Thank you to the reader who sent us the link to one of those pro-NZ immigration sites (you know the sites we’re talking about – the sort that paint New Zealand in a favourable light to keep their advertising revenue coming in and give unlicensed immigration ‘advice’).
Here’s a question that was recently posted on such a site.
I’m waiting to hear about a job offer in Auckland. However in the meantime I have stumbled across a website called e2nz, and I’m now worried if I’m doing the right thing. I would be moving with my husband and 3 sons aged 20,8,& 4.
The site goes on about a large gang culture and widespread problem with drugs. It also says about overpriced sub-standard housing and that the education system is lacking in compared to the UK. In the UK we live comfortably and we both have good jobs and the boys are thriving in school. We wanted to move to NZ to escape the overcrowding in Manchester, the drug related problems, the mass immigration from Eastern Europe into our already overcrowded roads and shortage of housing.
Will I be jumping out of the frying pan into the fire. It’s with a heavy heart that we have made the decision to move from the UK especially leaving our mums and family and friends behind. We wanted a safe and happy place to raise our family and hopefully more opportunities for the elder son. We have managed to raise him to be a good lad who is not interested in drugs.
Any advise good or bad would help as if I get this job offer, which is looking promising as they are contacting my referees, would be appreciated.
Of course, there were only two replies and one of them was from a moderator who seems to spend a great deal of time selling New Zealand on the site (constantly setting the tone for other replies). Neither responder asked why the OP had decided to leave Britain, or questioned whether New Zealand was the best destination for them and their children if they’re looking for things like excellence in education; or an anti-drug culture drugs (New Zealand has an appalling drug problem – Meth and Cannabis)
But then, you’re unlikely to get full and frank advice on sites like these, usually they have a way of weeding out “negative” posters so there’s seldom anyone able to make a response that tells it like it is. This method of positive reinforcement is common on the immigration pimp sites, which is why sites like E2NZ.org exist – as a counterbalance to those who retail, and consume, Kool-Aid.
Also on the same site was a question about living in Gisborne. Now, if you’re really looking for ‘un-filtered’ information about Gisborne you have only to read all of our many articles tagged GISBORNE .
How easy was that?
Lancashirerose, don’t drink the Kool-Aid.