I lived in England last year on a work visa but it wasn't for me. Now I want to try New Zealand. I'd like to live in a coastal community that is very relaxed and slow paced with excellent beaches.
That being said I will need to work and my goal is to travel the country so I don't want to be TOO remote. So given those 2 conditions, what area would be a good for for me?
Visited a friend in raglan ( on west coast of north island) and loved it. She commutes to Auckland...45 min I think. Very laid back surf town.
And the thing about nz is that nothing is really all that far from anything else. Day trips by car are fairly easy as are quick plane trips from one major city (Auckland, Wellington, etc ) to another. almost 8 years ago