Living in New Zealand

The dream of living in New Zealand has drawn people from all over the world towards its shores for ages. Auckland and Wellington rank among the top twenty of the world’s most livable cities.

A high standard of living, economic freedom, and high educational standards make New Zealand such an attractive destination for expats.

Since theLord of the Ringsmovie trilogy, we are all familiar with the stunning natural beauty of the nation. The populations love and respect for their environment and the surrounding South Pacific Ocean are important aspects of culture in New Zealand.

New Zealand is a beautiful country situated in the southern part of the Pacific Ocean. It is made up of two main islands, and is roughly the size of Japan, California or Great Britain. Our cities, scenery and cultures are vibrant and diverse. New Zealand has a multicultural population of 4 million and is home to people from the Pacific Islands, various parts of Asia, India, Africa, the Middle East and Europe. Indigenous Maori make up around 14 percent of the population.

Most major religions are represented in New Zealand and Human Rights Legislation guarantees freedom from discrimination on the basis of religion, which is seen as a matter of personal choice. Major cities have churches, temples, mosques, synagogues and other centers of worship for most religions. Home stay families and student hostels can ensure that religious dietary requirements are respected.