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Getting started

No matter how much advance planning you have done, it can be confusing knowing where to start once you step off that plane.
What you need for New Zealand

Your head may still be spinning with all the organising and farewells. You will be excited or nervous (or both) and jet lag may be kicking in.

You may be reassured to know that HSBC’s 2015 Expat Explorer survey rated New Zealand the easiest country in the world for setting up finance and property matters. Expat Insider agreed, ranking New Zealand second for ‘ease of settling in’.

Our advice is to be easy on yourself, take your time, and start by focusing on these four things:

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