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  1. [Deleted, Kool-Aid and other places. You say you love NZ yet your IP address puts you in Australia. Guess NZ didn’t work out too well for you either. Don’t troll. Admin]

    • You will always have these moronic imbecile kiwis who live in Australia and have the nerve to mouth off and say NZ is a great place..lol…such as Rickster…lol

      • Its not so much the people in NZ sometimes, because I have met nice people over the years, although not so common, however it is the environment and society the plays a part in life in NZ. People want to be in a country that is prosperous, NZ is not prosperous, not to western standards anyways, it is also too small, the society, population and development is too small.
        There are a few that do well in NZ but most are just wage earners who pay high tax, so there is not much room in having savings or disposable income.
        And because it is small, the different cultures do not exist, so the place is mainly about the white anglo english culture or the indiginous and pacific.
        Yes there are Indian and Chinese, but they are the largest population in the world and any OECD country you travel to, there are many Indians and Chinese there too.
        NZ also has racist politicians who openly make racist comments on asian immigrants, something many other countries do not have.
        Also please look at history, since after WW2, US, Australia and UK have been accepting immigrants…NZ’s door was closed until they were pressured by Australia in the mid 80’s to start accepting refugees, around 20 years earlier in the mid 60’s, I have arab friends whos parents migrated to Australia. Infact mass Italian, Greek and Arab migration began to Australia in the early 60’s.
        Also the topic of racism, often when a topic of Australia comes up, one of the first thing I hear from kiwis is how racist Australia is and that kiwis are treated bad there..lol
        Actually as a middle eastern, I feel both countries can be racist, but NZ is 10 times smaller, so it does not really get any big press if something does happen.
        I have had racist experiences in NZ on numerous times and know asians who were attacked by low lifes in NZ.
        And recently on TV3 the AM show, Duncan Garner actually said that there are around 600,000 kiwis living overseas…he actually voiced it out..lol
        So you imagine, if NZ is so good, why would 600,000 of its residents leave, that is a staggering amount for a country which barely has 5million population..lol

  2. Here’s an opinion I read in the comments of an article. This person is a teacher. Scary.

    And just so know, ‘Asian’ parents do not TEACH their children English, continue to enrol them in New Zealand childcare, continue to speak their language to Asian teachers, grandparents pick them up with NO english (which makes certain situations very very difficult in explaining their child’s day:learning, behaviour etc etc) Most children’s behaviour is unacceptable due to not knowing ANY english – behavioural issues, little attention span to everyday activities etc etc. So parents expect and pay for a New Zealand education, but take no responsibility in embracing the culture that they have chosen to live in. I have chosen not to be part of NZ education because of my less than compassionate beliefs (before you accuse me of being a terrible teacher!!)
    So before you take another dig at my comments, with your PC attitude, these are the facts that exist in this city, with immigrants and the ‘New New Zealanders’ in how they ‘contribute’ to New Zealand society. Do me a favour, and leave the thread.

    • Aww. I want to see what the trolls say. Their rage is super funny.
      Anyway, update to my post. That argument was deleted. No idea why. I wasn’t abusive and the rest of the article is full of similar and worse.

      Maybe it was this ‘teacher’ who requested it, because she commented on some other posts, unrelated to what she said in the above. I’m guessing she realized how unprofessional it was to be a daycare teacher, who is supposed to be trained to deal with young children, yet post about how the Asian kids are driving her out and basically that she despises them.

      It’s DAYCARE, not high level study and they are just kids. I’ve taken care of Chinese children before who could barely speak a word of English yet I had no trouble dealing with them. They are really fun and we had no issue understanding each other. They were copying my words and applying them almost instantly. Now, less then one year later they speak very well.

      Would you want your child in the care of someone like this? It’s frightening to think how many more with this attitude are out there. This woman obviously has something against Asians, and believes she knows everything about them. The truth is she has no cultural competency whatsoever, and an inability to deal with children.

      I did counter all this leaving her with nothing to say but it was all deleted, mine and hers. I think I could get her name, if anyone wants to know. She said she has chosen not to be a part of NZ education anymore, which is good, but who knows if it’s the truth. I’d want to know if someone like this was taking care of my child all day. When you reply on MSN it automatically posts the name you are responding to. I’m pretty sure other comments that responded to her are still there.

  3. Thanks for putting this up. Left NZ over 25 years ago and admit I have pleasant childhood memories, but after seeing the world ended up in the best country to live in -USA. Take note kiwis reading this. Moving here totally pulled out the kool aid from my kiwi mates. Anywhere but here I could feel them thinking. If the country picks the laser-eyes kiwi for its new flag, there maybe hope, but I think you’re right and we’re just going to see more of this: http://i.stuff.co.nz/business/69725450/Shoddy-building-practices-rife-in-Auckland-building-inspectors-say

  4. if New Zealand is such a bad place, why are there so many tourists and people living here???

    New Zealand is larger than Britain but has 50% of the population of London. There aren't that many people living here so I guess that answers you question about it being good place to live?

    People are saying that “clean green New Zealand” is a lie

    John Key said 100% pure clean green new Zealand is only an image and compared it to a McDonald’s ad tag line.

    look at our cities! Is there any smog like other big cities? Are there endless piles of rubbish sitting in gutters? Some cities even have a ban on littering, just to make that eco difference.

    Why don’t ALL the cities have a ban on littering? The rubbish problem here is incredible, Google “piles of rubbish in road site:.co.nz” if you don’t believe me. I hate to pour water in your kool aid but 17 centres in New Zealand have featured in a global report on poor air quality including Timaru, Christchurch and Rotorua having the poorest national results for air pollution

    Clean and green NZ? Maybe not so much, according to a new global air quality report. Photo / APN
    The report came after a study last year by the University of Canterbury showed commuters in Auckland and Christchurch are exposed to levels of air pollution similar to those found in other large cities around the world.

    That study showed that, compared to other countries, the air that commuters breathe while travelling was cleaner for carbon monoxide, but similar for fine particulates for some of the world’s biggest cities.

    It was especially significant as Auckland and Christchurch had comparatively less congestion and lower volumes of traffic than other large cities around the world.

    Its results showed that those taking private cars were worse off than those who took public transport or cycled to work.

    The WHO report, released overnight, showed more cities worldwide were monitoring outdoor air quality, reflecting growing recognition of air pollution’s health risks.

    But only 12 per cent of the people living in cities reporting on air quality resided in cities where this complies with WHO air quality guideline levels.

    About half of the urban population being monitored was exposed to air pollution that is at least 2.5 times higher than the levels WHO recommends – putting those people at additional risk of serious, long-term health problems.

    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11251714.

    I think you need to open your eyes and your mind.

  5. I moved to New Zealand 8 months ago, on a working holiday visa, from the UK. I worked in early childhood and was a room supervisor at a lovely nursery in Hove. I also ran events based around food and culture as I had previously worked as a chef and have a degree in Anthropology.
    I had wanted to move to NZ for several years, since visiting 11 years ago. I had had the most amazing experience and in my naivety I thought this would translate beyond a 3 week holiday.
    First off, my qualifications don’t seem to be recognised by any employer, which means i have had to take less money and am being considered untrained by my current employer. This means I get paid peanuts. I have been told by my employer that I need to have official documentation acknowledging my qualification, which will cost me 800$ and may still turn out not to be recognised. I worked hard to gain the knowledge and experience I did and am very good at my job…
    I am living in Queenstown and I do have a kiwi partner but I feel so alone, he doesn’t understand and spends his time talking about how great NZ is. He is supportive of me and has introduced me to many of his friends, although I feel slightly uneasy around them, I don’t feel myself.
    I have met some lovely Kiwis and I haven’t had a bad experience with the people, I just haven’t found anyone (except my partner) that I connect with. I spend my time in and out of severe home sickness and I don’t know what to do.
    In my heart I feel like I have made a mistake coming here but I can’t help feeling a failure because of this. I have been offered a fantastic job back in the UK, in the place all my friends live which has made me feel even worse.
    I guess what I am trying to say is I feel so alone and isolated, any advice would be good?

    • Caz go now while you still can. Seize that job with both hands and return to the people who appreciate you for what you are.

      The rejection of overseas qualifications is commonplace in New Zealand – it gives education providers much income ($800 in your case) and allows your employers an excuse to pay you less than a NZ qualified person despite the UK’s standards being far higher than New Zealand. This is also part of the process to make you feel undervalued in New Zealand, everyone gets a slice of your cake except you.

      Unfortunately you have also fallen into the ‘fresh blood’ trap, whereby NZ males go abroad to bring back partners. As time goes on he’ll form closer bonds with his mates while you’ll fade further and further into the background. Eventually your self esteem will be eroded away and you’ll fall pregnant because (other than breeding) New Zealand has no real use for you. Once you have a child you’ll be trapped as you won’t be able to take her out of New Zealand without your partner’s consent. Kiwis fervently believe NZ is the best place on earth so the courts will side with him.

      Leave, please leave.

      • Scary stuff. I actually met my partner here and he is lovely, although the fact that if we did have a family and our relationship broke down I would be stranded with no way out, concerns me.
        I feel very torn and very down….

        • Hi Caz,
          Exactly understand how you are feeling… My partner is kiwi and he is really, really lovely, he has introduced me to all of his friends here in NZ as well and I have already worked in two different companies here in NZ (we moved to NZ in 2014) but and here comes the but, it never has clicked the slightest with any of those people I have met in NZ so far (over 18 months now…), not at the work place, not with his family nor with his friends or their wifes. And I am not shy or so. It is more the opposite, I have lived in Thailand and Spain before (I am originally from Germany) and wherever I have been in my life I always easily made friends and had a fantastic time… where I am originally from I have many friends from all different sorts of ages, styles and personalities. But here it’s different, it feels as the people here are closing off there personality and after the small talk there is nothing left. I am from south Germany where strangers automatically share tables at the beergarden and there you make pretty often friends for a lifetime on a sunny afternoon over a few beers , just like that. omg I miss that place to much 😦
          My partner recognises it as well as he has spent over 9 years in Germany before we moved to NZ…, he knows how different and nicer Europe can be….
          Take care and stay strong, and always remember it is not you…..it took me a while to understand that it is not my fault….

          • I have had to go home to the UK to bury my parents. A sad reality of living on the other side of the world. I am ok now but the absolute loneliness that followed was horrendous. Normally when a loved dies the family are there to support each other. I managed to get 2 weeks off work both times but I came back and no one had done my work for me so that was piling up and compounding the stress levels at the time. Not many people give a shit what you are going through. I bring this up as this is a reality of immigration unfortunately, but also to create an awareness that if you are feeling isolated now, then it is going to be really bad when you are in a crisis.

          • and always remember it is not you

            This is HUGE!!!
            Most places that have had a successful influx of assimilated migrants have learned that migrants DO bring some cool and useful things [practices, methods, culture, technology…] with them.
            In NZ, if you do not do things the kiwi way, you are pilloried.

    • I was talking to one of my lecturers about this when I was studying. She’s from England and had to go through some crap to have her skills recognized. Sounds like your employer is a total dick.

      There is some kind of system to getting your qualification recognized. I don’t know what it is but I recommend calling Citizen’s Advice Bureau. They should be able to connect you with the right department.

      Give it a try and reply here with your findings. If it isn’t working out I’ll look into it myself.

    • Hi Caz, things will not get better over time. I stuck it out for 8 years in that miserable shit hole thinking at some point I will click in, it didn’t, I always felt like I didn’t belong. Your partner sounds pretty typical, spouts about how beautiful NZ is and how you would have to be crazy wanting to live anywhere else. The reason why you dont connect with his friends is because they are his friends not yours, they will remain so. People will be friendly but you are an outsider and always will be. You wont be a failure for going home, by simply going there youve done more than most but if its not for you move on to the next adventure. Your friends and family will be overjoyed in getting you back. NZ is not worth the effort. Your partner may well have travelled overseas but he always intended in returning home, ask him to live in your homeland for the rest of his life, it’s not going to happen. If you stay and things develop further you may become trapped as so many before you. You said in your heart things aren’t right, follow your instincts, have a fun visit but leave. Take care.

    • Onset of the realization that NZ might not be all that it’s cracked up to be was quite early for you [that’s probably a good thing].
      What I’ve found; things don’t get better. Once you’ve seen how things are, don’t expect improvement. There is a recognition and evaluation phase when you move to NZ when you get a pretty good picture of how things are. Once you’ve developed a good understanding of how things are, it’s up to you to decide.
      The initial blush of a new place, new people… is usually the most exhilarating. But, then there is this gut feeling that settles in that you are convinced that there is more, better out there than NZ, and you are right.
      For some, NZ is OK, but NZ is just that, just OK. Not great, not fantastic, not wonderful, and if you’re OK with just OK you might have a pleasant stay. If you’re not OK with OK, you might be better off back in the UK.

    • Update: I took the job back in the UK. Best decision ever. My relationship in NZ turned out to be something bad and I ended up at the wrong end of a fist. Jumped the first plane back and I am safe and sound with my friends and family, in a fantastic job!

  6. Did you guys see Winston’s latest? Apparently Indian (and maybe Chinese) just come here under the guise of study, and get local partners as a gateway to residency.

    So…we aren’t even allowed to choose who we want to be with now? This guy is a freakin’ character. Sadly people are jumping on and agreeing in the comments.

    • Ha ha ha…it’s a biggest joke to take this Winston guy seriously. During last election he was projected as the kingmaker, we all know what he became post election… LOL 😀

      • It is indeed a joke, but he is still able to generate hatred which seems to be the way he attempts to reach his goals, so I do think it’s a worry to an extent.

  7. Is it a unique kiwi talent to blame a foreigner for EVERYTHING?
    I’ve cut down on reading news articles because the comments just piss me off but a quick scan of some recent articles show they blame foreigners for corrupting our businessmen, and numerous other things. There’s always a few regulars in sites like this and it’s kinda funny because they’re like characters.

    There’s this one guy who hate refugees and goes on and on about terrorist plots and other accusations, and claims to have military exp. I’ve seen this type in a few other places over the years. Always the same content. Then there’s the classic Asian hater. I swear these morons have no life, and spend their time on the comments section of such articles and boards like Trademe in an attempt to validate themselves.

    They see one case like this recent one of some Indians involved in human trafficking here and yes that’s horrible but the kiwi morons are unable to differentiate between these criminals and totally innocent people.

    They rave about wanting immigration shut down. They complain about the health system understaffed yet hate it when Filipino nurses have jobs. They don’t want to work in supermarkets or other jobs they deem as beneath them yet rage when a foreigner takes them. They go on and on about the plight of ‘fellow average kiwis’, but they despise those on benefits! What the hell is wrong with this country’s people? Do they really want this country closed down with nothing but white and Maori?

  8. I was watching Sunday tonight and apparently schools in New Zealand do not get held accountable for student deaths, what happened was a indian couple’s son who died due to exhaustion or oxygen depravation in a toilet in a school, which happened the caretaker removed the door handle and caused the child with no way to get out of the toilet, the child tried to escape and could not

  9. Was recently mocked for wanting to homeschool my child, safer and superior to public schools. Some kiwis just want to cut down anyone who has a better way of doing something. No wonder nothing changes and no one really succeeds here.

    The bullying, sexual abuse and just low education value in general was ignored and I just got accused of being a moron and some kind of cult member. FFS. Funny thing is I know ALOT of kiwi families homeschooled, some using American curriculum and they all grew up fine with good jobs and high level intelligence.

    Trademe is also a real troll zone. I swear those people have no life and just sit their ALL DAY arguing and posting endless topics about how evil Asians are.

      • I actually had no idea lol. Won’t be bothering with that dump again and I’m going to just avoid articles from now on, because the types that spend all their time on them are really nasty, uneducated people. Those MSN News articles are another solid gathering point for the kiwi lynchmobs.

        I just finished reading through the comments on the latest from Winston Peters. You know? the ones were he is now attacking international students who finish their study and have found kiwi partners. Looks to me like he’s accusing them of being fakes in order to get residency or something. What will that clown come up with next? That a kiwi can’t marry a foreigner? Wouldn’t surprise me knowing him.

        It’s funny how these people are accusing foreigners of stealing every job. Trademe never has a shortage of listings, neither does SEEK and others, and that’s aside from newspapers, and other smaller sources.

        Why don’t kiwis study for something? That’s what I did. Hell, the government pays the whole damn thing and is lenient on how you pay your loan back. It was super easy for me and there’s no excuse for more kiwis not doing it. Oh right, they can’t. If they did there would be no one to sit back and abuse the international students who are super friendly and offer to teach me Mandarin for free.

        The amount of kiwis I know who refuse to work in retail and supermarkets is insane. For years I’ve been hearing “I’ll never work there”, yet how they HOWL online about those foreigners who have gained jobs in those lines of work.

        There’s little point trying to explain this to the kiwi though. Sorry, rant over lol.

  10. I made a mistake. I already paid my postgraduate in Hamilton to start in february. Our plan was to go with my husband and sons. Now I don’t know what to do… We are latin americans. And all what I read is the same that I have here (less crime only) Could you give me a good advice, please? I thought maybe this year learn more english and applied for a residence in Australia? I guess my husband can work by himself repairing computers and installing nets meanwhile? I don’t know if we can resist in this way

    I need to traduce this to spanish, because there is no information about it in my language…and a lot of people is deceived everyday

  11. Comment meant for the article:
    Mail Order Guns in NZ, Easy As Taking Candy from a Baby

    It turns out that David Tipple has broken laws in the United States some time ago … buying guns. How ironic, but then again, some “crusaders” are just “criminals who don’t want other people to have a go at what they did (even if it is to educate the public)”.
    The difference is, Tipple must have had many a tipple, as he was dealing in quantities of guns … in the hundreds. There must have been some serious security issues in New Zealand to be bothered with so many guns.
    http://m.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11534286
    Gun dealer faced arms charges in States by Kurt Bayer
    Save
    Saturday, 24 October 2015

  12. I havent been here for a while or bothering with the news because nasty attitudes of kiwis just wore me down. I started reading again about what a plague migrants are. sigh

    Do you think NZ is going to start refusing entry? I’m married to a Filipino woman and we are getting worried about these report like Filipinos with dodgy work visas and stuff like that, though I doubt it’s that many but you know the average kiwi blames an entire population on the actions of one person. We intend to bring some other family members here at some point.

    Also, because I’m dumb, can someone go over this issue I’m hearing about regarding more migrants ruining life for kiwis such as causing the wage rate to go down? The nasties are going on and on about it and I don’t really understand how this stuff works.

    • We intend to bring some other family members here at some point.
      If they’re young, nubile, and female – you will have 0 problems as Kiwi men have accurately boasted to me (and in the halls of residence frequent use of the single bathroom by two people – male and female have proven) “Asian women give up the goods easier”.
      If they’re male – look out for problems in getting employed, being called “creepy” or having people tell others “these guys make me feel intimidated”.

      Also, because I’m dumb, can someone go over this issue I’m hearing about regarding more migrants ruining life for kiwis such as causing the wage rate to go down? The nasties are going on and on about it and I don’t really understand how this stuff works.
      Migrants desperate for work but not yet eligible for the dole, are willing to work for money under the table, cash jobs, work lots of overtime with 0 pay, follow questionable orders and behave unethically … just to survive.

      This is a problem for the totally ethical Kiwis /sarcasm , as they then have to step up their game because hungry people are more desperate.

      • “If they’re young, nubile, and female – you will have 0 problems as Kiwi men have accurately boasted to me (and in the halls of residence frequent use of the single bathroom by two people – male and female have proven) “Asian women give up the goods easier”.”

        That sounded very creepy lol. How is this relevant to immigration law?

        • It’s meant to sound creepy lol.
          At university, one of the staff members in charge of student recruitment … was a former immigration officer, who proudly told me:
          “We have a blank cheque to approve or disapprove applications – and there’s no appeal you can make. Of course, we make it easier if we like what we see”.
          It was a guy, but not difficult to see the same perspective if it was a woman.

  13. Classify me as a tourist and not as an emigrant. For years I had entertained the idea that New Zealand would be a spectacular and exotic place to visit. All the tourist brochures promised a nirvana like experience!

    Talked my Wife into saying yes to join me, at least initially. We began to make plans in earnest. How to get there. How much money to bring. Took the driving course (online). Passed the written test anyway. Left hand rule, hmm, no problem! Read almost everything tourists usually read. Began to to pre-prepare for the journey. My anticipation was palpable.

    The Adventure, North, South and Stewart Islands. How far south can one go? East and West coasts with crossovers all over the place! Meet everyone, do everything and etc. Lofty itinerary i know but hey, probably never get a second chance to go back!

    Then, by accident we met a New Zealand couple visiting the US. My wife somehow became unimpressed by them. Me, having traveled to other countries have a thicker skin than she. I did not judge these strangers as harshly.

    On I went, preparing for the journey of a lifetime. My wife also researched New Zealand differently and with alternative methods than I had used.

    It was a shock and great disappointment when she told me she had changed her mind about going to New Zealand. I was confused/angry at her for this weird change in attitude. She showed me her research about New Zealand attitudes towards Americans and other tourists in general. It took me awhile to absorb her research, this website being one of the many that seems to prove her reasoning as to why we should not go to New Zealand. There are other websites that claim a much darker outcome is awaiting some tourists and the numbers are disturbing if true.

    It is not my intention to ever insult someone from another country or take advantage or show some superiority over them. When I have traveled to other countries, I have been respectful as I can to that society. Held my opinions from getting out of hand, mostly successful! I am but a humble appreciative guest to those I have met.

    This is most unfortunate for all parties concerned for both US people and New Zealanders if this is truly the attitude that is common.

    The way I feel is if someone does not want to share a dinner or drink with, I would never force myself upon anyone to make them somehow unhappy because of what or whom I am.

    Maybe, hmm lets see,,,, I wonder if she might consider, well Australia? LOL

    Best wishes to everyone, I hope the general thinking changes, perhaps someday?

    • I wonder if she might consider, well Australia?

      As an American living in NZ and having spent a long vacation [4 weeks] in Oz, I’d do Oz.
      Even the short period in Oz was refreshing to be away from the constant tension of anti-American sentiment. Australians like [or at least don’t detest] Americans.
      We really liked Oz and have [on and off] considered jumping the ditch.

  14. Re: https://e2nz.org/2015/09/18/serious-incident-at-school-leaves-10-year-old-boy-with-severe-head-injuries/
    “Worksafe, the Government’s workplace safety agency said yesterday its investigation was ongoing and no comment could be made at this stage.”

    This is after over a month. How long does it take to determine the cause of the door not working? After all, he would not have been climbing out of the window had the door worked the way that it was intended.

    I recon that their hope is that this will “go away” and be somewhat forgotten the longer it takes. The side benefits of being inefficient.

  15. For those planning a Working Holiday in Queenstown – beware

    Slum-like conditions, anxiety, emerging in Queenstown amid housing crisis
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/71825542/slumlike-conditions-anxiety-emerging-in-queenstown-amid-housing-crisis

    ‘Slumlords’ are taking advantage of the Queenstown accommodation crisis, a councillor says.

    An increase in the resident population is driving land and house prices up while available rental stock is all but drying up amid a tourism and construction boom.

    Happiness House, a community drop-in centre, is recording more instances of people with anxiety due to housing and financial stress. Almost 1,000 people a month now drop-in to the Park St centre for support.

    General manager Karen Stuart – a Queenstown resident for more than 30 years – said there was a noticeable increase in the number of people with anxiety.

    Supply and demand was a long-standing problem in the resort, she said.

    Radio NewZealand’s take on it.
    Queenstown: Squalid rentals in millionaire’s resort
    http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/regional/283650/squalid-rentals-in-millionaires'-resort

    Extreme pressure on housing in Queenstown is producing slum conditions for many workers, according to tenants who have contacted Radio New Zealand.
    As new workers flood into the resort town, known for attracting wealthy holidaymakers, they are being confronted by a combination of low pay and high rents.

    This is forcing many to live in what they describe as squalid, unhealthy and unsafe conditions.
    Tenants also claim landlords are asking them to pay rents in cash, avoiding lodging bonds with the Government’s Tenancy Services agency, and failing to sign a formal tenancy agreement.
    Some rentals are being occupied by four or more people per room, with one property regularly housing more than 30 people.

    Tenants are paying between $100 and $200 each for a shared room. Sometimes 300 people apply for just one Queenstown rental vacancy.

    Chief executive of Queenstown’s Chamber of Commerce Ann Lockhart said the town should stop trying to persuade new workers to come to the region until the problem is fixed.
    “If we can’t house our workers, then we have a critical problem, that’s for sure,” she adds.
    Tenants told Radio New Zealand that they were threatened with having their hot water and internet turned off as punishment for complaining about living conditions.

    Others told of accommodation infested by rats and mice, as well as broken windows, poor heating and broken floorboards – often during the Queenstown winter when temperatures can stay below freezing all day.

    One tenant, who refused to be named for fear of being evicted, said that their landlord refused to provide proper heating but had confiscated extra heaters purchased by the tenants.

    In the same apartment, housing 17 tenants, some windows were missing entirely, while others were broken or did not close.

    Another tenant told of a landlord throwing their passports into the garden because he didn’t want to listen to complaints about the property.

  16. http://www.commondreams.org/views/2015/09/08/burts-bees-neonics-and-poisoning-our-food

    All fruit and vegetable samples (except nectarine and tomato) and 90% of honey samples were detected positive for at least one neonicotinoid; 72% of fruits, 45% of vegetables and 50% of honey samples contained at least two different neonicotinoids in one sample, with imidacloprid having the highest detection rate among all samples. *****All pollen samples from New Zealand contained multiple neonicotinoids***** and 5 out of 7 pollen from Massachusetts detected positive for imidacloprid. These results show the prevalent presence of low level neonicotinoid residues in fruits, vegetables and honey that are readily available in the market for human consumption and in the environment where honeybees forage. In light of the new reports of toxicological effects in mammals, our results strengthen the importance to assess dietary neonicotinoid intakes and the potential human health effects.

  17. Kate, would you be willing to spend some time to spend with me going shopping in Wellington and see yourself how I (asian) am treated? Or going to cafe/restaurant or small movie theatres? These days, I would like to know how I could have hidden camera to record those occasions. Or you might notice from now on if you are aware of these covert racism when you go shopping/cafe etc…. See how Asians, particularly when they are alone, are treated. Watch the tone/gesture/facial expression of the service staff. Watch which table the staff give to Asian customer, or send them away by saying there is no seats available etc…
    I saw young Chinese couple who looked like students to me who were refused to get a table at Southern Cross restaurant in Wellington. There were plenty of tables. The staff there are mixed. Some are okay to friendly and some show many signs of racist. I myself was totally ignored by a staff who didn’t serve me right in front of my eyes, but later was served by a friendly ‘foreign’ staff.
    My most recent experience, I went to several shops with my son who is in his early 20’s to get a jacket. He is half Asian with dark hair and tall. Mostly people acknowledge him while they ignore me when we go into shops. However, for the first time, I happen to witness how my son was being observed by a staff in a shop with suspicion of stealing. This guy of course didn’t greet me, but greeted other customer. He passed and walked towards my son and said just what he was looking for. I didn’t hear the whole words, but definitely didn’t hear ‘hi’. That’s alright. They often do that to me, too. This guy then stood a bit away from my son, but was where I could see him as well. So, it was like triangle. He was watching my son with suspicious eyes and occasionally he looks at me and I pretended that I was just looking the clothes. His eyes were so evil. My son of course had no idea. I went to him and briefly talked about the jacket and he didn’t like any of them and we left the shop. For the first time, I realise that my son is not a half Asian, but could be considered as maori/pacific islander in this guy’s eyes and my son could become a target for racial profiling. My son told me long time ago people think he is maori or pacific islander, but lately he said people think he is Asian. So, it seems it depends how they see my son. It was an alarming and scary day for me. And that made me imagine how maori/pacific islander guys and Asian guys would be treated in Wellington shops. I won’t forget that guy’s full of suspicious eyes. sometimes I myself have felt that I was being observed with suspicion of stealing. Even at Farmers, Witcolls, gift shops etc…The staff come near you and check upon you, then you just know you were being obeserved. I am middle aged Asian woman. I don’t dress badly. I don’t look poor. In case you might think it is because of my appearance.

    • Hi there. Sorry that you experienced such awful treatment.
      I’ve seen exactly what you are saying more times than I can count. I do work with migrants and refugees and this is one of the issue plaguing this country. No one deserves to be treated like that.

      I’ve had to go to stores, WINZ, and all kinds of other agencies and services where if they go alone they get talked down to, rudely, and sometimes outright insulted, yet when a NZer supporter is sitting beside them these nasty pieces of crap become the nicest people in the world.

  18. Crikey…What New Zealand are you talking about?

    Just because New Zealand exercises democracy as an instrument in its societal processes, it belies that the implicit belief that equality is the result. One would therefore believe that we are all equal?. Equality commonly refers to the idea of equal treatment or to egalitarianism – see where I am headed – yet?
    I wish I could say that most New Zealanders aren’t racist or unwelcoming of other cultures…however the abundant and prevalent racial stereotypes in this country contradict your rather rosy and yet misguided view of New Zealanders. It must be a difficult thing for any unsuspecting migrant to realise that there is a ‘Majority norm’ that must be met before even being considered as worthy, and judging by the comments…acceptance of others and a lack of equal treatment isn’t our Forte. Racism also produces inequality.
    how on earth do we accept others when we treat Maori and Pacific Islanders as second class citizens?

    Just a few of the moronic and racist comments about anyone other than a ‘White’ New Zealander; well used and tiring…
    – Maori are dumb and lazy
    – Pacific Islanders are too longa lofa
    – Asians drive terribly and own most of the Auckland real estate
    – Every Indian own a dairy
    – All Moslems’ are terrorists.
    – immigrants are stealing our jobs

    Not exactly attractive as a country or a people are we!

    • [Deleted, enough of the ad hom attacks from you. You’re not welcome here. Banned and all your comments deleted. Admin]

  19. Typical Kiwi comment indeed! You are getting angry because I called the kiwi an ugly bird. I stick to my guns and still say it is. I have seen a Kiwi and it nothing to proud of as a national symbol. The baffoon Prime Minister is out to change the flag costing 15 million dollars ! Why don’t you write a letter to the PM asking the Kiwi bird to be on the flag? I wrote my experience on this website for future immigrants to reconsider their decision to move here particularly career oriented ones. Criticism just cannot be digested by you guys and NZ is indeed deteriorating every day with house prices through the roof, everything seems to be a rip off and hence on its way to become the next bankrupt Greece of Australasia.

  20. I thought that I would share this with you because it demonstrates how the media in New Zealand distort things in addition to showing the mentality of the average Kiwi. The Kiwis I know all tend to be hoarders who have plenty of junk. Their houses are rubbish, their household appliance are rubbish, as are their clothes. This so-called study certainly does not differentiate between quantity and quality.

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/70578672/new-zealand-has-worlds-thirdhighest-material-standard-of-living–report

    • Believe this is the report in question.

      ‘Because we do not know the extent to which quality differs, we cannot
      discount rental weights to reflect quality. Instead, for instance, we assume that a cell phone in 2000
      yields a comparable annual benefit to its 2012 counterpart, and a bedroom in Albania is equivalent
      to a bedroom in the United States’ 🙂

      Click to access 15_09.pdf

      NZ – absolutely positively bs

  21. Well Kate

    I will give you a little glimpse of reality, with my best hope that you, as a kiwi, may or may not be able to fathom.

    You talked about ‘Immigrants’ pronouncing Maori names poorly, well, that’s because the reality being that the predominant Pakeha ( literally mean the thief from outside) have ghettoised both, the Maoris and their language. And forget about Maoris, there are numerous low life white scums, who can barely read or write.

    Yeah, there aren’t any sweatshop here yet, but looking where the economy is going, those days aren’t too far away, when the lazy dole dependent kiwis will have to do some hard yard, simply because socialism is about to be over in this country.

    As about the rant about ‘right qualification’, we all know its a giant load of kiwi crap. Migrants who come here, come here on the basis of being qualified. An average migrant is at least twice as qualified as an average kiwi.

    And We also know of the white old boys network, which runs this country, the only reason white kiwis are still in relative comfort. Once, the rightful shall takeover, you folks should be jobless because of your low intelligence and laziness due to severe inbreeding and growing up in a nanny state.

    Good luck ahead! It’s time for reckoning.

    • I like Kate’s comment about “can’t pronounce Maori properly”, because it assumes that everyone besides the immigrant can do so. Amazing assumption. Considering the quality of English of “native speakers” went unquestioned … it brings to mind the “myth of the CHOSEN PEOPLE”.
      Well, dem(sic) “CHOSEN PEOPLE” need to make some milk!
      Along with “somebody else is better qualified than you for the job”
      Durrr, why is there a skills shortage list?
      Of course, it could simply be part of a calculated extortion, to get migrants over and hand over the cash, squeeze them using hope as bait, and then tell them “oh yeh, someone more qualified just walked over from the Warehouse, sorry mate!”

      • I have a hard enough time with the “english” that is spoken here. The shifting vowel thing has people saying “pig” when they mean “peg” and “dick” when they mean “deck”.

      • A comment from the late Paul Homes springs to mind. “A person who speaks three languages is called trilingual, a person who speaks two languages is called bilingual, a person who speaks one language (or less) is called a Kiwi”. Lest we forget.

  22. I’m really tired of this refugee abuse I’m seeing everywhere online. Kiwis whining about how their HARD EARNED TAX DOLLARS are going towards housing and feeding a refugee somewhere, completely neglecting the fact that these people are in desperate need of help. It’s just so sickening to read and then I get told I have a mental problem by these psychos.

    I’m taking a social services certificate because I want to work with people who need help here but looking at this country and how they think, how you can never tell someone they’re wrong, kids are raised without discipline (because that would be telling a kid they’re wrong!), the government supports gambling and substance abuse, and even cut funding to support networks, I’m really wondering if there’s any point. I may just find work exclusively with migrants and refugees.

  23. This post frightened me. I’m serious. Genuine fear people.

    Kate, I’m a New Zealander who is often abused and told to get out of NZ for my views on treating migrants and refugees as human beings. Try the MSN news articles. Any article related to housing, refugees, just anything related and you’ll get a nice taste. And that’s not even the smallest percentage of the tip of the iceberg.

  24. Kate,

    “We have so many forests and native creatures.” I have to disagree, actually NZ is extremely poor in terrestrial wildlife compared to countries of comparable size.

  25. @Kate: I laughed hysterically when I read your comments now that I am enjoying living outside New Zealand in a much better place. You likely have not worked in New Zealand or abroad because you would probably know that skilled professionals earn far more abroad and we regard New Zealand wages for professionals as sweatshop wages. The qualified Kiwis cannot wait to board planes leaving New Zealand. We migrants usually exceed the qualifications of the Kiwis and employers in Switzerland pay us more than triple what I could earn in New Zealand. The Kiwi Managers would not last five minutes in Europe. They know no foreign languages and would need to relearn English properly.

    Additionally, the about quality was a bit amusing. I have spent time in the Third World and no chain store in the Third World sells things of as low quality as what the Warehouse sells. Kiwis do not value quality. If they did, they would be living in houses with central heating and proper insulation. It is not that it is impossible to build habitable dwellings, it is that stupid and arrogant Kiwis cannot do them.

    Lastly, I think this website aims to describe things accurately. Describing New Zealand accurately means that one must often discuss the negative. Mentioning that I will grow old and die is perhaps negative thought, but it is accurate and I must accept reality. New Zealanders struggle with accuracy and truth. It is as if most people are emotionally too stunted to deal with reality. This probably explains the high incidence of drug and alcohol abuse in New Zealand.

    • I think you are tragically right there. In the 70s I worked several years in Japan. It was standard procedure to go out and have a beer after work. The talks was always along the lines “what are we doing – are we doing it right – can we do it better – how can we do that – etc.” In New Zealand the same after work talks went “we are the best in the world- we are a pure country – clean and green – we are technologically advanced – we are culturally the best – we have the best potential – soon the world will break down the door to sprinkle us with money”. Feel the difference. If you want to improve something, you must find what can be improved or is wrong, that is always the negative, then analyse how you can improve it, then do it. New Zealand fails. In Europe it is commonplace, except Britain, to be able to communicate in at lest three languages, many know four or five, what about New Zealand. In China everyone in a decision making position is an engineer, in New Zealand they are beancounters calling themselves businessmen. Engineers, winemakers, farmers, carpenters, etc create value, beancounters destroy it.

    • This post make so much sense that I don’t even know what to say lol, especially the last part about drug and alcohol abuse.

      It’s scary to think there are more people who think like Kate. In a way, they’re worse than the ones that will outright abuse you to your face.

  26. Kate, I feel you are really a typical Kiwi, you just can’t stand any critique, and everything that opposes the cliché of pure godzone is racism. New Zealand is not a Libya, but it is an oddball isolate, narcissistic, backwards society that just not always are in touch, sorry. Kiwi’s don’t shun away from making comments about, not other “races” but other ethnicities, and ethnicity means people not race. New Zealand is internationally actually quite successful in accommodating many different people. Respect our culture, actually, I think that is quite successful in New Zealand, but don’t forget, “respect” is something mutual, not a one way street. Sweatshops are just about gone in China, so there we have your personal little “racial” slur on Chinese. It is actually a lot more difficult to get a job in New Zealand if you don’t have the right “mates”. New Zealand actually has very serious problems, and one is that few dare to speak up about the problems, E2NZ is one rare exception. Tourist say good things about New Zealand, when in New Zealand, they are very polite and respectful. It is a different song when they are back home with friends. The Kiwi, well Australians call in a “fat assed chicken”, but mind you, it is delivered with humor. On the bad side, New Zealand has a navel gazing, introvert and narcissist culture with little or no respect to others. It is the third worst polluting nation in the world, not pure at all, it is just swept under the moldy carpet. New Zealand products like dairy are not superior, just average commodities, just expensive. Kiwis are well known to be lazy and laidback, with exceptions. New Zealand has a century old very corrupted and incestuous justice system, and a highly corrupted business culture. The living standard is one of the lowest in OECD, and declining, and the same goes for the education. New Zealand is not the worst place on earth, but I promise you, comparing to what it was, it is sliding down the gurgler and only to bring the problems out like E2NZ does, it can be reversed. The self admiration and self appraisal is fantastic.

  27. Where to start?
    ” the people who are not from New Zealand that are doing the nasty comments.” So it is those “other” people that are making comments? I have been in NZ long enough to recognise a kiwi accent, and trust me the ones saying these things were kiwis.

    “all about quality!” You must be joking. Most of the “good stuff” is not available in NZ and must be brought in from offshore [usually cheaper to direct import yourself]. What shows up here is made in China’s sweatshops and sold at a huge markup.

    “maybe you do not have the right qualifications?” Usually the migrants that arrive here have qualifications that are far in advance of what is practised in NZ. So, migrants would need to retrograde their qualifications to be the ” right qualifications” for NZ.

    “All of the tourists that I have met always say that New Zealanders are so polite, and that their experience was amazing!” Most of the ones that I’ve talked with, first thing out of their mouth, how expensive it is. This is a very big shock when you first arrive in NZ, it is very low value for cost. Disneyland prices for Hobbiton attractions.

    “smog like other big cities” When I was down in ChCh [for a visit], they were having bans on wood burning stoves [certain days] because the smoke is so thick.

    I cannot fault you for being loyal to NZ, and defend it. What”s that saying [something like] “you can have your own opinion, not your own facts”.

  28. I’ve said it before and I will say it again: People who think NZ is all that, are either deluded, brainwashed or haven’t travelled much. And the comment about lack of sweatshops and high prices because of ‘quality’ just made me laugh. Where do you think all the clothes come from? Or the entire Warehouse/Briscoes stock?
    Yes, many tourists visit NZ because of the scenery, although I have seen nothing there that I haven’t seen in Europe. Once they’ve ticked NZ off their list, I seriously doubt many would rush to go back. And a population of nearly 5 million is not a lot of people.

    New Zealand: Overrated, overpriced, over there.
    Sigh.

  29. Does anyone here post counter arguments on other sites? Just wondering because I get a bused a bit when I post defending foreigners here. Today I was told I need a shrink and should leave NZ to live in Iraq or Syria because I ‘love foreigners so much’. There needs to be more speaking up to defend foreigners here. Would be cool if some of you guys could get on the MSN news articles and blast these fools.

    • To ”get abused a bit” I think you should regard as just a bit of the fun debating issues on the web. What at least I don’t agree with is open racism, personal attacks and threats of violence. The best is just to bite back the same way, but at least reasonably politely. Who are “foreigners” here, people living in other countries, or do you mean Kiwi immigrants like Chinese and Indians. Maybe you think of the recent debate of the Chinese driving up home prices in Auckland. Knowing China very well, I would say it is true that Chinese driving up prices, BUT it is certainly not the whole truth. Ordinary old style kiwis are just as good at it, the Chinese has just joined the club. The same thing happened in China, speculation in home price increases was taking off, but different from New Zealand the China government took timely and definite action and put a lid on the problem. Prices of homes in general have in some places dropped up to 30% and are now stable. In New Zealand they still scratching their heads and the problems avalanche. It is actually quite simple to put an end to the growing disaster.

      • Yeah, I get what you’re saying there. It’s immigrants, refugee, and people living outside of NZ. Defend any of those groups and you’ll be abused. I recently posted a reply on an article about corruption in immigration. The other poster had just started ranting about how anyone who can’t speak English should not be allowed to live here. He targeted the elderly claiming they are brought here, and get residency just to sit on welfare. We got into a debate then others pop in and start launching attacks on me, using the classic kiwi technique of trying to belittle and bully, attacking my grammar (I’m actually awful on my touchscreen phone), telling me I need a shrink and that I’m angry and confused. Fact is I work with migrants and refugees teaching English as well as support work. I know these people and it pisses me off when these ignorant kiwi join forces to attack anyone who disagrees with them. That’s just how this country works. The other poster had some of the worst writing but nothing was said about him because he was in agreement with the other. Really sickening to know we are surrounded by these kinds of people.

        http://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/immigration-officer-admits-taking-bribes/ar-AAdjVjb

  30. Thinking of moving to Queenstown this winter – think again

    Mouldy flat made me ill – former tenant
    http://www.scene.co.nz/mouldy-flat-made-me-ill–former-tenant/323879a1.page

    ‘An Invercargill woman is warning house-hunters in Queenstown to be wary when looking for accommodation in the resort.

    Tammy Hall says renting a mouldy flat had left her sick and unemployed.

    She moved to Queenstown in May after securing a job with a concrete company.

    But after spending only one night in her new accommodation, she was forced to move back to Invercargill as she could not secure an alternative place to live.

    “It was pretty horrendous. I coughed all night, my skin was itchy – I came up in a rash. I didn’t sleep at all.

    “I couldn’t stay another night. The air quality was bad; it felt like I couldn’t breathe.”

    Hall says she had viewed the one-bedroom apartment on Watts Rd previously but thought dehumidifiers and a deep clean would leave it habitable.

    Two dehumidifiers had to be emptied three times during her 24-hour stay.’

    Backpackers reckon rental market in Queenstown is ‘worse than London’
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/life-style/home-property/70140888/backpackers-reckon-rental-market-in-queenstown-is-worse-than-london

    Queenstown’s winter wood crisis hits home
    http://www.scene.co.nz/queenstowns-winter-wood-crisis-hits-home/323862a1.page

    ‘Keeping the home fires burning is difficult in Queenstown because dry firewood stocks
    have run out.

    Three local suppliers say they’ve completely exhausted their dry wood stocks – another two merchants aren’t returning calls.

    “We’ve got plenty of wood but it won’t burn,” veteran Terry Sothern of Queenstown Firewood Supplies says.

    Sothern ran out of dry wood two weeks ago – the earliest in his 48 years in the game, he says.

    Last year he didn’t run out until November.’

    • A bit more on the story.

      http://www.radionz.co.nz/news/regional/278803/residents-of-award-winning-flat-freezing

      ‘Radio New Zealand Reporter Kate Gudsell went to inspect the flats with some of the tenants and found the elevator doors already have rust on them, and rust is visible on the walls where the vents are.
      The complex received an award at this year’s New Zealand Institute of Architects awards, and it was lauded for the use of circulation balcony spaces as private outdoor spaces.
      But residents spoken to said the spaces may look nice but they act like wind tunnels,’

      Still amazes me that Kiwis have yet to master hot water radiator central heating – when you see people moving into 1/2 million dollar apartments with portable oil column heaters you have to wonder.

  31. Admins or whoever, sorry for my constant comments. I’ve just got some time off and spending a bit of time online reading things that make me angry lol. No doubt this is all well known here already.

    So I was reading this thread and saw a comment that made me wonder.
    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Community/MessageBoard/Messages.aspx?id=1562992&topic=5

    What is it with kiwis acting like that are all united, brothers, looking after each other, watching each others backs? In my experience they’re treating each other like garbage. You only have to read any thread anywhere online about people on benefits to see some seriously sick attitudes toward fellow kiwis in need.

    The title, ‘Asians buying our houses’. Our houses? A house is an item for sale. It doesn’t belong to anyone and no one is entitled to one more than another in reality. The investor thing isn’t great, but kiwis are doing to because they know they can generate huge profit just like many Chinese are doing. There’s just more Chinese doing it. But, what if they vanished and only kiwis were investing? Wouldn’t other kiwis still be losing out? Having a home ‘stolen’ from them? Would we blame each other if we were the only ones doing it? I don’t think so.

    Look.
    “worked for us..sold last month to Chinese buyers..gives us the chance to move to BOP and be mortgage free..We didnt care whose money it was..as long as it worked out good for us.”

    See that? Kiwis don’t care for the guy next to them. They just don’t often admit it. They lose nothing if families they don’t know have no home. They constantly talk about how the ‘average kiwi’ is losing out, but there’s always been those losing out.

    “How many of you with property to sell would turn down a larger offer from an Asian than what a Kiwi was offering?”

    This person gets it.

    “No problem, but you have to wonder why they leave their own country to live in NZ …basically because their own country is stuffed up….so why not settle in someone else’s place and stuff that up as well,”

    HAHAHAHAHA!!!

    Ok sure others countries do have horrible problems, but I didn’t notice how others were stuffing up NZ as I was too overwhelmed with the child murder, domestic violence, degenerate drinking culture, garbage justice system protecting criminals, pervert teachers. I’ll stop there because the list is too long.

    If you’re wondering why I don’t reply in that thread, well it’s pointless trying to deal with a group of elitist kiwis and I’d just end up having my account banned most likely. I’ve also been told to leave NZ if I don’t like it, and I’m a New Zealander. WTF? Is this all they can say in the end?

    I’m not too concerned at all with Auckland becoming mostly Asian. At least they don’t murder their children. and live in a permanent intoxicated state. Sorry for the rants.

  32. I’ve been reading through this.
    http://www.trademe.co.nz/Community/MessageBoard/Messages.aspx?id=1562971&p=1&topic=7

    I get the point about foreign investors, but data based on ‘Asian/Chinese sounding names’? That’s just plain silly. NZ people for the most part can’t even tell where an Asian person is from, and they sure as hell can’t identify this from their names.

    The can’t even pronounce them. Another quick rant, and again I can’t name names as this is client stuff, but I went to WINZ as support for someone and we needed to see his case manager, who is Chinese. We were asked who we were waiting to see by another case manager, and he gave this Chinese woman’s first name. Due to their being more than one employee with that name there, she asked us which one we meant and said her last name, and pronounced it totally incorrectly. The Chinese name starts with zh, and the standard ignorant kiwi just voices that by the sound of ‘z’, when it’s pronounced like ‘j’ in this case.

    Might seem like a small thing, but the fact is that Chinese woman has been working there for a long time and so has this moron who can’t even be bothered learning how to pronounce a single letter in a foreign name in all that time. How do you work alongside people and not even know how to say their name? And then have none of your many workmates correct you? It’s not a one-off mistake. It’s that they don’t care, and I wonder how many others there also pronounce her name wrong and she just sits there with a smile taking that shit and not correcting them, probably afraid they’ll get hostile, as is so often the case in the kiwi workplace when you correct or disagree with someone.

  33. So I was recently abused on a news site by a woman who hate Filipinos. She was going on about what scammers they are and I was countering her points. My wife is Filipino and this woman claimed we are also in a fake marriage. This woman is a psychopath and rants about this anywhere, any chance she gets as her father was apparently a victim of a scam of some sort. The problem is this woman does not differentiate between a scammer and her personal experience, and totally innocent people. It’s a bit scary because I’ve seen her comments elsewhere mentioning making them feel unwelcome so they don’t want to be here, and even vigilante action, though I doubt she’s serious but still you never know. The larger problem is how, like a disease, her and people like her, such as scum Winston Peters, can instill fear. It makes me worried for my wife though Filipinos are generally fine here at least that’s what I see from the communities we know.

    My second experience. I’m a volunteer English teacher so I’m around migrants and refugees often. Great people. I can’t go into extreme detail here but a guy I’m teaching is being treated like crap by housing NZ, WINZ, and the police. These departments are pretty shitty no matter who is dealing with them but still it pisses me off more here because they are obviously looking down on him and not taking him seriously because he’s from Middle East. Housing NZ dumped his family in one of the worst areas and he’s surrounded by druggie gangsters all day. He’s trying to finish social services course, not because he needs it but to become registered or something. He can’t even go because these thugs destroy his car regularly, and even broke into his house while they were asleep. No one is doing anything about it. All I can do is go to any meetings with victim support, WINZ, and whoever else and try putting some pressure on them to do something.

    Yep, NZ is definitely getting worse and worse. Hang around the comments section of MSN NZ and check any article relating to housing or foreigners in general and you’ll find these disgusting elitist kiwis. They despise foreigners and people on the benefit especially. I’m getting tired of responding to people like this. Any backup? lol.

  34. If you already happen to be in New Zealand, then show them no respect for their drugged, marijuana smelling, drunken lifestyle (this is the way many of them rise their kids), their preference for cheap disgustingly tasting alcohol that they drink more than water, their general idiotism, mental degradation and inability to produce material values or live in an industrial economics. Tell them they nothing but scammy racist gangs! Tell them all they say about immigration, respect of human rights is complete and utter bullshit, because their drunkeness from the age of 3 and illiteracy does not allow them not to only understand the meaning of this words, but to read and write and understand any text generally!

  35. Why life in New Zealand so rediculous and hard? Because you live in a racist and violent society. Every person born overseas is considered here a direct threat to them. You, a foreigner, getting a job means for them that you’ve taken their job from them and they’ll gang up do everything possible to kick you out of your job. This is their culture – bigotry, racism, no respect for their own government or any authority. This is because New Zealand is run by the gangs: black power and mongrel mob – everyone here has some degree of connection to these gangs. This is also why your overseas qualifications will not get recognised here – you cannot be more intelligent or educated than they are, by default. Whatever they teach you at work and sell it to you as a high tech stuff is very just basic stuff they imported and took onboard from the UK or other places or even stole your own ideas while you were talking to them. They live by the flow of Mana (abuse and violence) between themselves, and so are you becoming a part of the flow too. It was rightly said by someone they are nothing but inbred violent bloodsuckers. Apart of course of their elite, who sell the multicultural idea to you and to them: they don’t buy it, but you sacrifice your life to it and come here to get pissed off daily, discriminated against, and your private life invaded and every law that is law for you spat on in front of your eyes, that’s until you say I’ve had enough and I wanna go home – but you are very old by then. It’s not a home for all nations or a multicultural society, it’s a concentration camp.

  36. Hi Nebula, I am in Dunedin. I see that you wrote a realistic, accurate, and absorbing migrants tale, that made me both cry and laugh. I am trying to leave the country soon. It is way too much like you say. If I do not leave I will require a lobotomy.

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