New Zealand is often referred to as being, ‘like England was fifty years ago.’ At first, I wasn’t sure what this statement meant but after living in New Zealand and witnessing the life skills and the values that New Zealand people work hard to retain, the expression became a whole lot clearer.



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Life Skills. Are They Being Lost in New Zealand?



People walking in New Zealand


A survey compiled by Melbourne’s Monash University found that New Zealand families would like their children to be taught basic life skills in school. 

But what are the feels down on the ground? (Sorry, trying to sound cool but it failed. I promise not to do it again).

In this weeks show we thought we would give you our opinion on whether we think the New Zealand people are retaining (and passing on) valuable life skills to the younger generation or if they are watching helplessly as the good stuff gets washed down the drain. 


A husband a wife in a park in New Zealand talking about life skills


In this week’s podcast episode on New Zealand Life Skills Brian and I talk about:

  1. Manners and etiquette.
  2. Fixing and maintaining cars.
  3. Communication skills. Particularly in the younger generation. The way that New Zealand kids are raised is different from say, the UK.
  4. Household chores and why they matter in New Zealand.
  5. Toilet matters (admit it, your mind is boggling).
  6. Technology, how advanced ARE the New Zealand people?
  7. Re-cycling, clothing and fixing.



Watch The Video Podcast: New Zealand Life Skills.





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