Don’t Move to New Zealand

This story was originally published in August 2010 and first appeared on the discussion forum Expatexposed. A US migrant in New Zealand tells how grinding penny pinching becomes a way of life in NZ with nothing to compensate it, rather than a short term measure to get ahead. The poster also tells of how carefully…

Migrant Tales – Working in Christchurch. ‘She’ll Be Right’ Won’t Do: “Kiwi’s are renowned for being lazy though so it all made sense”

  Welcome to our popular Migrant Tales series, first hand accounts of the migrant experience of New Zealand. A reader sent us a link to this migrant tale, first published on reddit/newzealand two months ago (around May 2017). The author migrated to New Zealand to escape the European ‘rat race’ only to find that Christchurch…