New Zealand is an island country, located in the Pacific Ocean, about 1200 miles south-east of Australia across the Tasman Sea. It is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary democracy, and is a developed country that ranks highly in international comparisons, including quality of life, life expectancy, public education and human development. New Zealand is also ranked as the most peaceful country in the world, according to the Global Peace Index Survey.
Although New Zealand is the youngest country in the world, and was the last landmass to be discovered, it has a versatile and dynamic culture, with European, Asian, Maori and Pacific influences. Unemployment levels are low, and there are a variety of employment opportunities for expats from all around the world. And whatever your preferences for recreational activities or lifestyle, you can definitely find almost everything in New Zealand. Living in Wellington for example, you would not only be living minutes away from the beach, and amazing landscapes, but also in the centre of the city. The stunning scenery, variety of outdoor activities and cultural and social versatility make New Zealand a very appealing destination.