I am a 84 year old Yank living back in California to be near family after living in New Zealand every six months for 25 years. I married a Kiwi living in California after the death of my first wife.I retired shortly there after and made my first trip to NZ with her via Tonga. She leaves California tonight for NZ where she will now live to be near her family.
Age, health and family is a factor as to where we settle down as we age.
My time in NZ was some of the best times of my life since retiring 26 years ago and I miss and will continue to miss my Kiwi friends and relatives.