NZ is not 'the land of milk and honey' that a lot of people would expect, but then its hard to think of any place which is. NZ is of course a diverse country offering a range of experience, and of course every person has different values; but there is also a great deal that unites us, and in as much as we might forget, we do have a human nature which demands certain objective values for our happiness.
So where does NZ rank - its a wonderful place to live in some respects, but it is also a challenge in other respects. Consider some of the following comments at Expat Forum.
I have lived in Australia, NZ, Japan and the Philippines. Australia is my favourite place to live, and I suspect I will head back that way within the next few years.
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