Why work in New Zealand?
New Zealand's easy-going ways, uncrowded communities, relatively low crime rates and compact workplaces all mean life’s generally less stressed here. Less pressure on space and natural resources means we don’t have the pollution, congestion and health issues that you often find elsewhere.
According to a 2012 study in the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, Doctors who trained in the United Kingdom but have chosen to work in New Zealand often stay here because of higher levels of job satisfaction and a preference for the lifestyle. Higher job satisfaction than their contemporaries back home and higher satisfaction with their leisure time were on the list of reasons to stay.
New Zealand is a fantastic place to bring up children. In a 2015 HSBC Expat Explorer survey, 76% of expat parents living in New Zealand felt that their “offspring are more healthy living in New Zealand”. A high percentage of the parents said that they had also become more physically active since their move. There are wonderful opportunities for young people to grow up with easy access to sports and outdoors, space and freedom: to ride horses, to run along open beaches, to swim in clean water, to walk through native forests and to truly experience the beauty of nature.
The wide open spaces mean you have the choice of every style of living you and your family could want - from suburban homes with room for kids to run around in, to places by the seaside to a lifestyle block out in the country with your own farm animals.
We’re not saying New Zealand is Utopia or that serious crime doesn’t exist here - it does - but the rates are lower than in many other countries and New Zealand consistently rates highly in world-wide surveys for work-life balance and quality of living and is thought of as one of the world’s most peaceful, least corrupt countries.