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Lame or Lush? The Truth About New Zealand Food

Lame or Lush? The Truth About New Zealand Food

New Zealand food. Not exactly the most talked about cuisine in the world.

Why? Is it because the kiwis are ashamed of their national nosh or are they hiding something from the rest of the world? 

When we made our move to New Zealand from the UK twelve years ago, I wasn’t expecting much in the way of food. Maybe a few lamb chops and a packet of butter. A glass of milk at a push.

How wrong I was…

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Revealed. What Are New Zealand Teenagers (Really) Like?

Revealed. What Are New Zealand Teenagers (Really) Like?

If you have ever wondered what New Zealand Teenagers are like then you will love this show.

Today I had the pleasure of talking with Tyrese. Tyrese is seventeen years old high school student who went from feeling angry and frustrated with school to managing his own curriculum and running his own successful radio station.

If you are after an inspiring story or a sneak peek into what living in New Zealand is like for a teenager then sit back and enjoy!

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Warning. Do NOT Say This in New Zealand!!

Warning. Do NOT Say This in New Zealand!!

Regardless of whether you are moving to New Zealand or planning to visit when the borders open, there are a few crucial things you should know. Like what NOT to say in New Zealand.

Brian and I thought it would be fun to share seven kiwi BIG no-no’s in this week’s show. That way, when you eventually get off the plane in Aotearoa, you can get on with the good stuff. Like making friends with hobbits and climbing snow-peaked mountains.

Enjoy!

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France, UK or New Zealand? How To Choose.

France, UK or New Zealand? How To Choose.

If you had to choose between raising your family in France, UK or New Zealand, which would you choose?

Today you are about to meet Benjamin. We met Benjamin when he joined our private New Zealand community. We have had the pleasure of watching and helping for almost a year as he and his young family made the big move to New Zealand.

But was it easy?

And how on earth do you decide between three countries that all offer you equally wonderful things?

Let’s find out…

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Typical New Zealand People. 4 Stereotypes (That May Be Getting Old)

Typical New Zealand People. 4 Stereotypes (That May Be Getting Old)

If I were asked to describe what typical New Zealand people are like, the last word that would come to mind would be ‘rugged’. Yet, apparently, according to the people on the washing line, this is a label that goes hand in hand with the folks down under.

In this weeks show, Brian and I thought it would be fun to take four of New Zealand’s national stereotypes and discuss whether we found them to be true…

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12 Years Living in New Zealand. 7 Things That Are (STILL) Baffling!

12 Years Living in New Zealand. 7 Things That Are (STILL) Baffling!

You’d think that after living in New Zealand for 12 years we’d have adjusted to the kiwi ways. And we have. To most things.

But not all.

We moved to New Zealand from England in 2009 and it was the best move that we have ever made. We have raised our kids in a country that embraces innovation and creativity, and have been warmly welcomed by the wonderful New Zealand people. 

But. There are times when we are reminded that this is not Kansas. That we still need to work a little harder to truly fit in. Whenever these seven events show up in life down under, we realise that try as we may, we are still adapting to life in New Zealand.

Here are the seven culprits that still baffle these two slow learning brits…

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It's a drama travel blog. Couchsurfing as a family

I’m Liz, and this is my family.

I do Travel. I do Wine. I do homeschooling my teenagers. Sometimes I do all three at the same time.

I don’t do hormones. Or looking perfect for Instagram. Or dieting.

Read more about who I am and why we should be friends on our about us page.

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