The mention of New Zealand immediately summons up images of sunny days and sandy beaches. But did you know that there’s just as much to do in winter, from skiing to whale-watching? And, if it is warmer weather you’re after, escape to the mild climate of the Bay of Plenty. Find out our top ten spots for a winter holiday home in New Zealand.
New Zealand is a wonderful place to retire. As well as sharing lots of history, traditions and that all-important sense of humour with us, it’s even greener and less crowded, and the climate is pleasantly mild. It’s an ideal spot to enjoy the relaxed pace of life the islands are known for. So, how can you retire to New Zealand?
Do you dream of building your own home? Chances are that if you’re the sort whose happy to move to the other side of the world, you’re probably game for the challenge that self-building presents. Many expats dream of building a home exactly how they want it. But how do you find the perfect plot of land to build on in New Zealand?
Buying a home in New Zealand isn’t too different to in the UK, but there are a few extra steps: how do you find a good solicitor when you’re in a new country, for instance, and how do you get your money across without losing out to changing currency markets? Find out in this week’s final part of Buying in New Zealand.
Christchurch and its scenic surrounds have a whole lot to offer those looking to move to New Zealand. For one, the Canterbury region was just listed on National Geographic Travel’s Best Trips List 2019. no doubt due to its access to adrenaline sports, potential for wildlife encounters (whales and dolphins) and its stunning scenery. While Christchurch has suffered since the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011, the new city that has emerged is a united, welcoming and exciting place to be whether you are moving to New Zealand alone or with your family.