It’s A Drama Podcast.

This podcast was born in 2019.

Returning to New Zealand after a twelve-month backpacking trip around the world, Liz started a podcast with her teenage son, Sonny.

They talked about all things travel and living in New Zealand with teenagers.

She told others that the podcast was designed to help other parents with teenagers.

But that wasn’t entirely true.

It was her way of legitimately sticking her nose into her son’s business while she slurped lots of green tea.

When Sonny finally grew tired of spending his days recording conversations with his ma, Liz roped her long-suffering husband, Brian, onto the show.

The couple now records weekly videos on YouTube about life in New Zealand and other very cool stuff.

They like to drink wine and chew the fat. They talk about life, travel, kids, money, being British and living in New Zealand.

 

Podcast Episodes

7 Things You WON’T Miss When You Move To New Zealand

7 Things You WON’T Miss When You Move To New Zealand

If you are thinking of moving to New Zealand from the UK (or elsewhere for that matter) and are concerned about a few things you may miss, you are going to really LOVE this show!

Last week, Brian and went on holiday.  We stayed in a suburb of Dunedin called Port Chalmers. We loved it. Not only were we are away from the kids that never stop eating and the lawn that never stops growing, but we were able to explore one of the most beautiful parts of New Zealand.

It was during this time in the South Island, that we realised there were some things, things that we’d been longing for these past twelve years, were right here under our noses. Imagine that.

Ready to find out what they are? Let’s go!

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2021 What a Year… Behind The Scenes With Liz & Brian

2021 What a Year… Behind The Scenes With Liz & Brian

This is the last podcast of the year and we wanted to make it personal. So here we are! Behind the Scenes. In the bedroom. 

To be honest, we could have made this podcast very easy. We could have just sat there and said thank you over and over again. That would have summed up our feelings for you right now. But because we like to natter over cherries we also go into the things that scared us the most this year, how we tackled them and where we are now.

Wherever you are in the world Brian and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you. So very, very much. Without you, we wouldn’t keep going. You are a star. You are amazing. 

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Is Christmas in New Zealand Better? (Or Will it Always Feel Weird.)

Is Christmas in New Zealand Better? (Or Will it Always Feel Weird.)

If you live in the US or the UK I am guessing that at some time in your life you will have dreamed of spending Christmas down under. But is Christmas in New Zealand better or will you spend the holiday season pining for the snow like a pig in a blanket?

Let’s explore six major differences between a New Zealand Christmas and those in the US.

Enjoy!

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Living in Taranaki, New Zealand. 8 (Brutally Honest) Pros & Cons

Living in Taranaki, New Zealand. 8 (Brutally Honest) Pros & Cons

In 2017, Taranaki, New Zealand was voted by The Lonely Planet as being the 2nd best region in the world to visit.

Wow. That’s a pretty big label—a lot to live up to. 

My family and I have lived in this region for twelve years and now consider ourselves Naki locals. As you can imagine,  New Zealand has a lot of pros and cons and Taranaki is no different.

Join Brian and I talk as we talk about what Taranaki is REALLY like,

Enjoy!

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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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