Category: Lifestyle

Moving to a new country is an exciting yet daunting experience for any new migrant. Suddenly everything is different – you may not understand the local slang, the banking system, the law or where to meet new friends.

Our mission is to provide new immigrants with helpful advice covering different aspects of the New Zealand lifestyle and its people in the hope of providing you with a better understanding of the Kiwi way.

Lifestyle, Culture Shock, Legal Matters, Practical Matters, New Zealand Slang, New Zealand Leisure, Social Events & Protocol, Social Values, Transportation, Becoming A Kiwi, Arriving in New Zealand and Before Leaving Home.


Moving to a new country is an exciting yet daunting experience for any new migrant. Suddenly everything is different -…

4 years ago

Online Socialising for the New Zealand Expat

Ever since the turn of the 21st century ushered in the globally renowned 'Lord of the Rings' film trilogy ,…

5 years ago

Culture Shock

Culture shock is the term used to describe the feeling of anxiety that a person can experience after they have…

5 years ago

Legal Matters

The legal age of marriage in New Zealand is 16 years. If one or both partners are under the age…

5 years ago

Practical Matters

New Zealand is a modern democratic country in which human rights are protected. It is illegal to discriminate on grounds…

5 years ago

New Zealand Slang

New Zealand slang has developed over time from such a diverse mixture of backgrounds that it is sometimes difficult to…

5 years ago

New Zealand Leisure

New Zealand’s national sport is rugby. However, New Zealanders also participate in a full range of other sporting activities -…

5 years ago

Social Events & Protocol

At dinner parties it is customary for guests to bring a bottle of wine. It is also common, but not…

5 years ago

Social Values

New Zealanders have a very similar way of life and share values common to most Western countries but there are…

5 years ago


New Zealand has good air, train and bus links, schedules are available at most Information Centres.

5 years ago

Becoming A Kiwi

The first Polynesian settlers, the Maori, arrived in New Zealand in the 10th century and named it Aotearoa Land of…

5 years ago

Arriving in New Zealand

New Zealand has strict laws to protect its agricultural industries from imported pests and diseases. If you bring in items…

5 years ago

Before Leaving Home

Moving to a new country brings with it both challenges and opportunities. Many aspects of life in your new home…

5 years ago

Become a Toyboy and help Older Ladies

I should have been working, however I decided to go for walk through Northlands Shopping Centre. I saw this beautiful,…

5 years ago