meeting the entire family

on monday larry connected with company h and they indicated that they would be moving to offer. she said they thought a director of operations role could be a possibility after a bit of ramping and learning their business. most…

oceania humor

nothing to do with our adventure, but something that i read today on the nz forum that i found funny. first some background. both aussies and kiwis often refer to brits as “poms.” the “ashes” refers to a cricket match…

21,600 lbs

one of my pedro projects is to landscape the side yard, solving a drainage problem we’ve had since we moved in. (yet another case of dealing with a problem for the 7 years we lived there only to fix it…

too much stuff

today we started making a list of everything we own trying to decide what we take with us on the plane, what is shipped to nz in the container, what we put in storage and we we sell / give…

luxury accommodation – 8 sq ft

gromit’s immigration agent strongly suggested that we get his travel crate as soon as possible to begin the acclimation process. lots of rule on the crate including amount of ventilation, sturdiness of closures and size. the crate has to be…

so nice they named it twice

spent the day today in nyc talking with the ceo of the auckland based start-up that i spoke with last week – company h. more on that but first a minute on my experience taking the train compared to the…

immigration agent hired

not for jackie or me – but for gromit. after reading the nz emigration forum for almost a year now i don’t think i’ve seen a single person who has hired an immigration agency to help them with their application…

phone interview #2

i had a good phone interview with an auckland based startup tonight – company h. they are looking for a senior project manager to manage some projects and help them mature their project process. i spoke with their hr consultant…

a change in plans

after several emails with company e we had settled on an itinerary and booked the flights. the cto’s pa (personal assistant) was very helpful and sent along quite a bit of information on the hamilton area. that was 7:38 pm…

clean and simple

decided to schedule another trip to nz in late june and have this one be focused on company e and the hamilton area. wimpy perhaps.

messy ethics

it would be so much easier if i had the flexible moralistic perspective that so many others seem to be comfortable with. there are several other nz firms that have said that they would like to met with me the…

almost

today keeps getting better. the official approval letter from nzis arrived in the post today. actually we’re not quite approved yet – we’re “approved in principal” meaning that we have “almost successfully satisfied all criteria under the Skilled Migrant Category.” so…

permanent residency granted !!!

i caved again this morning and called pascale my case officer to get an update on our application. definitely a call worth making. pascale said that a letter went out on 30-APR indicating that our residency application has been approved…