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New Zealand to move to Alert Level 1

New Zealand has been widely praised for their fast response to COVID-19. Next week the country is expected to be one of the first in the world to move from COVID-19 Alert Level 2 – ‘Reduce’ to Alert Level 1 – ‘Prepare’. Here’s an important update on what life under Level 1 means for New Zealanders.
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New Zealand looks to the future as Covid-19 cases drop

New Zealand has won international praise for its handling of the coronavirus crisis and, with cases firmly dropping, is looking at further easing of the rules. Find out when that might happen, how property prices are impacted and how to get to the front of the queue.
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How is New Zealand coping with coronavirus?

New Zealand was one of the country’s that has acted the fastest in response to the coronavirus outbreak, with Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern ordering Level Four lockdown when the country had only 238 confirmed cases of COVID-19 and zero fatalities. This swift and strict approach appears to have worked and as of Monday 20th April, the country only has 1,440 confirmed cases.
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How do you get a mortgage in New Zealand?

When you’ve found that dream home and it’s time to buy, chances are you’ll need to secure a mortgage to do so. We investigate how mortgages work in New Zealand, how you can lock yours in and reveal what actions you can take to make the process smooth and easy.  
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Where are the best family areas of Auckland?

With great job opportunities, fantastic education and a waterside location that guarantees you’ll enjoy spending time outdoors, it’s no surprise Auckland is top choice for Brits making the move to New Zealand. It’s important to choose a location that ticks every box on your family’s wish-list, so today we’re running through some of the best family-friendly suburbs in Auckland.
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New Zealand’s property market predictions in 2020

When planning a move to New Zealand, how far will your money stretch when the time comes to buy a home? This article investigates what happened to prices over the course of 2019 and reveals what property experts are predicting for New Zealand’s property market in 2020.
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What is Christmas like in New Zealand?

From BBQs on the beach to Santa parades and the brilliant crimson ‘New Zealand Christmas tree’, we look at the essential ingredients to have yourself a very Kiwi Christmas in the heat of the summer.
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Swap the British winter for a Kiwi summer!

As the days get shorter, who doesn’t dream of swapping the British winter for a Kiwi summer? The good news is that, as of October, New Zealand has introduced a 6-month visa for UK citizens – so you can do just that!
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Top spots for beachfront living in New Zealand

Are daydreams of living beside the beach when you move to New Zealand keeping you going right now? Just imagine waking up in the first part of the world to see the sun each morning, enjoying more than 2,000 hours of glorious sunshine every year, and making the most of it by taking up the hobbies you’ve always liked the sound of – surfing, hiking…lazing in a hammock. To help you decide on your New Zealand beachside paradise of choice, we’re running through 10 of the best…
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Small cities see big rise in property prices

Property prices in New Zealand have been growing steadily in rural areas, while the bigger cities are going through more of a correction. Hastings and Whanganui remain firm favourites among buyers, with demand causing a leap of over 20% in prices. Meanwhile, in the South Island, Dunedin is also seeing a boost in house prices.
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