Few resources can build a better picture of life in New Zealand than the expat blogs maintained by already established foreigners. Whether these writers are recounting great challenges, relaying roll-on-the-floor funny encounters, delivering crucial advice and important tips or reaching out to those around them, their insight affords others a unique and personal glimpse into life in their new country.

Recommended Expat Blogs in New Zealand

Going NZ

For expats moving abroad, sometimes the best resource is experiences and perceptions of a city through new eyes. British expat Dawn is still relatively 'new' to living in Auckland, having moved in December 2014. Dawn's blog is an accessible account of beginning a life in Auckland, including advice, anecdotes and insight into life in New Zealand. 

► Nationality: British

Albom Adventures

Rhonda Albom is an American who relocated to New Zealand in 2003. She shares her thoughts and advice through Albom Adventures, a popular expat/travel blog. Albom Adventures was voted the 2013 top New Zealand expat blog at ExpatsBlogs.com, is a Fodor's Follow Favourite and has been named as a top New Zealand travel blog by Cheap Flights and John Mason International Movers. For expats moving to New Zealand, this award-winning blog is definitely worth a read.

► Nationality: American

Poms Away

Abigail Simpson, originally from England, moved to New Zealand at the age of ten. In her amusing and insightful blog, she shares her experiences of life in New Zealand. Her witty style and useful advice are the perfect resource for expats moving to New Zealand.

► Nationality: British

Inquisitive Bird

The Inquisitive Bird was offered a job in New Zealand in early 2011. Although the offer fell through, by then she was determined to get to the Land of the Long White Cloud no matter what. Follow her trials and tribulations as she deals with visas and all the hassles of relocation.

► Nationality: American


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