Made In New Zealand, Not

It could be the ‘world cup effect,’ or just a coincidence, but there has been a lot in the media recently about New Zealand promotional goods not actually being made in New Zealand. Two different stories have cropped up in the last few says  which makes us wonder if there are moves afoot to clean-up…

100% Pure Ripoff NZ – New Fees On Personal Imports

Just when you thought a solution to NZ’s ripoff prices is to buy from abroad, new fees are being introduced this month to make even that less attractive. Consumer.org has showcased the new Import Transaction Fee which they say is likely to apply to personal imports of goods like books, jewellery, clothing, toys and electrical…

Migrant Tales – “NZ Like A Dumb Blonde, Great To Look At…” Updated

Continuing in our series of Migrant Stories: first hand accounts of migrant life in New Zealand, taken from locations around the net. For more Migrant Stories click here This tale is taken from an expat forum. The poster, a British tradesman who lives in Northland,  has been in New Zealand for more than three years,…