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#289927 9-Oct-2021 16:05
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Just want to introduce myself- I’m Andy a Kiwi who has recently returned after 20 odd years in the UK.


I’m a telecoms engineer/ project manager who has a strong interest in all things IT. Particular interests include FortiNet products (Fortigate Firewalls, FortiSwitches and FortiAPs), Synology NAS, maximising network performance in the home and helping others including friends and family wherever possible.


I’ve just started looking for jobs and homes in New Zealand but for now an based in Blenheim. If anyone has any good jobs going please reach out!


Kind Regards,




Andy B.



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  #2792304 9-Oct-2021 16:05
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G'day and welcome back! 

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  #2792322 9-Oct-2021 16:34
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Welcome back :) Good news is a lot of jobs are done remotely these days, so doesn't really matter where you are. Check out the big IT companies, Datacom, Spark, Vodafone, etc.

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  #2792377 9-Oct-2021 19:26
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Welcome back Andy!


Blenheim is a cool place, have been living there for 12 years, working for two MSPs in the area so know the market quite well :)


You can try the local small MSPs (MCN, 1Call, etc), they work with FortiGate gear but the work can be tricky with jumping from one small job to the other with a lot of small clients.


Spark no longer have an office there since the merger with CCL a couple of years ago who still have a small local presence, they also do a lot of work with Fortigates.




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  #2792455 9-Oct-2021 21:17
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  #2792694 10-Oct-2021 12:45
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