You probably know already know that New Zealand is a country of great beauty, with an enviable lifestyle and a ‘can-do’ attitude.
We’re larger in terms of land area than the UK but with a population of just 4.2 million, we are one of the least crowded countries in the world. With a natural landscape that encompasses lush native forest, spectacular glaciers, picturesque fiords, crystal clear inland lakes, vast mountain chains, unique wildlife and over 15,000 kilometres of sweeping coastline, our country is both a haven for people seeking peace and relaxation as well as a playground for adventurers.
The New Zealand climate is mild, with relatively small seasonal variation. Our Southern Hemisphere location means that our seasons are the opposite to the United Kingdom. The warmest months are in summer between December and March (average maximum temperatures range between 20°-30°C, and winter between June and August (between 10-15°C) although somewhat colder in the South Island.
You'll find plenty of information on the quality of life enjoyed by people living in New Zealand on the Tourism New Zealand website www.tourismnewzealand.com
but consider this: New Zealand has a stable government and a Westminster parliamentary and related judicial system, a human rights bill that frames New Zealand's perspective on individual choice, a nuclear-free policy, no poisonous snakes or deadly spiders, and an outdoors lifestyle that promotes family togetherness and sporty kids.