Just wondering what people's main motivation is for coming to NZ is? Is it economic - ie better job prospects - or quality of life - ie. work/life balance for kids etc. I met a young Irish couple last year who have settled just north of Auckland and who simply couldn't find work in Ireland or UK so have now decided to settle here and start a family and aim to buy a home etc. No looking back. As I recall she is a teacher and he is an engineer.