Local shops for local people – there’s nothing for you here

The level of paranoia and fear of strangers, is something I have noticed, even from my own relatives who live in New Zealand. Its like that League of Gentlemen BBC series, where those two characters who live in the local shop are afraid of strangers.


Don’t Move to New Zealand

This story was originally published in August 2010 and first appeared on the discussion forum Expatexposed. A US migrant in New Zealand tells how grinding penny pinching becomes a way of life in NZ with nothing to compensate it, rather than a short term measure to get ahead. The poster also tells of how carefully…

Rugby World Cup Visitors To Be “Spammed”

Visitors to the New Zealand rugby world cup are to be “spammed” with enticements to come back and live, work or play in New Zealand, according to a report in today’s Dom Post Rugby World Cup visitors will be spammed by the Government in an effort to entice skilled migrants to New Zealand’s “exciting, vibrant…