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PROS and CONS of living in New Zealand





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If you’re visiting our channel for the first time, my wife Yen and I are local Kiwi Asians making content from our home city of Auckland, New Zealand and from around the world too. I (Peter) migrated to New Zealand from China at the age of three and Yen migrated here from Malaysia at the age of four. We’ve grown up in NZ, went to school in NZ, met and got married in NZ and spent our entire working and adult lives in NZ too.

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On June 28 2019, we left our jobs to travel the world. You can watch a little on that here 🙂

This video is from my personal perspective as an Asian who grew up in this country since I was a little kid. Honestly, it is a little biased towards the pros section simply cause I love this country. Both Yen and I get homesick whenever we are away too long. New Zealand is one place that no matter where we are in the world we will always call home.

As it’s a pretty detailed topic, for clarification and more details about my comment on free healthcare and education in New Zealand, please see below:

== FREE HEALTHCARE IN NZ ==

– New Zealand has about 40 public hospitals spread across the country. With minor exceptions like cosmetic surgery, hospital treatment is free for those eligible for healthcare services and NZ residents. Waiting lists can be long to receive public healthcare though.

– Most costs of injuries from accidents are covered by ACC (Accident Compensation Corporation). This covers everyone in New Zealand.

– GP (General Practitioner/family doctor) visits have a consultation fee but if you’re enrolled with the practice it’s generally subsidized so it’s cheaper. For more info:

– Under the Talk Teeth programme, children get free basic care for their teeth until they are 18. Otherwise, dentists are not part of the free public health system.

– From birth to five years, all children in New Zealand qualify for a free health service called Well Child/Tamariki Ora. All children under 13 are eligible for free general practice visits (includes immunization, eyesight and hearing checks at school and visits to the doctor). NB: not all GPs provide free visits though so it’s best to check with your GP first. Basic dental care through schools are also free while children are at school.

– In New Zealand, publicly funded COVID-19 related care – including diagnosis, testing and treatment – is provided to anyone who requires it, who has symptoms. This is irrespective of citizenship, visa status, nationality or level of medical insurance coverage.

For full details check out:

== FREE EDUCATION IN NZ ==

– Education is free between the ages of 5 and 19 at state schools (schools that are government owned and funded) if you’re a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident.

– Private schools get some government funding but are mostly funded through charging parents school fees.

For full details check out:

– One year of tertiary education fees is free for NZ citizens and ordinarily residents enrolled in school in or after 2017 or you may qualify for two years fees free for industry training. Just need to check eligibility:

Another video of ours that might help you if you’re planning on moving to New Zealand is our Cost of Living in Auckland, New Zealand video:

== MOVING TO NZ ==

For those interested in how to apply for a visa to migrate to NZ, check out these websites. They have all the relevant information that you’ll need to know.

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30 comments

  1. ❤🖤

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  2. Boii wish i could work and live here

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  3. dated a girl from here, aubrey if u see this hi baby x

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  4. Ayyyyyy i live in nz

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  5. How do you put New Zealand on your bucket list?

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  6. I’m American and I’m looking forward to visiting this great country in the future and my favorite actor is from here! (kj apa)

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  7. The weather overall is not a con unless you're in the south. Northern NZ is about as close to comfortable while not being monotonous as you can find in the world. Most of the other highly developed cities / countries in the world are too hot, cold, dry, humid, sunny, cloudy, etc. I think another con missing from the video is there not being much of a dense urban core in the cities and the cities being designed around cars and people living in suburbs in detached houses, similar to how it is in much of the US. As someone who likes bustling cities and living in them, the spread out, car oriented design is a major turn off for me. Agree about the distance from the rest of the world, but it turns out it can be beneficial when there are global crises. NZ is able to isolate itself to stay safe. The government and people also seem to be sane still unlike in the US and parts of Europe, where there is a rapidly growing far right authoritarian problem, helped in large part due to a highly susceptible dumb population and out of control media and politicians that spew lies, fear, and hate 24/7.

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  8. Aotearoa.

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  9. I hear you are more of a Libertarian Country. Is that true? or is it more Liberal/ Socialist than what the United States is? I had to edit that I'm a small town boy anyways, so the cities being small is perfect for me lol.

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  10. I love how nz is so safe 🇳🇿

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  11. Boring place

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  12. I want to go surfing in New Zealand. I hear they have some killer waves. By the way, the health care is not free. You're paying for it.

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  13. He missed out the other con. Jacinda Ardern! is something to watch out for haha

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  14. Great video!!!!

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  15. Most of the cons sound like the cons of living in California lol. Definitely will try to move there when I have the money to.

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  16. Anyone else watching in case is a re-election?

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  17. U forgot ppl voluntary take ur bike for u and i hope u dont like water because the council takes it but good vid

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  18. We want visa plz

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  19. Hi

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  20. love how people make our country out to be perfect, our country is very racist and thats something i found no one has the balls to say

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  21. Canada,Australia,New Zealand,Switzerland,Iceland
    Countries I want to visit it only exist in my imagination

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  22. is bob the semple tank still roaming there?

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  23. Does NZ GOVT welcome people who are HALF NEW ZEALANDER? I mean they didn't know their father since birth. Are they highly welcome in NZ? IF these Kids and adults who have new zealand blood wants to migrate and have a citizenship in NZ? Does government will give them benefits?

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  24. It is like the uk

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  25. Ghost chip… haven't seen that advert in a while… lol

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  26. hello… can you please tell us about the job scenerio in new zealand ?? thank you

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  27. No thank you. Way too far away from the rest of the world. Have lived my whole life in a remote corner of the world and dont want to repeat the experience

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  28. NZ is a great place. On the negative it's windy, cold, deforested and has sand flies the size of rats. Sometimes you arrive at a beautiful place and you can't get out of your car because swarms of these blighters attack you.

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  29. Auckland isn't New Zealand!

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  30. Really want to move to New Zealand need help though
    Currently in the uk 🇬🇧

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