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New Zealand

Are you Really cut out to Retire or Relocate Abroad?

Retiring abroadOn an average, thousands leave their countries each year to go in search of a new life abroad with most leaving their countries being retirees looking for a golden retirement in the sun. So are you planning to be one of them in the near future and thinking about whether you should look elsewhere for your retirement home?

The reality which most people underestimate is that this big step can

Choosing Where to Invest: Australia vs New Zealand

For holiday home buyers choosing between Australia or New Zealand can be a difficult decision.  Both countries have beautiful locations to holiday in and offer a similar quality of lifestyle. Whilst the countries also have similar regulatory environments, from an investment perspective there are some differences that can have a significant impact on the value and returns you earn on your investment.

Foreign Ownership Rules:
Both Australia and New Zealand

Holiday Home Hotspots in New Zealand’s South Island


If budget is an important consideration when purchasing a property in New Zealand, then the South Island is your best bet. Sheltered from the high prices that are creeping over the North island from Auckland, the South Island offers some stunning locations at very reasonable prices. Of course one issue to consider here are the recent natural disasters that have caused considerable damage to Christchurch and surrounds. Whilst reparation

Holiday Home Hotspots in New Zealand’s North Island

Bay of Plenty

The North Island of New Zealand certainly has the most action when it comes to investment properties.  This means prices are also significantly higher than in South Island, but choice is much greater. Whilst New Zealand generally has not experienced huge rates of property growth, it has been steady over recent years in the North Island and rental returns are relatively good in many areas. Rental opportunities

Retiring in New Zealand – Visas and other Legal Aspects

Lake Forest Mountains, New Zealand

View of the picture-perfect Lake Forest Mountains in New Zealand

When looking for somewhere to retire to, New Zealand really does have it all.  With a relaxed lifestyle, so much natural beauty and great infrastructure, it is hard to go past this part of the world as somewhere to spend some time in your twilight years. For those who would like to either retire permanently in New Zealand, or spend

Moving to New Zealand as an Investor or Entrepreneur – Visas and Other Legal Aspects


View of the Auckland Sky Tower at night

New Zealand encourages business investment with a view to economic growth, expanding business expertise and attracting “smart” capital to the country.  New Zealand may be a small country, but it is growing fast thanks to its supportive and progressive migration program. For those who wish to set up an entrepreneurial venture or invest in New Zealand, there are several options available.


Buying a Property in New Zealand as a Foreigner

Humboldt Mountains South Island New Zealand

View of the picturesque Humboldt Mountains in South Island, New Zealand

New Zealand welcomes foreign investment, and whilst there are some restrictions to foreign ownership of property, it is far from being impossible to buy a property here. Generally considered to be one of the most liveable countries in the world, this is good news for investors and those seeking a different pace of life in New Zealand.

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