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New Zealand > Working

New Zealand

Current Employment Opportunities in New Zealand

Saturday May 18, 2013 (17:08:15)

Despite New Zealand's limited manufacturing and IT sectors, the country has much to recommend it as a workplace: whatever the local portrait of economic diversity may be, New Zealand was rated by the International Herald Tribune as the "most business-friendly country in the world", and more recently as number three in the World Bank's "Ease of Doing Business" rankings (edged out only by Singapore and Hong Kong). New Zealand workers' salaries are fairly competitive, with the average hourly wage in the private sector being $25.42 in local currency, and average weekly earnings of around $1,320. Many other economic indicators for New Zealand are also very positive, such as last year's 7% reduction in the number of unemployed (a number which places it among the best of the developed nations).

However, factors such as the cost of living and lack of obstructions to commerce are not the only draws to the country, and few "Kiwis" would make these the only items on a list of the best things about New Zealand life. One of New Zealand's most lucrative industries - tourism - will probably hint at another reason that many see it as a great country to relocate to. The islands' stunning natural beauty, and the local commitment to stewardship of this environment, are in a class all of their own.   more ...

New Zealand > Living

New Zealand

North or South Island? The Expat Dilemma When Moving to New Zealand

Monday April 15, 2013 (18:11:38)
Milford Sound, New Zealand (South Island)
New Zealand is an English speaking country, with a good climate, spacious and luscious landscape/scenery and a good quality of life. In fact, the number one dilemma facing people who have chosen to move to the country is whether to locate in the North or South island, as both are arguably great choices for working and settling in a new life.

In New Zealand they offer Brits (under the age of 30) the chance to apply for a working holiday visa (lasting up to two years) and there is a need for various skilled workers. With a number of factors pointing to New Zealand as a good bet for expats, the question is where in the country to reside.   more ...

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