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Once you've arrived in New Zealand

  1. Need to get the kids into school? Find the closest schools to you at nzschools.tki.org.nz. You can also search and find the latest Education Review Office (ERO) report on early childhood and schools across the country.

  2. Don’t forget to convert your Driver’s Licence at your nearest NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) driver license agent.

  3. Making friends in a new country can take time. But getting out and about will help. Check out newcomers.co.nz and neighbourly.co.nz to see what’s going on in your local area.

  4. New country means lots of new things. House, car, work equipment…protect it all with MAS.

  5. Helpful tip – don’t underestimate the New Zealand sun. It’s very strong and contributes to us having the highest ratio of skin cancer patients per capita. So slip (on a shirt), slop (on some sunscreen) and slap (on a hat). You can visit sunsmart.org.nz for the times when you'll need the most protection from our sun.

  6. Chances are you moved over here to experience more than just our hospitals. So be sure to get out and experience all NZ has to offer. This list of must-do’s is a good place to start. www.newzealand.com/sg/feature/new-zealand-must-do-experiences

  7. Quickly get your head around our weird and wonderful vocabulary. Here’s a helping hand to get you started. 

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