Continuing in our series of Migrant Tales – first had accounts of the immigrant experience of New Zealand taken from locations around the net.
Today’s tale was first published on the expat forum for people in New Zealand – Expatexposed.com and it tells the sad tale of 9 years hard work snatched cruelly away, without recompense or compensation.
The author is a highly qualified first class honours graduate. He is a professional music teacher, performer and composer, runs his own piano school and is presently working on a concerto.
The hour strikes
" Today after 9 years in New Zealand I received a compliance notice to leave New Zealand by the 29th of October 2011. Although it even fills me with relief and joy that I finally see Europe again, the consequences are terrible. Everything I have built up will be taken away from me. All the work I have done given to locals, who have denied me any credit for 9 years and have made these 9 years the most horrible in my life.
Time to reveal my real identity: www.****.blogspot.com
It is absolutely disgusting how they do this, after everything they have done in these past 9 years, most of it in this thread, and where I against all odds finally have succeeded in building up a fully booked teaching studio.
Of course I know they still offer this little glimpse of hope that if I only bow down on my knees, my head kissing their shoes, whether I please, please can stay here, but I want to resist that temptation.
I will have to leave without being able to move the things back I need for my work back home, without being able to sell the boat I am living on. And they will steal it, as they have robbed me for 9 years on end. And when home I will have to start all over again…."
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