We've very recently updated our New Zealand guide with input from expats on the ground. I'd recommend you have a look at it, as it gives a good overview of what you can expect. The guide starts with Moving to New Zealand.
I'd especially pay attention to Culture Shock in New Zealand and read a few of our interviews with expats in Expat Experiences in New Zealand.
It is difficult to strike a balance between online naysayers and the glossy reviews of travel guides. It is also unfortunately a case of seeing whether the pros outweigh the cons, which is a very personal thing.
Hope this helps,
Expat Health Insurance
Cigna Global Health Insurance.
Medical insurance specifically designed for expats. With Cigna, you won't have to rely on foreign public health care systems, which may not meet your needs. Cigna allows you to speak to a doctor on demand, for consultations or instant advice, wherever you are in the world. They also offer full cancer care across all levels of cover, and settle the cost of treatments directly with the provider.
International Movers. Get Quotes. Compare Prices.
Sirelo has a network of more than 500 international removal companies that can move your furniture and possessions to your new home. By filling in a form, you’ll get up to 5 quotes from recommended movers. This service is free of charge and will help you select an international moving company that suits your needs and budget.