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New Zealand

New Zealand - Recommended Social Media Accounts

Tuesday May 02, 2017 (12:45:40)
(c) Ben Robinson on Wikipedia
At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at New Zealand and some of the social media accounts you should be following if you’re thinking of moving there.   more ...

New Zealand > Property

New Zealand

An Expat Guide To Eco Villages In New Zealand

Monday January 30, 2017 (16:07:24)
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Eco villages are intentional communities created with the aim of becoming more sustainable, socially, economically and ecologically. They usually have a population of about 50 to 150 people. Some eco villages may be smaller or larger, with up to 2000 people, and exist as part of smaller sub communities. There are some eco villages that have grown by adding new individuals, families or small groups that are not necessarily members, living on the periphery of the eco village and taking part in the community.   more ...

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New Zealand

Living In New Zealand: A Brief Guide For New Expats

Tuesday January 24, 2017 (16:50:40)
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The economy in New Zealand is growing quickly and there are lots of opportunities for expats. Its main industries are agriculture, energy, fishing and tourism.

This is a country of two islands, known by Maoris as the ‘long white cloud'. Its spectacular natural beauty in abundance means there's a very strong outdoor lifestyle which will suit many.   more ...

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New Zealand

7 Surprising Skills That Could Qualify You For A Kiwi Visa

Wednesday September 14, 2016 (14:15:26)

New Zealand is famed as a rugged, rural and utterly stunning landscape. The scenery is so magical that it was the backdrop for the visual extravaganza of The Lord of the Rings and Hobbit films.

But the country is more than just a film set; its mountains, grasslands, beaches and forests are only part of New Zealand’s charm. The untouched landscape is home to a rich, varied culture which celebrates its native Maori heritage alongside that of European settlers and later arrivals from Asia.   more ...

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New Zealand

New Zealand - Recommended Blogs

Tuesday September 13, 2016 (12:53:04)
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At Expat Focus, we like to be on the lookout for resources around the web that could help prospective expats adjust to their new countries. Today, we’re taking a look at New Zealand and some of the blogs that might be useful for expats there.   more ...

New Zealand > Living

New Zealand

5 Things You May Not Have Considered About Living In New Zealand

Monday August 10, 2015 (13:29:45)
Image © Ankarino on Flickr
New Zealand has been one of the most popular expat destinations for many years now, especially for students and retirees. It attracts many visitors because of its scenic beauty, modern infrastructure, work-life balance and high standard of living. The pace of life in this country is quite moderate and the residents actually find the time to pursue their hobbies or simply relax with their families.   more ...

New Zealand > Living

New Zealand

Internet Access In New Zealand: What You Need To Know

Tuesday April 21, 2015 (02:50:20)

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 ...

New Zealand > Living

New Zealand

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

Thursday February 05, 2015 (20:47:57)

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 ...

New Zealand > Health

New Zealand

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

Thursday January 08, 2015 (06:21:42)

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 ...

New Zealand > Living

New Zealand

Recommended Reading For Expats Moving To New Zealand

Thursday December 04, 2014 (03:13:15)

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 ...

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