New Zealand

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New Zealand – Meeting Etiquette

New Zealanders are generally friendly outgoing and social, however can be somewhat reserved with people they do not know. Humour goes a long way in New Zealand and as long as people demonstrate respect & honesty, trust will be given. Business Meeting Etiquette Meetings are scheduled ahead of time.  Attendees are expected to be on …

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New Zealand – Important News for Investors

New Zealand’s Business and Investor categories have seen constant change since they were introduced in the 1980’s. This has resulted in investors needing to meet different criteria and conditions for their residency requirements. Currently New Zealand has two categories for investors which are detailed below: Investor 1 Category This category is structured for high net …

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New Zealand – Holidays and their impact on business

New Zealand’s main holiday season coincides with Christmas/New year and the end of the school year.  Staffing within businesses is usually somewhat reduced from the 20th December through to the end of January.  Majority of companies not including retailors close operations for 1.5 – 2 weeks from Christmas Eve (or closest too) through until the …

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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 …

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New Zealand – Visa and Immigration Key Facts

Last Updated: 1st October 2016 To learn more, or for assistance with visa and Immigration matters, jump to Reloc8 Asia Pacific Group New Zealand’s contact page. Framework for Visa and Immigration Law • Immigration Act 2009. • IAA 2007. Approval Authority Immigration New Zealand. Areas of Risk • Health, Character issues of applicant. • Details …

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New Zealand – Schools and Zoning

Ensuring that your children attend good schools is very important to many expatriate families. Where you choose to send your children to school will impact on several factors relating to rental properties and timing. 1. Limitations on where one can reside 2. Rental prices (and therefore budget range) 3. When school appointments can be arranged …

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