New Zealand

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Community in New Zealand

Connect with fellow expats in New Zealand
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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."

Our Expat Community in New Zealand Welcomes You!

Kia ora and a warm welcome to our InterNations Communities in New Zealand! Learn everything you need to know about a move to New Zealand with the helpful and experienced network of expats at InterNations. By becoming part of a global community of expats you can gain valuable knowledge and insights about New Zealand without having to conduct hours of research yourself — it's all right here! You might be wondering “what's the education system like in New Zealand?” or “what's the public transportation like in Auckland?” or even “where is safe to live with a young family in Wellington?”. Our InterNations Communities in New Zealand can help in answering those questions, and more. Whatever you need to know, our network of expats is here to support you when you make that big move abroad.

With InterNations, you never stand alone. Whether you are moving to another country or going on a business trip somewhere — our communities around the world are there to make you feel at home wherever you are. Feel free to check out our vibrant InterNations Communities in countries like Peru or Qatar.

Join Our Exciting Events in New Zealand

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

Find More Information in Our New Zealand Expat Guides

  • Moving to New Zealand

    Thousands of people from around the world head out to New Zealand every year in order to live and work there for a few years, making the country a popular expat destination. The InterNations expat guide offers advice on moving to New Zealand, including info on the economy, visa regulations, and more.
  • Living in New Zealand

    Have you always dreamed of packing your bags and going to New Zealand? A life among the “Kiwis” is an attractive prospect for many expats. Thus, living in New Zealand has lost none of its allure. On InterNations, you will find information on public transportation, healthcare, and education in New Zealand.
  • Working in New Zealand

    The economy of New Zealand is characterized by a high level of economic freedom and low corruption rates. The country’s beauty and laidback lifestyle are a big plus as well. We glimpse into New Zealand’s social security and business etiquette as well as the qualifications needed for working here.

Exchange Tips about living in New Zealand

Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our New Zealand expat forums.

Embark on Your Life as an Expat in New Zealand

New Zealand may be a sparsely populated island country, but with its spectacular scenery and awe-inspiring nature, New Zealand offers a high-quality way of life for expats. This is shown by the statistics, with over fifth of the people that live and work in the country born overseas. New Zealand particularly attracts young families and couples who are looking for a better work-life balance, and has the appeal of a state-sponsored healthcare system and good public education. Expats have praised New Zealand for being one of the easiest places to settle in; with warm welcomes from locals and fellow expats alike, Kiwis are a friendly bunch. It also has a high number of leisure options, with its impressive landscape and beaches, and is considered one of the safest locations for expats to live. The main language in New Zealand is English, which makes many British, American, Australia and Canadian expats instantly feel at home. And while New Zealand still respects and pays close attention to its Maori roots, its culture is now primarily Western, due to its history as former British colony.

InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities around the world. Meet fellow global minds in your city of residence or get to know local expatriates before you're moving or traveling abroad and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Malaysia or France, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.

Find New Friends Even before You Start Your Life in New Zealand

Every InterNations member has gone through an approval process prior to being part of our international community, and before they are able to communicate with other members. This means you can trust the community and take part in both online and offline interaction with InterNations members without worries. Whether you're in Wellington, Christchurch, Auckland, or Polynesia, you can join up with some of your fellow expats face-to-face with the many groups and events that are available through InterNations. From exploring the city of Christchurch to salsa dancing in Auckland, whatever your interests may be there is always something to do in New Zealand. It's a great way to make new friends!

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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