We're living in New Zealand and have a fairly large family. We've always wanted to come over there but there are concerns regarding the kids safety. We have kids ranging from teens right down to an 8 month old, four around 10 to 12 years old and a 5 year old. These 6 kids would be our main concern as they are more likely to want to run round playing outdoors.
The main worry is predators, over here we have no predators so the kids can play around anywhere in relative safety. What my partner wants to know is, what are the REALISTIC chances of the kids being in danger from predators? We're not wanting to relocate into a city but neither are we looking at being in the middle of no where, say a small town or a place fairly close to a town.
Also would the chances of a predator encounter be higher close to a town or way out in the bush? How do you guys with kids get on?
Thanks in advance.
Maarty and Shenah