Originally from England, near London, Ron emigrated with his family to New Zealand in 1995, becoming a citizen in 1998.  He loves the country, where you can do almost anything outdoors, although feels it hasn’t yet realised its aspirational potential, particularly as a high tech innovator.  The country also now seems to be going (have gone) the way of much of the rest of the Western world in many of the respects that encouraged the family to move from England, for example the obsession with houses and making money rather than a house being a place in which to live.  Also the rise of lefty liberal (lovies, namby pambies) with an outlook on life so diametrically opposite of the tough, self-sufficient, no nonsense farmers that characterised this country.  

Some of the rants no doubt apply more widely than New Zealand, but this is where we now live.