From the home of Robin Hood to the beaches of Tauranga

We caught up with Dan Lacey about his work in Tauranga as a Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) Consultant and how he and his young family have settled into the Tauranga lifestyle. Check out his story here:   Dan, where are you originally from and what brought you to New Zealand?   I am originally from a…

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Saima Anis of Trustpower | Why I Love the Community Feel in Tauranga

Saima Anis and her family moved from London to Tauranga from London in 2013. After running a cupcake business for 18 months, Saima returned to her accountancy career, securing a role as a Financial Accountant at Trustpower. Despite homesickness in the early years, Saima put down roots in Tauranga, helped in no small part by…

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Ilse Skead | A New Start at Stratus Blue in Tauranga

In 2016, Ilse Skead and her husband Kevin made the difficult decision to leave South Africa. The couple wanted to provide a secure future for their daughter, and New Zealand beckoned.  Kevin quickly landed an IT role in Tauranga. However, with the complications that come with work visas, Ilse had a challenging six months getting…

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Constanza Flores | The Wanderer Photographer Settles in Tauranga

Chilean photographer Constanza (Coni) Flores turned her passion into a career by documenting her globe-trotting adventures. After struggling to find time for a balanced life in her home city of Santiago, she quit her teaching job in 2012 to travel with her husband, Emilio. Her talent for photographing the beauty in people and places quickly drew…

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David Barbosa from Brazil | Advancing my IT Career in Tauranga

Brazillian, IT engineer David Barbosa, came to New Zealand after a friend raved about the lifestyle. The fact that this was ‘Lord of the Rings’ country also exerted a powerful pull! It only took a few months of working in hospitality and soaking up the Mount Maungaui summer vibes for David to decide he wanted…

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Mauro Andrea of Cucumber | Argentina to Tauranga

Mauro Andrea wonders if it was destiny that brought him to Tauranga. After years of running a successful local IT business in Rosario, Argentina he had widened his career horizons by working with global IT companies from the comfort of his home city. But in March 2017, Mauro was scrolling through Facebook when a LookSee campaign promising…

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