You're at the start of a big adventure. We've put together a few tips to help you get started and settle in.
The New Zealand Government has created a helpful tool that provides you a checklist of what you need to do based off your personal circumstances:
You can find it here.
It's likely you will need to open a bank account in New Zealand. Some of the major banks include: ANZ, Westpac, Kiwibank, BNZ, ASB
You may decide to transfer money at the start, during or towards the end of your time in New Zealand.
All workers in New Zealand are required to pay tax. The amount of tax you’ll pay will depend on how much you earn.
You can find out more about how tax works and different tax rates here.
Kiwisaver is the name of New Zealand’s voluntary retirement savings scheme.
NZ has a National Public Health Network that provides health support & cover for eligible people.
No matter what, the process of moving can be quite mentally taxing and moving back to a country you have been away from for a while can be a bit of a culture shock so it is important to look after your mental health.
There is a wealth of knowledge and support services that can be found here.
Each city in New Zealand has its own public transport ticketing system
The New Zealand government has advice and support for settling in to New Zealand. You can check this out here.
One of the most frequently asked questions is about mobile phone providers!
New Zealand has three main mobile phone providers and they are:
There are multiple broadband companies across New Zealand. You can compare broadband providers here.
The key local websites for rental accommodation, include:
Joining Facebook groups specifically for advertising property rentals
If you're returning to NZ and looking to make a more permanent move a good resource for information can be found here.
Most rental properties in NZ are unfurnished or partially furnished so if you are looking to furnish your new home here are some places that will be of help:
Robert Walters works with a partner to get New Zealander’s returning home or people moving to New Zealand competitive shipping rates.
We recommend Solaris Relocations. Out contact is John Morris: email@example.com
New Zealand is a beautiful country with many sights to see. To help you explore New Zealand visit the New Zealand Tourism website.
There are some great websites and Facebook pages that you can follow where local events, restaurants, bars and shops are shared and reviewed:
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