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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

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.

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

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.

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!

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!

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