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…

Renting Houses in NZ – A Manual

This manual to renting houses was first published on Expatexposed.com, a not-for-profit self help and advice forum for migrants to New Zealand and one of the few (only?) uncensored NZ immigration forums on the net. This is a primer on renting property in New Zealand and is essential reading for everybody migrating to New Zealand:…

Bill To End Damp, Cold Rental Homes In New Zealand

At last, a Member of Parliament prepared to do something really worthwhile for the people he represents. Green MP, Gareth Hughes, wants to abolish damp, cold rental homes and ensure that all rental property meets minimum standards by 2018. We say good luck to him because he’s got his work cut out. “Wellington, July 23…

Ministry Of Defence Houses “Freezing”

This news item may be of interest to people thinking of emigrating to New Zealand and working for the NZ defence force. Defence housing appears to have exactly the same problems with lack of insulation, damp and heating that other homes have in New Zealand. The women have gone public with their concerns because they’re…