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ArekDeBoss's questions about NZ healthcare

Old Nov 27th 2021, 7:37 pm
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[Deleted] Meh, I really can't be bothered with bored expat mid-life crises anymore..
OP your interests are genuinely "bikes, heavy metal and tattoos" you should fit right in in New Zealand not soooo great here.

Go for it. Knock yourself out mate.

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Old Nov 27th 2021, 8:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Justcol View Post
With a knee jerk response like that, maybe the problem is you.?!
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Old Nov 28th 2021, 7:43 am
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Yes, I have been to Canada; no I haven't lived there for ANY period of time so I guess my advice is not worthy but when you put it out there that 'any advice is highly appreciated' you didn't ask for any qualifications.

I live in Auckland and in my very humble opinion reckon that Vancouver (where I have been ) is probably the one place in the world that I consider to be most like Auckland. There's really not that much difference except we don't have anything like the same public transport system (we just have cars and more cars). There are a lot of similarities to be found between Canada and NZ; tourist towns / villages like Niagara on the Lake would eb equivalent to Arrowtown in NZ and Whistler would be something akin to Queenstown.

Taking your words from your list of dislikes about Canada:
1. Racism bothers you; it bothers me and believe me the racism towards Asians, Maori and Pacific Islanders in NZ is shocking.
2. The rivalry between little old Canada and it' bigger / brasher neighbours in the USA bothers you - then you will be equally bothered off by pissing contest between NZ v and it's bigger neighbour Australia
3. Healthcare - whilst it is free to a point here , you will pay to see a family doctor (which does make access easier) but getting specialist appointments is a long wait, even if you can get referred and waitlists like everywhere in the world will be growing longer by the day due to COVID.
4.
Prices of everything here is expensive compared to wages; food, tomatoes, cucumbers, mobile phone plans, clothing, furniture, housing - everything
5.
Jobs - the same mostly about who you know and connections; not skills, not experience, not professionalism
6. The cost of seeing a vet is astonishing - my cat recently had blood and urine test and blood pressure ($680) so you probably point 4. might not be such an issue for you.
7.
Kiwi's can be very insecure and threatened by 'skilled / educated' foreigners who have different ways of doing things
8. Many Kiwi's
think they are the best at everything, they also think that they are hard working and friendly when in reality they often are not. They don't know what they don't know and really don't appreciate being told how things are done elsewhere.
9. Work methods and ways of doing things in NZ can be at least 10 to 15 years behind the UK.
I agree on all most everything you said about people and work. that's how I found Auckland.
1 racism works both ways. I found it terrible for racism in NZ. Like going back to living in the 60s UK when they first arrived off the boat. If I was black NZ would be the last place I would want to go. very racist against blacks for some reason.
same as mostly 99% of office workers and mangers are white. no browns.
4. prices for every thing is crazy compared to wages. I can't think of Anything cheaper in NZ than UK.
5. yep leave your quals in a folder in Canada. They will be as much use as a chocolate fire guard after passing immigration. You need kiwi experience for everything they seem to have a special ****ed up way of doing everything lol
7 yep they always feel threatened with POMs taking over.
9 yep work practices are 15-20 years behind the UK in almost everything. I found h&s none exsitant. and it's always been done this way so we keep doing every thing the hard way cause that's the way we like it hard on.
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Old Nov 28th 2021, 11:56 pm
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