NEW ZEALAND is an island country located in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island) and numerous smaller islands. People 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.
THE BENEFITS OF IMMIGRATION TO NEW ZEALAND
Safe & secure – Peace of mind
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.
People 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.
Lifestyle choices – Family friendly
It’s stable, peaceful and safer than just about anywhere else in the world – in fact we rank third in the Global Peace Index. And there are wonderful opportunities for young people to grow up with easy access easy access to sports and outdoors, space and freedom: to ride horses, to run along open beaches, to swim in clean water, to walk through native forests and to truly experience the beauty of nature etc.
Developed public services
Families in New Zealand get great support from a range of public services. They include access to welfare and support if someone has an accident or if either parent can’t work because of sickness or unemployment.
Being a maritime country, the weather can change rapidly from day to day or even during the day. There are also wide variations: the far north can be positively subtropical, while the Deep South can get icy winds. And it can be sunny and warm on the east coast, and cloudy and wet over the mountains on the west.
- Capital: Wellington
- Land Area (sq. km): 263310
- Official Language(s): English, Maori
- Population: 4.8 million
- Currency: NZD
- GDP per capita (US$): 41615
- Real GDP growth (% change yoy): 3.1%
- Inflation (% change yoy): 1.4%
- Unemployment (% labour force): 4.5%