“New Zealand Architecture” or Overpriced Sheds?

Our readers know that New Zealand homes, infamous for being ‘leaky’ cold and damp, are basically overpriced, poorly constructed sheds. Then again, most of our readers come from first world countries where homes are built to last for 80 years plus and are designed and constructed to be able to withstand adverse weather conditions. It’s…

Migrant Tales – NZ Made Me Appreciate What I Had in the UK

Continuing in our series of Migrant Tales – first hand accounts of the migrant experience of New Zealand taken from locations around the net. Today’s tale first appeared on Stuff.co.nz in response to its ‘Welcome to New Zealand’ assignment. The author, Leigh Martin,  writes about a reduced quality of life and says the scenery isn’t…