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Licensed Immigration Adviser
DOREEN BENNETT
License # 200901588

Tel: NZ +64 9 479 2598
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NEW ZEALAND INFORMATION

Lifestyle

Moving to the Land Of The Long White Cloud (New Zealand / Aotearoa) should be an enjoyable, stress free journey. To achieve this we recommend that you research New Zealand well.

There is no doubt that things will differ from what you know. Some things will seem strange at first but ultimately you will be giving yourself and your family the chance of a lifetime - the benefits of living in New Zealand are abundant!

Quality Of Life

The best way to look at New Zealand, is that it's not a question of what we've got, it's more a matter of what haven't we got? New Zealand is largely corruption free. We have very low crime rates to the extent that our police don't carry weapons. There is no inherent hunger or poverty. You will also notice that pollution in this beautiful country is virtually non existent. We don't experience cramped cities, health issues or congestion. What a place to live! One of the best things you will notice about New Zealand is the acceptance of different views and idea's from a vast array of cultures. New Zealand is modern and has a democratic society and there is no class system in place. New Zealanders have freedom of speech and can express their religious beliefs openly.

Leisure

New Zealand has a never ending range of things to do, see and enjoy, both indoors or outdoors. We have limitless activities available for the entire family, from beach activities to extreme sports to modern theatre's.

Activities of Interest:

Every part of New Zealand has so much to offer. Tourists can visit the following website for guidance:
http://www.tourism.net.nz/

For people wanting to make New Zealand their future home the following list of local government websites will give you a good idea of what goes on in each region:

NORTH ISLAND
Auckland: http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/events
North Shore: http://www.northshorecity.govt.nz/
Northland: http://www.northlandnz.com/
Rotorua: http://www.rotoruanz.com/
Mt Ruapehu: http://www.mtruapehu.com/
Waikato: http://www.waikatodistrict.govt.nz/
Taupo: http://www.taupodc.govt.nz/
Coromandel: http://www.tcdc.govt.nz/
Bay of Plenty: http://www.westernbay.govt.nz/
Hawkes Bay: http://www.chbdc.govt.nz/
Manawatu: http://www.mdc.govt.nz/
Taranaki: http://www.trc.govt.nz/
Wanganui: http://www.wanganui.govt.nz/
Wairarapa: http://www.swdc.govt.nz/
Wellington: http://wellington.govt.nz/

SOUTH ISLAND
Nelson: http://www.nelsoncitycouncil.co.nz/
Malborough: http://www.marlborough.govt.nz/
Christchurch: http://www.ccc.govt.nz/index.aspx
Queenstown: http://www.qldc.govt.nz/
Canterbury: http://www.ecan.govt.nz/home/
Fiordland: http://www.tdc.govt.nz/
MacKenzie Country: http://www.mackenzie.govt.nz/
West Coast: http://www.wcrc.govt.nz/
Otago: http://www.orc.govt.nz/
Dunedin: http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/

Housing
Around 70% of New Zealander own their own home. This is a clear sign that owning your own home is affordable for most citizens. Suburban housing accounts for 85% of property sales, although the central business districts, the inner city and semi-rural living is increasing. To see how far your money will take you in New Zealand, go to: www.xe.com for currency conversion. Please note that this a direct conversion, changing currency will be likely to incur charges with whoever you choose to exchange with It depends on the country you are coming from as to whether you see New Zealand an expensive move or relatively cheap. Either way the move is worth it for the lifestyle.

Health
The New Zealand public health system by world standards is good. Medical care for someone on a life-long basis is comprehensive and available to everyone. Any essential health care required is free through the public health care system . To put it simply, it means that visits to your local GP or Dentist will cost small amounts while things that tend to be more costly such as hospital treatment is free for all Citizens and Residents (with some minor exceptions). The government also gives help by subsidising visits to your local GP and prescriptions for young children and or people who require healthcare frequently, and those who qualify on low incomes.

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