Those are some of the reasons why we moved to New Zealand in the first place!
The problem was that in New Zealand what you want and what you get are two different things. We couldn't afford the type of lifestyle we wanted there - a couple of acres with space for the kids to be kids, close to work, good schools, rewarding careers. But we did find it in Australia.
The countryside is so beautifful here, the weather is much more suitable for outdoor pursuits, we have a whole continent at our doorstep and I can't ever imagine getting bored with exploring it.
But our biggest reason for moving over here was because we thought our kids would have better opportunities. So far it has proved to have been the right decision, touch wood.