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I am from South Africa am currently living in NZ with my
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I am in New Zealand on a holiday visa and have personal
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I still have South African citizenship, got married in the
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I am a US Citizen, now a NZ Permanent Resident living in NZ.
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I am a New Zealand Citizen. My ex wife lives in South
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I have been granted Permanent Residency 3 years ago and have
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I have immigrated 5 years ago to New Zealand and currently
I have immigrated 5 years ago to New Zealand and currently have full NZ citizenship. I owned 5 houses in South Africa that were rented out and had mortgage on them with FNB, ABSA and Standard bank. Du… read more
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I left South Africa in 2008 with my home rented out to a family
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Im a NZ citizen living in the UK. A UK collections agency
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My son & I left South Africa in January 2003 & at the time
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Hi I owe an Australian Credit Card company approximately
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Currently a debt for 80K nzd is held for unpaid student loans
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Hi thereMy question is again regarding student loan repayment.
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