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Moving to New Zealand from the UK

Sep 28. 2018

New Zealand continues to draw British expats to its shores in their droves. We take a look at the top reasons New Zealand remains an appealing destination to start a new life away from the UK.

1. Lifestyle
The country is well famed for offering a good quality of life. With a less dense population, for the size of the country, compared to the UK, the country is far greener and provides far more options to pursue outdoor pursuits. The pace of life is more relaxed and the work: life balance more accommodating of time away from the workplace.

2. The Scenery
The picturesque scenery and the range of landscapes New Zealand has to offer, always proves to be one of the main draws for UK expats. New Zealand has it all from great stretches of golden beaches, forests, mountains, lakes, rivers and fjords.

3. Quality of education
New Zealand is well reported as an ideal, safe place to raise children. Not only can they benefit from the outdoor lifestyle, New Zealand also offers a world-class education system. Many of the top ranking schools in New Zealand are state run and free. Equally, all of New Zealand’s universities appeared in the top 500 QS World University Rankings 2018.

4. The Weather
The temperate climate of New Zealand makes for warm, dry summers and mild, wet winters. Notably, New Zealand have a greater number of hours of sunshine compared to the UK. Some parts of the country benefit from approximately 2,400 hours of sunshine, which compares will to even the sunniest parts of Southern England; receiving around 1,750 hours per year.

5. Work Opportunities
New Zealand has demonstrated an upward trajectory of economic growth, which has generated considerable work opportunities. Those moving to New Zealand find that there are good job prospects; especially in areas like ICT, healthcare and engineering.

If you would like advise on moving your possessions to New Zealand or would like to arrange a free pre-move survey, please contact our head office on 01902 714555 or email sales@burkebros.co.uk

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