Depending on your visa type, you may be covered under the public healthcare system in New Zealand. In addition, you can choose to take out public health insurance. Find quotes here: www.everybody.co.nz or www.insureme.co.nz.
The quality of education in New Zealand is relatively high. Children generally attend school from the ages of 5 – 16 and attend a primary school, intermediate school then secondary school. You will be expected to pay a voluntary contribution to the school you enroll your child (approximately $800 a year.)
Getting involved in the schools community provides an excellent opportunity to support your child’s education and meet new people in your area.
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