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    Default 2 years in...

    No regrets whatsoever. NZ is this lovely oasis from the oncoming storm in the world. Whatever your politics, the democratic system works to give you a voice and everyone has a POV. I'm sitting watching the sun go down after a glorious day in Welly. We just bought our first kayak. Spring is here and the Tuis are singing. Not everything is perfect (could do with a Costco) but it's pretty darn fine. My only fear is that we will have our first terrorist attack (which we are not at all ready for) and this peaceful wonderful beautiful country will lose its innocence. For those thinking of coming, give a thought to what the world will be like in 30 years time when we go from 7.2bn to >10bn people, perhaps higher. Even if NZ grows (which it will), a nation of 10mn in a country the size of UK will not be overcrowded. Next stop, citizenship.

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    Indeed. Nice post mate!

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    Nice I'm loving it as well. I came over on a 2 year plan but I know that I'm going to become a citizen. It really is an oasis and I would love a Costco. I have better choices in Auckland but it's still a racket on the markup on somethings.

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    Only one year in, but very happy with the choice we made to come here too

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    Even if the rest of the world doens't go off the deep end, adding 3bn people to the planet will cause problems. 10mn sounds nice by contrast.

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    Many things would be quite different when there are 10m people...

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    With 10million we might get a Costco ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by catt View Post
    With 10million we might get a Costco ;-)
    It's not the population numbers keeping Costco out. They planned to open here when they opened in Australia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catt View Post
    With 10million we might get a Costco ;-)

    Do we need one?

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