Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > New Zealand
Reload this Page >

Expat Kiwis returning

Expat Kiwis returning

Old Jul 1st 2013, 2:25 am
  #1  
jmh
BE Forum Addict
Thread Starter
 
jmh's Avatar
 
Joined: Jan 2009
Location: South Auckland
Posts: 2,228
jmh has a reputation beyond reputejmh has a reputation beyond reputejmh has a reputation beyond reputejmh has a reputation beyond reputejmh has a reputation beyond reputejmh has a reputation beyond reputejmh has a reputation beyond reputejmh has a reputation beyond reputejmh has a reputation beyond reputejmh has a reputation beyond reputejmh has a reputation beyond repute
Default Expat Kiwis returning

Since we have a few expats here, care to share your thoughts? For a start, apparently the plural of kiwis is now kiwi, but I don't care! It changed sometime during the 24 years I was away.

Anyway, here's an opinion piece in today's Herald: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/opinion/ne...ectid=10893917

Here's a link to a piece on Q and A (about 20 mins in): http://tvnz.co.nz/q-and-a/2013-06-23-video-5473352
jmh is offline  
Old Jul 1st 2013, 2:48 am
  #2  
Account Closed
 
Joined: Mar 2013
Posts: 184
shocked kiwi is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Expat Kiwis returning

I am a kiwi who lived in the uk. I found I went through a kind of reverse culture shock coming back to Nz. The Uk was better in that you could travel so easily and cheaply and there was so much to do. Nz has become rather expensive in the last 5 years. But of course there are so many pros to Nz as well so this is only my individual thoughts and it depends your stage of life too.
shocked kiwi is offline  
Old Jul 4th 2013, 2:39 pm
  #3  
BE Forum Addict
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: Epsom
Posts: 1,704
sr71 has a reputation beyond reputesr71 has a reputation beyond reputesr71 has a reputation beyond reputesr71 has a reputation beyond reputesr71 has a reputation beyond reputesr71 has a reputation beyond reputesr71 has a reputation beyond reputesr71 has a reputation beyond reputesr71 has a reputation beyond reputesr71 has a reputation beyond reputesr71 has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Expat Kiwis returning

Originally Posted by shocked kiwi View Post
I am a kiwi who lived in the uk. I found I went through a kind of reverse culture shock coming back to Nz. The Uk was better in that you could travel so easily and cheaply and there was so much to do. Nz has become rather expensive in the last 5 years. But of course there are so many pros to Nz as well so this is only my individual thoughts and it depends your stage of life too.
Yeah similar thoughts, I think some of us have to accept that we will never be completely happy (along with other immigrants perhaps). NZ and the UK are different and both have their upsides and downsides. And the grass is always greener.
sr71 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.