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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



New Zealand Electronic Travel Authority Explained

Planning your next big adventure? Well, if you’re looking for a destination filled with adrenaline-pumping activities and beautiful sights to see, why not take a trip to New Zealand? New Zealand is the perfect destination for tourists – especially if you enjoy the great outdoors! With stunning landscapes, tonnes of fun attractions and friendly locals, […]

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Тhings I Wish I Knew Before Visiting New Zealand

New Zealand is an incredible destination to discover. In terms of natural scenery, it is definitely one of the most beautiful countries in the world. With its English-speaking residents and laid back culture, it has long been a popular destination for travellers. In 2019, 3,8 million tourists and other travellers visited New Zealand. For such […]

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The Cost Of Living In New Zealand – A Detailed Guide

New Zealand inspires pictures of mountains, forests and pristine lands. After all, this is the land of Middle Earth, kiwis, backpackers and delicious wine! On the other hand, it is also a place that can suck all of the money in your pocket and often, the country turns out to be more expensive than most […]

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6 Misconceptions About Australia & New Zealand

Article Updated On: 25/01/22 If you’re moving to Australia or New Zealand soon, or have recently arrived, no doubt you will be searching where to stay, how to get a job, etc. There’s also a high probability that you’ve been affected by misconceptions about them. Undoubtedly, both countries are exotic regions to the rest of […]

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Visa Applicants Are Encouraged to Move to Regional New Zealand

New visa criteria applied from 1 November 2015 for those willing to apply for a New Zealand Permanent Skilled Visa and Essential Skills Temporary Work Visa. Changes on the New Zealand Skilled Migrant Program Points for job offer outside Auckland for Skilled Migrant Visa are increased from 10 to 30. Points for entrepreneurs under the […]

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New Zealand Immigration Rule Change

From 1 November 2015, points awarded for New Zealand Skilled visa to people with a job offer outside Auckland will be increased from 10 to 30. Under the current immigration requirements, the applicants who can get 140 points, get residency. Kiwis will still be given priorities for jobs but if there are no locals to […]

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Is it Better to Live in Australia or New Zealand?

They usually say “If you want bucks, go to Australia, if you want the quality of life, choose New Zealand”. But how true is that and why do people constantly compare Australia and New Zealand? Perhaps, there are many more things in common than there are differences between them both. Let’s start with the similarities. […]

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Moving To New Zealand? Here’s What You Should Know

When you think of New Zealand, you probably imagine pictures of snow-capped mountains, forests, unique wildlife, glaciers, and the world-famous rugby team. And with hiking, skydiving, skiing, caving, amongst many other thrilling escapades, this is the adventure capital of the world and everything here is geared towards getting you outside to do something outlandish. But […]

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