20 Reasons To Move To New Zealand If You’re Pissed Off At The Brexit

20 Reasons to move to New Zealand if you’re pissed off at the Brexit

I have seen A LOT of people annoyed on my Facebook newsfeed at the latest news that Britain is leaving the EU (Brexit).  So, if you’re seriously pissed off and just feel like packing your bags then make sure you bring a pair of jandals (flip flops), stubbies (very short shorts) and finally your sense of humor and make your way to New Zealand!  We are not all bad down here and here are 20 reasons why…

 

20 Reasons to move to New Zealand if you’re pissed off at the Brexit

 

  1. Our views are pretty epic.  No matter which island you discover you will only be an hour from the beach and have some of the best views you may have seen it your lifetime!

 

20 Reasons to move to New Zealand if you’re pissed off at the Brexit

 

  1. Our weather can be extreme but we do have a wicked summer (unlike some).  You have to experience an iconic Kiwi summer for yourself.

 

20 Reasons to move to New Zealand if you’re pissed off at the Brexit

 

  1. Our beaches are mostly empty.  No more fighting for a spot in the sand.  Here in New Zealand, our beaches are quiet!
  1. There’s plenty of animals (that don’t kill you) to keep you amused.  Our national bird is called the Kiwi and ironically it is round and furry like the fruit.  

 

20 Reasons to move to New Zealand if you’re pissed off at the Brexit

 

  1. ‘Cheers’ and ’Bro’ are a part of our daily language.  If your not comfortable with that then just ‘Sweet’ and ‘Cuz’ are perfectly acceptable too. 

 

20 Reasons to move to New Zealand if you’re pissed off at the Brexit

 

  1. We won’t judge if you wear shorts and gumboots at the same time.  You can pretty much pair gumboots (Wellies) with anything around here.

 

20 Reasons to move to New Zealand if you’re pissed off at the Brexit

 

  1. We are pretty relaxed people.  We hate conflict so we usually avoid it by using a sarcastic joke or calling them ‘Bro’.
  1. We have a national day where you have to drink a crate of beer and wear a ‘singlet’ (a vest top).  Don’t ask.

 

20 Reasons to move to New Zealand if you’re pissed off at the Brexit

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  1. We are home to the clearest lake in the world.  You do have to hike for 2 days to see it but it’s well worth it!

 

20 Reasons to move to New Zealand if you’re pissed off at the Brexit

 

  1. Our sunsets and sunrises are the best you will ever see.  Especially if you travel to the Wairarapa region!
  1. Mince and cheese pies are perfectly okay for a breakfast meal.  Maybe not for the sake of your health but for your hangover, yes.

 

20 Reasons to move to New Zealand if you’re pissed off at the Brexit

 

  1. Road trips are the best way to travel around New Zealand because there are so many little spots to stop off at.  Also, you must only play Six60 (NZ band) the whole way, it’s compulsory in New Zealand.
  1. Your money nearly doubles when you come here.  That’s if you hurry up and buy a plane ticket out of there! 

 

20 Reasons to move to New Zealand if you’re pissed off at the Brexit

 

  1. We have the best nature walks and hikes.  It’s the best way to explore the hidden treasures New Zealand offers!

 

20 Reasons to move to New Zealand if you’re pissed off at the Brexit

 

  1. The colours in New Zealand are pretty choice too.  From bright blues to beautiful greens your photographs have never looked better!

 

20 Reasons to move to New Zealand if you’re pissed off at the Brexit

 

  1. We smile at each other on public transport.  Meaning no more awkward tube rides for you!
  1. We have a native bird that steals people’s stuff for a living.  They usually have their eye on people’s windscreen wipers so look out for the infamous Kea!

 

20 Reasons to move to New Zealand if you’re pissed off at the Brexit

 

  1. 95% of New Zealand is actually animals, the other 5% is people.  The population of our whole country is smaller than the population of London alone!

 

20 Reasons to move to New Zealand if you’re pissed off at the Brexit

 

  1. We make some of the top wines in the entire world!  Look it up if you don’t believe me.  The best part is that you can go taste these top wines where they are made and it’s usually only $5 to taste, sometimes even free!
  1. We welcome you with open arms, good food and usually a sarcastic joke.  So, if you’re fed up with the current situation we will happily welcome you to Aotearoa – the land of the long white cloud. 

 

Now all you have to do is pack your bags, we would love to have you.   I guess I will be seeing you down at the local pub soon then!

 

 

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13 Comments

  1. whyyouwander
    June 26, 2016 / 10:54 pm

    Have lived in Albany for a year & could never get enough of NZ ….
    I see myself settling down some where in South Island 25 years later …:)
    Nice post Anita ..

    • June 27, 2016 / 5:40 pm

      That’s great, I’m glad to hear that 🙂 Thanks for reading!

  2. July 2, 2016 / 7:16 pm

    I’m not pissed off about the Brexit (I’m an American abroad) but I’d move to New Zealand in a heartbeat! The scenery alone would be enough to satisfy my Landscape photography addiction for years!

  3. July 2, 2016 / 7:44 pm

    I’m not from Britain, and therefore am not entirely effected by Brexit and I’d STILL move to NZ in a heartbeat!!! What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL country, amazing people, great food….the list goes on! I can’t wait until we can return for another visit

  4. July 2, 2016 / 9:31 pm

    NZ is a great country that’s for sure. Having lived in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch at various stages of my live I’d definitely recommend it to anyone to visit.

  5. July 2, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    Some great reasons in your post. Anywhere where there is a national day to drink beer (even if you have to wear a vest) sounds like a great place to visit. The landscape is absolutely beautiful.

  6. July 3, 2016 / 6:42 am

    New Zealand clearly has many assets bundled up perfectly in a gorgeous ribbon. It would be ideal to spend a week there or make the move. Just one question…does all of this still apply and will the people of NZ be as welcoming if the Americans join the Brits should Trump get elected? NZ is pretty much the opposite end of the globe which makes it ideal.

  7. July 3, 2016 / 5:59 pm

    Ha, I know a lot of people who are pissed and rightfully so. This was a great read, thanks for sharing!

  8. July 3, 2016 / 10:57 pm

    You forgot to add that you have some of the best mussels and oysters in the world! Plus the best skiing in the Southern Hemisphere. Love love love NZ, happy to escape there any day.

  9. July 4, 2016 / 6:06 pm

    Haha love it! I’m just across the pond in Australia, so while the Brexit doesn’t necessarily affect me, you’ve listed some wonderful reasons for me to plan a visit 🙂

  10. July 6, 2016 / 6:32 am

    Hahahahahahahaaaaa!! My boyfriend and I have been discussing a move to Australia/NZ as a result of the referendum. So I’m sending this to him to read!

  11. Lauren Meshkin @BonVoyageLauren
    July 6, 2016 / 6:41 am

    This is great! I have friends moving to New Zealand next year so I finally have a good reason to visit!!

  12. July 8, 2016 / 2:40 am

    Such a lovely article Anita. I don’t live in UK or London but almost packed my bags 😉

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