Living in New Zealand
New Zealanders have a reputation for being friendly and open so you always feel welcome.
In many ways, it’s not what New Zealand has that is important to its quality of life – it’s what it doesn’t have! New Zealand does not have high crime rates and instances of corruption are virtually unheard of. New Zealand doesn’t have abject poverty or hunger, or the pollution, congestion, health issues and cramped city living that is seen in most other countries.
One of the things you will find here, and it’s something New Zealanders take very seriously, is the acceptance of different views and ideas. New Zealand society is a modern, secular, democratic society with no ingrained class system. Freedom of speech, expression and religious belief is guaranteed in law.
People in New Zealand are not judged on how they sound, what colour they are, how they vote, who they worship, where they live or where they come from. Gender equality is something New Zealand has led the world in.
To gain a real sense of life in New Zealand, visit the Learn More, Stress Less website.