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Category: Expat Oceania

A big move to New Zealand

The Robertson family moved out to New Zealand in late 2002. Steven (39), Hayley (38) and their two daughters Samantha (11) and Charlotte (8) had been based in Sussex. Hayley had worked and lived in Spain in her early twenties and loved to travel and Steven had a yearning to find a “better life” for […]

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New Zealand – Maternity Services

"Maternity services in NZ are a bit different from those in the UK. Most women are cared for by midwives throughout their pregnancy, birth and post-natal care. Very few GPs attend births any more." Kez in New Zealand gives some useful information about maternity there.

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Australia’s Great Retirement Locations

Australia is blessed with a formidable diversity of desirable retirement locations. Some people dream of a seaside lifestyle on the Western Australian coast, whilst others long for a country lifestyle in one of the wine regions in New South Wales or Tasmania. We are all different in where we would like to be located in […]

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Victor Harbor horse-drawn tram on the South Australian coast

Hauled by horse!

" Mention the seaside town of Victor Harbor to any Australian or overseas visitor who has had the pleasure of visiting Adelaide, and their eyes will immediately glaze over with happy memories of riding the Victor Harbor horse-drawn tram across the wooden causeway which links the Victor Harbor township to Granite Island." Mojan in South Australia takes a ride on a unique form of transport: the Victor Harbor horse-drawn tram.

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Seen in my garden

We are so lucky here in New South Wales, as we get a wide selection of the most beautiful birds on earth. I’ve always fed them, even though it cost me a fortune in parrot seed and honey, and ground mince for the meat eaters etc. But since I moved I stopped it and planted […]

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