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My family is thinking of immigrating to NZ in the near future and have already submitted an Expression of Interest. Ironically, after submitting my EOI, I have read a lot of good and bad things about living in NZ and it seems that I read more bad than good things about NZ, esp as regards cost of living, housing, crime rate and wages/salaries. Now I'm having second thoughts about pushing through with my EOI. Is it really that bad to live in NZ? I need to be enlightened. Thanks, guys.

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I love it - yes there are good and bad but overall its a great place to b...fab countryside, great beaches, really nice people and a chilled life style..love it

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I would say many things about your project, the first and main being: go there and have a look! Really make a plan to find a job, see if you would fit in, decide where you would try to fit.
I had my move planned for more than one year and waited for a trip there last December to say the final go or no go. Well for me, with my circumstances, NZ would no be an improvement in any way I looked regarding economy, ecology, quality of life etc. I wouldn't have been able to see it that clearly if I hadn't gone there to check myself and not rely on any other perception: it's MY life! So I stopped dead the project. But certainly for a lot of people who don't have my actual situation it would be an improvement in at least one way, and it is up to any of them to see if this would be enough... Clearly for me, the public image of NZ (the one largely know through large audience movies like Lord Of The Rings, by a major amount of research on governmental websites...) is not the real one. So you must go there at least once before throwing your present life away. And this of course goes for any major move to another country.
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Good advice from Marianne - come over and look first. We love the place and wouldn't dream of moving back to the UK. But it depends what you're after. You don't come to NZ to make your fortune, but for the lifestyle.

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If its fortune and lifestyle you're looking for give Australia a go?
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If its fortune and lifestyle you're looking for give Australia a go?
Depends on what kind of lifestyle. Ask an Aborigine what they think about the way they're treated.
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And ask a Maori which country they receive better treatment in.

Do you have an concept of how bad the domestic abuse stats are in NZ, Most of it related to alcohol misuse. Know which country I'd rather raise a family in.
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And ask a Maori which country they receive better treatment in.

Do you have an concept of how bad the domestic abuse stats are in NZ, Most of it related to alcohol misuse. Know which country I'd rather raise a family in.
I'm not going to answer this thread further, as I am aware that (like many other New Zealanders both old and new) I am slightly sensitive to the crass attitude and insensitivity of some people who are very obviously totally negative about our beautiful country at the moment. New Zealand is hurting. I personally find the comparison of two totally different subjects (racism and domestic violence) difficult to comprehend.
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HI all,

My family is thinking of immigrating to NZ in the near future and have already submitted an Expression of Interest. Ironically, after submitting my EOI, I have read a lot of good and bad things about living in NZ and it seems that I read more bad than good things about NZ, esp as regards cost of living, housing, crime rate and wages/salaries. Now I'm having second thoughts about pushing through with my EOI. Is it really that bad to live in NZ? I need to be enlightened. Thanks, guys.
Hi we have been here for 7 years now, and have had enough, do not be fooled by the clean green image, its a Myth as for a life style if you cant afford it forget it.
NZ is far to expensive, There is real poverty here. Do not buy a house you are paying through the nose for what is basicaly an expensive shed. Be warned if you still feel the need to purchase property the Kiwi's love to make alterations internal and external without the required consents resulting in an unsuspecting buyer on trying to sell said property with huge fee's trying to get flat plans altered so it can be sold major stress!! make sure you obtain a lim report, a building report,
and make sure all alterations have the required consents and employ Legal advice that can be trusted. goes for the real estate side to but they have cleaned up there act a bit.
Sure its pretty here, But there is no real transport infastructure, you have to drive basically everywhere or fly more expense.there are also major social problems
Drink drugs and the amount of teens that you read about every weekend being killed in car smashes it makes me sad but nothing seems to be done about it.
you can start driving at fifteen Duh!! Drink driving is a major killer.this place is deffo 20 years behind the rest of the world
oh and the clothing is ****, leather shoes cost a fortune, Number one shoe warehouse yeah!! plastic crap.............................
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Sounds to me like you're already enlightened but secretly hoping that someone here might change your mind. I'm afraid asking this question again will likely just get you more of the same answers. As you well know, trolling through these pages over the past year will get you the opinions you want, both good and bad. Then as a comparison look at the Australia Forum for example and see whether you get the same comments and reaction from posters there. I'm sure you can then draw your own final conclusion. All the best.

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