recession, the couple decided the time was right to explore their opportunities, and met with Borey Chum from Migration Associates at a Down Under Live event. Here the couple talk about the research they carried out before leaving, job hunting, and how they achieved residency after only three months from their application. Read More.
Working long hours at stressful jobs in the UK, Construction Project Manager Roger and Hairdresser Lorna were finding it difficult to find quality family time, and began seeking a better work-life balance. They attended the Down Under Live show and spoke to Borey Chum at Migration Associates – it was then that they were able to plan a new life in New Zealand. Hear the story of their move to the Canterbury region.
After Johnathan and Gwyneth’s daughter Anna took a job in Wellington New Zealand, the couple were faced with the prospect of not seeing their children (or grandchildren) regularly. After a 3 week visit to the country, they began investigating also moving to New Zealand and engaged Migration Associates to assist them with obtaining residency under the Family Category - Parent Policy. The couple talk about their new lifestyle, job opportunities, housing and education in their new home, the beautiful coastal town of Porirua. Read More.
We partner with New Zealand Skills in Demand, who specialise in matching skilled individuals from around the world into positions with New Zealand organisations, across a multitude of sectors. Here, Joel Gabites explains the types of roles that are in high demand in New Zealand, and the government’s plans to help build a great lifestyle for skilled migrants who seek a New Zealand lifestyle. Read More.
People from all over the UK are seizing the unique opportunity to start a new life in New Zealand, and helping rebuild Christchurch to its former vibrancy after the devastation of the earthquake in 2010. This is the story of Carpenter Steven and his family, and how they are planning on buying a plot of land and building their dream home in New Zealand. Read More.
Lyndsey Brooks, a Veterinary Nurse, and her family began considering the idea of living somewhere other than the UK. They were looking for an improved lifestyle, a better climate and to get away from the ‘rat race’, and settled on the idea of New Zealand. In her own words, Lyndsey talks about her decision making process, visas, job hunting, and how the family are finally living the dream. Read More.
Administrator Jade & Carpenter Joe had always wanted to travel the world. After attending a Down Under Live show and meeting Migration Associates and New Zealand Skills in Demand, they settled on the idea of migrating to New Zealand. Nine months later after Joe had secured a job, the couple were living in Christchurch. This is their story…
Getting a job before you immigrate to New Zealand is becoming an increasingly important factor in the success rate of visa applications. Our Immigration Adviser Rachael Howes gives you her 5 top tips to getting securing a position before you go. Read More...