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Any New Zealand IM'ers out there

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by skuxta, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. justsomeguy

    justsomeguy Junior Member

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    yea agreed with Skuxta Wellington is the ticket for things to do people to see and nightlife, Queenstown if your into snow/extreme sports.
     
  2. Therookie

    Therookie BANNED BANNED

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    Anyone know the law on UK resident getting a job?
     
  3. skuxta

    skuxta BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    With the way the recession is going. There isn't a huge amount of jobs around. Not sure about the laws themselves.

    Best thing to do would be to use your IM skills. For one. All the USD money you make is worth more in NZ dollars. So you get more bang for your buck.

    HUGE gap in the market for talented NZ web designers though. Even if you setup a firm where you outsourced your work you could make a killing. Same with web programming. As well as web marketing.
     
  4. Therookie

    Therookie BANNED BANNED

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    Wha about house prices?
     
  5. skuxta

    skuxta BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    Best time at the moment to get a house. Prices are quite cheap. And many houses are for sale.
     
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  6. pyronaut

    pyronaut Supreme Member

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    Depending on what skills you have you should be able to get in fairly easy. My Girlfriend immigrated here from the UK only a few years ago and from the way she talks about it, it wasnt exactly hard.

    That being said, you actually have to "Offer" something to New Zealand.

    So for example, if you have a speciality job that is REQUIRED in New Zealand it makes things alot easier. Same if you have a degree in anything, or any sort of real qualification.

    We dont need more unemployed people here :p
     
  7. safaristyle

    safaristyle Regular Member

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    If a guy make 10K USD per month . Is it enough for him to live in NZ ?
     
  8. pyronaut

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    Read my post. Isnt about how much you can earn. Its about what your trade is, and whether it is a qualified skill in New Zealand. So for example if qualified builders were running low in NZ. Then any person wanting to immigrant to NZ that was a builder would basically be fast tracked in.
     
  9. ronmac321

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    I'm Ex-Pat living in the US. Originally form Auckland.
     
  10. yellowbus

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    10k / month would be plenty to live comfortably in New Zealand.
     
  11. skuxta

    skuxta BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    Yep.

    $10k usd = 13,570.20 NZD.

    And I think the average yearly salary is $45,000 in NZ.

    So at $13,000 a month. You would be making $150k+ a year. Which is around 3-4 times the average yearly salary.
     
  12. safaristyle

    safaristyle Regular Member

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    Without doing any job is it possible to stay in Kiwiland as I will only earn from IM. I am planning to take a university course but not sure how can I extend my VISA
     
  13. skuxta

    skuxta BANNED BANNED Premium Member

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    No idea sorry. Im not one to comment about legal aspects and such.

    Maybe one of the other NZ'ers can comment on this.
     
  14. pyronaut

    pyronaut Supreme Member

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    What country are you from?
     
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    Shine BANNED BANNED

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    Im from NZ, go to Massey Uni in Albany (North Shore)

    Just taking some time off at the moment to do some backpacking.
     
  16. safaristyle

    safaristyle Regular Member

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    I am from a third world country with a muslim background :p
     
  17. pyronaut

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    Ha :p. I was only asking cause if your from somewhere like the UK or Australia. You will have a much easier time getting in.

    Now might be the right time to apply though. It was on the news that a lady got rejected at the border for being overweight. And there was a huge uproar about who we should let in. But she had diabeties and shit tonnes of other health conditions, so we dont exactly want to let her in just to give her medical help etc.
     
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    Any NZ chicks pictures?
    Do you have to apply for residency before going or just turn up good chance?
     
  19. pyronaut

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    Can come here on holiday and stay :p. But if you want to be legit you gotta apply before you come.
     
  20. Therookie

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    Figured