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Why move to NZ instead of Oz??

Old Sep 9th 2010, 3:36 pm
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Just a question to everyone on the forum.....why did you choose to move to Nz rather than Oz??
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Old Sep 9th 2010, 4:44 pm
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For me, it's more peaceful and safer
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Old Sep 9th 2010, 5:39 pm
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No snakes, spiders, crocs, scorpions

I'm not ruling it out in future, but for now NZ
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Default Re: Why move to NZ instead of Oz??

Originally Posted by DennisBergkamp View Post
No snakes, spiders, crocs, scorpions

I'm not ruling it out in future, but for now NZ
Ditto....plus the weather in Oz would be just too hot for a physical job!
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For family and the snakes and spider things and the heat too but also now OZ is looking pretty good from Chch!
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Preferred NZ!!! We didnt even consider Oz.
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I don't really see why it has to be Oz or NZ. They're completely different countries.

We never considered NZ when we decided to emigrate.

I had considered Oz about 10 years ago when it was still a pipe dream, but never once we'd seriously considered emigrating.
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No Australians ...

Oh, someone had to say it.
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I dont get the no snakes, spider thing.
The way people go on about it you would think they are falling out
of every cupboard and living in every garden and its just not like that.
Its not more an issue than having the white tail here in NZ.
People just blow it up out all proportion, its ridiculous.

Oz is hotter, has water shortages that you learn to cope with, has more
going on in the cities, is more cultured and theres more of it to see.

Nz is cooloer but still nice from late spring tight through to early autumn,
is much quieter, most places you go look the same, the roads are bad
and it sits slap bang on a major earthquake fault line.

For me the best way to describe oz/nz is its like the difference between living
in the city or living in a smaller town.

I like oz but was to old when moving, i will move over there at some
point in the future.
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also you earn more and most things cost a lot less than here.
housing is generally much better and there are more jobs around.
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Originally Posted by Am Loolah View Post
No Australians ...

Oh, someone had to say it.
very funny! made me laugh!
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i'm in my early 20's now, so i intend to spend a few years in NZ.
Maybe in a few years time and a few holidays to Aus i'll hop over
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Originally Posted by colandros View Post
also you earn more and most things cost a lot less than here.
housing is generally much better and there are more jobs around.
I am not saying the above is untrue as I have heard it said a lot, but in what I am looking for I am struggling to get the same money as NZ, and there are a lot of things that are more expensive, beer for starters!!

What there is without doubt is more choice, but then if you can't see something you don't want it. I believe power costs etc especially in summer in Oz are something to behold.
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No Australians ...

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Just a question to everyone on the forum.....why did you choose to move to Nz rather than Oz??
Been in NZ 5 years and we have been relatively content here. However I have done a road trip in Oz back in 1990 before I discovered Nz. I thought and still think that Oz is a way better place to live than NZ. For many a reason. However I cannot do big heat and hate stupidly huge countries, whilst Kate has a huge aversion to Oz's wildlife. So overall NZ is better for us but I know Oz is a better place as a country generally. I adored Oz it is such an exciting vibrant place. Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay cooler than NZ which is really a bit of a dullard in many ways in comparison to Oz. I could live in Tazzy and who knows may do one day. The other issue for me is that my psyche is way better suited to the kiwi one. I am not sure I would get on as well with Oz bods as I do kiwis. I always had an issue whilst there with their mentality. The kiwi one can be maddening too (as indeed can the brit one) but it suits me better. Oz is probably also a bit too progressive for me. I am stuck in another aged eon thus NZ is a good place to be. It is simple and backward. Like me.
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