Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: World of Happiness

  1. #1
    Pulsarblu's Avatar
    Pulsarblu is offline God like figure
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    589

    Default World of Happiness

    http://www.le.ac.uk/pc/aw57/world/sample.html

    New Zealand is rank 18.

    Pulsarblu

  2. #2
    Glenda's Avatar
    Glenda is offline All Knowing Deity
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    Bay of Islands
    Posts
    1,313

    Default World of Happiness

    It is fascinating to see what high scores the Scandanavian countries have, Iceland included. I would have thought the cold and darker winter days would have a depressing effect.

    Not surprised NZ is ranked 18th and UK 41st.

    :icon_biggrin:
    Glenda
    In NZ since June 2005
    Better to light a candle than to curse the darkness - Chinese proverb

  3. #3
    Debd's Avatar
    Debd is offline Oh Masterful One
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    North Shore, Auckland, NZ
    Posts
    329

    Default World of Happiness

    Interesting! Demark at number 1, England at 41 and NZ at 18 was it? Not bad then! I hope we will join that redder country of happiness asap!
    Thanks Pulsarblu :icon_biggrin:

  4. #4
    MotherBear's Avatar
    MotherBear is offline The missing link
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    currently Ras al Khaimah, UAE, ex Wales, UK
    Posts
    11,180
    Blog Entries
    1

    Default World of Happiness

    [color=olive:b2ae386418][b:b2ae386418]NZ fourth most popular refuge for restless Brits [/b:b2ae386418][/color:b2ae386418]
    Saturday August 5, 2006

    New Zealand is the fourth most popular choice for Britons wanting to settle abroad.

    Australia, Spain, Canada, New Zealand and the United States are the top five destinations for Britons making long-term moves, says a new survey.

    The poll of 1000 people by the BBC and ICM Research of London showed 13 per cent of Britons hoping to emigrate in the "near future", almost twice the number in 2003.

    Young people were most likely to want to leave, with a quarter hoping to live abroad.

    The Institute of Public Policy Research has been analysing why Britons move overseas.

    The main reasons are desire for a better quality of life, better weather and "a belief important policy implications have not received enough attention", according to the think-tank's associate director, Danny Sris-kandarajah.

    "We need to understand more about what will happen as more young people head off on overseas adventures, more skilled people are lured away and more pensioners retire to all corners of the map."

    He added: "The challenge for British policymakers will be to harness the economic and political potential of one of the largest diasporas in the world."

    NZ Immigration Minister David Cunliffe has said the Government is keen to bring in people to fill the demand for skilled labour.

    - NZPA
    Mother Bear

    Try to bloom wherever you are planted.

Similar Threads

  1. end of world
    By stndrd in forum The Coffee House
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-07-2006, 04:23 AM
  2. In honor of the World Cup!!!
    By KC in forum The Coffee House
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 30-06-2006, 04:00 AM
  3. World Cup over your PC
    By KiwiHopeful in forum The Coffee House
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 16-06-2006, 12:25 PM
  4. Dare I ask...the World Cup
    By LilAmy in forum General NZ Chat
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 14-06-2006, 08:27 PM
  5. World of Work
    By Taffy in forum General NZ Chat
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 23-12-2004, 09:32 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46