Living In New Zealand: A Brief Guide For New Expats

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 … Read more

Dawn and Isaac, Wellington

Who are you? Dawn and Isaac originally from Cornwall in England! We are very cornish but now live in Wellington! We run our own blog called Going NZ where we document our journey and our move to New Zealand.Where, when and why did you move abroad? We moved here in 2014, we are just coming … Read more

Abigail Simpson

Who are you? My name is Abigail Simpson and I’m a 25-year-old writer living in New Zealand. My blog is called Poms Away: A British Immigrant’s View of New Zealand.Where, when and why did you move abroad? I was born in England. My parents dragged me kicking and screaming to New Zealand when I was … Read more

Josh And Melissa, Wellington

Who are you? We are an American married couple that fell in love with travel during our college years. Josh runs an outdoors blog called YonderStoke and Melissa documents our adventures with weekly vlogs on our Youtube channel, TheJoshandMelissa.Where, when and why did you move abroad? Ever since we got married we have made traveling … Read more

7 Surprising Skills That Could Qualify You For A Kiwi Visa

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 … Read more

New Zealand – Recommended Blogs

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.Young Adventuresshttp://youngadventuress.com/ Arguably the most infamous expat blogger in New Zealand, … Read more

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

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 … Read more

Internet Access In New Zealand: What You Need To Know

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 … Read more

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

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 … Read more

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

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 … Read more

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