“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 – 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…

Migrants Tales – 5 Years In NZ And Getting Bored

Continuing in our popular Migrants Tales series – first hand accounts of migrant life in New Zealand taken from locations around the net. Today’s tale is taken from a British expats forum and is comprised of two posts – one from 2006 and the other five years later. This is an excellent essay on what…