New Zealand

You are greeted with a fresh feeling every time you arrive in New Zealand. The ever friendly Kiwi locals and the endless landscape of natural beauty are just some factors that feed it’s reputation as one of the most desirable countries to call home. Here we have provided some tips for creating your perfect life New Zealand.

Every culture is different and understanding the values of your new home is a hugely important way of integrating yourself and learning more about your new colleagues and friends:
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Working in a big city or a small town? Most of the regions have a rich history and their own unique identity. Get to know where you will be moving to a little better:
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Bring your hobbies with you and discover new ones! New Zealand is a hive of activity all year round; with snowboarding, skiing, tramping and a bevy of arts and music events in the winter and swimming, biking, fishing, festivals and road trips in the summer. Good food, fine wine and craft beers, sharing social events and keeping active is important to Kiwis, find out more here:

Useful information

The currency is NZD – add currency converter
Want to rent a house or flat? Trade Me and Property NZ have comprehensive listings – link
Water is free in most regions, take a look here for more info – add link
Electricity suppliers in NZ – add links
Internet suppliers in NZ – add links
Telecom – there are several providers in NZ, not as many as the UK and US, but with just as competitive deals and offers. – Add link
There are several banks to choose from in NZ, take a look – add links
Insurance is important – here are some providers – add link
Need a car, a sofa or lamp? Trade Me is the Kiwi version of Ebay; look here for new and used cars, home furnishings and more. – add link
Speaking of cars, transport is good in most cities but the majority Kiwis own a car, especially when accessing rural New Zealand. Here is some useful info on using your driving licence, registering a car and more – link to NZTA
New Zealand media – check out NZ Herald and Stuff. News stands have a more comprehensive range of titles.
Taxes – understand the income tax (and other taxes) model in NZ – add link IRD

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