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    Quote Originally Posted by decibel View Post
    For instance, it was revealed a few days ago that despite people in Australia being so much better off than us in NZ in ways such as pay, holidays, prices etc; NZers are actually happier.

    You can tell that for yourself - if we were more miserable, EVERYONE would go and live in OZ.
    Hmm, surveys dont ask everyone, they ask a few. Very few.

    Also some things are cheaper in aussie, some are far more expensive. car regos and the like for instance.
    Fines.

    Some don't like the idea of living in a giant desert either.........even if there is a bit of greenery round the edges.
    And then there is medical. Sure they have insurance, if you work. But still....I prefer NZs method.

    And you can't just move to Aussie, you need a job. And somewhere to live.

    I never wanted to go, even to visit, neither did husband.

    Even if food costs more here, and pay is less. Although the pay thing, DIls son was going to go, he recently started a construction job here, had 1/2 brothers over there with a business....pay actuallly not quite as good apparently so he's dithering now.
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    Deckhands on a tug at Port Headland got, on average, $125-135,000 a year. Skippers on $250,000. That was in 2014.

    Mind you, they go there for the $big..... Then they leave as soon as they have a good stake! Understandable, being such a hot, desolate place. I was told a fortune is spent on beer there!

    Iron export port on North West coast in Western Australia.

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    Default Re: Planning for a New Future

    Quote Originally Posted by piroska View Post
    Also some things are cheaper in aussie, some are far more expensive. car regos and the like for instance.
    Fines.
    Car Registrations are dearer because they include 3rd Party Insurance Cover, as ours should.

    Fines, well if you don't break the law you don't have to worry.

    And take a look at their Petrol Prices. HERE
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    Oh, and donít forget their Government Salvation Tax is only 10% compared to our 15% and there is no GST on their unprocessed food.
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    No GST on venomous critters either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarameaDave View Post
    No GST on venomous critters either.

    Thatís because they didnít house all theirs in a Beehive.
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    and Aus are exporting some hardened crims back to us.
    Hence the gangs wars (with shootings) currently happening in Ak

    And in return Aus gets the best NZers . The ones who are highly motivated or highly skilled . We keep the less motivated . :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1101 View Post
    And in return Aus gets the best NZers . The ones who are highly motivated or highly skilled . We keep the less motivated . :-)
    That is why we were losing so many people to OZ in the last couple of decades.
    How then did we end up with a bigger population now than ever before?

    Because John Key allowed almost anyone to buy their way into NZ.

    We have lost skilled Kiwis and replaced them with lower-skilled people from all-sorts of countries.

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    It was Helen Clarke who let anybody into NZ and made them NZ Citizens.

    They then used their NZ Citizenship to get into Australia.

    John Howard, ex Prime Minister of Australia, told Helen Clarke she would have to do something about her immigration policies because Australia didnít want these people using NZ as a back-door to enter Aus.

    Helen, in her infinite wisdom, told John Howard to run his country and she would run ours.

    So he did, and now look.

    She completely stuffed an excellent ANZAC relationship.
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