Is always interesting to read an outside opinion, as you can get a bit used to hearing the same old thing over and over from other NZers.

Anyway, this was writen by an American who is traveling the world (every 6 months moves and lives in another country) & currently he has been in NZ for the last few months.

I'm a regular reader of his blog & I thought his latest entry is relevant reading for members on this subforum:

http://exilelifestyle.com/mobility/number-8-wire-kiwis-conquer-internet/

He starts off in an optimistic manners but then goes on to point out the troubles we have, which I'm sure most here agree with.