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Discuss culture, living, traveling, relocating, dating or anything related to Australia, New Zealand and the Oceania region.
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The only real community that I'm aware of amidst the sea of filth that is modern New Zealand are these guys.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gloriavale ... _Community
They used to have their own website, but it seems to be down. Commonly called the Cooperites, they live in an isolated area on the West Coast. They lead a traditional lifestyle where men are inducted into various useful trades while women are wives and mothers. The women dress modestly and are forbidden to act slutishly. Members who want to leave the community are given a few thousand dollars and sent on their way. It is a testament to the sheer efficiency of the traditional lifestyle that they are affluent even though they do not accept any form of government welfare. Any other small NZ town would collapse immediately without government money. They survived the traditional railroading of their leader on sex charges and appear to avoid much persecution from the regime by virtue of their importance to the local economy. As an alternative to going abroad, guys like many on this forum might consider joining of founding communities like this.