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Traveling from New Zealand

LeahMcCulloughLeahMcCullough Posts: 5
edited May 1 in Mercy Ships New Zealand

Hello Mercy Friends

I am looking for a travel buddy!

I have been accepted for a position as a ward nurse from the 1st of September 2019 - 18th of January 2020.

Anyone traveling from New Zealand from the 1st if September who would like a travel pal?

I promise great snacks and even better banter!

Love Leah


  • AndreaSchmidAndreaSchmid Programs Senior Staffing Manager Posts: 131 admin

    Hi @LeahMcCullough ! We are so pleased you will be coming to serve as a Ward Nurse in September. How exciting for you! I hope you find that travel buddy, and I hope your time on board is rewarding.

  • wilkinjawilkinja Posts: 3

    Hi Leah. I’m also starting Sept 1st but flying out of London. I’m from NZ and going over as a Physio. Janet.

  • LeahMcCulloughLeahMcCullough Posts: 5

    Hi Janet. Yay! I am stoked to find another Kiwi! I look forward to meet you on board!

  • wilkinjawilkinja Posts: 3

    Ok sorry just realised I start 9th September. But will definitely catch up.


    Hi Leah, Where in NZ are you from? I'm from Mount Maunganui-Tauranga but working in Australia at present.

    My rotation commences December to March. Hopefully I will meet you on board.

    Blessings, Permila

  • icunursejbicunursejb Posts: 2

    Hi Leah,

    How exciting. I have only just started my application process for next year. Im an ICU nurse so that particular position isnt till Aug 2020, hence giving me lots of time to organise myself :) I am looking at volunteering for approx 12 weeks, so be great to get your perspective - keep us updated on how you go.

    Have a great time.


  • LeahMcCulloughLeahMcCullough Posts: 5

    Hi Permila,

    I am originally from Tauranga and living in Australia at the moment too! I will be flying out from nz though as I am going home first. I would love to meet you on board! Small world!

    Much love,


  • LeahMcCulloughLeahMcCullough Posts: 5

    Good morning Jodie!

    That sounds very exciting! All the best with you application process.



    Hi Leah, I'm looking forward to meeting you and everyone during that time. I did think of going home but too long to fly TSV-Auck-Tga and then 42 hrs to Senegal. Meet you soon, let me know all about your trip. Blessings

  • TeniahHowellTeniahHowell Posts: 14

    Hi, just wanted to say all the best for your travels, and hope to catch up with you when we get onboard. My husband and I are coming from Nelson in December for three months. I will be working as an Outpatient nurse, but I'm sure I will still have many connections with those on the wards too. Look forward to meeting all of you!

  • keelywivellkeelywivell Posts: 1

    Hi Leah! Only just looking through these forums now. I'm flying out of Auckland August 30th and landing September 1st. Are you flying out August 30th as well?

  • mitchelgmitchelg Engagement Coordinator Posts: 31 admin

    @PERMILADEVIRAM @TeniahHowell @keelywivell praying for safe travel for all of you. Thank you all for your selfless service.

  • LeahMcCulloughLeahMcCullough Posts: 5

    @keelywivell hey friend! Safe travels. I fly out tomorrow (31st). Are you going via Dubai? We might be on the same flight from Dubai to Senegal!

  • drimweeverdrimweever Mr Posts: 8

    @LeahMcCullough Safe flight Leah ..God is with you

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