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Guide to Taxes in New Zealand

If you are living in New Zealand for more than 183 days in any one year then you will need to register for tax...
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Living in Christchurch, New Zealand

Christchurch is a vibrant, young city and the largest in New Zealand. It was established in 1848 and named after the famous Oxford College...
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Buying a Car in New Zealand

If you are living and working in New Zealand then sooner or later you will want to purchase your own car. Public transport may...
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Essential Information For Migrants Living in New Zealand

t can take a while when you move to a new area to fit in with the community and find out about local services....
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How Expensive is New Zealand?

New Zealand, like any other country, has its expensive areas and its cheap areas. Yet overall migrants from the UK will find that NZ...
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Guide to Banking in New Zealand

Opening a bank account in New Zealand should be one of the first things you do as it will then allow you to transfer...
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Guide to Healthcare in New Zealand

The New Zealand healthcare system has a very good reputation in general and public hospitals are well maintained and free, however the waiting list...
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A Guide To Getting a Job in New Zealand

Like most countries worldwide, New Zealand has not escaped unscathed from the recession and currently unemployment stands at around 6.8%, high for New Zealand...
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An Overview of the Education System in New Zealand

The education system in New Zealand was largely overlooked by the rest of the world, but is now coming into its own as leading...
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Buying a Property in New Zealand

Once you have decided that you want to live in New Zealand you might start to consider buying a property. Luckily when compared to...
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Other Visa Options for New Zealand

There are a number of ways in which you can enter New Zealand either permanently or temporarily. The Skilled Migrant Visa is just one entry route...
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A Beginners Guide to Renting in New Zealand

If you are considering moving to New Zealand then it makes sense to consider renting a property before you rush in to buy as...
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Working Culture of the USA

Whether you are a permanent resident of the US or a temporary worker you are legally covered by worker's rights to minimum pay and...
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Applying for a New Zealand Skilled Migrant Visa

If you want to move to New Zealand from the UK to work then you will need a visa. Residents of the UK can...
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British Expat Pensions in the US

If you have been paying into a company pension, private UK pension or a state pension then you might wonder what will happen to...
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Pet Transport to the USA

Leaving behind family and friends to move to America may be heart rending and emotional but how many of us could say goodbye to pets? Pets...