“The southern New Zealand town of Kaitangata appears the prime example of the pastoral landscapes the island is known for; it’s lush, hilly, green, and peaceful. Only about 800 people live there, and it’s a mere eight minutes from the coastline.
For those who prefer the rural, slow lifestyle and community feel in their living environment, it’s basically perfect.
And here’s the best part: New Zealand desperately wants you to move there. Seriously. The small town is a heavily involved in necessary industries relating to dairy processing and freezing works, which more than fill the area’s economic needs.
In this very unique case, that presents a real problem: there are around 1,000 vacant jobs and too much affordable housing for the residents to fill.…”
By Alyssa Pereira