More often than not, people from this segment are unmarried, young couples or singles, and Generation Y or Z. More ethnically diverse than most Battlers, they’re confident and educated, and place a high value on their social life. Employed in a range of industries, their salaries aren’t huge, but they’re doing alright, thanks very much. As long as they’ve got their independence and freedom, everything’s cool.
Walk with Me
My parents came to New Zealand when I was young, like maybe five or six years old, hoping to get me and my siblings a better education. I’ve got the degree, but haven’t been able to do anything with it yet. It’s not like a degree gets you far these days anyway.
Instead I work at my parents’ corner shop. It pays alright, the hours aren’t too bad, and I don’t have to sit behind a desk all day. Plus I get to hang out with the family. Dad can be a bit of a slave driver at times, but I know what he’s sacrificed to help get us ahead so I don’t take it the wrong way.
I’m trying to save a bit of coin so that I can go travelling at the end of the year. I was thinking of heading back to where I was born to see all the rellies, might end up working in Asia for a bit too, who knows where? But I haven’t organised anything yet.
I’m renting a little house with my girlfriend and some mates; there are four of us living there at the moment. We’ve got a pretty good thing going on: we all like to head out on the weekends for a good time at the bars and clubs or to win it big at the casino!