Where should I move to in New Zealand?


17,500 people migrated to New Zealand in 2013, numbers not experience in over a decade. Big changes in Australia’s economy have changed where people are deciding to emigrate to, and New Zealand is now a serious consideration for many. 

Where should I live when I get to New Zealand?


Whether you have just arrived in New Zealand, been here for a year or two, or are thinking of migrating, there’s lots of information you need to know. The first question is usually, where should I live?


Should I move to Auckland or outside Auckland?


Auckland has a huge immigrant community, so you’re bound to meet more people from your home country. It’s also the largest city in New Zealand and growing fast, so there’s bound to be opportunity for you there. Some immigrants choose regional New Zealand, such as Hawke’s Bay because of the laidback lifestyle, and some move to Christchurch where a huge rebuild effort is underway.

Find out more about the locations you are looking at settling in.

What is life like outside of Auckland?


Watch this video where migrants talk about what life is like in sunny Hawke’s Bay on the east coast of the North Island of New Zealand. 


Life in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand


Watch a South African couple share their story of migrating to New Zealand through to running their own business in Hawke’s Bay.

Will I find work outside of Auckland?


We have guaranteed work supply in these locations right now including Waikato, Christchurch, more in Wellington and Hawke’s Bay. In Auckland there is some work, up towards Warkworth. Bay of Plenty, Taranaki and Dunedin all have work opportunities going, if you decide one of these regions is where you would like to love.  

What else do I need to know?


In the next The World is Coming to New Zealand Series #2, we will share everything you need to know to setup your own business in New Zealand.