[LCA2015-Chat] Moving to New Zealand

Lin Nah lin.nah at gmail.com
Mon Feb 23 22:20:13 AEDT 2015

A couple of things that you may be interested in. Some of them I came
across when looking for the info for the lca2015 wiki

1. If you are Australian.
a. Website for Australian High Commission in NZ

It also includes info on the Australian Consulate General office in

They also have a section for Australians in NZ

b. Travel Advice for NZ

Info like the Health tab is relevant for Australians coming to NZ to live.
For example there's a reciprocal health agreement between Aust and NZ.

2. From UK or Aust
The reciprocal Agreement for Health is summarised in

3. US Citizen services in NZ
US Embassy in NZ's web site http://newzealand.usembassy.gov/
US Consulate office in Auckland

http://newzealand.usembassy.gov/service2.html lists services for US citizens

4. Most other countries have their own consulate websites with info for
citizens in NZ as well as ppl wishing to travel/work etc in their country
MFAT page allows you to search for the page


On Sun, Feb 15, 2015 at 10:55 AM, Lin Nah <lin.nah at gmail.com> wrote:

> This is excellent news 8)
> Since there's no specifics, I'll just reply generally. As I haven't met
> you, it is very general. IF you email me privately with the info I'll try
> to give more specifics.
> There's a site by NZ Govt on living + working in NZ
> https://www.newzealandnow.govt.nz/
> 1. IMHO when considering where to live temporarily and more permanently,
> you should check out what public transport routes there are to your new
> job. Even if you don't intend to use it, it gives you an alternative on
> days your main transport option is not available.
> If your job is in the CBD your options of places to stay are more than in
> other areas where there's perhaps not so many options wrt public transport
> to the area.
> 2. If by more permanent you mean somewhere to rent, and you're not
> currently in NZ, you need to familiarise yourself with what you should and
> shouldn't do as a renter in NZ. eg stuff like bond(must be lodged properly
> etc) , notice period, tenancy agreement (what can or can't be in it. they
> should use the standard agreement),  There's a piece of legislation called
> Residential Tenancies Act and it summarised in a few places.
> Pages to start:
> * http://www.dbh.govt.nz/tenancy-index and their publications at
> http://www.dbh.govt.nz/pub-tenancy-generalinfo
> (dbh = Dept of Building + Housing)
> There's a standard agreement listed there.
> * Market Rent http://www.dbh.govt.nz/market-rent
> * Renting 101 - an article recently in r/newzealand :
> http://redd.it/2u240q
> * Trademe is a NZ auction site, like US's ebay and is the most popular.
> They have a section for property to rent
> http://www.trademe.co.nz/property/residential-property-to-rent/auckland
> or ppl looking for flatmates
> http://www.trademe.co.nz/flatmates-wanted/auckland .
> 3.  Pets?
> If you're bringing a pet or intend to have a pet, you should search with
> this in mind. I'll have to warn you that it is hard to search for pets
> allowed rentals.
> Obviously if you're bringing your pet, you should also check out the
> health + quarantine requirements by officials protecting NZ's biosecurity,
> Good pages to start:
> * https://www.mpi.govt.nz/importing/live-animals/pets/
> * http://www.biosecurity.govt.nz/enter/personal/pets/cats-and-dogs
> 4. Another consideration is availability and proximity to facilities you
> require or would like to have access to regularly. For example I consider
> having access to internet quite important. There's certain areas (not many
> but they exist) where availability of ADSL is limited. It might be an area
> where ADSL is available but there's no spare ports in the exchange (and for
> some areas it could be months before a spare port is available). So add to
> to your things to check about a property if this is important to you.
> If you wish access to UFB (Fast fibre connection) there's even fewer areas
> where it is available AND even if it goes pass your gate, it may not be
> turned on at the permises you are renting.
> Are you coming alone or bringing partner and/or kid(s) with you?  For
> kids, access to a reasonably good school would need to be added to your
> requirements for choice of area.
> I'll send this first and add to it later if i think of other things.
> regards + good luck
> lin
> On Sat, Feb 14, 2015 at 7:10 PM, Lee Symes <leesdolphin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Hi All,
>> I am moving to Auckland in a few weeks and I wanted some advice on where
>> to stay between arriving and finding a place to live more permanently.
>> Yours,
>> Lee
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