New Zealand Immigration

New Zealand is a country that has a lot to offer. It has many key facts that you should take a look at when considering immigrating to New Zealand.

New Zealand Key Facts:

You may be surprised to learn that New Zealand:

  • Is similar in size to the United Kingdom, Italy and Japan.
  • Has a population of only 4.4 million people.
  • Ethnicity is a predominantly European, multi-cultural society.
  • Climate is a temperate and sub tropical Mediterranean climate
  • Has daylight saving with clocks put forward one hour over Summer
  • Was voted the most socially advanced country in the world out of 130 countries based on 54 indicators of social progress.
  • Tops the world on indicators of personal rights and freedoms.Is the least corrupt country in the world.
  • Voted the 3rd most peacful country in the world after Iceland and Denmark.
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New Zealand’s Economy is:

  • An open, globally competitive economy with a quality infrastructure.
  • A business friendly environment – rated best in the world.
  • Virtually corruption free.
  • Has a deregulated labour market.
  • Inflation of around 2.7%.
  • Tax rates- PAYE 10.5% – 33%.
  • Unemployment rate averaging between 3.5% and 6.1% in recent years.
  • GDP economic growth- averaged 2.5% in recent years.
Yachts by a harbour

New Zealand’s Housing Industry:

  • High standards of building safety.
  • Bond rates vary around 7%.
  • Average house price is $380,000.
  • No razor wire or burglar bars around houses

New Zealand’s Education System:

  • Children must attend school from the ages 5 to 16 years.
  • Government funded schooling system i.e. free primary and secondary education.
  • Academic year based on calendar year.

New Zealand’s Lifestyle:

Quality of Life is ‘second to none’.

  • Auckland ranked 8th in the world, equal with Sydney, Berne and Copenhagen.
  • Has fully digital telecoms exchange networks and high capacity fibre optic communications.
  • Reputation for being well-educated, flexible and multi-skilled.
  • Provincial New Zealand is a very attractive settlement option.
  • Sporting wise is a small country, big attitude
Lake Wakatipu Harbour view

New Zealand’s Employment Situation:

  • Strong growth in the economy, with 50 000 new jobs created per annum over many years during the past decade.
  • Continued growth predicted but expected to slow in near future.
  • Shortages of skilled labour and qualified professionals continues.
  • Only employment solution – new immigrants as natural population growth is static.
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New Zealand’s Health System:

  • Free public hospital treatment, including during pregnancy and childbirth – high standard of care.
  • Free GP visits and prescriptions for children under 13 years of age.

Advising migrants since 1987 – Tri Nations Migration

For more information on on how to immigrate to New Zealand or Australia or even to apply for an Australian Visa or New Zealand Visa, contact us.