Moving to New Zealand

Discussion in 'All Discussions' started by leetymike808, Sep 2, 2017.

  1. leetymike808

    leetymike808 Well-Known Member

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    Nov 16, 2013
    I know its not health advise...but sometimes theres some decent travel advise on here too...
    Anybody ever spend some time in New Zealand? Looking to leave one island for another.
     
  2. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Never been, but most of what I do hear about New Zealand is good.
    Except for the earthquakes........
    If you do it, best of luck to you. I think I would do it were I single, at least for a year or two, then decide whether to stay or not.
     

  3. surfin

    surfin Well-Known Member

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    Jul 22, 2012
    few buddies went there for a 1 month trip a few years back .They said it was awesome . but the last week they discovered a street named Baldwin . They mentioned something like it was the steepest street in the world . They all came back with road rash , bad road rash too . Those dumb @sses went down that street with skateboards and spent their last three days licking their wounds before the long flight home .
     
  4. Betty

    Betty Well-Known Member

    Oct 14, 2012
    You will not regret it.
     
  5. eatswell

    eatswell Well-Known Member

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    Jul 14, 2009
    Enjoy it you lucky bastard! Haha.

    I wouldn't mind going there or Australia, that's for damn sure.
     
  6. DawnPatrol321

    DawnPatrol321 Well-Known Member

    Mar 6, 2012
    I would do it if you can.
     
  7. leetymike808

    leetymike808 Well-Known Member

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    Nov 16, 2013
    Haha earthquakes?!? I grew up in northern California so I don't mind a little rattle and shake every now and then.

    Im not single, but the girlfriend is the one that sparked the interest. So obviously she's coming with. She's from the nh like you Barry.
     
  8. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Then get going, man!! And don't forget to send us pictures once you get there. Especially of your girlfriend!! hahahaha!! Have a good one, mike!
     
  9. leetymike808

    leetymike808 Well-Known Member

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    Nov 16, 2013
    Will do Barry. Minus the girlfriend pics part. Gotta work the winter here, then planning to go around march.
     
  10. Sandblasters

    Sandblasters Well-Known Member

    May 4, 2013
    I have a work visa to go there but I'm passing it up because I rejoin the military and I'm going to make a lot of money and end up living in Hawaii so I guess it's the next best thing. It won't cost much to fly down there
     
  11. PA_KOOK

    PA_KOOK Well-Known Member

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    Apr 4, 2016
    Go. Beautiful country, beautiful people and tons of surf options. You'll never regret going, you will regret not going.
     
  12. oipaul

    oipaul Well-Known Member

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    May 23, 2006
    I've been twice for trips over the last few years. I looked into it a few years ago, their immigration requirements are quite strict. They only really want people with skills that are in demand, like doctors, etc. Maybe you could get a temporary work visa though, I'd look up the government website for the details
     
  13. Barry Cuda

    Barry Cuda Guest

    Maybe they have need for a gigolo!!! He would fit that perfectly!!!
     
  14. sigmund

    sigmund Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2015
    Have fun! I lived there for 2 years, one of my better decisions in this life. There is surf everywhere, literally. On the Tasman side, overhead 350 days a year. Beautiful country, beautiful people.
     
  15. eatswell

    eatswell Well-Known Member

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    Jul 14, 2009
    I wonder what real estate is like over there and in Australia? Could be a cheaper offseason destination for me than my dream of Oahu.

    The only problem is that I know that our Summer is their Winter, which their Winter's aren't as cold as our Winter's. I don't really dig surfing in cooler temps and lots of rubber in June-August though.:cool:
     
  16. sigmund

    sigmund Well-Known Member

    Dec 7, 2015
    Wetsuits year round in NZ. Even in the summer in the temperate north.
     
  17. leetymike808

    leetymike808 Well-Known Member

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    Nov 16, 2013
    Yeah i have heard nothing but good things. Seems the temporary visa is easy enough to get. Thanks for the info. I am actually looking forward to cooler climate, seems I've been in the tropical heat going on 8 years. Time for something different, and hopefully uncrowded waves and decent snowboarding.
     
  18. oipaul

    oipaul Well-Known Member

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    May 23, 2006
    I got by with a springsuit in their Fall with no problem in the north, no biggie. It's expensive (like hawaii) for food, gas (liters!), etc. Plus the whole opposite driving thing threw me for a few days until I got used to it.