Continuing in our series of Migrants’ Tales – first hand accounts of the migrant experience of New Zealand, taken from locations around the net.
Today’s tale was taken from a commercialised emigration forum that still permits a degree of negativity about New Zealand to get through, although not as much as it used to.
We’ve recently taken a look at the forum where this post was first published and are dismayed to see that a lot of additional content has been removed from the thread and character assassinations to discredit the OP have been permitted. Unfortunately this is to be expected on commercial forums wishing to portray New Zealand in a good light (let’s face it – they’re there to make money from their advertisers) See our Welcome page to read more about Campaign Posters and how NZ is sold.
We too fell for – foolishly/naively perhaps – the NZ government propaganda. Prop country – nicely put.
We too are professionals who were on the ‘long and short term skills shortage’. We came on an LTBV – with a view to hiring local ‘talent’ or training locals in an area of technology that NZ purports to encourage and promote. Hah! What a joke that turned out to be, albeit a bad one. Not only is this a third world country in terms of the knowledge and implementation of new technologies, the Nz’ers instantly despise you for knowing something they don’t! They don’t want to learn, embrace, encourage or participate. They will avoid using your services even if it means depriving themselves of something they actually desire to have – because you’re a ‘Brit’. Remind you of a saying about cutting off your nose . . . .? NZ government propaganda is breathtaking in the depth and depravity of its lies and deceit in this respect. As you so rightly said; DDR.
The NZ’ers (predominantly descendants of British migrants) also view altruism as a weakness and therefore an even faster method of taking your money from you. In fact since we arrived it has felt as though we’ve been mugged on a regular basis – I’d go so far as to say this is country populated by Vampires!
The nature-loving ‘green’ NZ’ers have systematically decimated the natural flora and fauna of the country and factory farmed vast tracts into barren wasteland. Though they are quick to blame their actions on anyone but themselves – rather like a five year old who claims, ‘It wasn’t my fault, he made me do it!’ And if you don’t continuously praise them for being clever, lovely, good little Kiwi’s they will throw an unholy tantrum! The NZ’ers have a Universal chip on their shoulders and seem to invoke the standard response to the slightest criticism- even things THEY complain about; ‘You are a whining Pom!’ Because of course NZ is a demi-paradise beyond reproach or criticism in any form! The Australian’s call Kiwi’s ‘bludgers’ – and given that hordes of them flock to the UK and seem to be expert at getting something for nothing from the British tax payer, I’d say they were bang on with their description.
Can’t wait to leave – tickets are booked and we shall escape with most of our cash intact, though this has been an expensive con. We shall spread the word to any intelligent, well-intentioned, good-hearted people naive enough to believe that they can look forward to a better life in this mirage the locals call ‘Gods own country‘. Being confessed atheists; that should have been warning enough! “