Popular opinion says that New Zealand is known as a socialist country. But its not at all, it is actually very capitalistic.
This is put across in the advertising, that it is a friendly place, when in truth it is anti social from my way of seeing things. Also the level of paranoia and fear of strangers, is something I have noticed, even from my own relatives who live in New Zealand.
Its like that League of Gentlemen BBC series, where those two characters who live in the local shop are afraid of strangers.
If there was an honest tv comedy made by NZers it would be less of them rubbing their backs of how unique they are and more about the “Strangers” who come here and would not understand our New Zealand customs and ways.
This site should focus more on New Zealanders attitudes to the outside world and visitors.
I have seen over seas visitors look visibly upset with the unwelcoming and cold attitude of New Zealand people, bikers and on travel buses.
To the point where they think all NZ people are just hostile odd balls. I have received treatment like that from European people (which I cannot say) and have not even spoken to them, just for looking their way.
Something is very wrong here, and something needs to be done about it. But for anyone reading this and thinking about coming to New Zealand, probably don’t bike around the country expecting friendly welcoming from locals.
Also don’t expect to be welcomed with open arms either and appreciation or anyone really interested in your background.
Its true, NZers are mostly just interested in their social status with others, how much they can buy of the latest thing which they generally don’t need, and very few actually go outside and try and enjoy the out doors.
They are mostly interested in what is on tv, and believe me, NZ tv only gets worse and worse. Source.