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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 InterNations Expat Guide for working and living in New Zealand

Are you an expat working and living in New Zealand? Or are you preparing to move soon to Wellington, Auckland or any other of the New Zealand international hotspots?

Expat life in New Zealand has much to offer and provides a great intercultural experience – from discovering the countryside like the South Island, learning how New Zealand people celebrate Waitangi Day, up to tasting New Zealand’s favorite dishes such as pavlova.

We certainly do not limit ourselves to New Zealand, though. Our guide includes many more expat hotspots, with advice ranging from living in Finland to living in North Korea.

New Zealand Expat Locations

Trevinos Restaurant Bar

Trevinos Restaurant Bar

Restaurants & Nightlife

Juice Bar in Windsor Castle

Juice Bar in Windsor Castle

Restaurants & Nightlife

Bungalow 8

Bungalow 8

Restaurants & Nightlife

Lone Star

Lone Star

Restaurants & Nightlife

Strawberry Fare Restaurant

Strawberry Fare Restaurant

Restaurants & Nightlife

Jack Tar

Jack Tar

Restaurants & Nightlife

Narrow Neck beach walk

Narrow Neck beach walk

Culture & Sights

Occidental Hotel, Belgian Beer Cafe

Occidental Hotel, Belgian Beer Cafe

Restaurants & Nightlife

Working and living in New Zealand – Valuable Information from A to Z

Moving to and living in New Zealand requires a wealth of up-to-date, trustworthy information on various aspects of New Zealand expat life. Living abroad in New Zealand raises a lot of questions such as: ʺHow do I find the best relocation services for moving to New Zealand?ʺ, ʺWhat are the biggest job search engines for working in new Zealand?ʺ, ʺWhich international school in Wellington should our kids attend?ʺ or, ʺHow do I obtain a work permit for my spouse at the New Zealand municipality in Christchurch?ʺ

Collecting all that information on working and living in New Zealand is quite laborious and time-consuming. Our InterNations Expat Guide for New Zealand aims to help you and provides you with reliable info on those topics that matter to expats living in New Zealand. The Guide includes information on many different areas ranging from restaurants and nightlife, to food & shopping or travel and accommodation, up to education & children. Typical questions related to expat life abroad, such as ʺCan I ship my own car to NZ without objections from the local customs authorities?ʺ, will no longer remain unanswered.

Interested in expat life around the world, though? We have additional information on dozens of countries and cities, from living in Italy to living in Thailand!

Tips on living and working in New Zealand –
From social clubs for expats to private language tutors

Moreover, our expat directory for New Zealand includes recommended listings of expat institutions and relocation services, e.g. social clubs for expats or private language tutors. As a member, you’ll also be able to share your experiences of living abroad in New Zealand with your fellow expats on the InterNations Forum. We are looking forward to welcoming you with a heart-felt Hello from our expats living and working in New Zealand.

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