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    Fixed contract/job swap in 2012 - Come and live in New Zealand for 6 months!

    Hi there fellow Edugeekers. Just tossing around an idea at the moment, and thought this would be the place to start.

    I'm an ex-pat living in Dunedin, New Zealand, and am thinking of coming back to the UK next year for 2 to 6 months, to spend some time with my family in Carlisle. I'm a network manager in a large (by NZ standards) girls school here in Dunedin. What I'm wondering is if there is any way I may be able to work out some sort of job/house swap with a fellow network manager that may want to come out here for a while.

    I won't go on about how wonderful life is here in New Zealand, but it is pretty fantastic, and having been here for 10 years, I'd never leave, but I'd like to spend some time with my folks, and I thought maybe if we could get our employers to agree to it (don't think I'd have a problem my end) it'd be a good opportunity to kill a few birds with one stone as it were. You'd have to be in the North, ideally in Cumbria or North Yorkshire. I'd be brining my wife and 6 year old daughter.

    If I can't work it out, I'll probably just take extended leave and try and find some IT contracting work in the UK, but it'd be cool if if did work out.

    Anyway, any thoughts, any takers?

    Cheers
    John

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    Sounds like an awesome idea! and if only I fit the criteria :-) Good luck in your hunt and hope it works out.

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    Would you consider West Yorkshire? My Partner and myself have been hoping to move out to New Zealand in the next few years but this would be a great opportunity to get a taster before we fully commited

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    I so wish I did fit that criteria and you could do my job.

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    Im in East Yorkshire if that would be of interest to you??

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    Hi there, apologies for not replying sooner! West Yorkshire would be fine I think. I'm not too fixed on where as long as it's within reasonable travelling distance of Carlisle. I did the same as you are thinking of, came out to NZ for 6 months in 1999 and loved it, went back to the UK for a year or so, then moved out here permanently, and other than missing my family, have never really looked back. I'll message you directly anyway...

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    Hi Katie, I've sent you a message in response to your post

    John

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    Hmm interesting post I’m not interested in the job swap thing but What’s the pay like in New Zealand compared to Cost of living etc? Thinking about moving abroad soon so would be grateful if you could PM me anything useful

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    think you will have a hard time with immigration and costs medicals etc

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtdmitchell View Post
    Hmm interesting post I’m not interested in the job swap thing but What’s the pay like in New Zealand compared to Cost of living etc? Thinking about moving abroad soon so would be grateful if you could PM me anything useful
    There is a forum called British Expats, they will be able to best help you with things like this.

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