Why move to New Zealand?

This question is not easily answered as there are many reasons why New Zealand is a great place to live and work.

About New Zealand

New Zealand is a subtropical country, consisting of two main islands. You will find a unique blend of city and country life in New Zealand.  Our major cities are known as some of the best life-style cities in the world and Wellington has been named the “the coolest little capital in the world” by Lonely Planet.

All our major cities are just a stone’s throw from national parks and reserves. These reserves make up a third of our country and provide an array of camping, mountain biking, fishing and tramping experiences.

However, you don’t have to be an avid outdoor adventurer to enjoy New Zealand. There’s something for everyone in New Zealand.  We have plenty of vineyards, restaurants, world-class shopping, art galleries, cultural festivals and a vibrant music and arts scene.

New Zealand is known for its work-life balance, so you will have ample opportunities to get to know all aspects of our country – especially since New Zealand workers are entitled to 4 weeks paid leave per year.

From a professional point of view, shifting to New Zealand could be a good move for you.  We have one of the best publicly funded health care systems in the OECD and many health professions feature on Immigration New Zealand’s skill shortage list.

New Zealand is also a great place to raise children.  Our cities are safe by international standards and we have an excellent government-funded education system, so your children will be in good hands. Find out more...

We are a friendly sort of people and Lonely Planet has described our country as a “kinder, gentler, more respectful place”.  We are a truly multi-cultural society and everyone is welcome here.  We are also ranked the second least corrupt country in the world.

These are just a few reasons why New Zealand is a great place to live.  Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you require more information about living and working in New Zealand. Relocating is a big decision and we will do all that we can to help you on your way.  We are not an agency and will provide you with the most up-to-date information we can.


Basic NZ facts


You need a work visa to legally work in New Zealand unless you are an Australian national.

New Zealand is a subtropical country and the range of temperatures is less extreme than some countries.

The cost of living in New Zealand is comparable to all OECD countries.
Most people choose to rent properties when they first move to New Zealand. It is relatively easy to find a room in a flat (shared house) or you can rent a whole house.
You can use your overseas or international driver’s licence for 12 months and after that you need to apply for a New Zealand licence.
Every city and most towns have public transport services, including buses, taxis and trains.
All essential health care and hospital services are free for New Zealand residents.

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