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.

Lifestyle

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

Online Socialising for the New Zealand Expat

Ever since the turn of the 21st century ushered in the globally renowned 'Lord of…

Culture Shock

Culture shock is the term used to describe the feeling of anxiety that a person…

Legal Matters

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

Practical Matters

New Zealand is a modern democratic country in which human rights are protected. It is…

New Zealand Slang

New Zealand slang has developed over time from such a diverse mixture of backgrounds that…

New Zealand Leisure

New Zealand’s national sport is rugby. However, New Zealanders also participate in a full range…

Social Events & Protocol

At dinner parties it is customary for guests to bring a bottle of wine. It…

Social Values

New Zealanders have a very similar way of life and share values common to most…

Transportation

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

Becoming A Kiwi

The first Polynesian settlers, the Maori, arrived in New Zealand in the 10th century and…

Arriving in New Zealand

New Zealand has strict laws to protect its agricultural industries from imported pests and diseases.…

Before Leaving Home

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

Become a Toyboy and help Older Ladies

I should have been working, however I decided to go for walk through Northlands Shopping…