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RELOCATING TO NEW ZEALAND

Submitted to:
Kate Watts,
Anyone relocating to New Zealand,
Potential travelers to New Zealand,
& Whomever it may concern

Submitted by,
Clinton Anderson
Leticia Hellebore
Justin Virgl

Washington State University
Pullman, Washington 99163

Group 6
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99163

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April 10, 2016
To:
Kate Watts
Dear Kate,
Enclosed is our group’s final report on the culmination of our research pertaining to relocating to New
Zealand and its corresponding repurposed product which is a website. The official title of this project is
RELOCATING TO NEW ZEALAND. This report reflects our group’s research which was first conducted
solely by Clint Anderson starting on February 8th, 2016. His topic was then unanimously voted on by the
group as the project to further repurpose. We collectively performed extensive research starting on March
28th, 2016. The research and construction of the website was constantly conducted after this date and was
finished on May 10th, 2016. The research methods consisted mostly of the exploration of secondary
sources as well as primary interviews and questionnaires that were administered to individuals with
potentially useful knowledge on this topic.
We found that this topic required further research and repurposing due to the lack of existing resources
that possess all of the necessary information one needs in order to easily relocate and live in New
Zealand. This website provides all of the pertinent information and advice for anyone moving to New
Zealand in one complete and easy to navigate source. It will save our targeted audience countless hours of
searching through numerous websites and sources, overall making the process more enjoyable and
simple.
We hope that you find our report informative and see how useful the repurposed website can be for our
target audience. Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns relating to our report and or
website. Thank you for your time, and enjoy.

Sincerely,
Clint Anderson, Leticia Hellebore, & Justin Virgl
Students

TABLE OF CONTENTS

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Letter of Transmittal

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Executive Summary

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Introduction

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Research Methods

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Results

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Conclusion

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Recommendations

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Appendixes

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Relocating to New Zealand
Executive Summary
The following report discusses in detail the repurposing of Clint Anderson’s original
research on relocating to New Zealand. As a group, we responded to Clint’s recognition of the
need for a single comprehensive source of up-to-date information for individuals interesting in
relocating to New Zealand and discussed the best way to provide relevant, easy accessible

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information to this audience. We decided that by creating a website we could bring together the
necessary information to plan an extended stay in a more accessible and useful format than
currently existed. Building on Clint’s original primary and secondary research, the group
researched five key tasks related to planning an extended stay, including: traveling to New
Zealand, finding accommodations, finding employment, local resources, and navigating the daily
culture of the locals. After completing the necessary research on these tasks, we compiled and
organized information relating to each task and put it on our website. In order increase the
accessibility of this important information to those who need it, the website can be attached to
the official Immigration New Zealand website, which will benefit individuals planning an
extended stay in New Zealand as well as raising awareness as to the opportunities that the New
Zealand landscape has to offer.

Introduction
Planning an extended stay or a relocation to a foreign country can be a difficult and time
consuming process. Because the process is not standardized between countries, the required
information generally cannot be found in a centralized location. Even when visiting the
immigration website of a particular country, the available information tends to be incomplete and
vague, requiring visits to numerous other websites to supplement the information. As a result, a
prospective traveler must piece together bits and pieces of information from a variety of websites
in order to reveal the full process of planning an extended stay or a move. One of our group

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members experienced this struggle recently when planning for a year-long Holiday Visa to New
Zealand.
In the past few months, this group member and an associate of his accessed the official
New Zealand immigration website and completed the required paperwork for a year-long
Holiday Visa in order to legally enter New Zealand for an extended period of time. While they
were able to successfully navigate the visa process, other information on making a smooth
transition to Queenstown was lacking. This experience signaled to him that the lack of relevant
and easily accessible information was a hindrance to attracting travelers planning extended stays
in New Zealand.
Focusing on the country of New Zealand, our goal in completing this repurposing project
was to improve the quality of information available to outsiders heading to the area from around
the world. We achieved this by compiling all the information necessary to plan and execute an
extended stay or a relocation to New Zealand, more specifically, to the city of Queenstown on
the Southern Island. By gathering and organizing information and resources for prospective
travelers, we hope to enhance the information currently available on the official immigration
website for New Zealand. Providing this information in close proximity to individuals either in
the process of planning a stay or finishing their enrollment in the Holiday Visa Program will
provide accessibility to those most in need of it.
This remainder of this project report discusses the details of the research methods that
were used, including the use of both primary and secondary research, in order to establish the
information we needed. Additionally, it discusses the results of all completed research, including
details on travelling to New Zealand, where to stay, how to find legal employment, resources
available in Queenstown, and the daily culture of local New Zealanders. Finally, the report

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attempts to explain what conclusions were made and what recommendation we have for
strengthening the resources available through the official New Zealand immigration website.

Research Methods
Prior to beginning the repurposing project, both primary and secondary research was
completed to determine what resources were available to travelers and what resources were
lacking. This research consisted primarily of internet searches, questionnaires, and interviews.
The early internet searches focused primarily on travelling options and airfare, based on the
assumption that airfare from the United States to New Zealand would be the costliest portion of
the relocation. The questionnaire asked a three-part question: “What suggestion do you have for:
a) travelling to your destination, b) working at your destination c) living at your destination?”
After administering the questionnaires, interviews were conducted to discuss the questionnaire
results as well important advice on how to obtain employment and accommodation as a new
resident of New Zealand. This advice came from the first-hand knowledge of the interviewees.
Information collected through the questionnaires and interviews revealed five main tasks that
travelers must consider and plan when planning an extended stay or relocation to New Zealand.
These five tasks are: Getting to New Zealand, Finding Accommodations in New Zealand,
Working in New Zealand, Local Resources, and Cultural Aspects.
To collect information on Getting to New Zealand, Finding Accommodations in New
Zealand, and Working in New Zealand, extensive online research was performed. Early in the
repurposing, each group member learned about the tasks they were responsible for researching
and took some time to collect information from the internet using reputable sources. This helped
us determine the scope of the tasks being researched. The secondary research conducted on these
tasks was then performed by planning out each task step-by-step to ensure that the research and

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the resulting advice to travelers was correct and complete. For the final two tasks of this
repurposing project, Local Resources and Cultural Aspects, brainstorming was done to determine
what topics should be researched in order to provide the most comprehensive guide possible on
the resources present in Queenstown and the surrounding local area. The researcher examined
many aspects of the culture of New Zealand in order to help individuals begin adapting to the ins
and outs of life in a foreign country.
After each group member had performed their secondary research and organized the
results, the research was shared with the other group members so that constructive criticism
could be provided on each topic. Several additional ideas that had not yet been included in the
research surfaced through the discussion. Further research was performed on these new topics
and the findings were added to the existing research results.
Upon completing all necessary research, the group began preparing for the website
construction. Looking specifically at the target audience, it was determined that the audience
would likely be college-aged and older and native speakers of English. Based on these
considerations, it was decided that the finished website would be in presented English and
written primarily for a North American audience. However, the website could be adapted to
audiences from other countries through very minor adjustments. Additionally, the diction of an
educated population was incorporated in order to be as specific and detailed as possible.
Several website builders were considered, but as every group member had the most
experience using Weebly, we chose to build and publish the Relocating to New Zealand website
through them. The group considered several different designs for the website but settled on a
design and color scheme that would give the website a neat and formal appearance and could be
carried out consistently on each page. Pages were created for each of the five main tasks

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associated with planning a relocation and the research completed for each of these tasks was
added to the appropriate page. The information provided on each page, as well as any associated
links, were double checked prior to publishing the site.

Results
Our findings show that first hand accounts of relocation are a valuable resource for
predicting what needs to be sorted out before and during the transition to another country. The
questionnaires and interviews that were conducted were very useful in framing the needs of
travellers and guiding the direction of subsequent research. The online information gained
through this subsequent secondary research was extremely helpful in planning for the specific
case of moving to Queenstown, New Zealand and in documenting this research for the creation
of a website.
We utilized mostly secondary research online to find the most useful approaches and tips
when booking a flight to New Zealand. Based on Clint’s early interview with Rich concerning
travelling to a new country, we followed advice to scout out the airline prices well ahead of your
intended departure date and to pursue significant cost savings by considering a variety of options
for layovers as well as offering to fly standby. This advice from Clint’s primary research was
extremely helpful and accurate. Flying standby offers the chance to reduce airfare costs and often
come with vouchers for meals and lodging. Another great piece of advice we found was to travel
during the tourist off-season, which is during the spring and fall months due to New Zealand’s
reverse seasons when compared to the northern hemisphere. Airlines offering routes to New
Zealand consistently and significantly reduce their prices during these months to try and fill
flights and spark tourist interest.

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We also found that it is best to search flight itineraries on a flight search engines like
Kayak.com or Expedia.com. Websites like these find the cheapest flights during any desired
time, and also mix match different airlines to help achieve the cheapest tickets to your
destination. However, once you have found the exact itinerary you want to take, you do not want
to purchase it directly through the search engine site. Instead, go to the specific airline that you
found through the search engine and purchase it directly from them. This saves you from hidden
costs that the big flight search engine sites will tack on at the end of check out.
When getting into the details of flying to New Zealand, we found that it is best to depart
from Los Angeles or San Francisco. These cities offer the cheapest and most frequent amount of
flights that take you directly to New Zealand. It should be noted that all of these flights take you
into the major city of Auckland and require a connecting flight to Queenstown. The major airline
that utilizes this route is Air New Zealand, and is a very attractive option because they offer
many sales and discounts on fares all year long. The other major routes we found were somewhat
more expensive than the previous, but could be attractive options depending on the travelers’
particular situation. One major route takes you from numerous major North American west coast
cities like Seattle, Vancouver, Portland, Los Angeles, etc. and fly you through Hawaii before
taking you to New Zealand. These routes are solely operated by Hawaiian Airlines and are
slightly more expensive than the first route and requires more stops. The last possible itinerary
we discovered only departs from Los Angeles and requires you to fly through Sydney, Australia
before landing directly in Queenstown. This option is only offered by Qantas Airlines and is
attractive because they offer multiple promotions and discounts throughout the year, but also
requires a much longer travel time.

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The other major factor to account for when traveling to New Zealand is the prices that
airlines charge for baggage. First off, a good tip we found was to pack as light as possible and
bring only what is necessary to avoid extra baggage fees. Mainly just clothes, personal items, and
things you don’t think you can find in New Zealand (medications, specific products, etc.). All of
the major airlines like the ones we have previously mentioned allow for one piece of luggage
weighing up to 50 pounds to be checked and also one carry on bag weighing up to 15 pounds.
The only times you would have to worry about paying ridiculous fees on baggage is when you
fly on discount airlines, like when you would travel from Auckland to Queenstown for example.
These airlines include Jet Star and Fiji Airlines, and will charge you very strictly for checked
baggage. They also have a strict size restriction when it comes to carry on baggage, usually no
more than 14 pounds or you will be charged extra.
When arriving in New Zealand and selecting accommodations, a traveler must choose
between short-term and long-term options. The best option will depend on the traveler’s
employment plans, travel plans, and personal preference. Based on questionnaires from earlier
research, it was recommended that an individual begin by selecting accommodations that are
short-term or night-by-night. While long-term accommodations are generally cheaper on a per
night basis, starting with short-term accommodations can provide flexibility while allowing the
traveler time to determine the best long-term options for their unique situation.
Short-term accommodations consist of hostels, hotels and motels, and private B&Bs.
These options are generally on a per-night basis, but many have options for weekly and monthly
rates. Hostels typically provide a variety of room types, including shared dorm rooms and private
rooms (with or without an ensuite bathroom), although private rooms usually cost 2-3x that of a
bed in a dorm room. Other shared facilities such as a kitchen, laundry room, and lounge are

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usually present. Additionally, hostels frequently provide helpful amenities for travelers, including
Wi-Fi connection, short-term luggage storage, and bulletin boards with information on jobs and
long-term accommodations.
In New Zealand there are four hostel networks: BBH, YHA, Nomads, and Base. BBH is
the largest network in the country, with over 220 locations. Per night costs average NZD$25-$40
per night based on location, but BBH offers an annual membership program that provides
discounts on the per night rate. As BBH is the largest and most established hostel network in the
country, there are numerous online reviews for each location and they tend to have the highest
rated accommodations of all the networks.
YHA is the second largest network with 44 locations in New Zealand. A night at one of
their hostel locations averages NZD$35-45 per night, but like BBH they offer an annual
membership that provides discounts on their rates. YHA hostels offer reasonable service but
there appears to be a fair amount of inconsistency between locations compared to BBH’s
consistently highly rated locations.
The two remaining hostel networks are Nomads and Base. Both of these networks are
fairly limited to more popular travel locations, with only 10 hostel locations each. They both
average a price of NZD$30-40 per night and neither offers any sort of membership program.
Nomads is more limited in terms of services and offers extremely basic accommodations. Base
offers standard services and accommodations and has a reputation as more of a “party hostel” for
the young and social.
A more expensive option to hostels is finding accommodations in a hotel or motel. Hotels
and motels provide predictable, private accommodations but start at rates double to triple that of
hostels. The average nightly rate for New Zealand ranges from NZD$100-350 per night while

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rooms in Queenstown range from NZD$175-345. While more expensive, there are many online
search options and reviews available to aid in finding quality accommodations at a discount.
The third and most expensive option is selecting a private B&B for accommodations.
B&Bs are located all over the country and provide a wide variety of accommodations, from
simple to extravagant. A room in a New Zealand B&B averages NZD$248 per night.
One possibility for obtaining accommodations for free is the options of working for
accommodations. While this may not be a long-term option, it may be an attractive choice for
travelers on a budget without firm employment plans. There are several variations on this
concept, including working in a hostel, WWOOFing, and finding employment as an au pair.
Some hostels offer the option to work in exchange for accommodations. This typically
involves doing housekeeping type chores daily in exchange for a bed in a dorm room. Some
positions may be advertised online, but it is generally necessary to check with each individual
hostel upon arrival to determine if this is an option. As a result, a traveler cannot generally rely
on this as a guaranteed option.
WWOOFing is a term that refers to working on a farm for 4-6 hours per day in in
exchange for food and accommodations. Work generally involves tasks such as sowing seed,
making compost, gardening, planting, cutting wood, weeding, harvesting, packing, milking,
feeding, fencing, making mud-bricks, wine making, cheese making and bread making. In order
to participate, membership with the WWOOF New Zealand organization (World Wide
Opportunities on Organic Farms) is required.
Finally, travelers with previous childcare experience can seek employment as an au pair,
which is a foreign domestic assistant. An au pair typically lives with a host family while looking
after children and doing house chores in exchange for food, accommodation, and a small

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allowance. There are several online agencies that can help place prospective au pairs with
families throughout New Zealand.
If seeking long-term accommodations, a traveler will most likely be “flatting.” This refers
to renting a house or apartment communally and sharing costs. Renting a house or apartment is
much cheaper in the long term than paying by the night at a hostel, hotel, or motel but is also has
more rigid requirements. Flatting requires signing a legally binding lease, completing and
signing an official bond lodgement form and providing a security deposit, and generally requires
payment of 2-4 weeks rent in advance. There are many options for finding a flat and flatmates.
Local newspapers as well as backpacker boards in hostels can provide many local options. There
are also multiple websites that allow one to fine-tune their search to flats across the country and
read reviews by previous renters.
Prior to arriving in New Zealand, an individual planning for an extended stay or
relocation must lay the groundwork for finding employment. This begins with applying for a
Working Holiday Scheme Visa though the Immigration New Zealand website. This Holiday Visa
allows an applicant to enter the country and work for twelve months from the date that the
application is approved. While the visa allows an individual to apply for work anywhere in the
country, it should be noted that employment options are limited to work in the hospitality and
agricultural industries. As the twelve-month window starts counting down from the date the
application is approved, travelers wanting to spend as much time in New Zealand should be
prepared to depart as soon as their visa is approved.
There are several restrictions and requirements related to successfully obtaining a
Working Holiday Visa. First, applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 30 years old and are
not allowed to bring minor children with them. The visa covers only one person, so spouses or

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other individuals wishing to accompany the applicant must obtain their own visa. Next,
applicants must meet health and character requirements. These requirements vary based on
where the applicant originates from. Additionally, the applicant must have a bank account
containing a minimum of NZD$4200 (approximately USD $2900) to prove that they can fund
twelve months of living expenses if they end up underemployed or unemployed. Finally,
applicants must hold a return ticket to their country of origination or show that they have
sufficient funds to purchase a return ticket.
Residents and non-residents are taxed on all income earned while in New Zealand. So,
after obtaining a Working Holiday Visa, the traveler must register for an IRD tax number. In
order to apply for an IRD number, the applicant must first have a fully functional New Zealand
bank account. The account must be held with a New Zealand bank or licensed deposit taker that
has verified the applicant’s identity according to government regulations, generally by examining
a passport and visa. Several options are ANZ, Bank of New Zealand (BNZ), Westpac New
Zealand, and Kiwibank. After obtaining a local bank account and IRD tax number, the traveler
can begin applying for jobs. All salaries in New Zealand are taxed on a pay as you earn (PAYE)
basis. This system deducts all required taxes from wages when earned and requires no further tax
obligations related to that income and no requirement to file an annual tax return.
While the only types of work covered by the Working Holiday Visa are jobs in the
agriculture or tourism industry, the tourism industry includes all jobs linked to hospitality. As a
result, there are a wide variety of possible jobs to apply for, including bartenders, baristas,
waiters and waitresses, kitchen staff, housekeepers, call center operators, dive instructors, tour
guides, and many more. There are many websites that simplify the job search, allowing for
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applicants can sign up with recruitment agencies that will help match applicants with available
work. These recruitment agencies frequently specialize in specific types of work, such as
farming, construction, or hospitality.
It may be helpful prior to arriving in New Zealand to have SIM card compatible with
local mobile networks. While most mobiles will work abroad, U.S. based plans can be restrictive
and prohibitively expensive in the long-term. As a result, it will likely benefit those planning
extended stays to obtain a New Zealand mobile SIM card. There are several travel SIMs that
provide access to one of three network providers in New Zealand, specifically, Telstra, Optus,
and Vodafone. These travel SIMs are typically good for 30-90 days and cost between NZD$2950, with varying allotments of minutes, text, and data. For longer stays, there are prepaid SIMs
starting at NZD$19 that last for up to 360 days and can be topped up as necessary.
One thing to keep in mind prior to travelling to New Zealand, or internationally in
general, is that 90.2% of all credit cards charge foreign transaction fees (Gerson, n.d.). These
transaction fees are basically a currency conversion fee and can vary based on the payment
processor, such as VISA and MasterCard, as well as the issuing bank, with the average fee being
2.45% . As such fees can quickly add up when spending time abroad, an individual planning an
extended stay in New Zealand should consider applying for a credit card that has no foreign
transaction fees. Both Capital One and Discover Card offer credit cards with no foreign
transaction fees, but Discover Cards are only accepted in North America and China. With this in
mind, a good course of action would be to check with one’s bank to see what options are
available for international travel. It may be possible to obtain a credit card that limits or
eliminates foreign transaction fees while allowing the cardholder to earn cash back or points on
airline tickets and hotels stays.

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The primary intent of this section to follow is to know the key details of local
establishments and how the local individuals live their daily lives to provide the most comfort to
those considering making this move. A side consideration is the type of person that undertakes a
journey like this and that they are likely looking for the unexpected, which in itself has its
uncomfortable components. From the information listed below, one will become more intune to
the environment down on the southern island.
On the south island of New Zealand, Queenstown is one of the most popular destinations
for tourists to explore, and due to this it is very developed to suit both locals and travelers alike.
The availability of Google Maps is a significant help in exploring every facet of the area to learn
the places that will be needed for day to day life. The main section of the town is over a small
area, with only a handful of main streets through the city since it is wedged between Lake
Wakatipu and the surrounding mountains. Residents take home within the city, as well as spread
out throughout the landscape for miles around, but there is always a sense of personal space as it
is not a crowded place. At the same time, all the normal amenities that you expect in the United
States, such as fire, police, postal, grocery, restaurant, pub, coffee shop, medical, and bank
facilities are prevalent in the city, which provides much comfort to the idea of moving here. To
reach emergency services immediately, dial 111 in your mobile device and you will be patched
into an operator to provide the best services for you. Even when you are thousands of miles away
from home, rest assured that you will be in a place that has all of the available services you can
expect from your hometown since this location has such a high volume of travellers to it, it has
to be able to provide to all their needs. Once you know the basis of what environment you are
entering, such as these resources and facilities mentioned before, it is aided by knowing what the
culture is like as well.

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As a tourism based town, that is a major part of what you will see when living there.
Even the permanent population of individuals working at the stores and restaurants will have a
high portion of people from outside of the country. Since these people have visas, they will have
tourism based jobs that are either seasonal or temporary hospitality positions. With this, expect to
meet and see a large variety of people working and enjoying the town year round. This place has
true four seasons; snow in the winter, breathtaking spring and fall seasons, and hot summers.
Being a local, they take advantage of that every day. Two interesting facts about the country is
that one tenth of it is covered by National Park, all to be shared by only 4 million people, which
is roughly the population of the Puget Sound region of Washington State. Three national parks
are located within 3 hours and another 3 within 9 hours, and they cover the most breathtaking
scenes in the country. In the winter, 7 ski fields are available, one within 20 minutes of
downtown and the other 60 minutes. So if snow is a passion of yours, there is plenty of
opportunity. However, the summers are the primary time for tourists to visit and enjoy the river
jet boat rides, skydiving, bungee jumping, slalom carts and mountain biking, especially during
the Queenstown Bike Festival. Major events are not limited to any time of the year, as the
Queenstown Winter, Summerdaze, Rhythm and Alps Music, and Gibbston Food and Wine
Festival are but a few. Even for the aviation enthusiasts, the Warbirds over Wanaka Air Show is a
popular event as well. Buying and selling local is also a big thing here as there are markets
weekly. Also, Queenstown has a big showing of the native cultural, the Maori people. Shows are
available at the Skyline Kiwi Haka theatre at the top of the gondola in town and are performed
by people of this cultural group, incorporating traditional decorations and carved legends of the
lake region. Reservations are recommended due to the popularity of it and there are options that
include dinner at the Stratosfare, which has the best view in town. Black Water Rafting is

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another amazing experience that gets you into caving and tubing underground, unfortunately this
is located on the north island but it will be worth the trek out of town. With such a range of
activities in this town, as a local, semi-permanent resident, or a tourist, there is plenty to do and
see that will make you wish you had the time to see it all.

Conclusion
After completing the tasks above we have collectively obtained the proper information to
construct a useful website, which is discussed in the results section above. When it came to
transporting to New Zealand, we have found the three most optimal routes and airlines to utilize
when flying to New Zealand from North America. We were able to highlight the most attractive
features of each itinerary and provide this insight to our target audience through our webpage.
Additionally, we found the most useful packing tips and approaches to take in order to avoid
paying expensive baggage fees. Our target audience will have a great overview about planning a
flight to New Zealand and will be able to book the cheapest and most direct flight possible. Next
came our research and corresponding results when it came to accommodations. After extensive
research, we have found the best possible short-term and long-term options for housing in New
Zealand. We have provided an excellent guide on housing that caters to multiple different
situations that one might be in when relocating. Our next research task consisted of finding the
most relevant information on obtaining legal work while in New Zealand. We found all of the
appropriate resources and approaches to take for legal employment and catered towards people
in a multitude of situations. Next was our research pertaining to local resources and the cultural
aspects that exist in New Zealand. We found information for all of the relevant emergency,
medical, banking, and postal services available in Queenstown as well as a great variety of bars

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and restaurants in the area. Additionally, we found a wide variety of activities for every season
including national parks, yearly events, and numerous action sports like skydiving. With all of
this information, we have been able to supply our target audience with information about all of
the necessary local resources one would need to know as well as cultural activities to do
throughout the year. Overall, the results of our research has given us the knowledge and proper
information necessary to creating a useful website. Our website is a detailed resource that
highlights the key pieces of information about moving to and living in Queenstown that any
potential traveler could benefit from.
Based on the wealth of information that this resource can convey to the audience, many
will be positively influenced by the how easy their trip can be planned out before they make their
way down to New Zealand and Queenstown. By understanding the requirements of this sort of
travel before pushing off into the unknown, the experience will become as comfortable as
possible and give each person the chance to see each nuance of the country that they choose. It
is especially helpful that this resource was formed into a web page since that it is the most
accessible method of communicating information to people around the world. This project has a
very point blank message and intention that is clearly shown in the report assembled above.

Recommendations
To further repurpose this project, a strong recommendation is for other towns to be
incorporated into the web page in order to fine tune the information for all individuals entering
the country. This would be useful since New Zealand is a large country and a website focused on
Queenstown will not be the most beneficial resource for people looking to spend long periods of

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time in Auckland or Wellington. To further provide helpful information through additions to the
site, there is a consideration for a blog section to this web page that has individual accounts by
travellers that can provide first hand stories and recommendations from their trip. From that blog,
the moderator could make addition and deletions from the web page as the currency and
relevance of the information is considered. From the comments in this potential blog section, if
negative comments are made then this can be proof that this was not successful and additional
work is needed to improve the website to provide the proper points to help people seeking a life
in New Zealand.
The best way for this repurposed project to be judged and assessed is to personally
consider all the requirements that you need to live your current life; living at your home, driving
to work, and all the extra activities you participate in. Then consider picking all that up and
moving to a new area and having to start from the beginning. You will want to have a good basis
of information to build upon before showing up at the new location. This resource will cover a
huge section of those needs in your life and should that be true, then it is safe to consider this
project successful. Since one of the team members is making this move, the success of this
project will also be found from how easy that person’s transition to the new lifestyle is.
Additionally, based on the traffic we see on the site, success can be seen by the activity it
receives. As a group, we feel confident in how thorough our work has been on this project
creating the webpage and from that know we achieved a degree of success without outside
opinion.

APPENDIX A
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Please see the link to the 6 page website below, outlining the best information to make the move with:
http://relocatingtonewzealand.weebly.com/

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