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Move to Auckland
Additional information for moving to New Zealandlanguages in new zealandThe official languages in New Zealand are English and Maori. Indeed, the Maoris have strongly influenced the culture of the country, made up of traditional arts such as the Haka, the warrior dance or the Moka, the art of tattooing.
Social Security in New ZealandWith regard to your social security coverage, there are two possible statuses:
Seconded employee: it applies to employees who have been sent to New Zealand by their French company. The latter are subject to the French system and will be reimbursed on the basis of the medical costs applied in France. It is therefore advisable to take out additional insurance.Expatriate status: concerns employees hired by a foreign company, they are, in theory, subject to the New Zealand regime. However, to benefit from the New Zealand health system, you must be a permanent resident or have had a work permit for at least two years. What’s more, if you are not eligible, then you will have to subscribe to the Caisse des Français de l’étranger.Education in New ZealandMoving to New Zealand as a family requires enrolling the children in school. Unfortunately, there is no French school in New Zealand. However, you can send your children to one of the two primary schools offering bilingual education programs in Auckland. As for college and high school, it will be necessary to move towards New Zealand establishments or distance education provided by the CNED.
Work in New ZealandThe labor market in New Zealand is dynamic, particularly in the service and industrial sectors. In addition, many sectors are buoyant such as the communication, banking, health and construction sectors. The unemployment rate hovered around 6% in 2015. The minimum gross salary is $13.75/hour and taxation varies between 10.5% and 33% depending on your annual income. The regulated duration of the working week is set at 40 hours and the legal minimum duration of paid leave is 4 weeks.