Expat New Zealand News

Latest 10 news items tagged New Zealand

7 Dec at 6 PM 2016

Community minded expats volunteer unpaid help in China

Volunteering to be of use in their local communities is the latest trend amongst long-stay expats in China’s mega-cities. Following the tradition of senior Chinese citizens’ unpaid community patrolling, expats in several Chinese cities are offering their services as well. Elderly Chinese can be seen wearing their distinctive red armbands in every mainland Chinese town and city, all keeping their eyes open for illegal activity in their local communities. Known as ‘aunties in armbands’ the actions of these caring locals in...
28 Nov at 6 PM 2016

Expat investors warned against Uber boiler room fraud

The latest investment fraud warning to expats in New Zealand, Australia and South East Asia involves two fake companies with misleading websites. Expatriates retiring, living and working in Asia Pacific countries are the latest to be targeted by British boiler room fraudsters located in Bangkok, Manila and Cebu. According to an online investigative journalist, two websites pretending to be based in Oregon and New York are, in fact, no more than fronts for the boiler room scams. The scammers are reported as promoting the online...
24 Nov at 6 PM 2016

New Zealand drawing record number of expat professionals

Skilled workers desperate to get away from Western political chaos should check out New Zealand and its growing jobs market Given recent events in both the UK and USA, skilled workers in both countries may well be considering emigrating in order to further their careers in a secure political environment. New Zealand is already popular with expat professionals for its stability, laid-back lifestyle and stunning natural beauty, and its economy is growing at a good rate. Recruitment experts say jobs are out there for skilled workers...
15 Nov at 4 PM 2016

Spain may be US expat answer to Trump haters

As the reality of the Trump dump hits in amongst disgruntled Americans, expat media worldwide is rushing to provide info on the best ways to escape. Canada and New Zealand were the first countries to see a massive increase in hits on their immigration sites, but Spain’s expat publications weren’t far behind in giving all-you-need-to-know articles on how to become Spanish. It’s not just the Brits who’ve already discovered the charms of Spanish life, as many Americans are already settled in the Costas and Spain’s larger...
14 Nov at 6 PM 2016

New phishing scam hits New Zealand during Fraud Awareness Week

In spite of endless warnings about online and offline financial fraud, it’s still a major problem across the world, with expats particularly vulnerable. Financial crime is still the most likely crime to hit ordinary people across all first-world countries, in spite of countless efforts by the media, financial authorities and police worldwide. It seems that as the warnings get louder, the crooks get smarter and more people find they’ve lost their savings. Expats, especially retirees, are at risk due to the fact they often have...
11 Nov at 6 PM 2016

New Zealand second choice for US citizens fleeing Trumpland

It’s not just Canada which is seeing a huge jump in interest as regards emigrating from the US, it’s New Zealand as well. The New Zealand Immigration website may not have actually crashed due to huge demand after Trump’s victory was announced, but its hits increased dramatically to 56,300 in the first 24 hours. The site’s daily average before last Tuesday was 2,300 visits. A second Kiwi web page, New Zealand Now, saw 70,500 hits originating from the USA over the same 24 hours. The site offers information on investing,...
9 Nov at 6 PM 2016

Options for stunned US citizens after the Trump victory

Prior to election day itself, social media and expat forums were loaded with US citizens determined to emigrate should Trump win. Now that the hopefully impossible is stark reality, many of those who were contemplating deserting the sinking ship are now rushing for just about any lifeboat in any friendly, non-Trumped country. A quick trawl through recent surveys brings up 10 escape-hatch countries already popular with US expats. It doesn’t matter whether you’re seeking a job, thinking of a start-up or even retiring, there are a...
7 Nov at 6 PM 2016

Trump victory could see Kiwi expats leaving the USA

Whilst the world waits with bated breath for tomorrow’s US presidential election result, Kiwi expats in New York are considering leaving should Trump win. The New Zealand expat community in New York is well-established, with many immigrants running successful businesses in Brooklyn serving both New Zealanders and Australians. The race to occupy the White House has caused friction all over the USA, with Kiwi expats feeling its effects as much as American citizens. One Kiwi restauranteur who’s been serving up favourite New...
8 Sep at 6 PM 2016

How to enjoy expat life by working fewer hours

Expat lifestyle surveys aren’t just about how much money is earned, where’s the surest destination for fast career advancement and what’s best for families, they’re also about spending as little time as possible in the office. Expat networking website InterNations’ latest survey is hitting the headlines by identifying the top relocation destinations for those wanting to work as few hours as is possible. Spending as little time as possible in the office allows more time to be spent enjoying your new country, even although the...
31 Aug at 6 PM 2016

Survey reveals Kiwis more welcoming than Aussies

Annual surveys such as the latest version from InterNations are useful in helping would-be expats decide on a destination, but can come up with surprising facts. Most foreigners looking for an overseas place to call home tend towards bracketing Australia and New Zealand together, but the InterNations survey reveals there are distinct differences between the two cultures. Ranked according to quality of life, working overseas, family life, ease of settling in and personal finance, New Zealand was considered the fifth best expat...