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While in Auckland this week I heard about a new restaurant serving Canadian food and beer from my fellow Canadian friend Kristin! Determined to get a taste from home, I walked 20mins uphill in my work clothes and high heels in search for Al’s Deli on Queen St. The...

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One thing that’s been on my list since before we even arrived in New Zealand was a SCOOTER! Having had a motorcycle back in Canada for a couple years I was itching to get something on 2 wheels again to zip around the city. A couple years ago I...

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Well the day is finally here! After almost 2 months of living out of a suitcase, I am very excited to finally move into our place and get settled in. As we mentioned in our previous blog, we moved into a cute 2 bedroom apartment on the top floor...

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Back in Canada – Halloween is a pretty big deal. I can remember as a kid getting soooo excited to wear my costume and to eat all the candy that’d I’d be running around the house and would get a nose bleed from all the excitement (yes I know...

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Well my first week at work couldn’t have gone better! I was given a very warm welcome my first day by my manager and teammates – everyone was excited to hear I was joining the Mobile team and were very helpful in sharing information and helping me get setup....

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As we were planning our move to New Zealand, the selection of Wellington came pretty quickly as we did our initial research on cities to settle. Auckland was a too big for us (having come from small towns) and Christchurch was still devastated by the earthquake, offering little for...

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Well its official! I will be joining the Mobile team at a major bank on October 21st leading projects focused on mobile banking applications and wider mobile payment innovation streams. I am very excited to try a new industry while still staying in the Mobile space and building on...

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After 20hrs, we finally landed in Auckland at about 6am Friday. We were surprisingly well rested, having slept ~8 hrs, as the Air New Zealand flight was quite comfortable with nice reclining seats with foot rests (even in economy!) Yvonne, a friend we’ve met through my cousin Antony (and...

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As we sit in the airport lounge awaiting our flight, it’s hard to believe the day is finally here. If you asked me a year ago where I would be, I don’t think I could have imagined we would actually be here, on our way to start an adventure...

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It is really difficult to pack your life into 4 suitcases! Over the last few week’s we’ve slowly cut back little by little the list of items that would make the final journey with us to New Zealand. Priority has been our camping and sporting equipment as we plan...

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