Move to new zealand from south africa

Beyond visas and policy, many people ask about the experience of moving to New Zealand In this 20mn interview with Principal Adviser Sarah Crome, team member Mariet Myburgh describes her own experience of moving to New Zealand from South Africa. What is it like? A first-hand experience Throughout the interview, Mariet will discuss: first impressions building a social network the NZ South African expat community schooling and how children adjust to the move real estate in New Zealand cost of …

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New Zealand education ranking in the top tier

  Two young New Zealand students have just topped the Cambridge exams, in physics and English, respectively.   Thinking about studying in New Zealand? Here is another success story of quality education, and high achievers. Congratulations to ACG Parnell College student Jessica Wu, who ranked first in the World in Cambridge International A Level English Language, and Henry Chen from Auckland Grammar School, who was the top overall student for A-level physics in the Cambridge International Exams 2017, scoring 98% …

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A success story: From Macedonia to New Zealand

We helped Dali and his family to move over from Macedonia. They are so glad they did, and they are now well settled just south of Christchurch. We had a few questions for them…   What country did you migrate from and when (year/month) ? We come from Republic of Macedonia, I came first on 1-st of September 2016 and after 4 months my wife and two daughters arrived, allowing me lots of time to get to know how things …

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A Random Act of Kindness: Donate Blood

Early September we announced our new monthly project of giving back to the community in New Zealand, ‘Good Shores’. This month nominee is NZ Blood. The New Zealand Blood Service makes available safe and appropriate blood and tissue products and related services.

Migrant communities

Migrants gather to help support each other as they get used to life in NZ.

Good Shores: A random act of kindness

We are very happy to introduce our new initiative aiming to help out our fellow migrants with random acts of kindness every month called ‘Good Shores’

Oprah Winfrey loving New Zealand

Oprah Winfrey expressing her love for New Zealand AGAIN ! Thanks Oprah, such lovely words… ???????????? “I am telling you: If you want to expand yourself as an individual on the planet Earth, New Zealand’s the place to go….The people are 100 percent present. They are not walking across the street on their cellphones… Every single corner you turn, there is some breathtaking something or other going on….Lakes! Glaciers! Eagles! It’s crazy.”   Head over to Vogue and read the …

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A New Zealand story: At home in Dunedin

Two years after moving to New Zealand from South Africa, this family has fully embraced Kiwi culture and lifestyle. The advantages of New Zealand life won them over, although it was not easy at first, having to adjust to the weather, the Kiwi accent, and slight differences in job environments. These now seem pretty minor and all that remains is “a wonderful experience”. Read out more about this particular experience of moving to New Zealand, browse our “Life in NZ” pages, …

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A New Zealand story: Building a new city and a new life

Fancy moving to New Zealand from Ireland? This young family has done it! Recession in Europe and work opportunities in the building industry after the Christchurch earthquake have enticed Martin and his family to take the plunge. Although work in his field of expertise is similar to what he did in Ireland, Martin is convinced that careful preparation is the key to a successful migration in various ways, and he looks forward to his family getting residency. Great quality of …

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