Christchurch Wrecks Rented Out to Tenants

Moving to Christchurch to help out with the rebuild? Take care when looking for rental accommodation. According to a report by Stuff, owners of quake damaged properties that have been written off by insurance companies are selling off their investments for no more than the price of the section (land) rather than using insurance payouts to repair…

Reasons not to move to New Zealand. Revisited.

Today we’re revisiting an earlier blog in which we asked people to give us their reasons not to move to New Zealand. The response thread has been quietly ticking away, thanks to everyone who’s contributed. You can read all of the replies here.  Some of them are replicated below. This is a long thread but…

Structural Discrimination: A Fair Go For All?

Are all Kiwis given a fair go? A Human Rights Commission report on structural discrimination (institutional racism) in public services says they are not. The report finds strong, consistent evidence that structural discrimination is a real and ongoing issue in New Zealand. The report was launched at the New Zealand Diversity Forum on Monday at…

New Zealand Criticised For Slavery, Sex Trafficking

“New Zealand’s anti-slavery laws lave been found wanting in a report by the US State Department which says New Zealand is a source of underage girls for the sex trade and a destination for foreign workers subjected to forced labour on fishing boats. The list of abuses is revealed in the department’s annual Trafficking in…

Migrant Tale – Immigrant Kid

Continuing in our very  popular series of Migrant Tales – first hand accounts of the migrant experience of New Zealand taken from places around the net. For more Migrants Tales please click on the link in the header above, there are scores from people of all nationalities from all walks of life. Today’s tale was…