I would have suggested Australia but you wanted civilised.
Indeed. And it's mostly a bit hot for my liking, although someone was trying to persuade me of the delights of Tasmania the other day, and it sounded worth a look.
PDLM - I lived in NZ for 5.5 years. I couldn't get out fast enough. I love the fact that it is clean, green, etc etc which is why we moved in the first place, having spent a number of wonderful holidays there. BUT living and WORKING there is NOT the same as a holiday!!!!
Truely. You may love it, but then again, you may discover, as I did, that the locals are really odd (they seem to have some sort of cultural chip on their shoulder and take it out on all foreigners who move there, but not on tourists who are viewed as cashcows). It's a BLOODY LONG WAY from the rest of the world - it takes 3 hours just to get to Australia let alone anywhere else!
Jobs are hard to come by and when you find them, very low paid. However, telecoms is pretty deregulated so that's not doubt a plus.
Anyway, if you do go, DON"T MOVE TO WELLINGTON - Auckland is much more cosmopolitan and has much better weather!
The only really good reason for a brit to move to NZ would be that it's much easier to get NZ residency than Aus residency, but once you get it, you can also live and work in Aus......
Last edited by MovingIn07; 22-01-2009 at 03:03 PM.
Well that rules out some people I can think of...You and any family members included in your application must be of good character
I just spent a week in Hobart - not the sort of place I would want to live as it does feel like the end of the world (and it is). A nice place to visit, but after a while it would feel very weird. My vote is for Melbourne if you did want to move to Australia.