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Need a Temporary or Permanent Visa to Australia? All the information you require to make a decision and advise and guidance.

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Work Visa Australia

Want to live and work in Australia? Australia needs skilled workers! Over 200,000 jobs are advertised weekly, and the unemployment rate is the lowest in years. 102,500 Skilled Visas are to be granted by June 2008.

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Work & Holiday in Australia

Australian Working Holiday visa provides opportunities for people between 18 and 30 years of age from some countries to work and holiday in Australia.

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Visitor Visa (ETA) to Australia

Are you planning on travelling to Australia to visit family and friends? The Australian Government has now made it possible to arrange an ETA via the Internet. Issued Online.

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Student Visa to Australia

Would you like to study in Australia? Each year over 150,000 international students from around 140 countries drawn to Australia to study, work and live in Australia. Find out if you are one of the lucky ones.

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Business Visa Australia

Want to manage, purchase or set up a business in Australia? The Business Skills Visa class encourages successful business people to settle permanently in Australia and contribute to the Australian economy by developing new or existing businesses.

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Living in New Zealand


Why live in New Zealand? ‘EnZed’, as it is affectionately known by its citizens, is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Its remoteness in earlier times has proved a fortunate thing, resulting in almost untouched wilderness, and now that the country is accessible through the advent of air travel migrants find it is a calm and lovely place to live.

The climate is temperate most of the year and in winter, New Zealanders and foreigners alike flock to its world-class ski fields. Their cities are clean, safe and modern. Not only that, the people are extremely friendly and laidback; their society is as fiercely egalitarian as their Australian next-door neighbors’. New Zealand also has the advantages and conveniences of any first-world Western country and it is cheap to live there – there would, in fact, seem to be very little reason not to live there!

Culture
New Zealanders, both the (mostly European-ethnicity) ‘Pakeha’ and Maori, are typically rugby-mad and they are fiercely patriotic. Even the majority of the population, which is not Maori, is respectful of Maori traditions, reflected in the fact that many Kiwis will happily perform the ‘Haka’ if asked, that is, a traditional Maori song and dance, at a celebration (or, of course, rugby match!).

New Zealand art is typified by Maori traditions. Many wood, bone and shell carvings may be viewed at most maraes (meeting houses). Maori is in fact the official language of New Zealand alongside English (note, however, that Maori has different dialects and regional variations).

Banking
If you are intending on working in New Zealand, it will be a good idea to set up your own bank account. This is relatively easy to do provided you have the correct identification (passports, birth certificate, other credit cards etc.)

Once you have opened your own account, you my access most Automatic Teller Machines (ATM’s) around New Zealand, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Even if you have not opened a bank account over there, most ATM’s around NZ accept Visa, MasterCard, Diners and other internationally recognized names.

Health System
New Zealand’s health care system is excellent and has one of the highest reputations in the developed world. It endeavors to ensure that everyone is taken care of if they need to see a doctor or receive treatment. The health care system is mostly financed by the federal (central) government, however, there are an increasing amount of quality private healthcare options becoming available. People migrating to New Zealand as new residents can receive the same publicly funded services as New Zealand citizens.

Extraordinary to New Zealand is the Accident Compensation (ACC) Scheme – even temporary visitors are covered. Under the scheme, if you are involved in an accident and experience injury as a result, then the ACC will cover most of your medical expenses. In return however, people may not sue for personal injury (other than for exemplary damages). Travelers should note that the scheme is subject to conditions and NZ Immigration Service advises that visitors to New Zealand in some situations will be liable for the full costs of medical treatment.

By world standards, the New Zealand public health sector is generous, yet, the government appears to be apportioning less than it used to on health concerns and an increasing amount of New Zealanders are turning to private health care schemes as a result. Publicly funded services still however include free care or low cost alternatives to treatment in public hospitals. This includes some financial assistance (i.e. subsidies) for family doctor visits and prescriptions, particularly for those with young children, are on low incomes or are regular users of the public health care system.

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