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New Zealand Economy

 I was looking at New Zealand as a possible place to go and live until I found this graph of the NZ debt:New Zealand Debt
Thanks to Wikipedia New Zealand economy page.

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 Have you actually ever

 Have you actually ever been to New Zealand? It's a rather boring place

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Great chart...

Great chart Mammamia.... I've printed it out to show people.  Its a pretty accurate reflection of how the current government is driving the country off the cliff only slightly behind the rest of the world.

Here's a clip from a recent article in the New Zealand Herald about the National government setting up an authority so local councils and government bodies can go out to the international markets to borrow money for projects they couldn't otherwise fund. The chilling quote is as follows:

"But with the pressures being put on the banking sector it makes a lot of sense for these councils to come together and fund it collectively. These are entities that have a great deal of security behind them. Not only can the local council increase someone's rates, effectively tax homeowners, they can take possession of the house if the worst comes to the worst and increase someone's mortgage."

Link here: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/news/article.cfm?c_id=3&objectid=10751868

This strikes me as legistlated debt slavery.  Sorry but this should be grounds for impeachment for not acting in the public's best interest.

We're expats in NZ from the states and glad to be here for so many reasons but I am not too excited about the current elected government

Cheers,  Chip

 PS. Fblack... yea your right we live in rural dairy country on a farm with ten empty sand beaches within about a 15 minute drive.  All that pastoral green landscape and ocean really bums one out.

 

 

 

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New Zealand? Never.

You should read:

NEW ZEALAND – A Blackmailer’s Guide.

 

And if you can take it. http://newzeelend.wordpress.com/emigrating-to-nz/

Very negative view, but some interesting stuff there. I have not chequed the statistics presented there, but go look and make up your own mind.

Emigrating to NZ ?!?

Let’s hope you are NOT seriously thinking of emigrating to New Zealand!
 
But if you are considering one such inauspicious move, first ask yourself this question:
 
Click on the link below: 

Why do 1,000 New Zealanders leave the country Each WEEK?
 
Do yourself and your family a great service! Read the contents of this blog because your and your family’s lives may depend on it!
 
Did you know that nearly all of the richest New Zealanders permanently reside overseas to avoid chemical  poisoning / toxic contamination / chromosomal DNA damage/ melanoma / eye damage/ and a host of immunodeficiency syndrome diseases, as well as random violence against them and their families?
 
[For a partial list of environment-related diseases in New Zealand see: Truth about New Zealand]
 
“Thinking about emigrating to New Zealand? Don’t rush! There are many issues that you should be aware of before you make what could be a very expensive and time consuming mistake. New Zealand ISN’T the 100% pure utopia presented in clever marketing campaigns.” – A blogger said.
 
 

 

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 and you believe that?

 and you believe that?

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Boring?
Fblack wrote:

 Have you actually ever been to New Zealand? It's a rather boring place

Boring's in the eye of the non beholder.........

It's one of the most beautiful places on Earth.  And I'm Australian....

Mike

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Possibly better stats at

Possibly better stats at http://www.johnpemberton.co.nz/html/debt_and_population.html

It seems he stopped updating it a couple of years ago. But he points to Reserve Bank NZ source data.  Which is useful to track back to.

Plus this site may be of use. ==> http://www.omo.co.nz/   The guy that maintains it posts on interest.co.nz from time to time and makes some very intelligent contributions.

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One thing you need to be

One thing you need to be aware of is that in the major center, there is a housing boom underway....

http://drhyman.com/blog/conditions/do-milk-and-sugar-cause-acne/

Mainly cashed up immigrant driven

The Government made it easy for people with more than 1.5 Million NZD to move to NZ....

Hot money out of China is making it hard for the locals who want to buy to compete....

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/property/news/article.cfm?c_id=8&objectid=1080...

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New Zealand

Find the anti-NZ web site hard to take everything seriously, but as someone living in NZ I will follow-up several things to see if they can be substsantiated. The crime statements seems to be way off as violent crime in NZ is much lower than in the US:

http://www.courts.govt.nz/publications/publications-archived/2000/intern...

I'll go into more later...

I used to live in Louisville, KY.  At least a couple murders per week. A murder in NZ makes the national news. NZ murder rates are only about 35% of US rates...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_intentional_homicide_rate

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PO1104/S00029/new-zealand-murder-rate-con...

On the other hand, if you are foolish and walking around in the middle of the night in "bad" areas, I am sure bad things have a better chance of happening. I've been in bad areas a lot for a job I used to have in the US (southside of Chicago, parts of Phily, Camden, NJ, parts of Miami, etc) and what "bad" looks like over in NZ is nothing like the same as what it is in the US.

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Maybe that anti NZ blog just

Maybe that anti NZ blog just wants to keep people out. For example, his:

Foreigners Murdered or Killed in New Zealand

More foreigners are violently murdered or killed in New Zealand than in any other country with the exception of occupied Iraq and Afghanistan. Between Jan 1, 2000 and Nov 30, 2011 at least 2,291 foreigners were murdered or killed in New Zealand."

Must be an outright fabrication since murders of everyone in NZ for that time operiod are way less than that.

More later.

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Septimus wrote: Maybe that
Septimus wrote:

Maybe that anti NZ blog just wants to keep people out. For example, 

 

I did have the same sensation. Although I did not have data to back it up.

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anti-nz blogs

What really strikes me is the ferocity with wich these people atack everything NZ, it seems quite odd and frankly suspicious, on the other hand there are honest comments from people mostly from the EU, criticizing NZ as a non-first world country. this is understandable if you compare the UK or Germany to NZ, nevertheless, NZ is Far, Far, from being a third world conuntry, I have lived in Dunedin NZ, and I compare it to back home in Mexico, and trust me, NZ is NOT a  third world country. When I was in NZ I was never afraid of being gun down by armed gangs with AK-47s, or the army.

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NZ

I had the distinct pleasure of spending 3 weeks in NZ back in 2000.  We spent two weeks on the South Island and one on the North.  Obviously, I have a limited view as someone who went to hike, climb and kayak, but it's cities were busy, clean and safe.  The people could not have been nicer and if I was at a different place in my life I would have bought real estate there.  NZ will always hold a special place in my heart and if I had the chance I would go back in a heart beat.

Lynne

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Why people are killing each other in new zeland?? i love to visit new zeland and now i am learning that so many people were killed in new zeland.This is not good for the new zeland.water features brisbane

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