I met Alix through social media around the time I decided to create this blog. Alix’s incredible story of someone who left New Zealand 40 years ago, lived in America raised a family and decides to return to New Zealand.
Whilst on a recent holiday to Australia for a wedding, she flew to NZ for a short trip to say hello to her elderly parents in Auckland.
As a nurse she noticed that her father wasn’t in the best of health and she had a moment. She realised that since her children have all grown and living in different parts of America and as she always wanted to return to New Zealand she decided now is a good time to come back.
Watch Part 1 of this 4 part series. Length: 4m 42s
It was a nightmare, a complete nightmare
Like many returning Kiwis the transition back into the workforce for Alix was a challenge.
Alix spent 6 months trying to get her NZ nursing licence, ‘it was a nightmare a complete nightmare’ No help to get through the process. She had to go through an international board of nursers council, highly bureaucratic process that almost broke Alix to the point she contemplated leaving New Zealand,
Watch part 2. Length 5m 42s
What advice would you give yourself?
You need balls!! The confidence Alix has is infectious! She had no doubt in her mind that she was going to make the move back to New Zealand work. If it doesn’t work out she would have returned back to the USA.
Get as much paperwork and documentation as possible before you return back to New Zealand, you might need it.
What advice would you give other Kiwis?
It has to be the right time of your life, if you’ve always wanted to come back jump in with both feet!
New Zealand offers great lifestyle and job opportunities
Nick's Dutch wife is mostly concerned about the quality of NZ chocolate and cheese.Hope we don't disappoint.
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