New Zealand

Living and
Working in New Zealand

Connect with fellow expats in New Zealand
Join exciting events and groups
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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."

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.

However, InterNations does not only address expats in New Zealand. We have brief overview guides for various locations around the world – from living in Finland to living in North Korea.

Top Articles in the New Zealand Expat Guide

  • 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.

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.

Are you curious about expatriate living outside New Zealand? Then read more about our various expat guides, such as living in Italy or 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.

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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