Ask HN: What's the tech scene like in New Zealand?
Is NZ a good place to be a software developer, all things considered? I'm curious to hear more about the tech working culture, meetup scene, any interesting startups, and popular tech choices for NZ companies and the like. I'm looking to relocate from London, UK.
The "big" tech companies seem to be TradeMe and Xero, and maybe WETA Labs. Start up wise, I've heard of Rocket Labs but not sure if they count as a start up anymore. Salaries seem to be about half what they are in London, and my impression is that most of the backend dev jobs seem to be .NET or Java focussed.