New Zealand Ban on International Arrivals.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced that from midnight, 15th March 2020, all passengers arriving from overseas, except those from Pacific Island countries, must go into isolation for 14 days.

All passenger cruise ships are being asked to not come to … Read the rest


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Commonwealth Secretariat funding suspended Feb 2020

UK, New Zealand and Australia suspend funding to the Commonwealth Secretariat.

In February 2020, the UK, New Zealand and Australia have suspended their discretionary funding to the Commonwealth Secretariat.

This suspension will remain until the Commonwealth Secretariats financial systems are … Read the rest


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New Zealand Resident Visiting Australia

Does a New Zealand Resident Need a Visa to Visit Australia.

Most New Zealand citizens can visit, live and work in Australia without applying for a tourist or work visa.

Permanent residents in NZ need to apply for visas.

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New Zealand Citizenship for Baby Born in NZ to Australian PR

Does a Child of an Australian Permanent Resident who’s born in New Zealand get New Zealand citizenship?.

A simple answer at https://www.govt.nz  seems to be:

  • If you were born in NZ on or after 1 January 2006:
  • you’re only a
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Can A Tourist Open A Bank Account In New Zealand

New Zealand Bank Account For Tourist Visa Holders.

How easy is it for a Visitor Visa holder to open a Bank account in New Zealand?

Probably not easy, but it might be possible, and I do know that some banks … Read the rest

New Zealand Bank Account For Tourist Visa Holders.

How easy is it for a Visitor Visa holder to open a Bank account in New Zealand?

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Parent Category Visa for New Zealand

New Zealand Parent Category Visa.

Parent Resident Visa

This visa is for you if you want to move to New Zealand to join your adult New Zealand citizen or resident child. If you’re granted residence, you’ll be able to live, … Read the rest

New Zealand Parent Category Visa.

Parent Resident Visa

This visa is for you if you want to move to New Zealand to join your adult New Zealand citizen or resident child. If you’re granted residence, you’ll be able to live, … Read the rest


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Property Rental Yields

Average investment property rental yields.

Gross Rental Yields on Investment Property (Apartments)

7.51% Philippines
6.09% New Zealand
4.39% Australia
3.91% USA
3.83% Greece
3.21% UK

Source: www.globalpropertyguide.com 2014 rates

However, when looking at the United States:

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New Zealand Census Population: 2001, 2006 and 2013

New Zealand 2013 Census population and dwelling tables.

The population of New Zealand has increased by 13.94% (or 532,449 persons) during the 12 years between the 2001 and the 2013 Census counts.

The largest increase was in the Auckland Region … Read the rest


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City of Sails, Auckland, New Zealand

Auckland, the City of Sails.

Auckland’s nickname, the “City of Sails”,comes from the popularity of sailing in the the Auckland region of New Zealand.

It has been quoted that 135,000 yachts and launches are registered in Auckland, and about one … Read the rest


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Buying or selling a property in New Zealand

Buying or selling a property in New Zealand.

Don’t let the banks cash in.

Whether you’re buying or selling a holiday home, moving abroad or simply making an international investment, fluctuating exchange rates can make a huge difference to the … Read the rest


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