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Simon, Napier

Published Monday October 07, 2019 (17:37:23)
Simon
Who are you?

I'm a languages teacher from the UK prone to wandering the globe rather than settling down.    more ...


New Zealand

Fady Magdy

Published Friday December 08, 2017 (13:24:13)
Fady Magdy
Who are you?

My name is Fady Magdy, I am an Egyptian civil engineer, I'm 37 years old.


Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I have decided to travel and move abroad since I was 24 years old: at that time I was so excited to explore the world around me.    more ...


New Zealand

Joy, Auckland

Published Friday October 13, 2017 (08:37:25)
Joy and her family
Who are you?

We are a mixed race family of 5. Andrew my husband is 36 and works as a Transport Planner for an Engineering Consultany Company and I, Joy, 39 used to be a teacher in the UK.    more ...


New Zealand

Stephanie DeLaGarza, Hawke's Bay

Published Friday August 04, 2017 (14:18:03)
Stephanie DeLaGarza
Who are you?

I'm Stephanie DeLaGarza, a citizen of the United States having grown up in Northern Virginia and then moving back to my hometown of San Antonio, Texas for college.    more ...


New Zealand

Dawn and Isaac, Wellington

Published Wednesday November 23, 2016 (16:21:13)
Dawn in Queenstown
Who are you?

Dawn and Isaac originally from Cornwall in England! We are very cornish but now live in Wellington! We run our own blog called Going NZ where we document our journey and our move to New Zealand.    more ...


New Zealand

Abigail Simpson

Published Wednesday October 05, 2016 (12:38:59)
Abigail Simpson
Who are you?

My name is Abigail Simpson and I’m a 25-year-old writer living in New Zealand. My blog is called Poms Away: A British Immigrant’s View of New Zealand.    more ...


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Josh And Melissa, Wellington

Published Monday October 03, 2016 (13:15:25)
Melissa and Josh
Who are you?

We are an American married couple that fell in love with travel during our college years. Josh runs an outdoors blog called YonderStoke and Melissa documents our adventures with weekly vlogs on our Youtube channel, TheJoshandMelissa.    more ...


New Zealand

Sofie Jacobs, Dunedin (South Island)

Published Tuesday July 23, 2013 (01:25:17)
Sofie Jacobs
Who are you?

My name is Sofie Jacobs. I am a 35 year old woman from Belgium. I have a master in Graphic Design and a Teaching Diploma. After I finished my studies I worked several years in the graphic industry. The last ten years I have worked as an arts teacher for different age groups in Belgium. Currently I live in New Zealand and work for a private childcare business. I do several tasks for them such as being a head supervisor in the after school care and the holiday programmes. Besides that I provide craft activities for the children and also work in their office as a resource manager.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I came to New Zealand in October 2012.    more ...


New Zealand

Raymond Edwards, Hawke’s Bay

Published Monday July 22, 2013 (20:42:23)
Raymond Edwards
Who are you?

My name is Raymond Edwards and I live on the east coast of New Zealand in an area known as Hawke’s Bay, the main towns in this area are called Napier, Hastings and Havelock North.

I am a retired IT Project Manager having spent over 40 years in the industry working for Defence, Government and large corporations mainly as a consultant working for either myself or large consulting companies.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

I am English born, moving to Sydney, Australia in 1968 when I was 21 years old and where I lived for 43 and a half years.    more ...


New Zealand

Laura Jerome, The Bay of Islands (Northland)

Published Tuesday May 21, 2013 (01:08:19)
Laura Jerome
Who are you?

I am Laura, I'm originally from Scotland, I'm a gardener/farmer now, but I used to be a teacher. I taught children with emotional difficulties and severe autism. I'm married to the lovely Lloyd, we have no children, but have filled our life with animals. We have 3 big dogs.

Where, when and why did you move abroad?

We moved to New Zealand in 2005 from Glasgow, Scotland. We weren't unhappy living in Scotland at all, but had got to the stage in our lives that we wanted a change and an adventure! We were both burnt out at work and if we didn't do something soon who knows what might have happened.    more ...