Wellington Vs Melbourne: Which City is Better?


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Wellington and Melbourne are often considered to be sister cities. They both have a similar vibe and both cities definitively beat Sydney. Melbourne’s population has skyrocketed due to internal and external migration and is due to overtake Sydney in size this decade. This rapid increase in population seems to be taking a toll as many local hipsters are moving away to Byron Bay.

Here are some quality of life and liveability results as determined by credibly researched and published city rankings:


5 South Island Adventures Every New Kiwi Should Tick Off In 2019


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Guest post by Breadcrumbs app

There are many things that define us as “kiwis” – from barefoot shopping to supporting the All Blacks, there are lots of building blocks that make up our cultural identity. Perhaps one of the largest blocks there is, would be a connection with the outdoors.

Kiwis are an “outdoorsy” bunch of people. Whether you moved to New Zealand last decade, last year or last week it is an inescapable reality that at some point you will find yourself looking for adventure in our great outdoors (also known as the “wops”). We are lucky in Aotearoa to have an abundance of natural serenity right on our doorstep, but sometimes it can be difficult to figure out where to go and what to do first. Luckily, our good mates from Breadcrumbs have put together a short collection to give you some inspiration for where to start!


9 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Taking your Side Hustle Overseas


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By Kirsty Lamont, Money Expert at Mozo

From handcrafting soy candles to designing clothing from scratch, starting a small business online has never been easier. But whether you’re just starting out or have got the local market cornered, any business owner should always be planning their next step.

With online shopping booming around the world, you might be thinking it’s time you took your side hustle global. But before you break down borders, there are a few things to get on top of to help prevent a financial disaster and make your online business a success.


We will remember them. Why ANZAC Day is so important


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You might have heard of Australian New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) Day, which is coming up on the 25th of April. It’s not just an excuse to eat oatey, golden-syrup biscuits though. In this article we’re going to give you a bit of a background into what ANZAC Day is all about.


Paying off your New Zealand student loan from overseas


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We’ve been there. Borrowing money for study is all fun-and-games until it comes time to paying it back! We’re here to give you a bit of a briefing on paying back your student loans. Plus, we’ll tell you how we can help.


8 things to consider *before* moving overseas


Moving to distant lands, whether for work or to seek adventure, can be one of life’s most exciting experiences. However, there’s no denying it can also be stressful at times. So, how can you ease the discomfort of the move so you can make the most of the experience?


Kiwi Christmas Traditions


It’s December now, so you’re probably hearing Christmas carols every time you walk down the street. Yes – it’s nearly the end of the year, so before we get there, we thought we’d look at some Kiwi Christmas traditions to get you in the Christmas spirit for the 25th of December!

The Christmas spirit is embraced by most Kiwi families. You might notice it in your workplace, around the shop front windows and on T.V and the radio. Some people love it more than others too. Often there will be that one person in the office that will wear their Santa hat every single day during December, even if it’s 25 degrees outside! Kiwis REALLY like getting festive. There are some essential Kiwi Christmas Traditions that you need to know about.


Pain on the way for New Zealand students in Australia

  • Posted by Sean on September 21, 2017 in Immigration Students Travel

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Australia’s education crackdowns in student funding

If you were hoping to move to Australia for future study, you’ll want to know about a few new rule changes that may affect you. What does this higher education reform mean for you? We’re going to look specifically at tertiary students coming from New Zealand (including some Australian permanent residents).


50 Fascinating Expat Blogs to Follow in 2017

  • Posted by Sean on May 1, 2017 in Immigration Students Travel

Expat blogs 2017

Adjusting to expat life can be both exciting and challenging. If you’re living expat life, you may enjoy reading about the experiences of others going through the same transition – so we’ve compiled this list of some of the most insightful and entertaining expat blogs and websites to follow in 2017.