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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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Auckland is consistently rated as having one of the highest qualities of life in the world and boasts two top-rated universities, bringing it in at number 28 for best places to study in QS Top University’s world ranking system.

Whether you want to go to university, attend a polytechnic or vocational school, learn English, or take part in a foreign exchange student programme, New Zealand has an option to suit your needs. The first step to studying in New Zealand is to explore these educational options and decide which works best for you. You may want to use an education agent to assist you with all of the possibilities.

If you’re looking to study in a dramatic location filled with natural beauty and fun experiences, then Christchurch on New Zealand’s iconic South Island is worth your consideration.

From the work culture to CV format, working in New Zealand may be slightly different to your home country, but finding and getting along in a job is easy to do with a little support and guidance.

New Zealand is ranked as one of the best countries in the world to start a business, and many start-up companies and inventions have Kiwi origins. If you also have the heart of an entrepreneur, then you may want to set up your business in a country that fosters that energy. As an expat, it isn’t quite as simple as flying over and getting started – you will need a visa to work in New Zealand, even in a self-employed capacity, but if you have a good idea that will boost the economy, and financial investment, then you will likely be welcome.

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Christchurch bloggers

Fried Kiwis

3 years ago

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

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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.

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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: http://martinemueller.blogspot.com Email: martinemler@rocketmail.com - all right for photos belonging to me or the original photographer. Some pictures are bought from shutterstock.com, 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

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

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