I have visited New Zealand three times and I know North Island fairly well. I have never travelled to South Island. New Zealand is a wonderful place to visit and probably also to live. However, Americans should not expect to settle there en masse if America ceases to function to their liking. There is not enough room in New Zealand for a large number of Americans and the people of New Zealand would not accept a lot of Americans driving up prices for the residents who were there first. Americans looking for a new home should consider the cold, open spaces of Canada before New Zealand, and Canada might not be so welcoming to a horde from south of the border either.
Americans should first stay at home and work to fix our problems before considering fleeing to more hospitable shores. Bill O’Reilly plans to flee to Ireland if his taxes are raised and Rush Limbaugh promised to emigrate to Costa Rica, but he is still here.