NZers like to see NZ as a bit of ‘God’s own’. 30 years of neoliberalism tells us that you succeed here based on your own skills, screw everyone else, so the idea of people migrating here and not succeeding is going to be a voice that is ignored or muted.
More reason to read E2NZ. It’s a blog that publishes negative reviews about NZ from recent migrants.
It’s a fascinating insight into perspectives never given platform.
Here’s a taste…
Their exit blog which some leaving migrants fill out as to why they are leaving NZ is particularly angry.
We are not a culture that tends to examine itself, these opinions suggest we should.