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Lee Davies
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I’m (along with my wife and daughter) are planning to visit New Zealand next September for a holiday.

I was wondering if any member could fill me in on a few details like general climate for time of year, places to visit both tourist and non- tourist (as we are also planning to emigrate) plus the general way of live over there (i.e. living & working).

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Bill Hegbli
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Jim Riley who make all the "Trouble Wit" for the world live over there. He and his wife are really nice.

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Chris Zampese, one of the Café members, lives there !!
hopefully he will answer your questions.
cheers
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ChrisZampese
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Hopefully I can answer a few of your questions (having lived here for all of my brief 24 years!)

Around September we are heading into Spring. We get a fair amount of rain in the springtime, but the temperature is usually not too bad. Somewhere around the 20 degree (Celcius) mark is average.

There are about 4 million people living here, 1 million of those live in Auckland, our biggest city. The land mass is about the same size as England, so we are well spread out!

Living and working conditions are fairly similar to England and the USA regarding the products you can buy, the transportation, TV shows, movies etc. Contrary to common belief we do speak english, drive cars, have electricity and live in houses not huts! In fact we are among the leading countries in technology development.

Some visitors from 'busy' places like London, New York etc do claim that we are quite laid-back and relaxed, both in our work and our leisure time - which is probably true.

The average wage here is fairly...average. We lose a lot of our qualified people, teachers, doctors, nurses etc overseas as the pay tends to be a bit better over there.

NZ is a stunning country, and has the advantage of having a wide range of climates in a very small area. We have Fiords, Glaciers, Hydrothermal activity, active volcanoes, skiing, great beaches, rolling country, rain forests, pristine lakes etc in a relatively small space.

NZ is a great country to visit, with a good range of tourist activities to enjoy!

If you have any other questions feel free to ask me, either on this board, or PM me

Hope that helps, and if you are in NZ in September just drop me a line and maybe we can catch up!

Chris
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Lee Davies
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Thanks Bill & Howard for the quick response and to Chris for the lengthy response. No doubt I'll pm you for further details in the near future.

I'm just finalising a fly-drive and with the pound so strong looks like I'll get a good deal.

Again Thanks Smile
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