Hear how recent migrants found their move to New Zealand and why they love their new home.
NZ Ready is a free online tool to help you plan your move to New Zealand, ensuring you know how things work here and have a hassle-free move.
Find out who to talk to when you need help or have questions about how things work in New Zealand.
In most cases you'll need a job offer to support your work visa - so your first task will be finding a job.
If you plan to work while you study, you need to make sure that your visa allows you to work.
If you plan to invest funds,you can apply for a visa under our Investor or Entrepreneur categories.
The lifestyle, job opportunities and services you can access vary across New Zealand. Choose the one that suits you best.
Known as ‘the winterless North’ for its subtropical climate, Northland’s expanses of white sandy beaches, great fishing and scenic locations like the Bay of Islands all combine to make it a popular place to live.
Our largest city, Auckland is New Zealand’s commercial hub and is considered as one of the world’s most liveable cities.
One of the richest agricultural and pastoral areas of the world, the Waikato is home to New Zealand’s famous dairy industry and base for many agri-businesses and research institutes.
This is a beautiful part of New Zealand and combines some of our best beaches and our most fertile land with one of our highest annual tallies of sunshine hours.
The first city in the world to see the sun, this easternmost tip of the country is famous for its beautiful coastline, densely forested mountain parks, surfing and fishing, and is also a centre for wine and agriculture.
Hawke's Bay is renowned for its horticulture with large orchards and extensive vineyards thanks to consistently hot and dry summers and autumns.
Dominated by Mount Taranaki, an almost perfect volcanic cone, from which the region takes its name, Taranaki is noted for dairying, and its petro-chemical and engineering industries.
Named after its two main rivers the Manawatu-Whanganui region is predominately an agricultural region, with close links to Massey University, famed for its agriculture faculty.
New Zealand’s capital city, built on dramatic hills surrounding one of the southern hemisphere’s largest deep water ports. In 2011 Lonely Planet called it the world’s “coolest little capital".
The Marlborough region is famous for its fjord-like Marlborough Sounds and it's vineyards thrive in one of our sunniest spots.
Nelson-Tasman often tops New Zealand’s sunshine hours. It also boasts golden beaches and productive tourism, wine, horticulture and fishing industries.
The West Coast is famous for dramatic scenery, high rainfall, National Parks and characterful locals. Tourism, Mining and Agriculture are the major earners here.
Out of the devastation of the major earthquakes that hit Canterbury in 2010 and 2011 there has come an extraordinary opportunity to boldly redesign the city with a focus on the future.
Featuring stunning scenery, Otago offers mountains, vast plains, dramatic rivers and remote beaches. Dunedin, the ‘Edinburgh of the South’ has an internationally recognised university which hosts New Zealand’s principal medical school.
Southland is New Zealand’s most southerly region and includes the World Heritage ranked Fiordland National Park.
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