Opportunities & outlook

Investors with the capital, entrepreneurial track record and international connections that can make a real difference to our businesses are wanted now.

New Zealand is the hidden secret.

And we’re rolling up our sleeves to make New Zealand as attractive for you as possible.

Along with the inbuilt business advantages of a fertile land and a well-educated, flexible workforce, you’ll find a Government actively promoting growth and innovation with a range of business and migrant-friendly policies.

Getting money into New Zealand - or out - is easy and there are very few restrictions on what you can or can’t invest in. Plus, the tax situation here is positive for investors.

View our Money & tax section for more information.

Investment opportunities

There are opportunities in many fields, in both traditional business sectors and in new, often highly innovative areas. Just some of the areas where New Zealand is doing exceptionally well include information and communications technology, tourism, film and special effects production, biotechnology, agricultural research, and wood-based technology.

All these advantages come with dedicated immigration policies that make it surprisingly easy for investors and their families to enjoy the wide open spaces and world-beating lifestyle, adventure and recreational opportunities New Zealand has to offer.

View our Practical guides section for more information about investing.

‘Best for business’

Forbes has ranked New Zealand as the third best country for business, thanks to a transparent and stable business climate that encourages entrepreneurship.


In this section:

  • Investing made easy

    It’s committed to maintaining an open, free-market economy and to making things easy for business. In fact we’re the...

  • International reach

    That’s thanks to our location and excellent physical, electronic and trade connections with the rest of the world.

  • Economic overview

    Over the last 25 years our economy has gone from being one of the most regulated in the OECD to one of the least...

  • Investment choices

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

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