Living in Canterbury

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The Canterbury region is a conducive destination for expatriation, especially in Christchurch, its capital city. Located in the South Island, the region consists of plains and picturesque mountains, providing a pleasant environment to expatriates wishing to settle here.

If you are looking for career prospects in Canterbury, why not try your luck in the manufacturing industry of in the energy sector?

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Canterbury bloggers

Adventures With Pete

last month

In 2013 I had just finished teaching English overseas for a year. Without a plan I moved to the Bay Area looking for my next thing. And thats around when I met Pete. 4 years, 3 moves, and a whole lot of adventures later, here I am on one of the biggest adventures of all living in New Zealand. Through AWP, Im excited to share the ups, the downs, and the lessons learned throughout my expat journey.

Life in New Zealand

8 years ago

Moved from northern Canada in the Yukon, to Christchurch, New Zealand with my new husband to pursue studies.

Oceania Trek

9 years ago

Just moved to Christchurch from San Francisco. This blog would probably interest people like me that, before moving, would like to read more first hand information from a newcomer. Surprisingly, I didn't find as much infor out there as I wanted, so this will hopefully fill the gap a bit. Feel free to post questions and comments!


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