What expats should know about moving home to New Zealand

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When it comes to making the move back home, it’s not easy finding the right place to live, the right job, the right financial institution, where you or your kids will study, the tax implications, and transport logistics.

Kea, along with global partners Air New Zealand, ASB, ATEED, AUT, Barfoot & Thompson and KPMG, are making it easier for expats to discover what opportunities there are back in New Zealand, and what expats should know about making the move home.

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Kea Global CEO Craig Donaldson says New Zealand expats are becoming more positive about their home country, which is increasing their desire to return.

“We’ve seen our community discuss the problems found when expats move home, with the same themes reoccurring around jobs, finance, property and logistics. With over 50% of expats saying they’re considering a move home in the near future, we want to make it easier for expats to be informed and find their future in New Zealand.”

Kea’s Every Kiwi Counts 2015 survey shows expat’s perception of life in New Zealand has improved overall and in several aspects in particular:

  • Seven out of ten expat Kiwis believe New Zealand is one of the best places in the world to live
  • Two out of three expats considered New Zealand to be a safe place to live
  • More than two-thirds of expats believe New Zealand is clean and green and that it offers a world-leading quality of life

“This shows New Zealand Inc is heading in the right direction, making us more attractive to talented Kiwis living overseas. New Zealand’s economy is performing well compared to many of the countries Kiwis traditionally move to. Combine this with our safety, quality of environment and world-class lifestyle and it is no surprise Kiwis are keen to come home.”

Considering a move home? Find out what you should know.