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Cost of living in New Zealand: An insider’s guide!

Moving to New Zealand and looking for well-grounded fresh intel? Cost of rent, groceries, visas, public health, activities, phone plans, internet packages…and much, much more! In this guide, you’ll find what you need to plan and budget your life in New Zealand! No confusing “life cost” calculators, just human-powered insights!

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Independent Travel Talk with Angie D'Errico - PT II - Becoming a long-term traveller

We’re back with PT II of this Independent Travel Talk interview I did a few months ago with Angie D’Errico, creator of titinroundtheworld.com. Angie shares her travel stories and ideas on becoming a nomad, aka long-term traveller, writing and connecting with others!

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Changing lives in Ghana: meet Osman Yakubu, the education warrior

 "Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world" may be Nelson Mandela's quote, but to my friend Osman, it's the core value that leads his life. He has made of changing lives in Ghana not a dream, but a reality. The Youth Action on Development is the early education school that reaches out to those in need but beyond that, is a commitment to relentlessly creating a better world.

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Travelling on your own for the first time? Growth mindset tips & tricks!

Travelling on your own for the first time is such an adventure! Sometimes you may need a lil bit of growth mindset though to get you going. Stepping into the Travel-Zone is a journey that starts with an idea,  a dream and a dose of creativity.

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The Working Holiday Jobs that Changed my Life - 6 Lessons from Life Abroad

Working Holiday Jobs are there to test a traveller’s temper and will. But it’s an important part of experiencing life abroad as most people around the world do these jobs everyday! So, as my grandpa used to say “there’s no shame in hard work”. These are lessons I learnt over 5 years of being an expat and that I want to share with you today.

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What to do in the Ashburton Lakes? A Weekend at the Hakatere Conservation Park

Hakatere Conservation Park is only two hours away from Christchurch, in New Zealand’s South Island. Here, you can enjoy the stunning Ashburton Lakes, camp, and also visit Mount Sunday, one of the most important locations in The Lord of the Rings: Edoras.

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20 Useful links to browse New Zealand Immigration website

Need help figuring out how to find information in New Zealand Immigration’s website? I’m sharing with you some of the most useful links to make your experience more user-friendly. Find the links to apply for a Working Holiday, a Work Visa or even to get Residency. I’ve also included the url for English requirements!

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New Zealand's lifestyle, from foreign eyes

Starting a life in New Zealand wasn’t easy. Don’t get me wrong, I was on a “bad place” when I first got here, so I couldn’t connect with the experience. But, time went by and I learned to love this country wholeheartedly. Want to know about the best things about living in New Zealand from an expat’s perspective? Then, this is for you!

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