Migrant Stories – "Don’t Move To New Zealand"

Continuing in our series of Migrant Stories: first hand accounts of migrant life in New Zealand, taken from locations around the net. This recent story is from the discussion forum Expatexposed. It tells how grinding penny pinching becomes a way of life in NZ with nothing to compensate it, rather than a short term measure…

‘Jobs For Kiwis’ Hits Orcharding Industry

Tough luck if you’re planning to fund a holiday in New Zealand by picking fruit. According to one article in the Nelson Mail orchardists in the region have been inundated with so many requests for work that they’ve been able to pick and chose who they employ. Tourists are likely to get pipped at the…

The Truth Behind the “Happiness Survey”

There’s an interesting article in today’s Dom Post, written by Kelly Burns and Kiran Chug. We’d like to share some of it with you. Many of the issues presented in it are identical to the problems that some migrants have had with New Zealand, especially with regards to money, housing and discrimination. For background to…

Returning Kiwis Views About New Zealand

There’s a great discussion going on today in the blogs section of the online New Zealand Herald, the topic centres around the number of expat New Zealanders returning to their homeland and their thoughts about it. It’s worth a read, if you have the time, because their comments are so similar to those of many…