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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.

Living in Dunedin

Known locally as the Edinburgh of the South, Dunedin, in New Zealand, is the second largest city on the South Island. Although the population has increased in other cities in New Zealand, Dunedin is still considered to be the fourth largest city in the country and is a fascinating place to visit or move to in regard to politics, history, and geography. If you're living in Dunedin, but you've only just arrived, you should try and get your bearings by taking time to explore. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Baldwin Street is the steepest street in the whole world - see if you can make it to the top, whether by foot, bike or car. Another exclusive, Taiaroa Head has the only mainland Albatross nesting site in the world. This is a beautiful place to walk around, and take some time to reflect on expat life.

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    Apr 16, 12:37 PM
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    Hi Mariana Great to hear you are moving to Wellington! I haven't been in NZ very long but Kandallah is a beautiful place and semi-close to the CBD as well. I am not 100% sure but I think this …

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Moving to Dunedin

Thousands of people move to Dunedin every year, with a student population that is very quickly rising. The vibrant youth culture, with students being referred to as 'scarfies' by those who aren't in education, has led to an exciting music scene, a growing night life, and an expanding boutique fashion industry. The temperate climate of the area also attracts a lot of people looking for something a little less harsh. However, moving to Dunedin can be difficult, especially if you've never lived abroad before. With the help of the expatriate community at InterNations, you should find the move a little bit easier. There are forum posts all about finding cheap, easy and reliable storage for your old belongings, and you can find articles in the Expat Magazine about e.g. finding a new house, filling out the right paperwork, and how to go about moving your pet abroad.

Working in Dunedin

In the early 20th century, many major industrial companies set up factories in Dunedin. Some of these industrial companies became world leaders and the local Cadbury Chocolate Factory is also a big tourist favorite. Nowadays, local factories don't offer as many jobs as they did at their peak, but industrial development is still a strong part of the employment rates in Dunedin. If you're thinking about working in Dunedin, or you just want to start your business as an expatriate abroad, then you can look for support and information to help on the InterNations forums and discussion boards. Plus, the InterNations’ Expat Magazine has articles all about working life overseas, written by expats as well as the InterNations in-house staff, so you never have to feel alone or confused about working abroad.

  • 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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