Home sweet expat home
New Zealand is rich compared to many countries where poverty is a grinding reality. No choice involved.
I grew up in the US but it wasn't until I came to New Zealand that I finally felt at home.
The cost of living is so much cheaper in Australia I don't know why we didn't move our family earlier.
There are opportunities in the UK that New Zealand could offer too, if only it had a bigger population.
I didn't suffer homesickness when I left New Zealand 43 years ago, but coming back still gives me a thrill.
Moving abroad can be hard, but differences between New Zealand and most places are only small.
I've been lucky enough to have lived in several countries now. Here's why we call NZ home.
Beaches, bush, lack of bureaucracy and the friendliest people in the world; what's not to love about NZ?
I may one day be looking up the worm-hole of a tornado, but I think I'll have to take my chances.
The world has a lot to offer but after 20 years overseas I've realised the grass isn't always greener.
I took off on my OE as soon as the ink on my arts degree dried. Now I'm afraid to come home.
If you've just returned home from an OE, and find yourself in a state of anguish - you are not alone.
Why did I move back to the UK from idyllic New Zealand? Well, natural beauty just isn't enough.
Exploring my wanderlust has opened my eyes to adventure, wildlife and breathtaking sights.
Paul Arkwright's years abroad have given him travel and culture he just can't get in New Zealand.
Moving to Queensland has been a life changing experience for Janine Williamson and her family.
The food is cheaper, beaches divine and jobs pay more, but Australia is still not home for this Kiwi expat.
New Zealand's "can do" attitude is a world away from the American lifestyle of "gotta haves".
Gold Coast offers great lifestyle for living in the now, but a move to Australia may not be so good in the long run.
I moved to Calgary, Canada five years ago with the intention of only a short stay to visit family.