How To Move To Australia From New Zealand in 2024
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How To Move To Australia From New Zealand in 2024

Are you considering moving to Australia from New Zealand? Then you probably are aware that New Zealand isn’t part of Australia, even if clause 6 of the Australian constitution allows NZ to become a state of Australia. Sorry Australia, but New Zealand said no when this was first suggested back in 1901, and it’s not…

How Hot Does It Get in New Zealand? Summer Weather Guide

How Hot Does It Get in New Zealand? Summer Weather Guide

Some people might think New Zealand has similar weather to Australia, since the countries are neighbours. After all, France and Germany usually have similar weather. But New Zealand and Australia are separated by an ocean, meaning New Zealand’s weather is usually less extreme (meaning it’s far more pleasant).  The summers in New Zealand tend to…

Pros And Cons of Living in Hamilton: Your 2024 Guide

Pros And Cons of Living in Hamilton: Your 2024 Guide

Towns and cities in New Zealand tend to either have British or Māori names, so you can probably guess which one applies to the North Island city of Hamilton. The city was actually named after John Fane Charles Hamilton, a British naval captain who died fighting against the Māori as New Zealand was forcibly colonised—making…

Best Places To Retire in New Zealand in 2024
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Best Places To Retire in New Zealand in 2024

Most countries have a city or state that’s popular with retirees. In the US, it’s Florida, and in Australia, it’s the Gold Coast. But what about New Zealand? What city is the best for retirees? If you are thinking of retiring in New Zealand, some of the best places include sunny Nelson, Wanaka, West Coast,…

Living in New Zealand vs Japan: Which Country Is Better?
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Living in New Zealand vs Japan: Which Country Is Better?

What does New Zealand have in common with Japan? They’re both island nations in the Pacific Ocean, and…well, that’s about it. Of course, they’re both appealing destinations to visit and even to move to, but which country is going to offer the best change of scenery for you and your family? There are considerable differences…

Auckland vs Christchurch: Which City Is Better?
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Auckland vs Christchurch: Which City Is Better?

Auckland is New Zealand’s largest city (by far) but is only the 314th largest city in the world—narrowly beaten by Tirupur, India. With an urban population of just over 396,200, Christchurch is a distant second to Auckland’s 1,700,000 people but is still New Zealand’s second-most populous city. Are there many differences between living in New…

Cheap Campervan Hire in New Zealand: Budget Options
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Cheap Campervan Hire in New Zealand: Budget Options

Renting a campervan is the best way to explore a tiny country like New Zealand. Also, thanks to our excellent roads, your van journey will be smooth and relaxing. In terms of the surface area you can cover, New Zealand is the 75th largest country in the world. It’s a bit larger than the United…