From Dehli to Auckland

What were your reasons for choosing New Zealand?

I thought of quite high and it was a dream land for me when I thought of coming here to NZ. I was told about high quality life, good average income and good facilities from govt to residents.

Name: John
Age: 55
Emigrated from: Dehli, India
Moved to: Glen Eden, Auckland
When did you arrive in NZ: August 2001
My Story Written: September 2004
What differences have you noticed between your NZ town and your home town?

Very hard to get job. Wherever you go for job they want NZ experience. Lot of racism even for a petty job. Quality of life is so so not good. No good opportunities for business. Very slow and stagnant life. Country for old people. For medical either you have insurance or spend for your pocket. If we bring from our country the conversion rate is so high that we get peanut in our hand after converting our life long saving.

Glen Eden, Auckland
What do you like best about New Zealand?

Good for retired people. No pollution.

What don’t you like about New Zealand?

1. Business opportunities.
2. Racism specially for Indians and Asians.
3. Not availablity of medical facilities.

What do you miss from your home country?

1. Culture
2. Job opportunities

How easily did you find work in New Zealand?

Not got any job in 3 yrs.

How does your working life in New Zealand compare with your previous work experiences?

I was teaching bursary classes. Here no job for cleaning even.

How does your standard of living in New Zealand compare with your previous country?

Not much difference. There too we had all facilities.

How does your quality of life now compare with your previous country?

Here its more neat and clean. Less population so less noice and air pollution.

Do you have any other personal experiences or observations that would be useful for people considering immigrating to New Zealand?

Good place to relax if you bring money from your country.

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