John Key Admits Medicines Will Cost More Under TPPA

Bad news today for many New Zealand families already struggling to pay for expensive medications – the prices are likely to rise when the TPPA is passed. In another one of those ‘through the looking glass moments‘ Prime Minister John Key has conceded New Zealand will have to pay more for some medicines under the…

Beware the New Points System for “Migrants for Regions”

As most people will tell you, the reason why a quarter of New Zealand’s population live in Auckland is because that’s where most of the jobs are. The remainder are chiefly in Wellington and (rebuild work) in Christchurch. Why then is the NZ government about to award migrants extra application points if they apply to live…

Disenchanted by Farm Stay and B&B Experience in New Zealand

Thinking about staying in Kiwi home on your next vacation? Wanting to experience the Kiwi way of life? You’d better read this article before you book, first published in the Malaysian Star. The author found cramped, messy homes and less than ideal catering arrangements. Add to that being constantly monitored, and having to defer to…