Our New Zealand Story

Our New Zealand Story: Episode 3: The Rental Rat Race – GET OUT

“Get out!!” Is what I keep thinking to myself the deeper we get into this housing supply shortage problem. Auckland is very much like Toronto. They both have towers (although Toronto’s is bigger), they are both by a large body of water (You win this one Auckland) and both are experiencing the wonderful woes of inflated… Continue reading Our New Zealand Story: Episode 3: The Rental Rat Race – GET OUT

Our New Zealand Story

Our New Zealand Story: Episode 2:Bring home the Bacon

Right. So now you’ve heard a bit about Working Holiday Visas, a bit about our story, a bit about why NZ is one of the coolest places ever, and how students can navigate the minefield of student visa options and how to properly prepare your application. Hurray we’re done! Not quite my young Padawan. We… Continue reading Our New Zealand Story: Episode 2:Bring home the Bacon

Our New Zealand Story

Our New Zealand Story: Episode 1: Student VISA Woes

In my previous post I explained a bit about the high level goals we set out to get us to New Zealand. You can see that here. In this post, I’m going to explain how it all went to shit and what you can do avoid the mess. If you don’t have time to read… Continue reading Our New Zealand Story: Episode 1: Student VISA Woes

Experiences

Experience NZ: New Zealand’s Best Kept Secret

I know what you’re thinking. Aaron…what kind of pathetic self enclosed hermit crab are you? Right up to this point you’ve focused on how to get a Working Holiday Visa and what has actually led you to New Zealand but nothing actually about New Zealand itself. What a newb! Well, I’m about to rock your boat… Continue reading Experience NZ: New Zealand’s Best Kept Secret

Our New Zealand Story

Our New Zealand Story: Prologue: Beer and Wine

*Cue Traditional Korean Drum beats and Traditional Korean Vocals* The year was 2013 and we had been in Korea for a little over a year at this point. Nicole and I had been going out for about 3 months. We were in a heated debate about where our lives would take us after Korea. Nicole… Continue reading Our New Zealand Story: Prologue: Beer and Wine

Immigration NZ Series

How to Immigrate to New Zealand Part 1: Working Holiday Visa

So you’ve finally done it. You’ve been pondering it for months whether or not to take the plunge. It was damn hard to convince yourself and it’s going to be even harder to convince your parents, friends and family but you know this is better, you know it’s going to be an adventure of a… Continue reading How to Immigrate to New Zealand Part 1: Working Holiday Visa