AmeriNZ 92 – Moving to New Zealand

Episode 92 is now available, and it’s free no matter where you get it from. You can listen to it or download it through the player at the bottom of this post, or subscribe for free through iTunes here (you must have the free iTunes player installed). You can also listen to it for free through the player on my MySpace page.

Today’s episode is inspired by listener questions about moving to New Zealand and what the country’s like to live in. Today, I try to answer those questions.

In some ways, Episode 90 Kiwi Kustoms was part one of this topic because I talked about some of what it’s like to live in New Zealand. You also may want to listen to AmeriNZ 55 Being an expat (also inspired by listener questions).

I start with the question, why New Zealand? From there it’s a wide-ranging talk about healthcare, crime, politics and even the availability of products. I give some advice on how to prepare for moving here, and what you need to know.

For more information on immigration, go to the website of the New Zealand Immigration Service, They have a lot of information that will help you work out if you’re eligible to move here and more about New Zealand generally.

Then, an update on my podcast move, which is mostly done (all episodes are posted). The new site is, and the new feed is You don’t need to change your iTunes subscriptions yet, but please start using the new site.

Leave a comment at the new site. Or, you can ring my US listener line on 206-339-8413. Email at arthur{at) You can also still use my other address, amerinz[at)

Links for this episode:
New Zealand Immigration Service
Spring Heeled Jacks Original Swinging Jass Band (on the Podsafe Music Network)

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4 thoughts on “AmeriNZ 92 – Moving to New Zealand

  1. Love to hear this one, but for some reason I either get an error message or I get last week’s episode no matter how I try to download it!

  2. My fault–I turned on the podPress statistics by mistake, but they’re not compatible with this version of WordPress. I turned it off an it works now.

  3. Interesting info. The BF and I, while we love our little home in CenTex, have often thought about where we’d go if we ever left. We had limited our choices to Portland, Seattle, and Vancouver. I never even considered looking on the other side of the globe. Thanks for the 411.

    Curious what your professional background was that allowed you to get your work visa…

  4. (F)reddy: Well, I think it’s always good to keep your options open!

    I’m in the graphics arts industry, which happened to have a shortage of skilled workers at the time, particularly since I could bring over some of my US experience. But these days there are a lot of skills shortages, so the opportunities are better than when I came here.

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