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    Forget Aussie, PM advises

    Anyone made the move themselves?

    Thinking about a move to Australia? Think again, warns Prime Minister Helen Clark.

    Because across the ditch you'll run into higher taxes, higher property prices, higher unemployment, plus compulsory medicare and superannuation, she said in Palmerston North yesterday.

    Miss Clark, who was in the city for a round of visits and a trade union forum, said: "It's not necessarily the land of milk and honey. The evidence doesn't always suggest the grass is greener."

    Miss Clark said more people were coming to settle in New Zealand than were leaving to live elsewhere - positive net migration.

    But she said this country was in a similar position to the likes of Ireland, which also had a large expat community.

    And now the Immigration Service is mounting a campaign to persuade Kiwis living overseas to come home.

    "I'm amazed at how many people come back."

    There were also "huge" numbers of other nationalities coming to live in New Zealand because of our lifestyles.

    Miss Clark said while wages might be better across the Tasman - and there were more opportunities for niche or specialised slots in the workforce - New Zealand's rate of economic growth had been higher than Australia's for years.

    Source - http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,...3a6160,00.html

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    Similar thing in SA going on, trying to get expats to come back.. I don't think many people can resist Oz though, it has relitively low crime, good weather, good facilities.. But has its fair share of immigration problems on the cards..

    I'd chose NZ over Aus though, but it would be a tough call..
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    NZ over Aus any day.

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    I want to emigrate to NZ, and I hope one day I will. If I could have taken a gap year, I would have done and I probably wouldn't have come back. I can understand why some kiwis want to leave, but I think NZ is the single greatest country on Earth and I personally can't imagine ever wanting to live anywhere else. But maybe that's just grass-is-greener talk. I don't know.
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    I want to go to Auckland - it has lots of (extinct) volcanoes, woo Tim showed me some pretty pics & I reeeeaaaaaallllly want to go now, but can't for aaaaaaaaaaaages dammit

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    Someone wants to go to Auckland? That must be a first

    Some interesting comments here, http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,...9a4621,00.html

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    Purely because of the volcanoes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chubb
    I want to emigrate to NZ, and I hope one day I will. If I could have taken a gap year, I would have done and I probably wouldn't have come back. I can understand why some kiwis want to leave, but I think NZ is the single greatest country on Earth and I personally can't imagine ever wanting to live anywhere else. But maybe that's just grass-is-greener talk. I don't know.
    Except when it comes to Rugby World Cup semi-finals

    Nah, there's plenty of people filtering in to replace those we lose to the 'brain drain', so the more the merrier, I reckon.

    And Anna - Auckland? Honestly... why don't you live in Whakatane? Then you can watch an active volcano (White Island) all day.

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    You should head for Waiouru if you want volcanoes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by James
    You should head for Waiouru if you want volcanoes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James
    You should head for Waiouru if you want volcanoes.
    Ok. I only said Auckland cos I got a pretty biased view from Tim lol

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    Family forum please

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    Spoilsports.

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