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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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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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Adventures With Pete

last year

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

9 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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