A New Zealand story: Building a new city and a new life

Fancy moving to New Zealand from Ireland? This young family has done it! Recession in Europe and work opportunities in the building industry after the Christchurch earthquake have enticed Martin and his family to take the plunge.

Although work in his field of expertise is similar to what he did in Ireland, Martin is convinced that careful preparation is the key to a successful migration in various ways, and he looks forward to his family getting residency. Great quality of life, a developing love for the outdoors, and the well-known Kiwi friendliness have convinced them to stay for good.

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