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Investment choices

There are lots of ways you can choose to invest in New Zealand. You can simply be a passive investor, or you get more actively engaged in owning or setting up a business.

However, if you’re planning to mix business with lifestyle by applying for a business or investment visa, your 'acceptable investment' options include:

  • Buying a business
  • Starting a business
  • Buying commercial property
  • Buying shares
  • Buying bonds

Acceptable Investments

Practical guide to investing

Choosing advisers

New Zealand has regulations on financial advisers that provide various forms of protection for investors like you. The basic thrust of the rules is that advisers must put your interests first - not those of whoever is selling you the investment, property or business opportunity.

Before you take advice, make sure the person or business you’re dealing with is on the Financial Service Providers Register.

Financial Service Providers Register