Six reasons why moving to New Zealand with the family could be a great idea
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- Published on Tuesday, 21 June 2022 15:39
- Last Updated on 03 November 2022
- Monica Costa
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A growing number of Brits are considering New Zealand as a destination either to retire, work, or as a place to raise their children. This should not come as a surprise since New Zealand has a lot of things to offer, especially for families. It is rated in the top ten countries when it comes providing the best quality of life, and it is full of natural beauty. It’s also a great place for people who are looking for a good work-life balance. Let’s take a look at some of the reasons why moving to New Zealand as a family could be a great move.
If you are looking for a great place to relocate with your family, we can’t think of too many places better than New Zealand. And, if you want proof that it’s one of the best places to raise a family, you only need to look at the Kiwis who move here for work and go straight back to New Zealand to raise their children.
The country has tons of open space and even some of the biggest towns are incredibly safe. Making the transition from the British school system to New Zealand’s will be a breeze too.
Relocating with a whole family demands a lot of planning, so we suggest you start as early as possible. The first people you should start looking at are removal companies that can handle international removals to New Zealand, like 1st Move International, for instance. They have been organising moves for individuals and families for over 25 years and will make things very easy for you. All your items should get to your destination safely and you can check how much you can expect to pay for the move straight from their website. It is crucial to find reliable international movers.
Ease of Adaptation
Another reason why making the move to New Zealand makes so much sense as a Brit is how close the cultures are. The way people talk, move, and interact is almost the same as in England. So, minus a few differences, it shouldn’t take too much time for you or your children to get comfortable in the country.
Great Quality of Life
New Zealand routinely ranks near the top of all developed countries when it comes to quality of life. The infrastructure is pristine, and the country as a whole is very safe. The cost of living is reasonable too.
But one thing that really sets it apart is the work-life balance. As a matter of fact, New Zealand ranked number two on the list of best countries for work-life balance on HSBC’s Expat Explorer Survey for 2018. So, if you want to be able to make a good living and still have time to spend with your kids, NZ is the place to be.
People are nicer in New Zealand. That’s just the way it is. The atmosphere is also a bit more laid back on the island, so that might explain a lot of it.
New Zealand is also a relatively small place, and even the big cities have a small-town charm to them. New Zealanders like being neighbourly too, so expect your neighbours to talk to you and want to get to know you and your family, which could be a refreshing change depending on where you live now.
Perfect for Nature Lovers
New Zealand is also packed with natural beauty, and if you’re active, you’ll have a great time in New Zealand. There’s a reason why movies like Chronicles of Narnia and Lord of the Rings were filmed there. The country has mile after mile of pristine coastline and most of it can be travelled by foot or bike. The country has everything from coral reefs to breath-taking mountains, and even glaciers, so you’ll always have something new to discover.
Lots of Opportunities
New Zealand is also aching for fresh talent, and if you have a skill that is in high demand, you should have no problem finding someone who will hire you.
Whether you want to move to a major city like Wellington or Auckland or one of the smaller cities, you’ll find high demand for people in fields like finance, health and education, the trades, and engineering. So, if you’re in any of those fields, expect to get work pretty fast. Expect to get paid handsomely for your skills too.
Before you go, however, we would suggest that you prepare your CV and references. Also, have your qualification certificates ready and look for openings online before leaving.
These are only some of the reasons why moving to New Zealand as a family makes so much sense. If you still want to know more about the country and its benefits, don’t hesitate to contact the immigration department or speak with people with families who live there.
Monica Costa founded London Mums in September 2006 after her son Diego’s birth together with a group of mothers who felt the need of meeting up regularly to share the challenges and joys of motherhood in metropolitan and multicultural London. London Mums is the FREE and independent peer support group for mums and mumpreneurs based in London https://londonmumsmagazine.com and you can connect on Twitter @londonmums