Akaroa is a small town a few miles outside Christchurch. This article documents some of the author’s adventures there as well as the French history. French – in New Zealand – yes, it’s true http://www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad/nationalfeatures/charms-of-akaroa-in-new-zealand/story-fn6cc1m7-1226360280357
A Bloomberg article profiling the New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key, talks about his focus on attracting high net worth investors into New Zealand. Policy was changed recently so investment amounts are more achievable – and in my view more attractive to North Americans looking to invest and/or live in New Zealand. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-08-23/key-wooing-billionaires-says-new-zealand-equals-england-minus-the-attitude.html
I thought this was an interesting presentation by Bridget Liddell, speaking to a New Zealand audience at a recent ‘World Class New Zealanders’ conference in Auckland. A New Zealand ex-pat now living in New York, Bridget gives her view on why New Zealand employers need to embrace diversity in attracting the best talent.