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Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-10 12:27:18 Reply

I did a question about Spain and Mexico, with Spain being the winner so far at 82.1% of votes. So now I was wondering of which country you'd rather live in: Australia or New Zealand. (Living for at least 6 months. Long enough to not be considered visiting, and long enough to say you lived there).

Both are countries that share a lot of similarities, but enough differences to make them distinguishable nations. Many people who want to move to a different country have contemplated on which was the better choice: Australia or New Zealand. Both countries are predominately English-speaking, multicultural, generally warm, and desirable places to live. As an American, I've known people who have relatives who live in either Australia or New Zealand, and say mostly positive things about living there. Many of them prefer it to the U.S. I myself have distant cousins that emigrated to Australia, and they seem to like it.

So which contender will win in this hefty battle?

For me, that's a tough one. If I was forced to leave my condo and board a plane that takes me to Oceania, I would pick New Zealand because it seems to have a slightly more laid-back vibe than Australia. It seems to be more lush, and it snows in some of the major cities there, too, which I like. However, New Zealand doesn't have kangaroos living in the wild, so that would make me feel a little bit disappointed. Still, both are good countries, and I wouldn't hesitate to live in either one if I was given the opportunity.

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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-10 12:29:05 Reply

At 7/10/13 12:27 PM, BigFatKid wrote:
Both countries are predominately multicultural

Ugh, pass.

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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-10 12:31:23 Reply

At 7/10/13 12:29 PM, Ononymous wrote:
At 7/10/13 12:27 PM, BigFatKid wrote:
Both countries are predominately multicultural
Ugh, pass.

It's not a segregated country with inner city neighborhoods like the US. However, I heard that South Auckland of Auckland, New Zealand is basically like a ghetto with a lot of gang-related crime, stabbings, shootings, and break-ins.

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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-10 12:32:48 Reply

isn't new zealand the capital of australia though? if you lived in new zealand you'd also be living in australia

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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-10 12:37:03 Reply

New Zealand they have Hobbits and Dwarfs.

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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-10 12:53:10 Reply

At 7/10/13 12:32 PM, supergandhi64 wrote: isn't new zealand the capital of australia though? if you lived in new zealand you'd also be living in australia

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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-10 13:32:37 Reply

It's a tough choice for me. For years I went on about how I was going to visit New Zealand. I actually have a few Kiwi friends. But then I've been impressed with how progressive Australia has become. More so than us actually. Some actually say that hey're the true melting pot of the world. I'm interested to experience it for myself and see what's up. Although, Ian McKellen made some great reviews of NZ locations on his blog a few times and his knack for detail had really won me over.

I'll have to get back to you.

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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-10 13:33:27 Reply

New Zealand its the portal to Middle Earth!

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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-10 14:49:13 Reply

Aus. They've got Mad Max


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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-10 14:51:12 Reply

New Zealand: Home of where Narnia was filmed
Australia: Clock Spiders.

Yeah....


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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-10 14:53:38 Reply

At 7/10/13 02:49 PM, RoadWarrior wrote: Aus. They've got Mad Max

And Crocodile Dundee.

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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-10 14:57:05 Reply

At 7/10/13 02:53 PM, Shade wrote:
At 7/10/13 02:49 PM, RoadWarrior wrote: Aus. They've got Mad Max
And Crocodile Dundee.

So you'd rather live in Aus or NZ than horrible Canada right?

Not that I hate Canada, I like it, but I know you're not particularly fond of it. Weather and people are your primary reasons for dislike of it.

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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-10 15:00:19 Reply

At 7/10/13 02:57 PM, BigFatKid wrote:
At 7/10/13 02:53 PM, Shade wrote:
At 7/10/13 02:49 PM, RoadWarrior wrote: Aus. They've got Mad Max
And Crocodile Dundee.
So you'd rather live in Aus or NZ than horrible Canada right?

Not that I hate Canada, I like it, but I know you're not particularly fond of it. Weather and people are your primary reasons for dislike of it.

The weaher I can cope with it's the general population that annoys me. I like everything about the country, the cities, the wildlife and the beautiful displays of nature. I just can't stand most of the people and the politicians.

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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-10 15:06:31 Reply

At 7/10/13 03:00 PM, Shade wrote:
Not that I hate Canada, I like it, but I know you're not particularly fond of it. Weather and people are your primary reasons for dislike of it.
The weaher I can cope with it's the general population that annoys me. I like everything about the country, the cities, the wildlife and the beautiful displays of nature. I just can't stand most of the people and the politicians.

How are most of the people like? The Canadians I briefly interacted with in Vancouver seemed fine, not particularly extremely friendly, but nice enough I suppose. However, I can't imagine Canadians being any more unlikable than Americans (or US residents or whatever). Also, fortunately, there's less "ghetto people" (thugs, hoodrats, whatever) in Canada, at a much lower proportion. Canada doesn't really have any ghettos, even though Scarborough in Toronto has a few challenged areas I've heard.

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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-13 00:11:14 Reply

At 7/10/13 02:51 PM, koopahermit wrote: New Zealand: Home of where Narnia was filmed

Don't forget Lord of the Rings

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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-13 00:12:25 Reply

im going to say new zealand, i dont want to be eaten alive in australia


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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-13 10:13:42 Reply

New Zealand, Australia is full of drunks and crazy people, trust me I live there.


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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-13 10:15:56 Reply

At 7/10/13 01:32 PM, PiperAnn wrote: It's a tough choice for me. For years I went on about how I was going to visit New Zealand. I actually have a few Kiwi friends. But then I've been impressed with how progressive Australia has become.

Australia, progressive? What? Australia has one of the most racist populations in the world.


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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-13 10:16:16 Reply

I told you that i will pick New Zealand.


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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-13 12:21:35 Reply

At 7/13/13 10:15 AM, Grimdalus wrote: Australia, progressive? What? Australia has one of the most racist populations in the world.

Hello, can you elaborate on this? As much as I am a fan of reductio ad absurdum, I'd like you to share your past experiences or findings that have led you to this decision. This way I can understanding the issues you're addressing and in turn respond to you accordingly.

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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-13 12:29:47 Reply

At 7/10/13 02:53 PM, Shade wrote:
At 7/10/13 02:49 PM, RoadWarrior wrote: Aus. They've got Mad Max
And Crocodile Dundee.

And Hugh Jackman. If that's really a plus.


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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-13 12:35:55 Reply

New Zealand. I don't see what Australia has to offer that I don't already get in the US.

(Also, NZ is the homeland of Zeurel, which makes it awesome by default.)

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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-13 13:17:27 Reply

At 7/13/13 12:35 PM, Dawnslayer wrote: New Zealand. I don't see what Australia has to offer that I don't already get in the US.

(Also, NZ is the homeland of Zeurel, which makes it awesome by default.)

You can celebrate Christmas and New Years in a warm sunny weather, as opposed to most of the world that celebrates it while cold and wet.

Kangaroos in their natural habitat.

Warmer weather in Australia than most of the US in the winter.

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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-13 16:29:36 Reply

At 7/13/13 12:21 PM, PiperAnn wrote: This way I can understanding the issues you're addressing and in turn respond to you accordingly.

This way I can understand.

Hey so, err BigFatKid (or whatever you'd like to be called,) I found this website called If it Were My Home .

IfItWereMyHome.com is your gateway to understanding life outside your home. Use our country comparison tool to compare living conditions in your own country to those of another. Start by selecting a region to compare on the map to the right, and begin your exploration.

Well, anyway I know living in a country is quite a bit different than vacationing there, but I found this to be very interesting and the overall site to be kind of fun. Just thought I'd share it! :3

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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-13 16:35:55 Reply

I'd rather go to New Zealand, I hear it's less racist.

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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-13 16:54:37 Reply

At 7/10/13 02:49 PM, RoadWarrior wrote: Aus. They've got Mad Max

The only reason needed


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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-14 02:46:34 Reply

At 7/13/13 01:17 PM, BigFatKid wrote:
At 7/13/13 12:35 PM, Dawnslayer wrote: New Zealand. I don't see what Australia has to offer that I don't already get in the US.
You can celebrate Christmas and New Years in a warm sunny weather, as opposed to most of the world that celebrates it while cold and wet.

But I prefer cold and wet weather. They have to offer me something, not just have it.

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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-14 02:57:04 Reply

Kangaroos are assholes. They drown other animals just for the hell of it.

Also, I'm not sure, but I'd probably go with Australia because I have a feeling there'd be more going on there.


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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-14 03:03:25 Reply

NEW ZEALAND BRO.


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Response to Australia Or New Zealand 2013-07-14 03:32:22 Reply

At 7/14/13 03:03 AM, YellowisCOOL wrote: NEW ZEALAND BRO.

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