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Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 11:36am On Dec 11, 2019
While in Auckland, Dr Amidu had said I can give his contact to Nigerians trying to seek admission to the uni in NZL, but I forgot completely when I returned.

He lectures at University of Auckland and the Deputy HOD for faculty of Property

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Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by SAT123(m): 9:19am On Dec 14, 2019
Thanks House....God did it ....

I got my work to residence visa....

Will be moving by mid January.

Work and living location is Hamilton.

@Chiefs in the house,please what are the available food and fruits one can easily get accustomed to.

Which airline is the preferred?

Thanks All...


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davodyguy:


How do I make payment? Do bank to bank Transfer. It is expensive but it is faster and makes sense
How do I get courier authorization form? This would be sent to you by VFS or visit the webpage of VFS and download it. You can email VFS and they'll give you step by step guide
How do I go about pick up of passport since they don’t deliver outside SA? You can contact UPS. They did for us and they know what to request from you. it is very seamless
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 9:20am On Dec 14, 2019
SAT123:
Thanks House....God did it ....

I got my work to residence visa....

Will be moving by mid January.

Work and living location is Hamilton.

@Chiefs in the house,please what are the available food and fruits one can easily get accustomed to.

Which airline is the preferred?

Thanks All...


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Depend on trip.

Emirates is expensive, but more direct
SAA is another option

Congratulations
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by Sweetas2(m): 4:38pm On Dec 14, 2019
femijck:

Lol

Just wondering if you know. onyiking. in ENZ forum?. Try severally to register on that forums so to link him up n ask questions but it won't let me
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 7:35pm On Dec 14, 2019
Sweetas2:


Just wondering if you know. onyiking. in ENZ forum?. Try severally to register on that forums so to link him up n ask questions but it won't let me
yea I know him.... he’s in Brazil.... been denied a few times.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by Sweetas2(m): 7:41pm On Dec 14, 2019
femijck:
yea I know him.... he’s in Brazil.... been denied a few times.


Guess so what a small world he will get it this time around cos he's application is on second person check n since he never get any PPI is a good sign i wanted to congratulate him but can't
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 7:53pm On Dec 14, 2019
Sweetas2:



Guess so what a small world he will get it this time around cos he's application is on second person check n since he never get any PPI is a good sign i wanted to congratulate him but can't
His wife had moved to Brazil to live with him so they can build up evidence ....I think he should
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 8:05pm On Dec 14, 2019
SAT123:
Thanks House....God did it ....

I got my work to residence visa....

Will be moving by mid January.

Work and living location is Hamilton.

@Chiefs in the house,please what are the available food and fruits one can easily get accustomed to.

Which airline is the preferred?

Thanks All...


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Congratulations....... welcome to Aoteroa
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by SAT123(m): 8:32pm On Dec 14, 2019
Thanks All for the congratulatory messages.

I am getting mails requesting for links for jobs.
I wish I can help with link,I can’t as my movement is with the company I work with presently in Nigeria.

I will recommend you look up K2 Corporate Mobility,they handle my organisation personnel visa and movement,you can mail them or check there website out for any link but I can assure you there visa processing is legit though very expensive as they have lawyers as immigration consultant working in there

https://www.k2corporatemobility.com/ team.

Wish us all best of luck.

Warm regards ...
SAT.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by SAT123(m): 7:17pm On Dec 16, 2019
@Ugsams,I will like to private chat you.

ugsams:



I don't know where you are migrating from or the type of life you live there. My guess is that you're probably coming from another western country in order for you to get this type of offer or you're in a highly specialised field. Without mincing words, At $75,000, I believe you have a very good offer and will be able to live a comfortable life in Hamilton. At 75,000 that's around $35 per hour which is above average salary here.

Accomodation: I have seen 2 Bedrooms from around $280 per week at Hamilton East which is a walking distance to the university of Waikato. You can also get 3 bedrooms usually from around $350 upwards per week.

School: The public schools are usually free but you have to buy stationeries which is still affordable. You have to make some voluntary donations and pay for other non academic activities. I think it's compulsory for them to play at least one sports so you have to make that happen. But generally all these doesn't cost much. Your second child who is 4 years old will have to attend an Early Childhood Education Centre or a form of preschool which the government usually funds the first 20 hours. Your first child must be enrolled in school because it's compulsory for any child who is already 6 to be in school. I have never seen a school bus here, lol. I think it's compulsory for you to drop them off at school when they are young and of certain age which I'm not sure of. The quality of education here is generally good so your kids should be well taken care of.

Shopping: for groceries, I use Pak'n'save and Countdown for fruits and booze. I buy rice and some spices from Indian shops such as Binn Inn, Yogiji and the likes. For Maggi(seasoning) I buy powdered knor from Wellmart Chinese shop. For bread I buy from coupland bakeries but you can find their breads in some Dairies (supermarket) around. I buy very basic clothes from Kmart and warehouse and better ones mostly from Hallenstein Brothers or Farmers, sometimes under armour, puma or Rebel sports. I use my AA smart card(you can get it for free at Countdown or the mentioned petrol stations) for discounts to get petrol mostly from CALTEX or BP. The price for petrol is not stable but average price is $2.2.

Traffic congestion is not much here although those who has been here most of their life complains about traffic congestion on some route but it is well below average and only happens for a few hours in a day. Under normal circumstance, I drive about 19 minutes to work if the road is free but during peak periods it take me about 45 minutes at most. The highest I have ever had was a day an accident happened on a particular busy spot and the traffic had to be diverted, it took a little above 1 hour on that day. My route happens to be one of the busiest in Hamilton.

Generally, Hamilton is a bit laid back and the quality of life is a bit high. At first you may find it boring but with time you will start adjusting to it. We have a growing Nigerian population here(not as much as bigger cities elsewhere) and some other Africans and live mostly within 25 minutes drive. We do play soccer most evenings in summer months and have a little get together every now and then.

If you have more specific questions please feel free to ask and I will respond as soon as it becomes convenient for me.

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Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by Hills2012: 10:07pm On Dec 17, 2019
@femijck
@ugsams

I recently got PhD offer with scholarship at VUW and I would like to know how to submit a good Visa application.

Thanks in anticipation sir.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by SAT123(m): 5:05pm On Dec 18, 2019
I will be using Emirates

NON STOP LAGOS TO DUBAI
STOP 1 DUBAI TO DENPASAR-BALI
STOP 2 DENPASAR-BALI TO AUCKLAND

Hope this route is transit visa free?

Will appreciate your responses.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 8:51pm On Dec 18, 2019
SAT123:
I will be using Emirates

NON STOP LAGOS TO DUBAI
STOP 1 DUBAI TO DENPASAR-BALI
STOP 2 DENPASAR-BALI TO AUCKLAND

Hope this route is transit visa free?

Will appreciate your responses.
No I don’t think you need a transit visa as long ur passport is still valid for more than 6 months and u also hold an onward travel arrangements. However I will advise u confirm with the carrier airline or Indonesia embassy in NG..... when is ur departure.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by Hills2012: 8:57pm On Dec 18, 2019
femijck:

No I don’t think you need a transit visa as long ur passport is still valid for more than 6 months and u also hold an onward travel arrangements. However I will advise u confirm with the carrier airline or Indonesia embassy in NG..... when is ur departure.

Please help

@femijck
@ugsams

I recently got PhD offer with scholarship at VUW and I would like to know how to submit a good Visa application.

Thanks in anticipation sir.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by Hills2012: 8:58pm On Dec 18, 2019
femijck:

No I don’t think you need a transit visa as long ur passport is still valid for more than 6 months and u also hold an onward travel arrangements. However I will advise u confirm with the carrier airline or Indonesia embassy in NG..... when is ur departure.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 9:15pm On Dec 18, 2019
Hills2012:


Please help

@femijck
@ugsams

I recently got PhD offer with scholarship at VUW and I would like to know how to submit a good Visa application.

Thanks in anticipation sir.

Have u applied for any visa in the past? It’s all similar
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by davodyguy: 10:08pm On Dec 18, 2019
SAT123:
I will be using Emirates

NON STOP LAGOS TO DUBAI
STOP 1 DUBAI TO DENPASAR-BALI
STOP 2 DENPASAR-BALI TO AUCKLAND

Hope this route is transit visa free?

Will appreciate your responses.
You don't need any transit.

We used the Dubai Australia Auckland route, cos I wanted to stopover in Dubai/Australia. Hence I obtained UAE and Australia transit visas
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by taskcompleteng: 2:47pm On Dec 19, 2019
HELLO GUYS

ASIDE GOING THROUGH SCHOOL,

WHICH OTHER WAY CAN I MIGRATE TO THIS COUNTRY?

IS THERE WORK AVAILABLE?
HOW DO I APPLY
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ugsams(m): 3:41pm On Dec 19, 2019
Hills2012:


Please help

@femijck
@ugsams

I recently got PhD offer with scholarship at VUW and I would like to know how to submit a good Visa application.

Thanks in anticipation sir.

I could help review your application of you don't mind.

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Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ugsams(m): 3:43pm On Dec 19, 2019
SAT123:
@Ugsams,I will like to private chat you.


I responded but didn't hear from you since then. Anyway, congratulations and welcome to my city Hamilton. If you need any assistance which I'm capable of rendering, please feel free to reach out. Although I'm no longer in New Zealand, I still have some awesome friends there.

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Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ugsams(m): 3:45pm On Dec 19, 2019
femijck:



Well done bro, I see you're still keeping the thread alive. Compliments of the season.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by femijck(m): 12:36am On Dec 20, 2019
ugsams:


Well done bro, I see you're still keeping the thread alive. Compliments of the season.
Same to u bro been a long time..... didn’t know u left .... now in Aussie or home?
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ugsams(m): 9:56am On Dec 20, 2019
femijck:

Same to u bro been a long time..... didn’t know u left .... now in Aussie or home?

Home at the moment but will be leaving home soon.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ifakiboy(m): 12:04pm On Dec 20, 2019
@Hills2012

How did you apply for the scholarship at VUW?
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by Hills2012: 12:33pm On Dec 20, 2019
femijck:


Have u applied for any visa in the past? It’s all similar

I’ve not applied for any visa in the past. This is my first time and I’ll appreciate your help.

Please sir, would you mind if we talk better via email?
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by Hills2012: 12:40pm On Dec 20, 2019
ifakiboy:
@Hills2012

How did you apply for the scholarship at VUW?

I applied online through the university admission portal. There’s an ongoing round now for March 2020. Check this link https://www.wgtn.ac.nz/fgr/prospective-phds/fees/victoria-doctoral-scholarships


You can as well check other scholarships in VUW through https://www.victoria.ac.nz/scholarships/find-scholarships?query=Doctoral%20&start_rank=&filter4=f.Study%20level%7Clevel:Doctoral

The first thing is to prepare a viable research proposal then get a supervisor and submit application.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by Hills2012: 12:46pm On Dec 20, 2019
ugsams:


I could help review your application of you don't mind.

Thank you sir. Do you mind if we talk via mail?
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by Shenell80: 1:02pm On Dec 20, 2019
What is the main source of income in New Zealand? Tourism?
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ifakiboy(m): 2:54pm On Dec 20, 2019
@Hills2012,

Thanks a bunch.

I have started my PhD application too. I'm about to send my proposal to the online application.
I don't mind if, you can tell me how you prepared your proposal.

Moreover, did you sort for supervisor by yourself or the Postgraduate school linked you up?

Thanks, as I await your reply.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ugsams(m): 4:11pm On Dec 20, 2019
Hills2012:

Thank you sir. Do you mind if we talk via mail?
You can mail me
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by ifakiboy(m): 6:09pm On Dec 20, 2019
@Hills2012,

Yes! My link is makindeilori@gmail.com or whatsapp via 08060978217.
Re: 8 Things You Need To Know About New Zealand by Hills2012: 3:22pm On Dec 21, 2019
ifakiboy:
@Hills2012,

Thanks a bunch.

I have started my PhD application too. I'm about to send my proposal to the online application.
I don't mind if, you can tell me how you prepared your proposal.

Moreover, did you sort for supervisor by yourself or the Postgraduate school linked you up?

Thanks, as I await your reply.


I’m glad to hear you’ve started. You’ll need to check the department web page for lecturers that have interest in your proposed research.

In preparing the proposal, you need to do an extensive literature review and identify a gap you want to work on. If you check the online application form, you’ll see how they divided the proposal into parts.

Organise the PhD proposal according to the following headings as it would help you while filling the online form and pass a straight forward message while mailing your prospective supervisor:

• the background

• study problem,

• an overview of the literature on the topic,

• the gap in knowledge,

• research question,

• the specific objectives,

• study methodology and theories to underpin the study

• potential contribution to knowledge and practice and the Significance of the study.

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