Auckland's morning daily, The New Zealand Herald, on 20 May 2008 carried an article on new immigrants to New Zealand that featured my wife's sister and her family. You can just see their new puppy in the photo.
We joined them in their house hunting in Auckland at the end of last year. Many real estate agents and vendors at that stage were not yet accepting that the house price boom was over. Added to that the UK pound was dropping in value against the NZ dollar. It was quite a stressful experience but fortunately it all turned out okay just in time for the start of the 2008 school year.
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