Migrant Tales – Back in the UK for 3 weeks now

Welcome to our Migrant Tales series – first hand accounts of the migrant experience of New Zealand. Today’s tale was recently published on a British expat forum and is proof that there is life after New Zealand. And it is good. The biggest difference found so far is “the cost of almost everything, everything is…

Kaikohe, Kaitaia. New Zealand Communities in Crisis

Update 26 July 2016: 10th homicide in seven years, third knife attack in a week – is Kaitaia the murder capital of NZ? If you’re looking for violent crime, you can pick any town in New Zealand. It isn’t that hard. Until the National led government started interfering with reporting requirements by making “procedural changes…

Migrant Tales – Heading Back to First World Canada

Continuing in our series of migrant tales – first hand accounts of the migrant experience of New Zealand. Today’s tale is from a Canadian, resident in New Zealand for three years. Here’s his reasons for why he’ll be headed home soon. I’m from Canada, and I’d rather spend a winter there where it’s -20C because…