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Living in NZ

If you’re considering making the move to Aotearoa New Zealand, here is what you need to know about our unique country, our people and our culture and what living in New Zealand has to offer.

Lifestyle & Leisure

To hear first hand about the lifestyle experienced by GPs in New Zealand please what the following video about Dr McLeod’s experience working in the Coromandel, located in the North Island.


Kiwis have a love of the outdoors and delight in activities that make the most of our spectacular landscape. Skiing, mountaineering, fishing, hiking, boating, bush and beach walks are popular outdoor activities.

We also enjoy our culinary diversity, particularly fresh kaimoana, or seafood, and award-winning wine and craft beer.

Find more information about how to make the most of what New Zealand has to offer via the following links:

100% Pure NZ

Cultural, Sporting and Music events

Department of Conservation


In New Zealand we drive on the left side of the road with similar regulations applicable to the UK. Most licences will enable you to drive for a year in New Zealand before you need to transfer to a New Zealand licence and sit a theory test. Check the Automobile Association (AA) website for more information.

For travel between New Zealand’s islands, you can hop on a plane or ferry. Daily flights are available between domestic airports and passenger and vehicle ferries sail between the North, South and other islands.

Traveling by road is one of the best ways to see the country. Along with driving your own car, you can hire rental cars, motorhomes or take a bus trip to experience our beautiful road trips.

Public transport is also a popular option for many with reliable bus, train and ferry services operating throughout the country.

Schooling and Education

New Zealand is a great place to bring up your children. If you are coming to New Zealand on a work visa your dependent child is considered a domestic student and is entitled to attend state-funded primary and secondary (high) schools. State funding is not available to students from overseas at tertiary (university) level, unless the parent has applied for and been granted permanent residency.

Find out more about education in New Zealand on the Ministry of Education website.

Helpful Links

Our Current Vacancies

We have vacancies throughout New Zealand just waiting to be filled by you. From Kaitaia at the top of the North Island to Invercargill at the bottom of the South Island and everywhere in between, we can find a role in your desired location.

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PO Box 547
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

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Level 2, 88 The Terrace
Wellington Central, Wellington 6011
New Zealand