Looking For A Job? New Zealand Is Calling

If the radio thing doesn’t work out…maybe we’ll be headed south!  “So many of the things Kiwis value, such as owning your own home and providing for your family, have become an impossible dream”—but not in the tiny town of Kaitangata. Bryan Cadogan, mayor of the Clutha district, which includes Kaitangata, on New Zealand’s South Island, says the town of 800 has more jobs than residents can fill, so it’s offering brand-new houses on quarter-acre lots for $160,000 to entice people to move in; affordable housing in Auckland can cost more than twice as much, reports Radio NZ. There are about 1,000 vacant jobs in the district and many others—at a dairy processing plant, for example—are filled by workers bused in from a city more than an hour away, per theGuardian. Even youth unemployment is “down to two. Not 2%—just two unemployed young people!    The jobs available—including in nursing, construction, and the military—are “phenomenally good” with starting salaries up to $35,500 per year, Cadogan tells the BBC, adding that the local bank and lawyers have teamed up to offer discounts on costs associated with buying a home. Interested? Here’s what Kaitangata has to offer: There’s great fishing, a primary school, bar, pizza place, and a fish and chip shop. A convenience store closed last week but a supermarket is only an eight-minute drive away.

Image Courtesy Of Clutha District

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