Our Mission:

"Migrants and families are supported to successfully integrate into the Taranaki community."

Migrant Connections Taranaki - Supporting Migrants and Families into the Taranaki CommunityMigrant Connections Taranaki - Supporting Migrants and Families into the Taranaki Community

Phone: 06 7591492 Ext 8

Level 1 Vero Building

10-12 Devon St East, New Plymouth 4340

mctnz@xtra.co.nz

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Migrant Connections Taranaki - Supporting Migrants and Families into the Taranaki Community

Planning to move to New Zealand?

Before you come to NZ

Please check the following useful websites before leaving your own country.
These will help you and your family to quickly settle and integrate in New Zealand.

Visit:

www.newzealandnow.govt.nz

www.movetonz.org

www.nukiwi.com

www.newplymouthnz.com

www.taranaki.info

www.emigratenz.org

1. Ensure you have the following important documents for you and your family.

  • Birth certificates

  • Marriage certificates

  • Academic qualifications

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Credit references

  • An international driver license or permit. For more information browse www.landtransport.govt.nz

2. Organise accommodation when you first arrive in New Zealand.  There are many websites that provide information on accommodation in New Zealand.  These include:

3. Obtain a New Zealand tax number for you and other members of your family who are intending to work.
To apply for an IRD number, for more information on tax, go to:

        Inland Revenue: free phone 0800257 773 or www.ird.govt.nz

4. Open a bank account. To find banks, go to:

         Banks listed in the yellow pages www.yellowpages.co.nz

5. Get your qualifications assessed to meet the criteria in New Zealand. For information go to:

         New Zealand Qualifications Authority: Phone 04 463 3000 or www.nzqa.govt.nz

About New Zealand

New Zealand is a small island nation in the South-west Pacific. The majority of New Zealand's population is of European descent; the indigenous Māori are the largest minority, followed by Asians and non-Māori Polynesians. English, Māori and New Zealand Sign Language are the official languages.

English is the predominant language in New Zealand, spoken by 98 percent of the population.  New Zealand English is similar to Australian English and many speakers from the Northern Hemisphere are unable to tell the accents apart.

The country's culture has also been broadened by globalisation and increased immigration from the Pacific Islands and Asia.

The population of New Zealand is approximately 4.4 million and New Zealand is a predominantly urban country, with 72 percent of the population living in 16 main urban areas and 53 percent living in the four largest cities of Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, and Hamilton.  New Zealand cities generally rank highly on international liveability measures.

New Zealand is an independent nation and a member of the British Commonwealth.  Equality is a very strong human rights ethic in the New Zealand society, the workplace, schools, and in families.

The economy is heavily dependent upon overseas trade, developing niche markets for its agriculture and manufacturing industries.

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