Summer, Christmas, Dubai & Doha

December 12, 2016
Iain MacLeod

As 2016 draws to a close, New Zealand’s summer buzz begins to permeate our little country; families at the beach, the smell of sunblock and BBQs, sticky, glowing seawater skin, Mojitos, ice lollies, watermelons and cherries all making summer impossible to miss.

It’s a great refresher to what was an unpredictable 2016.

Auckland’s CBD is also full of seasonal cheer; the traditional, giant Father Christmas outside Queen Street’s Farmers building looking over all tourists, locals and those of us still at work wandering the city getting sushi. Houses across the the country have layered their homes in Christmas lights almost in competition with one another and touring the most decorated streets is a must do. Staff at the local dairy (for our readers not from New Zealand, that’s not a shop that sells dairy products but a convenience store) are wearing Santa hats and have cash registers wrapped in tinsel.

At IMMagine we’ve been quietly focusing on a few exciting changes. In the new year, we’re going to be combining many of our seminars. Since our licensed & experienced advisers are able to conduct eligibility assessments against policy of both Australia and New Zealand, it made sense to create a dual presentation that covered both countries. We’ve done this because we know that often the destination is less important than the freedom and ability to leave and if there is an easier route to the other country, we’ll let you know.

In other quite exciting news, we’ve added two countries to list of those we visit in 2017 – Dubai and Doha!

We’ll be running our first seminar in Dubai on the 18th of February which Paul will present and Adam’s going to be in Doha soon after that for an Australian seminar on the 3rd of March.

Our first South African seminar for the year scheduled for the 30th of January will be dual focused on Australia and New Zealand.

Our offices will be closing at midday on the 22nd of December, and although Iain, Myer and some skeleton staff will be available for emergencies, we will enjoy the festive break with all of you, clearing our inboxes only as necessary. If you’ve got any queries that you’d like answered before then, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

IMMagine NZ & AU will be reopening on the 4th of January, ready for what we hope is a slightly less eventful and more peaceful 2017 for the world.

Here’s to all of our clients who’ve gone through big moves this year, started new jobs and spent time getting to know a new country!

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