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Why don't you try Australia? You can get permanent residency up to 45 years of age. English is obviously not a problem for you. And I guess they may not have that many people that can teach here (especially languages).All my friends that were teaching found job here.
And Australia is great country for living and a very nice one.It's not perfect ...but hey there is no paradise on Earth.

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by vbo on Sat May 30th, 2009 at 09:49:58 AM EST
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and I would be able to take up surfing again, just the great whites put a damper on it.

I'll google the Aussie embassy, I almost made the point system for New Zealand a couple of years ago due to education, only a couple of points short for that year.

But the surfing is better in Australia (though I should probably sell my x-country skies)

"Schiller sprach zu Goethe, Steck in dem Arsch die Flöte! Goethe sagte zu Schiller, Mein Arsch ist kein Triller!"

by Jeffersonian Democrat (rzg6f@virginia.edu) on Sat May 30th, 2009 at 10:02:39 AM EST
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Even if you manage to pass point system for New Zealand you can freely come to live in Australia after becoming citizen.Have a closer look to both countries.And once you have permanent residence you are practically equal to citizens (at least after 2 years I think).In New Zealand you can even vote (which I am not so enthusiastic about any more) but here in Australia you need to be citizen to vote.
Actually when I look at it ( on the surface) Europe has/had much more of the security (pensions, health , work ) then those overseas countries but on the other hand from what I have heard they do not treat immigrants nowhere near equally to other citizens like those countries  overseas).  
As for surf the ocean is at least pretty worm here ( as opposed to New Zealand).

Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind...Albert Einstein
by vbo on Sat May 30th, 2009 at 10:21:00 AM EST
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