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Old Jan 27th 2008, 11:04 pm
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At the risk of starting off another slagging of NZ, we just don't get it. What all of us who are making plans to come to NZ want to know is "is life that bad" as some on here say it is.

We know everyone has a different outlook, but surely if you've done enough research and been and seen, are there that many surprise. and even if there are the odd 1 or 2, aren't there Compensations that out way them.

Please don't post with it's s**t, c**p and all that, but if you have genuine thoughts and experiences, all over here would love to hear them.

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250,000 Brits can't be wrong ......can they?

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Hi

At the risk of starting off another slagging of NZ, we just don't get it. What all of us who are making plans to come to NZ want to know is "is life that bad" as some on here say it is.

We know everyone has a different outlook, but surely if you've done enough research and been and seen, are there that many surprise. and even if there are the odd 1 or 2, aren't there Compensations that out way them.

Please don't post with it's s**t, c**p and all that, but if you have genuine thoughts and experiences, all over here would love to hear them.

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Old Jan 27th 2008, 11:28 pm
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hey ned

That's the general plan, just keep getting bad vib's from some post's.
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But hey, will make our own minds up once we've been over.

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Look, if you enjoy deserted places and don't mind skrimping and saving, have thick enough skin to stand the xenophobic attitude of the natives this may be the place for you. As they say in a first world country not too far from here 'Give it a whirl Shirl!'
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Good lifestyle but cost of living a little problematic
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hi pascalr, r u saying nz is not a 1st world country?
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Look, if you enjoy deserted places and don't mind skrimping and saving, have thick enough skin to stand the xenophobic attitude of the natives this may be the place for you. As they say in a first world country not too far from here 'Give it a whirl Shirl!'
Think the nearst 1st world country is still the UK isn't it???
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hi pascalr, r u saying nz is not a 1st world country?
It certainly feels that way sometimes. But there is some concrete evidence to suggest it's not much better...


Fact: NZ's building standards in recent years have been no better than that of a third world country.

Fact: More than 68% of houses in NZ have corrogated iron roofs, even new builds.These are still only used in Developing countries.

And they refer to towns as 'townships' and there are flys everywhere!
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I want to add my 5 cents worth.

We have been here in Wellington just over 3 years now and life is absolutely brilliant, NZ is a wonderful place to live as is Wellington and we are far better off than we were in the UK with the life style that we have now.

New Zealand does have it's problems but then again what country doesn't. When you consider how the UK has gone, and it seems to be getting worse every day, life is better here.

Definitely a case of the grass is greener this side of the fence.

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It certainly feels that way sometimes. But there is some concrete evidence to suggest it's not much better...


Fact: NZ's building standards in recent years have been no better than that of a third world country.

Fact: More than 68% of houses in NZ have corrogated iron roofs, even new builds.These are still only used in Developing countries.

And they refer to towns as 'townships' and there are flys everywhere!
From what I have seen so far I'd say thats a bit rubbish mate! Most of the new developments and re-developments in Welly are of a decent quality, the architecture may be a bit dull and not up with the UK, but the workmanship and quality of materials is much the same IMHO, its differnt in places but is pretty comparable...

You just have to look at the 5* green standards of buildings now being pushed for, Kumototo on Welly waterfront is the first green building to get this rating, its heading the right way, how many 3rd world countries have do you know aiming at this level of environmental ratings in their buildings???
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From what I have seen so far I'd say thats a bit rubbish mate! Most of the new developments and re-developments in Welly are of a decent quality, the architecture may be a bit dull and not up with the UK, but the workmanship and quality of materials is much the same IMHO, its differnt in places but is pretty comparable...

You just have to look at the 5* green standards of buildings now being pushed for, Kumototo on Welly waterfront is the first green building to get this rating, its heading the right way, how many 3rd world countries have do you know aiming at this level of environmental ratings in their buildings???
Yes, from what you have seen.

Google this bro: Leaky homes in New Zealand.

There's plenty more where that came from.
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Fact: NZ's building standards in recent years have been no better than that of a third world country.

Fact: More than 68% of houses in NZ have corrogated iron roofs, even new builds.These are still only used in Developing countries.
What would you suggest as an alternative that won't fall on your head and kill you in an earthquake.

Yes, I know. You'll probably say thatch.

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Yes, from what you have seen.

Google this bro: Leaky homes in New Zealand.

There's plenty more where that came from.
I do work in the Construction industry however
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What would you suggest as an alternative that won't fall on your head and kill you in an earthquake.

Yes, I know. You'll probably say thatch.

If it's good enough for England, then it's good enough for me.

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