Kiwi Expat Stories

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Casey Littler | the branding photographer making her mark in Tauranga

Originally from South Africa Casey's New Zealand story started in the Auckland township of Pukekohe. We caught up with Casey...
Dean Prendergast

Dean Prendergast | Tokyo to Tauranga

Dean was born and raised in the Bay of Plenty, after a few years of living and working in Japan...
Christina Finlayson

Christina Finlayson | Growing her career in Tauranga

Christina and her husband Royce have recently returned to Tauranga after living in London. We caught up with Christina to...
Laura Murphy

Laura Murphy | London to Tauranga in the midst of Covid 19

We caught up with Laura Murphy a returning kiwi from London to see how she is settling back into life...
Charlie de Haas

Charlie de Haas | Her return home to Tauranga

Charlie de Haas recently returned home to Tauranga after living in Australia for 18 years. We caught up with her...
Ash Cross of MOCA

Ash Cross of MOCA | Life After Travel: Why I’m Glad We Settled in Tauranga

Ash Cross, Designer and Account Manager at MOCA, a well-established digital agency in Tauranga, had been thinking about the possibility of...
Becky Steens

Becky Steens | Lockdown Reflections From Litigation Lawyer on Moving Home to Tauranga

When litigation lawyer Becky Steens returned to Tauranga after four years working in Jersey, Channel Islands, she was surprised at...
Benji Crossley

Benji Crossley | On Rugby, Law and Coming Home

Law and rugby are the twin themes of Benji Crossley's career.  After graduating with a law degree, he side-stepped into...
Sarah Thorner Crossley

Sarah Thorner Crossley | Zespri’s New Senior Legal Counsel On Her London to Tauranga Move

Lawyer, Sarah Thorner Crossley, left New Zealand in 2012 to see the world and pursue new career opportunities in the United...
From Finance in London to Naturopath in Mount Maunganui

From Finance in London to Naturopath in Mount Maunganui | Helen Ridge’s Homecoming Tale

After a decade of working in the finance industry in London and Sydney, Helen Ridge was ready for a change....
Finding the Right Fit

Finding the Right Fit | Recruitment Consultant Dennis Playford’s Brisbane to Tauranga Move

Life in Brisbane was good for Dennis and Fionne Playford and their two sons. They enjoyed their jobs; the boys...
Georgia Baker

Georgia Baker | Finding my Career Path in Tauranga as a Young Graduate

Recently arrived Tauranga local, Georgia Baker, grew up in Dunedin where she developed a love for writing, marketing, and music...