What are some of the downsides to living in New Zealand? (reddit thread)

Straight talking Kiwi redditors discuss the many downsides to life in New Zealand.

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Another ‘Real Middle Earth moment’ – father and child pulled from car and beaten with baseball bats in Palmerston North. And other crimes…

A reminder today that violent crime continues unabated in most of New Zealand’s small communities, large towns and cities. This is the real middle earth, more Orc than Hobbit. The Manawatu Standard‘s headline: Father and son pulled from ute and attacked with baseball bats in Palmerston North A man and his teenage son were the victims…

Steel Mesh Nightmare Looms for Thousands of NZ Property Owners, Worse than Leaky Homes Crisis. Steel Used in Roads and Bridges Too.

An insurance nightmare is looming for thousands of New Zealand property owners who’ve invested in buildings with reinforced concrete slabs built since 2012. There may also be serious repercussions for property prices in Auckland, and other areas with grossly over inflated values, if buildings become uninsurable because of the presence of sub-standard steel reinforcing. The…