How living in New Zealand compares
New Zealanders are relaxed, friendly and easy to get along with.
Doing well at our job is important, but we make sure we balance that with time to do our own things too. Commuting isn’t a big hassle and even in the biggest cities you’re only minutes from a beach, native park or mountain biking trail.
It’s these reasons and more that help us score at or near the top of so many international work/life balance surveys.
Natural beauty, temperate climate
New Zealand has a temperate climate - in other words, generally warm, dry summers and relatively mild, wet winters.
Humans have a much smaller footprint on New Zealand than in many countries. So it’s easy to lose the crowds, have the wide open spaces to yourself and enjoy our glorious sandy beaches, great native forests, mountains, lakes, rivers and fjords.
Construction industry in New Zealand
There are two big drivers of construction industry growth in New Zealand at the moment – continuing population growth in Auckland, and the after-effects of the earthquakes in Christchurch and the surrounding Canterbury region.
With construction industry workers of all kinds in demand there are plenty of opportunities.
If your job is on a skill shortage list and you have the qualifications and experience to match, the work visa application process is likely to be faster. And you may even be able to apply for a resident visa.