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New Zealand – Cultural Challenges

June Ranson, Reloc8 Asia Pacific Group’s New Zealand partner shares insights into Cultural Challenges in New Zealand.

Cultural Challenges – New Zealand

  • An egalitarian society.
  • We move to first names quickly and shun the use of titles.
  • No formal class structure.
  • Wealth and social status are not important to Kiwi’s (New Zealanders).
  • Gifts are opened when received.
  • Do not appear too forward or overly friendly when meeting.
  • NZ is not a bargaining culture.
  • Brevity in conversation and are not impressed by more detail than what is requested.
  • Stick to the point while speaking.