Working in the hospitality industry in New Zealand might be different from what you're used to. This guide will help you understand what it is like to work in hospitality, how to keep yourself safe and where to get advice and support.
"Earthquakes are not ideal, but I think they contribute to the sense of community that Kiwis appear to have. There’s a sense of life being a delicate thing here, and how we have to look out for each other." #MyNZStory
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New Zealand is celebrating the Queen's birthday this weekend, which means many of us will go on a road trip for the 3 day weekend. Check out the Highway Hotspots map to see if there is heavier traffic on your journey so you can plan how to avoid it, and get there quicker.
“Every Saturday morning, we go to the market and get some fresh vegetables. It’s a good way to eat seasonally as well, because everything that’s not seasonal is overpriced.” #MyNZStory
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How much money do you need each week? When you are new to New Zealand, you may find the cost of living is different than you expected. Here is a calculator to help find out what your income and expenses may be:
"I love the quality of the fruits and vegetables here. You can taste the sun! Also, I'm very impressed with the creative fusion cuisines. The many rich Asian influences mixed with local and European flavours make for beautiful food concepts." #MyNZStory
As a new migrant in a new community, it can be challenging to fit in. Sophie-Claire Violette gathered together the struggles and joys of Ashburton's migrants who went on this journey in a project she titled "Crossing the Bridge". #MyNZStory
It can be hard to be an expat, and living in a new country. But the InterNations survey of expats says that these 18 countries scored the highest as the best places to live as an expat. Hint - New Zealand is near the top of the list!