What are best and worst aspects of living in New Zealand?
Work life balance?
Here are opinions shared by members of the ENZ forum.
The best of New Zealand
My favorite thing about NZ, besides how beautiful it is, has to be the emphasis on the work/life balance. What this boils down to for us is less stress in our lives. We have plenty of opportunity to enjoy our new home.
Stunning scenery all over the country; easy to access lovely uncrowded beaches, parks and reserves; quality of life for families with young children far better than we could have afforded in UK; generally laid back attitude to life (although this can also be infuriating in some circumstances); experiencing a different way of life to the one we grew up with; more egalitarian society.
Much slower pace of life than the US, people have hobbies here and time to pursue them. Adults as well as kids! Kids aren’t worried about having the latest coolest sneakers. Hanging out at the beach is better than hanging out at the mall. Much less fear than in America. Not so many guns. Not so sharp political divisions. I don’t know how my friends vote and I don’t care. In the US I did, so much pain at dinner parties if you lean the wrong way politically. Most food is local. Less issues with food poisoning/contamination.
Mamee & Co
The blues and greens of Robertson Island, Bay of Islands
Children’s Marathon, Auckland. Image Patrimonio/Bigstock.com
And now the worst