New Zealand is a beautiful country in the south west pacific. A population of 4.5million across two main islands – the north and the south – and Stewert Island tucked down the bottom (population of just 400). New Zealand is known around the world as beautiful, scenic, sheep filled, friendly and safe place to visit and call home.
New Zealand has both a public and private healthcare system, and both offer high standards of care. In the public system, essential healthcare services are provided free for all New Zealanders and people in New Zealand on a work permit valid for two years or longer. Alongside the public system, private healthcare offers access to private hospitals for the treatment of both urgent and non-urgent conditions (excluding Accident and Emergency Care).
The ACC – Everyone in New Zealand injured in an accident is covered by ACC’s no-fault scheme. This includes children, beneficiaries, students, those working, the unemployed or retired and visitors to New Zealand. The ACC cover helps to pay for the costs of recovery. This includes payment towards treatment, help at home and work, and help with your income. Physiotherapy providers register as treatment providers with ACC and then their services can be subsidised by the ACC. Most clinics include a surcharge on top of the ACC payment received.
Find out what New Zealand has to offer!
Click on the locations below to be taken to external sites dedicated to informing visitors about the region and all it has to offer.
|Northland – A place that encourages new ideas and inspires new growth. A region chock full of beautiful landscapes, innovative businesses and amazing people and communities.
|Nelson Tasman – Nelson Tasman shines with its great outdoor environment with plenty of hiking, kayaking, cruising and biking options, great retail outlets, great seafood, wine and beer, more than 300 working artists and galleries and its great weather and events.
|Auckland – Auckland is the world’s fourth most diverse city – more than 200 ethnic communities call it home and about a third of its people were born overseas.
|West Coast – The West Coast of New Zealand is an untamed natural wilderness, with scenery so stunning it takes your breath away and impressive sunsets.
|Hamilton – The gateway to the central North Island, Hamilton has a young, smart and innovative population and warm and welcoming spirit.
|Christchurch – Following the 2010-2011 earthquakes, Christchurch / Ōtautahi has re-emerged as a vibrant, ever-changing city. Lonely Planet listed it as one of the top 10 cities to visit in 2013
|Rotorua – Rotorua is the ideal place to live for professional couples and families that have a passion for the outdoors.
|Mid Canterbury – The Mid Canterbury region is located in the South Island of New Zealand and includes Ashburton, Mt Hutt, Methven, Rakaia, Mt Somers and Staveley.
|Taupo – Taupo, a town near the centre of New Zealand’s North Island, is distinguished by its lakefront setting and outdoor sports ranging from fishing to jet-boating. The vast waters of Lake Taupo, a volcanic caldera, drain into the Huka Falls, dramatic, crystal-blue cascades reachable by hiking and biking trails. Surrounding Taupo are hot springs like those filling the Craters of the Moon reserve.
| Central Otago – Affectionately called ‘Central’ by those that know it well, Central Otago is New Zealand’s most inland region, located in the southern half of the South Island.
It’s breathtakingly different with vast undulating landscapes, rugged snow-capped mountains, clear blue rivers, deep gorges and tussock-clad hills.
|Bay of Plenty – The Bay of Plenty or Te Moana-a-Toi is a large bight in the northern coast of New Zealand’s North Island. It stretches from the Coromandel Peninsula in the west to Cape Runaway in the east.
|Dunedin – Dunedin is a compact, clean, welcoming city with rich history. With a proven record of educational and entrepreneurial excellence, it’s a city that fosters innovation and creativity.
|Gisbourne – Gisborne is the first city in the world to see the sun of each new day. The region is home to around 45,000 people and is around 3 hours from Tauranga and Rotorua and 2.5 hours from Napier.
|Southland – Southlanders are caring people, with pride for their region and are always looking out for others. The friendly nature of Southlanders makes it easy to play an active role in the community and to get to know your neighbours. Southland is a great place to work and do business. Southland offers a growing economy that welcomes innovation, and has a track record for making things happen.
|Hawkes Bay – The Hawkes Bay is NZ’s oldest wine region and known as the Art Deco Capital. Napier, Hastings, Havelock North and Wairoa are all beautiful places to call home.
|Taranaki – The region’s dynamic surf, multitude of parks and gardens, iconic walkways, major events calendar and mountain playground make it a great place to live. Add to that the minimal traffic, low unemployment and clean air and water, and you’ll soon see why this safe and stimulating community is the perfect place to call home.
|Palmerston North – Manuwatu – The lifestyle is one of affordable easy living. Beautiful homes, short commutes, and stunning scenery make Palmerston North City and Manawatu the perfect place to live.
|Kapiti Coast – Just a step way from Wellington lies an area of spectacular sea vistas, glorious sunsets, untouched native forest and dramatic hillscapes.
|Wairarapa – Wairarapa is a region of spectacular coastlines, wide valleys and small towns. It’s known for its vineyards, gourmet food, walking and cycling trails – and a vibrant arts scene. All about an hour’s drive or train ride from Wellington.
|Wellington – (New Zealand’s capital) Famous for it’s vibrant creative culture fueled by great food, wine, craft beer, coffee and events, Wellington is a cosmopolitan city with an energetic personality. Named the world most liveable city in 2017.