Sites that Support – Reddit New Zealand


E2NZ owes it success to its readers’ support

As our readership tops 3 million hits, we’ve decided to kick-back for a while at look at some of the sites and people that have helped to make us famous.

First up, /r/NewZealand : A reddit discussion board that has a surprisingly large number of migrants using it and quietly supporting this site over the years.

Here’s an example. When New Zealand was named best country to visit by readers of the UK’s Daily Telegraph (n.b. NZ tourism advertising is a major revenue earner for the newspaper), New Zealand redditors  celebrated not by reaching for the Kool-Aid, but by giving E2NZ their first thoughts -evidence that we are changing perceptions in New Zealand for the better. is obviously opinionated but still interesting

Exactly. Thank you, that’s the objective. No punches are pulled on this site and we don’t serve Kool-Aid either.


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Isn’t it amazing how people speculate about the site and how rumors are so easily started.

Here’s an update on those stats (Jan 2015):

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Have you seen E2NZ get a mention somewhere? let us know about it. We’ll re-publish your most humorous and wacky finds.


15 thoughts on “Sites that Support – Reddit New Zealand

    • We don’t directly accept images. Please upload them to an image sharing site and send us the link.

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    • OnceProudKiwi, thank you for the link.

      E2NZ does not get involved with silly squabbles between internet trolls. If you are that keen to get your work published please start your own site.

      Regards, Admin


  1. Whenever something’s big is going on f I come here first or look you up on twitter because I know you’ll have something to say about it and it will be free from censorship.


    • Trollsnzandkoolaid (or our troll zoo) has been around since about 2012 and was made in accordance with our Comments policy

      Don’t Troll. No don’t, really. Its that simple. We now have a zero tolerance trolling policy. To keep as ‘a place to stand,’ threats, harassment (including of the site’s admin), multiple IDs, using fake IP addresses and other forms of trolling will earn offenders an immediate lifetime ban with no exceptions. Persistent offenders on a mission may be named and shamed in our troll zoo.

      Trollsnzandkoolaid is presently set to private and to-date only one person has ever appeared in it. Password restrictions are usually removed when there’s new material to add, but our spam filter has done an excellent job recently so very little has been added in the last few weeks. Frankly, it creates extra work keeping it updated and we’d rather concentrate on keeping up-to-date. However, the privacy settings are always under review and will be removed again if and when the need arises.

      Correction, two people are now in the troll zoo – KD (Kaikoura Dave) and GarryA (female)- both have stalked/trolled here and elsewhere on the net.



    “Do Kiwis have an inaccurate view of themselves?

    I have been looking at this site it provides a sobering take on New Zealand and New Zealanders from the perspective of immigrants.

    Some of these sentiments are sure be agreed on by most Kiwis such as the “Rip Off NZ” situation where Kiwis are being fleeced by a very small percent of people who own almost everything in this country. Others are probably more controversial especially about the character of the people themselves. The salient points seem to be.
    1.Kiwis are cold and xenophobic. They may smile and say hi to you but you won’t be invited into their inner circle, you will not make lasting and meaningful friendships with them.
    2.Kiwis are dishonest and there is deep corruption both in the people and the institutions.
    3.Kiwis are racist.
    4.Kiwis drink too much.
    5.You will be discriminated in the workplace. It will be very difficult to get jobs because less qualified kiwis will be preferred. Most job listings are there for legal reasons and the job has already been promised to a mate.
    6.There is rampant low level crime such as vandalism, graffiti etc which makes life frustrating and unpleasant.
    7.The police can’t be trusted uniformly apply the law.
    8.Housing is terrible, cold, leaky, and expensive. The buildings are built using shoddy techniques and materials.
    9.Transportation and roading are a nightmare.
    10.Kiwis are unable or unwilling to recognize any of this.

    I found it interesting reading and as an immigrant I have to say I agree with a lot of it (although not everything is in the extreme of course).

    Since the typical reader of /r/newzealand is not the typical New Zealander I would be interested in your take on these perceptions of people coming here from overseas.”

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    • Hi Frank,

      Well, perhaps I’m not your typical Kiwi, but here’s my take:

      I haven’t found this. But yeah nah… it’s my culture.
      Disagree. I had no more problems in NZ than anywhere else.
      Unfortunately true, especially outside of Auckland. You’ll be sweet as if you’re white and speak English.
      See 1. However, I disagree with your nepotism comment. When I worked in NZ, we almost exclusively hired non-Kiwis because we couldn’t find the talent (another problem?).
      Disagree. I never found this.
      I don’t have any real experience dealing with the police. I can’t comment.
      Spot on. 100%.
      Agreed. I never understood this until I lived in Germany. What an eye opener.
      Most of us. It’s hard to acknowledge any of this if you don’t have another frame of reference — i.e., if you haven’t lived elsewhere or travelled a lot.

      On 10, I tend to keep my opinions of London (where I live) to myself. There’s little point in telling the Brits/English because most who I meet — especially at work — haven’t lived outside of the greater London area.




  3. I found your site through a reddit link. I’ve been a regular reader since late 2013. One of the reasons why I keep coming back is that you don’t pull your punches.

    Reddit/nz has been spoiled by trolls and novelty accounts and the moderators now delete anything that portrays E2nZ in a positive light. Some people cant handle straight talking, we don’t get enough of it in New Zealand.


    • It has been brought to our attention that there are some shenanigans going on on reddit at present.

      For the record the admin team would like to re-iterate that no-one from this site has a reddit account, nor do we participate in that forum.

      We have no control of the actions of people who support this site and wish them well in their endeavours to get the message out – wherever and how ever they chose to do so.

      Our aim is to create debate and to challenge cultural norms in New Zealand and we encourage others to do the same.


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