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Serhat Ahmed

Living in New Zealand, from Turkey

"With all of the information that InterNations provided on Wellington, it made my move from Turkey easier than I could have imagined."

Melanie Rasbery

Living in New Zealand, from USA

"Since I knew about the active expat network in New Zealand, InterNations made moving to Wellington more exciting than it had seemed before."

InterNations - a community of trust

InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in New Zealand

  • Join our community and get to know members of New Zealand’s vibrant expat community
  • Receive reliable information and exchange insider tips about the New Zealand expat living
  • Meet fellow expatriates at top InterNations events in Wellington, Auckland and many other regions

The Expat New Zealand Chapter welcomes you!

Hello and a heart-felt welcome to the InterNations community for expats in New Zealand! Our international network caters to your specific needs and supports you in relocating to and putting down roots in New Zealand. Living abroad in a foreign country is definitely a great intercultural experience, but typically brings up a lot of questions for expatriates New Zealand: ʺWhat is the best international school for my kids in New Zealand?ʺ, ʺHow do I find a job for my spouse in Christchurch?ʺ or ʺWhere in Wellington can I meet fellow expats and compatriots from my home country?” Just to name a few examples…

InterNations aim is to help you, as an expatriate, in becoming part of the New Zealand expat community and exploring the New Zealand way of life in all its aspects: From enjoying the traditional pavlova to celebrating Waitangi Day.

Next to New Zealand we host several more communities in Asia & Oceania, e.g., our network of Expat Peru. Or you might be interested in our Expatriates Qatar community which is also fairly active.

Our Support for New Zealand Expatriates

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New Zealand Expatriates Network

Find and get to know like-minded expatriates residing in New Zealand, their partners and families.

New Zealand Guide for Expats

New Zealand Expat Guide

Expat Forum New Zealand

Obtain trustworthy advice and local insight from fellow members in our New Zealand expat forums.

New Zealand Expat Forum

New Zealand Events for Expatriates

Meet up with expatriates of diverse backgrounds and nationalities at our regular InterNations Events.

New Zealand Expat Events

Enjoy the New Zealand Expats Living

With attractions ranging from the nation's Art Deco capital to a wealth of national parks, rural areas and out-of-the-way places, New Zealand fascinates expatriates and globetrotters of many nationalities every year. The sizable expat New Zealand community is, however, mostly drawn to the country by the urban growth of Wellington and its political as well as economic opportunities, e.g. in tourism. Whether you move to and live in New Zealand for professional or private reasons, you’ll surely take with you lifelong memories of great international experiences and intercultural exchange.

Interested to take a world tour? Then have a look at our chapter for Expatriates Malaysia to receive an impression of InterNations worldwide. Or you could take a peek at our community for Expat France instead!

The Place to meet friendly Expatriates in New Zealand

In our private network, you can easily get to know fellow expatriates in New Zealand in a casual way – within a safe, invitation-only environment where trustworthiness and respectful behavior are key. Ask our helpful and friendly expat members for advice from New Zealand’s international community, e.g. with regard to getting a residence permit. Furthermore, you’ll meet with other expatriates in New Zealand at our high-class InterNations Events – mixing and mingling in hotspots like Christchurch or Auckland, for all internationals belonging to the New Zealand expat community.

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