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10 clothing items to pack before you move to New Zealand
Moving to New Zealand promises a laid-back lifestyle, but if you’ve never visited before, you may not know what to pack. Whether you are visiting for a holiday or planning a move, there are some things you won’t want to forget.
Inside New Zealand's Film Industry: From Local Productions to Global Blockbusters
New Zealand isn't just a land of breathtaking landscapes and adventure sports; it's also a major contributor to the world of global cinema. The New Zealand film industry is uniquely positioned to create and produce global blockbusters as well as quirky indie films thanks to the unique Kiwi blend of creativity, innovation, and stunning locations.
New Zealand's Coffee Culture: A Nation of Flat White Lovers
While New Zealand is famed for its beautiful scenery, egalitarian society and work-life balance, one area that is often overlooked is its coffee culture.
New Zealand's Great Walks: 10 Amazing Hikes And Where To Find Them
New Zealand’s Great Walks are a fantastic way to see New Zealand. Aotearoa is known for its stunning and variable natural scenery. From lush rainforests, stunning glaciers, pristine beaches and otherworldly volcanoes, hiking has long been considered one of the best ways to see our country.
How to find seasonal work in New Zealand
If you are moving to New Zealand, you might be interested in picking up seasonal work to get you started. Seasonal work is popular amongst backpackers and international travellers in Aotearoa, but it can also be a great way to hit the ground running after your arrival. Here are the best ways to find seasonal work in New Zealand.
Understanding KiwiSaver: What it is and why you should join
Whether you are thinking of moving to New Zealand or are a New Zealander who has not yet joined KiwiSaver, it’s worth knowing about our country’s retirement saving scheme.
How to Explore New Zealand's Craft Beer Scene
New Zealand's craft beer scene has experienced a surge in popularity and innovation recently, making visiting a craft brewery a must-do for beer enthusiasts while they are here.
Surviving and Thriving as an expat in New Zealand: A guide to integration
Moving to a new country is a journey, and adjusting to the new culture can take some time. While New Zealand is a friendly place, you’re likely to feel some sense of culture shock or isolation after you’ve moved. Our guide to integrating into New Zealand culture can help you feel more at home in Aotearoa.
11 of the best New Zealand beaches worth exploring
From the epic locations used in Lord of the Rings to our breathtaking mountains and crystal clear lakes, there’s a lot of country to explore by road and by foot in New Zealand. While hiking and road-tripping are definitely part of the Kiwi experience, our beautiful beaches are another treasure often overlooked.
How to buy a second hand campervan in New Zealand
New Zealand's breathtaking landscapes, from serene beaches to lush forests and rugged mountains, make it the perfect location for a road trip. If you're looking to explore the beautiful countryside at your own pace, buying a second-hand caravan in New Zealand is a great choice.
Everything you need to know about shipping and importing a car to New Zealand.
Whether you're a New Zealand citizen returning home, a first-time immigrant, or just want to bring your vehicle to this beautiful country, here's how to go about shipping or importing your car to New Zealand.
How to responsibly freedom camp in New Zealand
New Zealand is the perfect location for freedom camping. There are miles of untouched rugged coastlines, gravel roads that lead to isolated beaches, and plenty of off-the-beaten-track spots to explore.
Road rules every driver should know before they visit New Zealand
New Zealand is the ideal country for a road trip. But before you get behind the wheel, it’s important that you learn some of the differences between driving in New Zealand and overseas.
New Zealand's Rugby Obsession: From the All Blacks to Grassroots Clubs
Fans of the All Blacks will know that they are one of the world’s most successful sports teams. But what is it that makes this small island nation a force to be reckoned with on the pitch?
New Zealand home buying guide: Everything you need to know about researching buying and settling on a home
Familiarising yourself with the home-buying process can reduce stress and ensure you know what to expect each step of the way. Read on for our guide to understanding the home-buying process in New Zealand.
How to buy a home at auction in New Zealand
If you've ever considered purchasing a house at auction in New Zealand but have been held back by uncertainty, you're not alone. Whether you're a first-time buyer or looking to build your portfolio, our guide to buying a home at auction is here to help.
Where to buy furniture at auction in New Zealand
Finding special pieces to add to your home can be a challenge but furniture auctions can fill the gap between buying second-hand and new mass-produced furniture.
The ultimate guide to New Zealand's national symbols and icons
Despite being a relatively young country, New Zealand has many national symbols and icons that are unique to our Pacific Island home.
Understanding Kiwi Slang and Culture
Here’s everything you need to know about using slang and Kiwi culture.
The Maori art of tattoo: History, meaning and modern expression
Tā moko - traditional Māori tattoos are an art form that has existed for hundreds of years.
Understanding the New Zealand education system
The New Zealand education system is ranked 7th compared to other nations around the globe. Public education between 6-18 is compulsory, free, and well-funded.
New Zealand's Māori Culture: Embracing Traditions and Indigenous Heritage
Māori throughout New Zealand live in tribal groups called iwi and can trace their tribe’s origins to one of the seven canoes said to have brought their ancestors to New Zealand
Where to buy art in Christchurch?
Whether you're an art enthusiast, a collector, or looking to pick up some art for your home, these art galleries in Christchurch have something you'll love.
Navigating New Zealand's Healthcare System: A Guide For Expats
We cover everything you need to know about the New Zealand healthcare system, including costs, how to find a physician and how to seek specialist care.
Joinery Options for New Zealand Homes: UPVC, Aluminium, v Timber
It’s important to consider the pros and cons of different types of joinery. New Zealand's most common types are uPVC, aluminium and timber.
7 Most affordable Auckland suburbs to buy
With some of the big banks expecting the market to level out between August and December 2023, now could be the best time to buy a house in Auckland city. To help you on your hunt, we’ve gathered together a list of the ten most affordable suburbs in the city. Happy house hunting.
What is a leasehold property in New Zealand?
If you are buying a house in New Zealand, you should understand some key terms. A leasehold property is one of these terms. Learn about the pros and cons of a leasehold property.
10 tips for moving house in snowy weather
While snow is charming and picturesque, moving is much more difficult, especially as New Zealand roads and vehicles aren’t equipped for snowfall.
Kiwi cuisine: Must-try foods and where to find them
While New Zealand is much more famous for its scenery and many adrenaline-infused activities, there’s no shortage of interesting and unique foods to try.
How to naturally control pests in your home
Finding pests in your home can be frustrating. Before you reach for the pesticides, there are some steps you can take to help pest-proof your home naturally.
How to grow an indoor herb garden
Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a complete beginner, creating an indoor herb garden is an easy way to enhance your cooking experience. Discover how to get started growing an indoor herb garden.
How to compost your food waste at home
Composting is a natural and eco-friendly method of recycling that stops food scraps from ending up in landfills and instead returns their nutrients to the soil.
The Complete Guide to Shipping Goods to New Zealand: Customs, Duties and Regulations
Follow our guide to help you understand the process of shipping your goods to New Zealand and dealing with NZ Custom’s regulations and duties.
How much does it cost to ship a car to New Zealand?
If your car is worth less than $10,000NZD, it’s probably not worth the cost of importing it to New Zealand as you’ll pay almost that in fees to get the car here.
The best places to buy art in Auckland
Whether you’re new to collecting art or know what you like, Auckland has many galleries and auction houses. Here are the best places to buy art in Auckland.
How much should I insure my home and contents for in New Zealand?
How much you need to insure your house and contents will also differ from home to home. Our guide will help ensure you are insured for just the right amount.
Green cleaning tips: Non-toxic solutions for your new home
Taking a greener approach to cleaning your home doesn’t have to be difficult. There are many little swaps you can make to clean your home more sustainably.
6 Mistakes to Avoid as a First-Time Home Seller
As you prepare to sell your home, it's important to approach the process with an element of caution. These mistakes could make it harder to sell your home.
Where to adopt a cat or dog in Christchurch
Whether you’re looking for a specific breed or want to rehome an abandoned cat or dog, these Christchurch organisations make it easy to find the right pet.
10 ways to pay your mortgage off faster
In New Zealand, it takes around 25 to 30 years to pay off your mortgage. Every contribution you make can help you pay less interest over your loan’s lifetime.
How to sustainably furnish your home in New Zealand
Modular, cheaply made furniture is becoming more popular and finding its way into landfills across New Zealand. Here's how to furnish your home sustainably.
What does it cost to build a new house in New Zealand? [2023]
Despite how much prices for new builds can differ, a ballpark figure can help you understand the average cost of a new home.
How to reduce condensation in your New Zealand home or rental
Don’t put up with damp windows just because it's winter. These tips can help you reduce the amount of condensation indoors and lead to a warmer, dryer home.
Where to donate e-waste for recycling in New Zealand
The average New Zealander produces over 21kg of unwanted, end-of-life electronic products yearly. Recycling your e-waste is an important step in ensuring it stays out of landfills.
Practical tips for reducing housing expenses in 2023
New Zealand has witnessed a steady rise in the cost of living, with housing expenses a significant contributor. Here's how to gain control over your budget.
Tips for renting your first New Zealand flat
Securing a flat can be difficult, depending on where you live. but fear not! The key to finding your first flat in New Zealand is always to be prepared.
How to keep your belongings safe when you move
Careful planning can help your move go smoothly and ensure everything is where you left it.
Can foreigners buy a car in New Zealand?
If you're a foreigner considering buying a car in New Zealand, you may have questions about the process, requirements, costs, and other important factors.
Transform your small outdoor area into a usable space
Transform your small outdoor area into a functional space with creativity, planning, and a few design tricks. Here's how to get more from your outdoor space.
What to do when your furniture won't fit through the door
Moving requires a lot of logistical challenges. But what happens if you can’t get your furniture through the door? It’s a problem many people don’t consider until they’re faced with it. Here’s how you can make sure your furniture will fit for your next move.
Ten of the best places to buy art in Wellington
Whether you're investing in pieces from well-known artists, want to support local galleries or prefer to buy affordable prints, the joy of building an art collection lies in the curation of art that resonates with you. Here are the best places to buy art from established and emerging artists in Wellington.
How to prepare your car for storms and hurricanes
This year alone, Auckland and the East Coast of the North Island have been hit by serious flooding and the fallout from a major cyclone. These types of events will only become more frequent. That’s why it’s important you learn how to take care of your car before a storm or hurricane hits.
How to make moving with flatmates run smoothly
If you are living with flatmates and planning on moving house together, there are some things you should do before you begin your move. Follow our guide for a smoother experience.
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