Nicholina loves the open and friendly nature of Kiwi’s and said it wasn’t hard at all to meet new people in the small vibrant city of Wellington.
Hello, my name is Nicolina Adjei. I’m originally from Ghana and I’ve lived in New Zealand for 15 years. I work in Government as a lawyer for one of the Government departments, and it’s great for what I do to be in Wellington as it’s the heart of politics and, and, the government sector.
The highlight of moving to New Zealand was the openness and the friendliness of the people. And, you know, people have this genuineness about them: wanting to know more about you. More about you, your background and, and, you know, just genuine curiosity and you know, I think New Zealanders are very open and very friendly in that way.
Because it’s got a community feel to it, it wasn’t hard as I thought at all to meet new people. And Wellington it’s, is quite a transient place. You have a whole lot of different people coming here for work, or here for holiday, or moving here so it was great to meet a whole lot of people from different backgrounds.
It’s a small vibrant city and it’s really safe so, as a woman in the city, I can go out late at night and feel safe walking back home, which is only about 10 minutes from the city to where I live in my apartment. In the weekends I can grab a great show at the Opera House, or down at one of the lovely pubs or restaurants over there, in the morning walk down to the water front. So you’ve got a whole array of attractions and options available to you.
It’s a combination of the friendliness of the people and the beautiful clean environment New Zealand has, and that to me is my attraction to be here in New Zealand.