This is my first time on this forum, well first time on any to be honest, so unsure what to do, but here goes.
Myself and my family are thinking about moving to NZ. I am currently a prison officer, so I would be looking at jobs in the correctional facilities. My wife has been a local government worker all her life council tax/housing. I may have sorted a job for myself, but I am worried that when we get out there she wont be able to find work.
We are thinking of moving to either Wellington or the Hawks Bay area. Any info on these areas would be great, Hawks bay would be ideal for us.
Would just like to ask, whats the weather like over there, OH seems to think its just like the U.K, dull, damp and miserable, is she right.
I have read a few threads on here and things look good/bad in NZ compared to the U.K.
No jobs in NZ, lots of drink driving, locals very unfriendly, price of food/ housing higher than the U.K wages lower, less leave, god I am going on a bit...
If I had a job at say $50k a year and a deposit of $163k would i get a decent house. What are the mortgage rates like monthly payments on a house say for $150k.
I have gone on long enough and I apologize if all I have done is ask question, I just need to be sure for myself and my families sake that its the right move for us all.
Many thanks and hope you all can help/advise.
All the best
petemel &( ickle charlie)