In rural Taranaki, you throw them a party with more than 130 guests.
Welshman David Lloyd and his family were given a good old-fashioned Kiwi farewell this month, complete with laughter, gifts, and a few stories told over drinks, in a surprise party thrown in their honour.
The party was organised by the self-styled Mayor of Tarata, Bryan Hocken, assisted by Laura Werder and was to celebrate what Bryan called "25 years of coming back".
David is a self-employed sheep scanner, and has been coming to Taranaki since 1994 to scan pregnant sheep for farmers.
He says he never planned to spend quarter of a century flying between the two countries.
"It was actually going to be just a one-off job. I saw an advert in a farming paper back in Wales. It was Eltham vets asking for someone to come over to show their vets how