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Wellington is very small and New Zealand as a whole is down the bottom of the world and out on its own. While some people like that, I prefer living in a big city like Sydney where there's more opportunities, better food, better lifestyle, etc. Better government here in Australia I must say too.
I think if someone from the UK in their 20's or 30's moved to New Zealand as a serious long-term option, they'd simply find it too small and out of the way. You guys in England have got it made being on Europe's door step.
I've been on lots of holidays overseas to Europe and the like but I have to say I'm always really happy to come back home. Auckland's got a nice balance of big city life and tree-infested suburbs like the one I live in. Can't think of anywhere I'd rather live.
Quite like the idea of a shared currency though.
Yeah, NZ is an infinitely superior environment politically, and has mountains, they are the two main winning points.
I've always found that people in NZ care a hell of a lot more about Australia than the other way around though. I'm largely indifferent to NZ really, while some kiwis (particularly with stuff like sport and cultural superiority etc) are really passionate regarding Australia.
A friend of mine who moved to Wellington for a year or so told me that Australia is contantly talked about in the media and in popular culture and so on over there too, while that's not the case here at all with New Zealand. Not sure how accurate that is, though.
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We are the kings of political correctness and if we have another term of Helen Clark I am seriously considering ditching to a slightly saner and less idealitc, impractical, control freak country. Just my opinion though.
Wasn't NZ originally claimed as a state in the wording of the document that federated Oz? Sure I haven't imagined that.
WRT NZ being more concerned with Oz than vice versa, I think that's just an obvious by-product of the countries' respective sizes. It's probably akin to Ireland & England; their papers are full of English news & sport (especially association football) whereas we hardly mention their's over here.
- As featured in The Independent.
"Predictably, the ending of his international career did not end the argument about Pietersen's merits, as an army of informed commentators and Piers Morgan weighed in to defend or attack him."
- The Guardian's Andrew Anthony
Never really noticed actually, but there's obviously the big sporting rivalry that comes into it a lot.Originally Posted by FaaipDeOiad
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Yep taxes are up James, my economics teacher is going to teach us all about how and why on the budget next week.
Good move, James.
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