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I have a 100k student loan debt in NZ. I have lived in
I have a 100k student loan debt in NZ. I have lived in Australia for the last 11 years making the minimum repayment obligations. If i become an Australian Citizen and renounce my NZ citizenship does t… read more
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Is it still the situation that declaring bunkruptcy in NZ
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I am contemplating bankruptcy in New Zealand to cancel out a
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I have a large debt to NZ IRD. If I am living in Australia,
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There. I left Australia and returned to NZ at the end
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WRT NZ student debt. Should I declare bankruptcy in NZ, can
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I have a NZ student loan from 12 years ago. I have not made
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Chris, I have a ($20,000) Student loan that has now accumulated
Chris, I have a ($20,000) Student loan that has now accumulated late fees, interest an penalty's as I reside in Australia. I have made only minor repayments and want to know where I legally stand as I… read more
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Hi there. I live in Australia and have permanent residency
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Hi Chris, i have been reading the various post/comments regarding
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Hi Crhis, I read this Q&A answered by you regarding the
Hi Crhis, I read this Q&A answered by you regarding the NZ Student Loan. I think it is one of the most detailed and sought after replies I've ever seen on this topic. I am in the similar situation as … read more
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I have a large student loan debt incurred from the compounding
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I have a NZ student loan of $75,000 and have lived in Australia
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Hi there. I am a kiwi who has been living in Australia for
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I moved from NZ last year to Australia. I have a $200K tax
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