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Moving To New Zealand
Moving To New Zealand
Moving To New Zealand
Moving To New Zealand

Why Should YOU Choose Christchurch?

There is nowhere else in the world where, within two hours of an international airport, you can ski at a world-class alpine resort, play golf, bungy jump, raft, mountain bike, hot-air balloon, wind surf, whale watch and visit internationally-acclaimed wineries and gardens.

Christchurch is New Zealand's second-largest city and the gateway to the South Island. Bordered by hills and the Pacific Ocean, it is situated on the edge of the Canterbury Plains that stretch to the Southern Alps.

Located on the east coast of the South Island, Christchurch is a city of contrasts. It is a place where its residents continue to enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle amidst a natural environment world-renowned for its beauty.

About the Canterbury Rebuild

A series of earthquakes struck Christchurch in New Zealand's south island in 2010 and 2011 and a significant section of the city now needs to be rebuilt. The Christchurch rebuild has presented the region with a huge employment challenge, yet presented workers with unprecedented employment opportunities.

A recent report released by the Canterbury Employment Skills Board estimates that about 23,900 additional trades workers will be needed, including carpenters, joiners, painters & labourers to name a few.

More than 10,000 houses need to be rebuilt with repairs to a further 105,500 homes. A huge commercial rebuild project is also required which is expected to take at least 15 years to complete.

The city also requires a further 12,000 employees to back up the rebuild requirements, including lawyers, accountants and retail and hospitality workers providing plenty of opportunity for friends and family also looking at coming to our shores.


Why should YOU choose Auckland?

Located in the North Island of New Zealand, Auckland is the largest and most populous urban area in the country. Recently crowned one of Lonely Planet’s top 10 places to visit, Auckland’s vision for the future is to be the world’s most liveable city with an atmosphere, facilities and opportunities to match.


Why should YOU choose Wellington?

Infamous for its vibrant culture, fuelled by great food and wine, this capital city is almost cosmopolitan-esque with a young, energetic personality. Boasting a harbour side setting, Wellington hosts more cafes, restaurants and bars per capita than New York City.


Why should YOU choose Queenstown?

Adventure awaits you! Don’t be fooled by the size of this inlet! Queenstown; nature’s biggest playground provides the perfect backdrop for some of the most amazing (and petrifying) outdoor activities. Attracting over 2 million unique visitors annually, this sophisticated town is always buzzing.


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Auckland Official Site
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