The people bound in a culture that blends European and Maori ancestry are resourceful, helpful and friendly. New Zealanders love to travel and enjoy meeting people from other cultures. They are famous for their warm hospitality to immigrants. A wide variety of ethnic communities reside in New Zealand - it is one of the most multicultural societies in the world.
English is the everyday language of New Zealanders and there is strong English language support for immigrants.
World class education in New Zealand offers an attractive and stimulating academic environment.
A great variety of recreational and cultural experiences are available in a country renowned for its natural beauty. The climate is pleasant with little seasonal change especially in the north - conducive to study and recreation.
The cost of living in New Zealand compares favourably with other countries.
Numerous surveys* show Auckland city as one of the top 5 cities to live in the world.* 2009 Trip Advisor, 2008/2009 Mercer Consulting Survey
Some other New Zealand cities are also among the worlds most popular travel destinations.
ABOUT NEW ZEALAND