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It’s hard to believe it was 2.5 years ago we were stepping off the plane in Auckland, having just packed up our lives in Canada, about to embark on our adventure ‘Living a Kiwi Life’. As I sit here writing this blog, I am torn between the excitement of returning...

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I’ve been avoiding this blog for a long time. I thought our decision to leave Canada back in September 2013 was tough, but after living in this beautiful country for 2.5 years, choosing to leave New Zealand has been much harder. We have loved every second of living here....

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Over the last year we’ve been on the most amazing journey of adventure and self discovery. New Zealand has provided us with some amazing opportunities, so we decided to reflect on how much living here has impacted our perspective on life. We shared our story as a guest post on our...

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Before moving to New Zealand I have to admit – I had never heard of the All Blacks. Rugby wasn’t a major sport in my town growing up, and even in university I never saw a varsity game. The first weekend we arrived in New Zealand though we had our first...

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If there’s one thing I love most about New Zealand it’s the social side of work that I’ve experienced here. I work with an awesome group of people and they are always looking for an excuse to do something fun together as a team. Whether it’s drinks on Friday,...

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We’ve been living in New Zealand for nearly a year now and have settled into ‘Living a Kiwi Life’. Although there are many similarities between New Zealand and Canada, there are quite a few subtle differences. Many people have asked what Life in New Zealand is like, so for Part...

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As a country surrounded by water, with long growing seasons and endless fields, it’s not surprising New Zealand has the environment to cultivate some delicious food. Drawing inspiration from Europe, Asia and Polynesia, New Zealand offers a wide range of mouth-watering dishes to enjoy! Being a ‘foodie’ myself, my...

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Well after nearly 3 months, (some of) our Christmas parcels from Canada have finally arrived! During our first Kiwi Christmas we have learned that shipments going TO Canada from New Zealand, even in the busy holiday season, only take 3-4 weeks to arrive, however parcels coming FROM Canada seem...

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Coming up on our 4 month anniversary living in Lyall Bay, I wanted to share some of the reasons why I love living in this tiny beachside suburb of Wellington. 1. The Beach – I love living directly across from the beach! I am merely steps away from the...

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When we were first researching New Zealand, we were surprised when we didn’t recognize ANY department, pharmacy or grocery stores. No Walmarts – No Costcos – No Home Depot. It began a whole new learning experience in trying to figure out where to get the things we need. Shopping...

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