Living in Christchurch

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Christchurch is an ideal destination for an expatriation. Located in the Canterbury region, it is deemed to be the gateway to the South Island.

As the country's second biggest city, Christchurch provides a pleasant living environment to expatriates. Being the second manufacturing hub after Auckland, its is very promising for professional expatriates while attracting international students.

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Having some of the world's top-rated universities and a great cultural diversity, Auckland attracts international students in large numbers every year

From its world-renowned schools to its lifestyle and landscape, New Zealand is a great place to get an education.

If you're looking to study in Christchurch, gives you an insight into the local higher education system and some useful tips on student life

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Christchurch bloggers

Fried Kiwis

2 years ago

This blog covers life in Christchurch as our American family moves in to town.

Amongst the Kiwis: An American PhD Student in New Zealand

3 years ago

This blog describes my experiences as a postgraduate student in moving to Christchurch, New Zealand, which is a city still in the process of rebuilding after its earthquake. I point out differences compared to both the U.S. and U.K. where I've lived previously.

Doitsu Gaijin Memoir

4 years ago

Since July 2013 I am living with my family in New Zealand. In August 2012 I started to write this blog about Japan in German but many readers from abroad wanted an English blog. I am not perfect but I try my best :). My husband is Japanese and I am German. In our intercultural marriage we have many funny encounters in daily life, some misunderstanding and we are learning about each other cultures. William Shakespeare wrote about Othello and Desdemona, I am writing about us, first hand! I lived and worked for 9 years in Singapore. After a short stay in Japan we moved to Dubai and I spent three wonderful years as housewife and mother there. In 2010 we moved back to Japan only to leave again in 2013 for New Zealand. The original website is written in German and you can find it here: Email: - all right for photos belonging to me or the original photographer. Some pictures are bought from, the rights for this pictures belonging to the artist. - Re-blogging is allowed


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Marine Agents International Ltd, t/a American Wholesale Boats.
50 Winters Rd, Redwood, 8051, Christchurch

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Universal Emigration Consultants
16 Denvir Street, Strowan, Christchurch

Immigration consultants

Immigration Lawyers Christchurch New Zealand
Level 1, 128 Riccarton Road, Riccarton, Christchurch

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