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Moving to New Zealand

If you're moving to New Zealand, here's some useful information that might help you:

Information about New Zealand

The Statistics New Zealand website provides an overview of New Zealand's government, economy and people, and more information about New Zealand is available here. Click here to find out more about New Zealand history, including the Treaty of Waitangi.

To check if you have the appropriate entitlement to work in New Zealand, visit the New Zealand Immigration site.

Hamilton City

Hamilton City Council's website has everything you need to know about living in Hamilton, including events and attractions and an overview of the Waikato region.

Money, Insurance and Taxes

A list of New Zealand banks is available here - many banks will allow you to set up a New Zealand account before you arrive. Insurance providers are listed here.

All employees are required to have an Inland Revenue number in order to pay taxes. If you live outside New Zealand, this number can be obtained before you arrive by contacting the Inland Revenue Department.

Housing (Rental and Purchase)

Information and real estate listings can be found at Real Estate NZ's website and you can visit QV for up to date property value statistics.

Driving in New Zealand

NZ Transport Agency is the government agency responsible for driver licensing, and their website will tell you everything you need to know about driving in New Zealand, buying cars, legislation and road rules.