New members of the New Zealand forum, introduce yourselves here - 2019

Hi all,

Newbie on the New Zealand forum? Don't know how to start?

This thread is for you ;)

We invite you to introduce yourself on this topic, to share with us your expat story if you are already living in the country,
or to tell us more on your expat projects in New Zealand if you are planning to move there.

It will enable us to help you better but above all to wish you a warm welcome.

Welcome on board!

Hi everyone,

My name is Ayoub, I am an F&B Manager / Chef Sommelier living in Morocco. I would like to move to NZ with my wife & 2 young daughters. I am looking for a job as a restaurateur or a Chef Sommelier, anyone can help me land a job will be very much appreciated. I speak fluently English, French & Arabic & some German & Spanish.

Many Thanks in advance,


I am Preethi from India. I have almost 12 years of consolidated experience in Financial Planning and Analysis. I am looking for a suitable opportunity in New Zealand or other countries. I am single and I am keen to explore job opportunities outside of India to expand my horizon and experience new people and places in life. I am a traveler and a gastronome. I can speak fluent English and little French. Can someone please help me find a suitable job either in Finance or I am open to other domain of work also like in the travel or food and beverage Industry.

Thank You

Best Regards

Hi All,

My name is Ish Sachdeva & I am an experienced ICT Project / Program Manager carrying 15 Years of experience in working with various global clients. I have worked on various mid to large scale IT Infrastructure Project. Additionally throughout my career I have managed team of various sizes ranging from 10 to 150 People, So I very well understand the dynamics of leadership.

I have also worked on a few software development projects which followed the Scrum/Agile methodology, all these projects were to develop or enhance the functionality of internal tools. Additionally I have also completed my cloud practitioner certification & am on the pathway to be an associate level architect which I expect to complete in another couple of months

I am looking for a new challenge in New Zealand, please help me in connecting with the right people

Hello Everyone

My Name is Nathaneal and I am an ICT Security and Networks specialist with over 8 years experience in South Africa.

I'm looking on moving to New Zealand with my partner and 2 daughters. I do find the country amazing and believe I can contribute to their economy. I have recently kicked off our expat project on moving to New Zealand.

I am a very optimistic, forward thinking individual with a great passion for IT and Broadcasting. I also have great experience in management as I aim to motivate instead of break down individuals to bring out the best that they can be.

I have certifications in Cisco, Fortinet, Cyberoam, Mikrotik and various other smaller brands. I have worked with thousands of small to large enterprises and am able to design, understand and manage each business's requirements.

I also have great experience in the OTT broadcasting market from a technical production, design and implementation point of view.

I have a big passion for sports such as Rugby, Cricket and Esports and enjoy to be very involved with each of them.

If anyone can assist me with finding the correct opportunity in my relevant field, that would be great.

Thanks so much.

Hello all, my name is Gerald and I am new to the forum. I have over 20 years’ experience in the local real estate industry. I am a seasoned practicing Real Estate Valuer with an established record of accomplishment in real estate valuations, property management, contract management and with over 5 years experience supervising teams of professionals. I have extensive experience appraising a wide range of properties and managing a portfolio of over 1,500 properties (land and land & building) in various geographical locations of Trinidad and Tobago, my current place of residence.

I have a Masters Certificate in Project Management and BSc (1st Class Honors) in Estate Management from the University of Greenwich, United Kingdom.

I am a registered valuer and member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) and a member of the Institute of Surveyors of Trinidad and Tobago (ISTT).

I am currently seeking job opportunities in my field and to migrate to New Zealand with my family.

Hello everyone. My name is Helena, I just joined the forum. I am from Indonesia. I am an experienced sales administrative and operational assistant manager. I have been working in multinational and foreign manufacturing companies, positioned in this field for more 6 years. I understand the B2B sales flow, and experienced in export import business.

I am a baker, receiving baked goods orders in the weekend. I bake cookies and cakes, specialize in chiffon cake. I am also an aspiring yoga instructor, currently taking a yoga teacher training for international certification.

I'm holding Master degree certificate that I obtained in International Business from Zhejiang University (the top 6th University in China, top 157th University in the world), Hangzhou, China. The whole course was fully funded by Chinese Government as a scholarship. I am fluent in English, Chinese and Indonesian language.

I am extremely passionate about working out and eating healthy. I exercise religiously 6x a week, above all I love doing yoga the most.

I am looking forward for any opportunities to migrate in New Zealand. I would really appreciate if any of you can get more information of any suitable position I could fill.

Hi my name is Claudia Mclean.

Me and my fiance and our 4 children would love to move to NZ.

I am in the 8 years in medical field as a receptionist and my fiance is a fitter and turner with 19years experience.

We would love to come over with out family as I am sure we will benefit greately and we can also contribute to your amazing country.

Hi Claudia, my suggestion is to visit the NZ Immigration website if you haven't already. this will give you some good insight into the best way to gain access into NZ to work.

I have also found the website useful to find relevant recruitment companies who may be able to give you some advice also

Hi! My name is Aileen. I am a Filipina and I have been living in New Zealand for 3 years (Wellington) with my family. So far, so good. I can say we have adjusted to the lifestyle, which is laid back and relaxed, quite different from our previous life in Singapore (we stayed there for 10 years).
We are now used to the weather (so windy in Welly!), we have made new friends, but of course, I am always open to making new ones here in this forum.
My blog, *** documents our adventures here in New Zealand, plus I also share stories about travel, food and parenting too. I hope you give it a read, and if you have any questions about life in Aotearoa, you can let me know and I may be able to answer you! :)

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My name is Hamza Nahouli, iam Lebanese and i live in Lebanon. I am 28 years old. I am experienced in sales i have been worked in this domain for 5 years.  Also i graduated from American University of Science and Technology and i am holding Business management degree.

And i currently searching for a new job opportunity in my major to start my life and i would like to move and live in NZ, and to start to fulfill my career path.

I am looking forward for any opportunities to migrate in New Zealand. I would really appreciate if any of you can get more information of any suitable position I could fill.

Hi to you all. My name is Liberty Murapa and I have consolidated 11 years experience as a Power Electrician for maintenance, Installations, commissioning and troubleshooting in different heavy plants. I would like to move to New Zealand for career advancement in challenging situations of my profession. I am fluent in English language and I am greatly looking for anyone to assist me in delivering my endeavors in this field. I am full available on my email
****. Considerations are greatly appreciated.

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Hi all,
    I'm sree from India. Software QA with 12 years of experience. Married and have 2 daughters.
Recently moved to NZ and Currently working in Auckland. Looking forward to bring my family soon. Any suggestions to speed up my family visa process would be great!
Happy to meet you all.


Hi to you all. My name is Kelvin, i am 37. I am a qualified motor mechanic. I hold a diploma in automotive engineering. I live in Zimbabwe and i am looking for a sponsor to help me and my family move to New Zealand. The current economic conditions in our country has made securing a decent job very difficult and thus making our living conditions poor. I have 10 years experience in my field of expertise and i am a fluent English speaker.

Hello everyone,
my name is Kathleen and I'm 23 years old.
I am a student in Belgium, more precisely in the last year of industrial engineer. I would like to find a job in my sector in New Zealand for next year.
I do not know how to do it. If you have any advice to give me, I'm interested!
Thank you :) .

Hi All

I am Delwin from South Africa. Looking to move to NZ and could do use some guidance on what the processes are. I work as a Senior Systems Administrator and would do a similar role in NZ (Senior System Engineer, Network and Cyber Security etc). I only only starting a Bachelors of Science Informatics next year. This will be via correspondence. I have certifications.

I have 10 yrs experience in the industry with references and projects behind my back, with experience in travelling globally for work. I believe this skill is somewhat on the skills shortage list.

Can I apply for work visas and then seek employment or should I continue applying via sites such as GlassDoor.

Also my GF will be coming with me, she works for Flight Center and is pushing to transfer to one of the Flight Centers in NZ.


Hi Everyone.

I currently live in a Scotland (UK) and I have a job offer from Airways New Zealand to work in Auckland. I have never been to NZ before but we're really keen to move. I have a wife and 2 children so it will be a big move for us. My main concern is obviously finding the right area to live so that we are in a good school. We are not huge city people so we would be looking at living in one of the suburbs or 30 mins drive max from the airport. Any help would be greatly appreciated and I look forward to reading other peoples moves to NZ.

Hi am aikins Awuah from ghana west Africa am a young man of 39 years old am not marred am 5.5 tall and 58 kilos.i live alone and am a business man i love travelling.i can speak English and Chinese i love disabled people Becouse i was born to love them i wish am one of them but God knows best.aside that i love new zealand

hey there,

I'm Sara, I am visiting New Zealand this February, not sure where to go or what to do really, but it has always been my dream to visit and live there.
Maybe if luck is on my side I land a job and stay there even longer, but for now, one step at a time. I would love it if someone would suggest to me the best places for me to explore and make friends.

Much love,


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