Tips for settling in

Adjusting to a new country is a challenge and a steep learning curve for most people.

Reaching out to other people, and feeling welcomed in return, is an important part of settling in to a new country.

Every country is different. Each has its own laws, rules and ways of doing things. The people, even if they speak the same language as you, have their own accent and their own everyday language. 

Hearing stories from other migrants will help you to make sense of your experiences, and as you get more involved in New Zealand life and the community, you will be able to tell your own stories.  

These pages will give you some tips on what to expect when you start your life in New Zealand. 

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Page last updated: 31/08/2016

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