Continuing in our series of Migrant Tales, first hand accounts of the migrant experience of New Zealand taken from places around the net.
Today’s tale was a response to a thread we started on a NZ forum which has since closed down.
The author is a British migrant who returned to a better life in the UK. He experienced racial discrimination and hatred whilst living in New Plymouth. Whilst there he identified a multi-million dollar loss in a bandages contract in a local hospital but no-one in the chain of command from hospital to the Health Minister was interested in the information. You can read more about NZ’s health service here.
Thank god I have Left New Zealand
Having lived in New Zealand for 6 1/2 years I am now safely back in the UK. We moved to New Zealand for a “better quality of life” and after 6 1/2 years we have concluded that we had a far superior quality of life in the UK, hence we have come home.
The journey has been long and hard, lived in Auckland then New Plymouth, had a “can do, be positive attitude” only to be sucked dry and felt feeling demoralised, brow beaten and inferior, what quality of life is that!
The Kiwi’s have a good pattern of looking you in the face and lying to it whilst stabbing you in the back. The amount of scamming, corruptness and racial hatred to you as an “immigrant” by people and the Government is astounding. We had our Residency Permit from day one as I had skills the country needed, but after being made redundant in Auckland and 4 years of being told “you are too qualified” I’ve had enough.
I worked as a hospital analyst and identified a massive financial loss to the local hospital that I worked, ($72 Million) in a bandages contract, wrote a report went all the way through the chain of command, Supervisor, Manager, Department and Clinical Manager, Finance Director, Chief Executive Office, Health Minister only to be told we “don’t care” and by the way you can now leave. I was astounded, so I went to the papers, the apathy was amazing. This is just 1 story of many I can post on here.
In short, before you move to NZ with it’s extremely high cost of living versus wage ratio, bad driving, Hoons, taxation, kiwi “can do attitude”, they “can do everything badly”, crap schools etc put down the holiday brochure, obtain the “real” facts of living in NZ, look at your country again and compare, you won’t get on the plane!
New Zealand’s education and health ministries are among the worst-performing government departments, according to a report card ranking state agencies and bosses.
The report found excessive red tape, bureaucratic systems and ineffective consultation are hampering government departments.
The Health Ministry, bottom for value for money overall, was “struggling“. It is “really confused, with too many sections not knowing what others are doing, and doing stuff without consultation in the affected communities.”