33 days living back in New Zealand – Quick Summary

We’ve driven a total of 2,100 kms since 1/12/2015, eaten an estimate of 10 L of ice cream and me personally consumed 3+ kgs of mussels.

I’ve met with 10 different professionals from CEO’s, HR, Recruitment in the 10 days we were in Auckland. Travelled the train to and from Auckland central 6 times and each time it was pleasant, on time and most surprisingly empty.

We move into our new rental property in February and our shipment from the UK lands in Auckland on the 15th of Jan. The only thing missing is employment, but keep posted as there are a few irons in the fire already.

Here’s a quick summary of the last 33 days

1m grandma cuddles

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a few hatched butterflies

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a number of hangouts in the back garden

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67 photos (taken by a 2 year old ) like this…IMG_4732

this…

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and this

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5 fish and chip meals

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2,000 trampoline jumps

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1 journey on the high seas

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7 BBQs

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Mission Bay fountain swim

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2 houses towed by boat

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countless requests for playground action

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1 successful New Years fireworks picture

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Special mentions include:

The Warehouse for providing xmas presents

Bridgestone Tyres in Kaikohe for providing new rubber when we got a flat

Ra and Dave for putting us up in their whare

The weather gods for blessing us with sun and rain

Mum for helping me develop an app for te reo maori (nga puhi dialect, watch this space)

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Nicholas Manarangi

After 10 years away Nick and his family are returning to New Zealand. Leaving their busy London lives behind and exchanging it for new challenges in Auckland. Motivated by family and a change in lifestyle.

Nick's Dutch wife is mostly concerned about the quality of NZ chocolate and cheese.Hope we don't disappoint.
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Nicholas Manarangi

After 10 years away Nick and his family are returning to New Zealand. Leaving their busy London lives behind and exchanging it for new challenges in Auckland. Motivated by family and a change in lifestyle. Nick's Dutch wife is mostly concerned about the quality of NZ chocolate and cheese. Hope we don't disappoint.