Living in New Zealand
What is it like to live in New Zealand?
How are things different here?
If you’re looking for this information, you’ve come to the right place. This area is dedicated to helping answer these questions.
The New Zealand Government is committed to assisting and supporting those arriving in New Zealand to settle into new work and a new community as quickly and successfully as possible
Knowing how things are done in New Zealand can help you to anticipate what to expect, reducing the impact of having to understand a lot of new things all at once.
We have grouped content into subject areas, and also offer links to more information from many of these.
If you cannot find the information you are looking for, always remember you can contact Settlement Support New Zealand [0800 776 948] to speak to someone who will either answer your question, or give you contact details for someone who can.
For general background information you might also consider visiting Te Ara, the New Zealand Government’s online Encyclopaedia of New Zealand.