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New Zealand offers an incredible lifestyle; some say the best in the world.

This official New Zealand Government website has lots of useful, reliable information about living and working in New Zealand, and the ways to make it happen.

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Openings in your profession and how to go about finding a job.

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New Zealand jobs & work

Migrant videos

New Kiwis share their experiences of living in New Zealand.

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Migrants tell their stories about immigrating to New Zealand

Explore New Zealand

Choose a region that matches your profession and the lifestyle you want.

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Visa types

Use our interactive table to see which New Zealand visa suits you best.

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Use NZ Ready, our free tool to help you plan your move to New Zealand.

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