Want to migrate to New Zealand?

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New Zealand has a lot of things to offer, it has well-deserved reputation around the world for its natural beauty, great films and love of the great outdoors. But there's more to settling into the Kiwi lifestyle than exploring the many beautiful parts of this country. It will offer adventure and a slow pace of living., One of the famous activity is bungy jump which New Zealand is the pioneer and the best!

Arriving in New Zealand and trying to fit in to everyday Kiwi life is a challenge for many new migrants. To make your transition to Kiwi culture hassle-free:
Learn about New Zealand before you arrive check out New Zealand immigration websites, talk to friends and family, and read some information on life in New Zealand I recommend to read some of the real migrant stories here (http://newzealandskilledmigrant.blogspot.com/). This will lessen the cultural shock and give you some background on your new homeland. Learn the basics:
• What's the capital city of New Zealand?
• Who is New Zealand's leader?
• What is the geography and climate of New Zealand like?
• What is New Zealand's population?
• What do I need to know about NZ culture?
• What is New Zealand known for internationally?
• How do I greet people in New Zealand?
Working in New Zealand
If you are hoping to work permanently in New Zealand, you'll need to fit into one of the working migrant categories:
• Skilled migrants: people who have skills, qualifications and work experience which are in demand, who want to live and work permanently in New Zealand.
• Work to residence: provides a temporary work visa, on the way to becoming a permanent resident of New Zealand. You must have qualifications in high-demand industries.
• Residence from work: if you are already in New Zealand on a Work to Residence permit, you can apply for residence.
• Employee of a relocating company: if your company is shifting operations to New Zealand, you may be eligible for a work permit and, at a later stage, a residence permit.
If you would like to work temporarily in New Zealand, you can apply for visas and permits under three categories:
• Temporary work: temporary work visas and permits are available if you have been offered a job by an employer in New Zealand; have a high-demand skill; are here for a particular event; or would like to take part in work experience after styudying in New Zealand.
• Working holiday: you can work in New Zealand on a working holiday, if you're between the ages of 18 and 30 years.
• Seasonal work permits: you can work temporarily here in the horticulture and viticulture sectors if you are already on a valid temporary permit.
For more info on working in New Zealand, contact Immigration New Zealand.
Embrace the difference!
No matter how much you learn before moving to New Zealand, you're going to face some changes in culture from your own country. Instead of seeing these differences as scary and unwelcome, try to see all the little (and not so little) cultural differences as a learning experience. Remember that moving to a new country means experiencing new things and adjusting to change. You'll settle in quicker than you think. Remember, there are many new immigrants who have made the journey and are now happily settled into Kiwi life. On arriving in New Zealand, you may find:
• New Zealand is small and uncrowded: there are only 4 million people in the whole of New Zealand. Many migrants make comments such as '‘Where are all the people?' or 'New Zealand seems really empty.' It can be a shock for those who are used to living in a city with a population of 4 million.
• New Zealand has a mild, temperate climate: where you choose to live within New Zealand will affect the seasonal variation in temperature. Auckland experiences much warmer summers and milder winters than a southern city, such as Christchurch. Almost undoubtedly, you'll notice a change in climate from what your body is accustomed to living in.
• The English language is the language most often used in New Zealand: if you don't have a good grasp of English, it can be difficult to study in New Zealand or feel comfortable interacting with others. Learn as much English as possible before coming to New Zealand, and ask your tutors about the Kiwi accent. Once here, interact with others using English so that your language skills improve quickly and you feel at home. There are many English language courses available in New Zealand.
• The Kiwi lifestyle is relaxed and easygoing: many people work around 40 hours a week, usually from Monday to Friday, and spend their weekend catching up with friends and family, enjoying sports and the outdoors, shopping or countless other recreational activities. Get involved in a sports team, join a walking group, fly a kite with friends in one of New Zealand's many parks, or enjoy a getaway on your weekends.
• There are cultural differences between your home and New Zealand: here, young people are independent at a young age, with many choosing to leave home at the age of 18 or 19 to live in flats with other people of a similar age. If you live in a flat, you'll no doubt be invited to parties on Friday and Saturday nights - expect to find a lot of drinking and craziness at these events, but don't feel pressured to take part if it isn't part of your cultural or religious practice.
• There are upsetting or unusual behaviours: in the classroom, young people address their teachers by their first names and dress very casually. More generally, people can often be seen swearing or showing affection for the opposite sex in public, or doing things which are considered antisocial in other cultures. Remember too, that some customs from your culture, for example spitting in the street or treating women as inferior, will not be welcome in New Zealand.
• New Zealand isn't strongly religious: many migrants who come from a very religious society notice the lack of religion in New Zealand. Being a secular country means that New Zealand has no official religion, although there is complete religious freedom and plenty of places of all religious persuasions at which to worship. Only about 10% of New Zealanders are actively religious, the majority of these being Christians. Most people, though, do celebrate Christian festivals such as Christmas and Easter, both of which are public holidays.

The best way to settle into Kiwi culture is to get into it! Get used to Kiwi life by meeting the locals, making new friends, visiting museums, going to a local sports match or joining a club in your area. While you may experience some prejudice or curiosity about where you have come from, most Kiwis will be welcoming, warm, kind and keen to make sure you feel at home in New Zealand.

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