Kiwi Connect is bringing together global impact ventures in New Zealand.
The Big OE is a valued rite of passage in the lives of New Zealanders, and an important step towards personal growth and gaining global perspectives. Like yourself, the estimated million Kiwis that live overseas have been spending valuable time gaining knowledge, working with world-class teams and growing their networks.
At some stage, the unique lifestyle that New Zealand has to offer starts pulling you towards thoughts of home. We are waiting here with wide open arms, and you’ll find things are a bit different than when you left. Auckland and Wellington are more multicultural, the tech sector is booming and there are more cafés and restaurants than ever.
Upon returning home to New Zealand, you’ll find greater opportunities, higher salaries and better chances for career progression. The rapidly growing innovation and technology sectors are opening up opportunities for people who have global insights and understandings, and who are also familiar with the Kiwi culture and friendly way of going about business here.
The KEA network does a great job of keeping expat Kiwis connected, not just overseas, but back home in New Zealand as well. You’ll find strong networks in all our major cities, many with solid international connections like yourself. In the internet age, New Zealand is more globally connected than ever, so the friends and business contacts you’ve made are no further than a Skype call away. Immigration New Zealand has special family visas and processes towards residency and citizenship, to ensure you can bring your foreign partner and children into New Zealand.
New Zealand’s business environment has matured in recent decades, but we still retain the down-to-earth charm that you miss. Kids can still run around barefoot, the dairy down the road still sells hokey pokey ice cream, and from time to time, Dave Dobbyn still plays on the radio welcoming you home.
We can help you find your feet and tap into the amazing opportunities that await you back in New Zealand. If it’s your time to come home, get in touch!