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Old Nov 4th 2010, 7:11 pm
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Default NZ. 3rd best place in the world to live.

Just behind Norway and Oz. Based on wages (they got that bit wrong), well being, health and education. So there we are. I now know I am right about bringing my kids up here. Norway speaks a silly language, and Oz is too hot and too big, thus NZ is the perfect choice. Apparently. Just try to avoid the gangs, the P, the pissed up speeding drivers, the damp homes and the shite wages and she'll be right.
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Old Nov 4th 2010, 7:49 pm
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Polls and statistics are highly inaccurate and can be easily misleading and just straight up wrong.

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yeah, what she said. I find that REALLY hard to believe.
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Originally Posted by crap coffee View Post
Polls and statistics are highly inaccurate and can be easily misleading and just straight up wrong.
Don't doubt it for one minute. The research also included very importantly the age you live till. In NZ it is 80.6 years the avergae expiry date.
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Isn't it life expectancy at birth?

I find it hard to believe too.
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Originally Posted by Genesis View Post
thus NZ is the perfect choice. Apparently. Just try to avoid the gangs, the P, the pissed up speeding drivers, the damp homes and the shite wages and she'll be right.
Where is this little pocket of NZ? I must have missed that somehow!

Oh silly me, I know where it is... it's at the Beehive!
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Where is this little pocket of NZ? I must have missed that somehow!

Oh silly me, I know where it is... it's at the Beehive!
I agree with the survey - NZ is an excellent place to live. Great schooling, low crime rate, beautiful landscapes, friendly people, equitable healthcare system, flat society (labourers and lawyers drinking in same cafe)...

It's not perfect, but it's closer than anywhere else I've been (although I haven't visited Norway).

After three years here, I find myself appreciating this country more and more.
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flat society (labourers and lawyers drinking in same cafe)...

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so easy to be a lawyer in NZ. so easy to get into law school. don't think lawyer is a particulary high class job. also they don't always make a good salary either. What's so special?
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so easy to be a lawyer in NZ.
Plenty of work
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Default Re: NZ. 3rd best place in the world to live.

Originally Posted by drrobert View Post
I agree with the survey - NZ is an excellent place to live. Great schooling, low crime rate, beautiful landscapes, friendly people, equitable healthcare system, flat society (labourers and lawyers drinking in same cafe)...

It's not perfect, but it's closer than anywhere else I've been (although I haven't visited Norway).

After three years here, I find myself appreciating this country more and more.
+1 (although not the 3 yrs bit!)
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Default Re: NZ. 3rd best place in the world to live.

NZ leapt 17 places after the UNDP changed their methodology this year. I wonder if that has something to do with Helen Clarke being the head honcho at UNDP? I must be getting a bit cynical in my old age. Lovely country though and can't wait for my holidays there this summer.
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Default Re: NZ. 3rd best place in the world to live.

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NZ leapt 17 places after the UNDP changed their methodology this year. I wonder if that has something to do with Helen Clarke being the head honcho at UNDP? I must be getting a bit cynical in my old age. Lovely country though and can't wait for my holidays there this summer.
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Default Re: NZ. 3rd best place in the world to live.

The biggest drawback for NZ used to be that it is so far away from the rest of the world so that in the old days when there was no internet, no skype etc once you moved to NZ you couldn't really keep contact with the people you left behind without getting bancrupted by phone-bills.

None of that today.
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The government has made it clear that they are prepared to do deals with large corporations when it comes to raising N.Z's profile.

A bronze in the U.N.D.P. is great advertising. How many refugees did they promise to take in return?
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