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Here you’ll find top tips for working holidaymakers, our picks for this year’s best tourist destinations, business travel advice & much more



Characteristics of the New Zealand Tax System

Taxation is a complicated and vast subject. Well, it might also be boring. That’s why we summarized everything on the New Zealand taxation here for you all future visitors and prospective migrants. You might be delighted to hear that New Zealand has developed a simple and clear tax system, ranked by the experts as the […]

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Studying Abroad – A Complete Guide

Studying abroad is a life-changing experience and probably one of the most rewarding things you can do for yourself. Top 6 Reasons to Choose Studying Abroad? It’s an opportunity to get to know other cultures. It’s an opportunity to travel a lot. It’s an opportunity to better learn a language. It’s an opportunity to gain […]

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200,000 Visitors Arrived in New Zealand Last Month

The number of international tourists travelling to New Zealand reached a new high in July this year. Almost 200,000 visitors arrived in New Zealand last month compared to 183,000 in July 2013. While more people visited New Zealand, fewer Kiwis travelled abroad this year – 233,100 travelled overseas which is 2 % compared to July […]

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Melbourne and Auckland are the Friendliest Cities in the World for 2014

A new survey shows that Melbourne and Auckland are the friendliest cities in the world for 2014. Melbourne is called ‘the Australian capital of cool’ and ‘one of the classiest cities in the world’ and the people of Auckland are praised for their ‘wonderful sense of humour’ and attitude to life. Australia and New Zealand […]

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The Top 10 Places in New Zealand You Shouldn’t Miss

New Zealand (Aotearoa) is called the ‘Land of the Long White Cloud’. It has also been known as ‘God’s Own Country’ and the ‘Paradise of the Pacific’. New Zealand is a land of stunning natural beauty: picturesque beaches, wonderful rivers and lakes, steep fiords and active volcanic zones, tempting pastures, forests and mountains. It’s a […]

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New Zealand foreign student will benefit from liberalized student visa regime

In order to make New Zealand more attractive for foreign students, the education minister Steven Joyce and immigration minister Michael Woodhouse have announced new reform in the country’s student visa program. The new rules will give foreigners extended the right to work in the country while studying. In addition to that, there will streamline the […]

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Wellington – a charming city of great culture and scenic natural beauty

New Zealand’s coolest little capital Wellington is nestled between the sparkling harbour and rolling green hills is renowned for its art, heritage, culture and native beauty which all makes it one of the most sought after tourist destinations in the world. It is a buzzing city which is nicknamed as “Culinary Capital” of New Zealand […]

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3 of New Zealand’s Most Beautiful Beach Towns

Summer is coming, meaning it’s almost time to get your beach (or at the very least your swimming togs) on! With its lack of crowds, pleasant weather conditions, clear crisp waters, clean beaches, great surf, and some of the best fish n’ chips in existence, New Zealand offers the very best in beach holidays. Here […]

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