Here’s an interesting thread on Reddit New Zealand for anyone who is thinking about making the move to New Zealand (hat tip to HL for the heads up).
Its encouraging to see so many responses to the above question that aren’t tainted with liberal splashes of kool-aid. The most supportive, pro-NZ comment comes from someone with ‘skin in the game‘ – married to a Kiwi whom she had to persuade to move back to NZ against his better judgment, and who now has children in the country that she probably won’t be permitted to remove when the honeymoon period expires.
Anyway, here are some of the more realistic replies to the above request. Sorted by those who received the most up-votes.
Note how the OP makes the mistake that most migrants do – she thinks that building their own home will resolve the problems with New Zealand’s appalling infrastructure, sadly she is unaware of the shoddy building standards, the substandard materials and under-skilled workforce. Then there’s the relative lack of culture, the anti-intellectualism, and distrust of migrants…
Don’t be like the OP. Chose somewhere else to emigrate that is a genuine first world country, one that values its skilled professionals, invests in its youth, and one that has high construction standards. You can read the rest of the thread here.
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