After visiting Australia and New Zealand separately, we were amazed at how different the two countries were, in all areas. Firstly there were the people, which were both extremely friendly and welcoming, however, the New Zealanders or Kiwis as they are known were a lot more carefree and enjoyed an easier pace of life. At least, that was our impression, although this could be down to the fact that New Zealand has much fewer people making it up, only 5 million to Australia’s 24 million. Another thing which we were amazed by was the fact that the climates are very different, even although we thought that they were relatively close together. This difference means that mould removal is just not a thing in Australia, but why is this important? Read on to find out.
Mould Removal in New Zealand
Ok so let us give you a little bit of context, we stayed in New Zealand on two separate occasions, once in winter and once during the summer. The summer was incredibly hot and dry, with some rainy spells here and there. The winter was cold, wet and snowy, which was great fun but also a bit of a nuisance at times. We stayed in a small house that we rented for a few weeks, and the house was always cold when the heating wasn’t on. We found out that this is mainly due to the fact that New Zealand homes cannot be built in the same way that homes are built in other cold climates, mostly due to the Earthquake factor, that you can read about here. The cold weather prompted a lot of condensation build-up on walls, with some mould appearing that we thought might need professional mould removal.
The Difference in Australia
We have also visited Australia in both the summer and winter months, and found that the winters were very mild indeed. The local Australians would be togged up with jackets while we found it very warm indeed, and were happy enough in shorts and a shirt. The hot and dry weather was consistent across all seasons, and meant that damp and mould problems were just not a concern for the people of Australia. Australia also does not have the earthquake risk that New Zealand has, meaning that they can build houses the way they like without having to factor this in.
Australia and New Zealand are both very different, both in terms of culture and geographically. It is worth mentioning that the history of the two countries is not ideal, and the western integration with the native peoples was complicated at the best of times. It is a fact however that people who travelled to New Zealand integrated better than the people who arrived in Australia.
Aside from this, the main differences are the landscapes and wilderness areas. Australia is made up of vast desert and bush areas that get almost uninhabitable in the summer months. New Zealand, on the other hand, is made up of lush landscapes of lakes, mountains and fields that are perfect for raising sheep.