Kia Ora! Welcome to New Zealand. It’s a place that will forever keep you under its spell.
New Zealanders believe life is for living. It’s about balancing a good day’s work with time for family and friends plus all the recreation and wide open spaces our country offers.
Get a career. And a Balanced lifestyle
Working hard and getting ahead is important to us. We’re a well-developed, well connected country with all sorts of opportunities to advance your career.New Zealand has the work-life balance just right. It’s why we consistently lead international quality-of-life surveys. New Zealand performs “exceptionally well” for overall well-being says the OECD, surveying the 36 most advanced economies.
The 2014 survey by Mercer, the global HR consultants, again ranked Auckland third in the world for ‘Quality of Living’, after Vienna and Zurich, and first in Asia Pacific and Australasia. Wellington scored well too, at 12th. A similar survey by the Economist Intelligence unit ranked Auckland 10th of 140 cities.
The UN ranks New Zealand seventh out of 187 countries on its latest Human Development Index.
On the Economist Intelligence Unit’s 2013 ‘Where to be Born’ index we’re seventh, ahead of 70 countries including Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, South Africa, UK and USA.
100% Pure, Clean & beautiful
New Zealand is known throughout the world as a country of great natural beauty – one that is easy to fall in love with and impossible to forget. Similar in size to Great Britain but with a population of just about 4.5 million people, New Zealand is one of the world’s least-crowded countries. "If Oscars were awarded for location, New Zealand would scoop the lot," says Clive Irving of CondeNasteTraveller.
New Zealand is more than a holiday destination; it’s a state of mind. The nation enjoys image as a clean and green land with magnificent mountains and waterways, steaming volcanoes, sweeping coastlines, deeply indented fiords and lush rainforests. New Zealand is also a dynamic 21st century society with sophisticated cities, diverse economy and a vibrant arts and cultural life.
Best place to live in the world
New Zealand is a great place to live. It was recently ranked third in the world for quality of life. In the cities you will find great food and coffee, bustling nightlife and a feast of entertainment options. Outside the cities you will find amazingly beautiful scenery from pristine beaches to commanding mountains whose magnificence rivals those found anywhere else in the world. New Zealand’s biggest city Auckland has constantly been rated among the world’s top ten cities for best quality of living. In 2013 Auckland was named the third best place to live in the world, just behind Vienna and Zurich. The survey ranks cities on factors such as culture and environment, political stability, safety, infrastructure and ease of doing business. Auckland has also been named the third best sporting city in the world at the prestigious SportBusiness Ultimate Sports Cities Awards in 2014.
Most socially progressive nation on EarthNew Zealand is ranked the “most socially advanced nation in the world”, according to a global index published in April 2014. New Zealand topped the Social Progress Index (SPI) of 132 countries ranked on social and environmental performance by the US-based nonprofit, the Social Progress Imperative. "New Zealand’s ranking as the most socially progressive nation on Earth is an exceptional result," Social Progress Imperative executive directive Michael Green said. The top five countries in order were New Zealand, Switzerland, Netherlands, Iceland, and Norway.
Welcoming and Peaceful community
New Zealanders open their hearts to newcomers. In fact, nine out of ten migrants find the welcome they receive meets or exceeds their expectations, according to a recent Immigration New Zealand survey. New Zealanders are by and large open-minded and believe people should be free to live the lifestyle they choose.
There are laws to prevent people abusing anyone’s freedom of expression and speech, and we have a reliable and trustworthy police force you can turn to which solves a comparatively high number of all crimes.
Police don’t harass you here. They have strict rules they must follow and can’t act arbitrarily. And they don’t as a rule carry personal firearms.
Peace of mind
We’re rated in international surveys as one of the world’s most peaceful, least corrupt countries.
The 2013 Global Peace Index, which compares 162 countries for the risk of personal violence, has New Zealand as the world’s third safest country just after Iceland and Denmark.
Transparency International’s 2013 Corruption Perception Index ranks us the least corrupt country in the world, first equal with Denmark.
We don’t even have any seriously dangerous wildlife for you to worry about.
Freedom of movement
Because it’s pretty safe and secure, you and your family can feel free to get out and enjoy everything New Zealand has to offer.
You can expect to walk or cycle the streets, play in playgrounds, catch public transport and generally do the things you want to do without fear.
You can enjoy New Zealand’s open spaces at will, discover the beaches, have fun in the playgrounds and parks, picnic, explore the bush, climb mountains and cycle to your heart’s content.
New Zealand offers an excellent education system. In fact, the OECD calls us a “top performing country” amongst developed nations for the quality of our education.
Add in a safe learning environment and a healthy dose of the outdoor recreation available in our wide open spaces, and you have a recipe for producing resourceful and confident young adults ready to take on the world.
New Zealand is a technologically advanced country with a sophisticated urban culture and a world-class education system, with a university tradition that dates back nearly 150 years. Education in New Zealand is an opportunity to have a life-changing experience in one of the most innovative, beautiful and diverse countries in the world.
Uniqueness and pioneering spirit
New Zealand society is diverse and multicultural. Although the bulk of New Zealand’s population are of European descent and English is the everyday language, Māori, New Zealand’s indigenous population, make up around 15 per cent of the population and growing numbers of people from around the world are making New Zealand their home.
It’s the safest country to live, with stable political and social systems; a secure place to invest for your future. New Zealand has produced a range of world-renowned achievements and personalities way out of proportion to our modest population of just over 4.5 million.New Zealand is a nation of sports lovers, and sailing, skiing, snowboarding, surfing, hiking and fishing are all popular pastimes. New Zealand’s varied landscapes and pleasant climate make it ideal for many outdoor activities, and a great place to relax.
One of the world’s most innovative countries
New Zealand is a nation with a proven record in virtually every field of endeavor – science, technology, manufacturing, sport, and social issues. New Zealanders (Kiwis) are famous for their ingenuity and self-sufficiency. It is said that Kiwis can create amazing things – all they need is “a piece of Number 8 wire.”
New Zealand is one of the most entrepreneurial countries in the world. It has a reputation for creating high quality, innovative products and is active in many markets. New Zealand is a great place to do business and punches above its weight on the world stage. It has been named by the World Bank as the best country in the world in which to do business two years in a row and the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor ranks New Zealand second in the world for innovation.
We are among the leaders in the world in protecting our natural resources and biodiversity.We lead global research efforts to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from primary production and, under recent legislation, became the first country in the world to include agriculture in a domestic emissions trading scheme.We recognize the importance of demonstrating sustainable credentials to people who buy and use our goods, and have strict biosecurity and traceability systems.
We produce up to 75 percent of our electricity from renewable resources such as hydro, wind and geothermal power. This is targeted to rise to 90 percent by 2025 as we further harness our existing resources and utilize emerging energy resources such as biomass and tidal power.
Compare New Zealand
If you’re thinking about studying and spending serious time abroad, you should be considering New Zealand.
The pace is relaxed, the people are friendly and the prospects are great. Let us show you around and paint a picture of what the future could be like for you here.