Tips for settling in

Adjusting to a new country is a challenge and a steep learning curve for most people. Even just knowing what is available to you can help.

Parenting in New Zealand

Parenting in New Zealand

In New Zealand there are free or low-cost support services available for first time mothers and fathers as well as those who are having second and subsequent children.

Learning English

Learning English

When you first arrive in the country you may need some help with using English for important information or conversations.

After school care

After school care

There are lots of options for before and after school care for your children as well as great programmes for during the holidays.

Meeting people

Meeting people

Reaching out to other people, and feeling welcomed in return, is an important part of settling in to a new country.

Our customs & how we communicate

Our customs & how we communicate

Understanding local customs is one of the hardest parts of settling into any new country.

Information for partners

Information for partners

If you're moving to New Zealand with your partner or spouse, you may face quite specific challenges when you first arrive.