New Zealand

New Zealand

New Zealand is known in the native Maori language as Aotearoa, often translated as The land of the long white cloud.

New Zealand is a country of stunning and diverse natural beauty which includes: jagged mountains, steep fiords, pristine lakes, raging rivers, scenic beaches, and active volcanic features. The islands are one of Earth’s richest flora zones and is inhabited by some unique fauna, including many flightless birds such as the kiwi, which is the national symbol.

The Maori culture continues to play an important part in everyday New Zealand life, and there are abundant opportunities for the visitor to understand and experience the history and the present day form of Maori life.

The country is sparsely populated but easily accessible. New Zealand has modern visitor facilities, and developed transportation networks. New Zealand often adds an adventure twist to nature, and is the home of jet boating through shallow gorges, and bungy jumping off anything high enough to give a thrill.


New Zealand consists of two main islands and many smaller ones in the South Pacific Ocean approximately 1,600 km (1,000 mi) southeast of Australia. With a population of four million in a country about the size of the United Kingdom, many areas are sparsely settled.

Be sure to allow sufficient time to travel in New Zealand as distances are large, and roads wind along the coast and through mountain ranges, particularly on the South Island. It is possible to tour for three or four weeks on each island, although you can certainly see highlights in far less time.

Auckland, with a population of around 1.5 million people, is the largest city in Polynesia.


New Zealand weather and climate is of paramount importance to the people of New Zealand, as many New Zealander’s make their living from the land. New Zealand has mild temperatures, moderately high rainfall, and many hours of sunshine throughout most of the country. New Zealand’s climate is dominated by two main geographical features: the mountains and the sea.

New Zealand has a largely temperate climate. While the far north has subtropical weather during summer, and inland alpine areas of the South Island can be as cold as -10 C in winter, most of the country lies close to the coast, which means mild temperatures, moderate rainfall, and abundant sunshine.

Because New Zealand lies in the Southern Hemisphere, the average temperature decreases as you travel south. The north of New Zealand is subtropical and the south temperate. The warmest months are December, January and February, and the coldest June, July and August. In summer, the average maximum temperature ranges between 20 – 30ºC and in winter between 10 – 15ºC.

Types of visas for New Zealand

Here are the visa options if you want to live in New Zealand permanently, and your visa application will be based on your occupation or skills.

Skilled Migrant Category

For people who have the skills, qualifications and experience New Zealand needs.

Work to Residence – for people who :

  • are qualified in occupations that are in demand in New Zealand, or
  • have a job offer from an accredited employer, or
  • have exceptional talent in sports or the arts.

This option allows you to apply for a temporary work visa as a step towards gaining permanent residence.

Residence from Work

For people who are already in New Zealand on a Work to Residence visa, and want to apply for residence.

Business Immigration to New Zealand(Entrepreneur Work Visa)

For people who are already have business experience in home country and want to immigrate to New Zealand.