Hey everyone,

I'm looking to live and work in New Zealand with my boyfriend I have NVQ 2 and 3 in Health and Social Care 6 six years experience and Kev (boyfriend) has NVQ 2 in construction. We hope we will be able to use these qualifications in NZ. Even though construction would be good for Kev in Christchurch we wanted to avoid there due to earthquakes. We are both 27, enjoy the occasional drink/socialising/music/out door activities... We are hoping to settle for a year work and save and enjoy life at the same time.

What I'm looking for is where is the best place to live/work in NZ and what is the cost of living...

I've read up on various places i.e. Tauranga, Wellington, Dunedin, Nelson, Hawkes Bay, Hamilton... All beautiful places but where is ideal??

If anyone could please shed some light I would really appreciate it

Thank you