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Wed May 13, 2020, 12:11 AM

Useless US national Covid-19 response sees creative industries fleeing overseas.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/121494289/coronavirus-hollywood-looks-to-new-zealand-amid-us-covid19-crisis

"Segments of Hollywood are looking to move to New Zealand's near-Covid-free shores as the country's film industry stands to win big in coming months...

All signs were positive they could soon start again. International productions tended to hire about 90 per cent locally and there were already positive talks with the Government to allow the extra 10 per cent in, with proper safety procedures.

On top of that were a "large number" of productions now looking to come to New Zealand in the coming six months to a year, lured by New Zealand's low number of Covid-19 cases."

Once all of these productions are set up elsewhere, inertia will mean a lot of them will not return.

A lot of the tech sector is probably not far behind.

Why live like a hermit surrounded by an AR-15 toting death cult when you can spend two weeks in quarantine and then have a more or less normal life in Australia or New Zealand?

Countries that have dealt with this crisis better than the US are chomping at the bit to attract the best and the brightest.

Just in case any MAGAts are wondering why none of these industries ever seem to end up Mississippi and West Virginia... you and the incompetent legislators you keep electing are why.

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Reply Useless US national Covid-19 response sees creative industries fleeing overseas. (Original post)
meadowlander May 2020 OP
Cha May 2020 #1
OAITW r.2.0 May 2020 #2
uponit7771 May 2020 #4
LovingA2andMI May 2020 #3
Celerity May 2020 #5
LovingA2andMI May 2020 #6
Celerity May 2020 #7

Response to meadowlander (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 12:18 AM

1. Can't blame them one bit.. maybe some will come

back if Biden is elected and we get a ******* handle on the CV in the USA!

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Response to meadowlander (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 12:20 AM

2. Putin is most happy with DJT's performance. nt

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Response to meadowlander (Original post)

Wed May 13, 2020, 03:53 AM

3. We are think HARD....

About becoming New Zealand immigrants in the event Trump is ever put into place here again.

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #3)

Wed May 13, 2020, 04:41 AM

5. I hope you are youngish and have a skillset that qualifies for a shortage occupation or you

are Kiwi via ancestry.

If not, good luck, NZ is very hard to emigrate to.

You must (if no family ties)

Be under the age of 56 years; <<<< and the closer to 56 you are, the less points you get btw

Meet the health, character and English language requirements; and

Be able to meet the threshold of 100 points in the Points System to register an Expression of Interest.

https://www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas/apply-for-a-visa/criteria/skilled-migrant-category-resident-visa?nationality=nationality-RUS&country=residence-RUS&applying=co


If you do qualify, I strongly recco the Grey Lynn/Ponsonby area of Auckland as a cracking place to live.



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Response to Celerity (Reply #5)

Wed May 13, 2020, 10:08 AM

6. Work for a New Zealand based company

Thanks for the information as we are aware of them -- and will become an expat if necessary.

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Response to LovingA2andMI (Reply #6)

Wed May 13, 2020, 11:30 AM

7. great, you are set then, we love Auckland, Wellington is exceptional as well, as long as you

can deal with that insane wind (and as long as you like small cities, which is not for me, lol.)

good luck!!!

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