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  Internet Access In New Zealand: What You Need To Know


Articles - New Zealand

One of the priorities for expats when they first arrive in a new country is to stay connected to family and friends back home. The Internet is a convenient and cost-effective way to stay in touch via email and video calls. It also comes in handy for carrying out some quick research on your new town or city. You can find listings for all kinds of services and tips on where to go and what to do.

Expats in New Zealand will have hardly any trouble connecting to the net, as it is an English-speaking country with affordable Internet access. The speed is known to be slower than it is in the United States and European countries and in comparison the costs could also be higher. But this is true only of the rural areas of the country.   more ...

  Why Moving To New Zealand Will (Probably) Make You Happier


Articles - New Zealand

Assuming that you have your finances in order and are engaged in a profession for which there are plenty of employment opportunities in New Zealand, moving to the country could be one of the best decisions you make. New Zealanders are among the happiest people in the world and what better reason could have to move – to be happy and be surrounded by happy people! New Zealand has consistently featured in the top 20 list of happiest countries based on both Gallup surveys and UN World Happiness Reports.

There’s a reason why the Kiwis are such a happy bunch, so before you pack your bags make sure that you’re on the same page and have the same expectations from life. There are various factors that affect happiness, so let’s take a look at some of them.   more ...

  Using The Healthcare System In New Zealand - A Short Guide For Expats


Articles - New Zealand

New Zealand has a comprehensive healthcare system that is based on the country’s inherent underlying principle of fairness. Expats will find that is quite easy to see a doctor when in need and healthcare services are also affordable. Residents of New Zealand and certain work visa holders can become integrated into the public healthcare system and avail of free or low-cost medical care due to large government subsidies. Non-residents can also use these services, but at a cost. Many non-residents choose to buy health medical insurance from their home countries. Apart from public healthcare, residents can also obtain private health insurance.   more ...

  Recommended Reading For Expats Moving To New Zealand


Articles - New Zealand

New Zealand has become one of the leading tourist destinations, especially with the colossal success of the film adaptation of Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings series which was shot almost entirely in New Zealand. Scenic beauty aside, New Zealand’s pleasant climate, booming economy and hospitable population make it an attractive destination for working professionals and business entrepreneurs. Moving to a new country means more than just a change in zip code, it is a whole new lifestyle and it can be pretty scary and intimidating.   more ...

  A Few Tips For Expats Driving In New Zealand


Articles - New Zealand

It is easy to travel around in New Zealand due to its size. Within a few hours, you can make the journey from one city to another on either of the two main islands. But many roads have winding and uneven terrain that could pose a challenge for new drivers. Here are some driving tips for expats in New Zealand.

Eligibility

Expats who want to drive in New Zealand must have a current driver’s license. If the license is not in English, an approved translation or international driving permit is also necessary. This allows you to drive for up to 12 months from the date you arrive in the country.   more ...

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