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Serhat Ahmed

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

Melanie Rasbery

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

Get to Know Christchurch's Community of Expatriates!

Hello, and a warm welcome to our community for expats in Christchurch! This friendly community will help you get used to the area, meet new people, and make friends. Whether you're moving to New Zealand for the first time or just heading to Christchurch from a different part of the country, we can help you with all the little questions you have that nobody else seems to be able to answer. Once you're used to using the forum, you will probably want to make use of it the next time you move. After all, there's nothing better than a friendly face to help you to settle in!

Join Our Exciting Events in Christchurch

Attend our monthly events and activities for Christchurch expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.

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  • Moving to Christchurch

    Christchurch, the so-called Garden City, has more than one reason to attract expats. With its livable atmosphere, creative vibe and amazing position between the ocean and the countryside, the city can offer many advantages to expats who are planning a move to Christchurch.
  • Living in Christchurch

    Christchurch is the second largest city in New Zealand, but if offers a genuine, original English vibe. Moreover, the city offers many natural spots and outdoor activities, as well as a creative and lively feeling and a community spirit unbroken by the disastrous earthquake of 2011.
  • Working in Christchurch

    Christchurch is acquiring more and more importance in the technological field, which is developing beside the traditional leading sectors and is furtherly enlarging the array of job opportunities. Find out more about the local economy, as well as work permits and income taxation in this article.

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What You Can Expect from Life in Christchurch

Since the earthquakes that devastated the area in 2010 and 2011, the Canterbury community has embraced the unusual opportunity to build a whole new city. It's forward thinking, some might say futuristic, and above all it's exciting. There are employment opportunities in numerous areas, from manufacturing to IT. The residential areas are expanding, bringing with them opportunities for teachers, emergency services workers, leisure workers and many more besides. An example is the ever expanding area of Rolleston, situated not far from the Christchurch city center. In recent years, it has grown from a few small estates to incorporate shopping centers, restaurants, and now even a swimming pool and leisure center. Housing is built to last and so are the friendly and welcoming residents. They have put the events of 2010 and 2011 behind them and are looking excitedly to the future.

Connect to Other Expats in Christchurch with InterNations!

You will find that the citizens of Christchurch are a friendly and welcoming bunch. However, it is always beneficial to have the advice of people who have been in the same position as you. The Christchurch City Trotters get together to organize all sorts of leisure activities throughout the city. From hill walks to barbecues and brunches to pub crawls, the members are happy to get involved. If you want to suggest an activity you can post it to their wall. It's a great way to meet people, make friends, and get to know the area from the point of view of a local! For more networking opportunities, check out the local InterNations Events, organized monthly by our Ambassadors.

Serhat Ahmed

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

Melanie Rasbery

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

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