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Living in the US: American Culture

If all you know about the US comes from television and films then you really need to rethink your expectations of living in the...
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New Zealand: The Perfect Place to Start a Family

Many people choose to emigrate for economic reasons, employment and better weather but for parents and couples wishing to start a family, another strong...
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Your Essential Guide to New Zealand Culture

Whilst many of those who first settled in New Zealand were Europeans, New Zealand now has quite a diverse culture that has influences from...
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Ten Must See Sights of New Zealand

Whether you are moving to New Zealand as an expat or you are visiting on holiday, there are some New Zealand sights that you...
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What to see and do in Wellington

Wellington - the capital of New Zealand and Middle Earth for many Lord of the Rings fans. It's a cultural hub that features many...
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Your Guide to Public Transport in New Zealand

As New Zealand is made up of two islands, South Island and North Island along with many smaller islands, many residents use regular ferries...
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Living in Wellington

Wellington has the privilege of being New Zealand's capital city. It is located perfectly on the south end of North Island and was described...
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Guide to Living in Auckland

Auckland is a stunningly beautiful city situated on the North Island of New Zealand. It has the largest urban population in the country but...
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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...