I am married to a Kiwi and we have 2 children (3.5y and 20m). My busband wants to move back to NZ. I have been offered a teaching post in Auckland. After reading some of the forums I am starting to panic about the cost of living in NZ, especially in Auckland and reconsidering whether NZ is the right place for us.
Are there any expats famlies that could advice? I am interested in average cost of living for a family of 4, are you happy with Auckland living? We should move in the area of Botany Downs / Bucklands Beach / Howick..... Is it easy to find friends? Our kids are very social and have lots of friends, isolationa and lack of little playdates scare me.
Any tips on making the transition the easiest the possible?