Relocating To New Zealand & Looking For A Removals Company
Are you are thinking of relocating to New Zealand? The country is relatively remote and sparsely populated. It has some stunning countryside and offers a high quality of life, making it a very popular place to relocate.
Approximately one fifth of the population was born overseas and it has large expat communities from the UK, South Africa, North America, China, India and the South Pacific. The New Zealand government is welcoming of new expats provided they have the experience and skills to benefit the local economy. Major areas for employment include finance, tourism, manufacturing and agriculture.
Accommodation if you are thinking of relocating to New Zealand
There are plenty of options from ranch-style family homes to modern bachelor apartments and expats will find they have plenty of choice. In New Zealand ‘units’ are generally used to describe any single home. ‘Home units’ usually describe smaller homes that are grouped with other similar houses around a shared driveway.
Owing to the large number of forests in New Zealand, many houses are made from wood; it is always wise to check that insulation is adequate. Most expats will usually decide to rent a property until they get a feel for the local property market.
The following site has a selection of properties: http://harcourts.co.nz/
Schools if relocating to New Zealand
The quality of education in New Zealand is amongst the best in the world and expats should have no problems finding a suitable school. State education in New Zealand is fully funded by the government and cities such as Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington will have a good choice of schools.
Help to select a school can be found at: https://www.educationcounts.govt.nz/data-services/directories/list-of-nz-schools
Local Information if relocating to New Zealand
When you first move to a new city finding your way round the local taxes and requirements can be daunting, a quick visit to the following website can help you on your way.
Travel if relocating to New Zealand
Public transport in New Zealand is generally very good; most cities tend to be compact and pedestrian friendly. The state owned KiwiRail operates passenger trains and provides long distance services across the country.
Buses are the main form of public transport with local bus services being contracted out to private companies across the country. Travel by ferry is also a very popular way to travel. It is owned by KiwiRail and has three ferries that travel regularly across the Cook Strait between Picton in the South Island and Wellington in the North Island.
It is often cheaper to use a domestic flight when travelling between one island and the other. There are airports in Auckland, Christchurch and Queenstown, along with smaller regional airports across the country.
Currency Conversion If relocating To New Zealand
The currency in New Zealand is the New Zealand Dollar (NZD), which is divided into 100 cents. This is normally written with a dollar sign or as NZ$ to distinguish it from other dollar currencies. A NZ$ is sometimes informally called a Kiwi!
When moving overseas making sure you get the best exchange rate possible is essential to starting your new life on a sound footing. White & Company has an exclusive arrangement with an FX Firm.
Simply call us on Tel: 01494-857672 or follow the link to see what additional monies you will receive compared to using your high street bank and to set up a free account. https://www.whiteandcompany.co.uk/foreign-exchange/
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International Removals If Relocating To New Zealand
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