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    Talking well gone and done it

    well first day back at work after 2 weeks holiday and first thing I did was hand my notice in to the head:-)

    decided after been told that if i wanted more money and career prospects to go down the road decided to go to the extreme and go to the other side of the world....NEW ZEALAND here i come.

    me and the wife got ourselves working holiday visas so thought sod it you only live once.

    will post my job on here when i know more etc

    mark

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    I really admire people like you, I'm not that brave! :P
    Good luck with it all

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    Welcome to NZ, for when you get here. Any idea of where you will be based yet?

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    I'm off to NZ next year with an idea to look into something similar. V jealous good luck.

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    christchurch land 5th june

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    Any work lined up yet IT related or otherwise?

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    Quote Originally Posted by markcuk View Post
    christchurch land 5th june
    Nice, Christchurch is good and usually not too hot. They (flowery, city promoter types) call it the garden city and it has the benefit of housing not being stupidly inflated like in Auckland (though it is starting to get more reasonable).

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    yeah i did a months tour of the whole of nz last year had to go back..

    no work sorted yet but not really interested in doing IT work out there but probably will

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    In light of your last post this is probably no use but this is what I got when I did 5 minutes worth of searching in the IT area:

    School Job: Looks part time but they might know of more
    SEEK jobs database and employment advice

    IT Jobs in Christchurch.
    SEEK IT - Job Search. Find IT jobs using multiple job search options.

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    Just looking at this job SEEK jobs database and employment advice is $40,000 - $45,000 allot or about right? (generalising obviousley)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    Just looking at this job SEEK jobs database and employment advice is $40,000 - $45,000 allot or about right? (generalising obviousley)
    $40k is about right for that kind of roll (generalizing) you get a bit more for Linux knowledge as that is currently less common. It also comes with a car which is nice.

    Just had to delete the Sequence=11& bit from the URL to get to it as the site said that my session had expired. Others may need to do the same for my links above to get them to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markcuk View Post
    well first day back at work after 2 weeks holiday and first thing I did was hand my notice in to the head:-)

    decided after been told that if i wanted more money and career prospects to go down the road decided to go to the extreme and go to the other side of the world....NEW ZEALAND here i come.

    me and the wife got ourselves working holiday visas so thought sod it you only live once.

    will post my job on here when i know more etc

    mark
    wow! All i can do is wish you the best of luck! Nice one!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SYNACK View Post
    Nice, Christchurch is good and usually not too hot. They (flowery, city promoter types) call it the garden city and it has the benefit of housing not being stupidly inflated like in Auckland (though it is starting to get more reasonable).
    What's the cost of living like, compared to the UK (assuming you have knowledge of the latter?)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tx2online View Post
    What's the cost of living like, compared to the UK (assuming you have knowledge of the latter?)

    Not sure what it is like in comparison sorry, this may be helpful regarding houses in Christchurch.

    These may also help:
    New Zealand - Cost of Living - Compare costs for some standard items
    Cost of living in New Zealand
    Living in New Zealand - What Is It Like?

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    Wow congrats, I dream of that day, it will come one day but seemingly not that quickly

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