Links for living in Wellington
Finding a home to rent or buy, and services from Wellington City Council.
- Discover Wellington
Information about housing options and further links
- Tenancy Services
Important information if you are renting
- Real Estate NZ
Includes information and advice about buying and selling property in New Zealand
- Consumer NZ
Property advice and information from an independent organisation which works to protect and inform consumers
Information from Wellington City Council:
- Paying your rates
- Rubbish and recycling
- Hazardous substances
- Water supply
- Building services
Important information if you are doing any building work on your home or property
- Noise control
- Keeping animals
- Keeping a dog, including registration
Low-cost and free activities happening in Wellington.
- Wellington City Libraries event calendar
- EventFinder: free events
- WellingtonNZ.com: know what to do in Wellington for free
- Kiwifamilies: things to do in Wellington
- Ministry of Education
The Parents page contains all sorts of information relating to your child's eduction - from choosing a school to learning more about school life. There is also a link with information specifically for new migrants.
- Te Kete Ipurangi - The Online Learning Centre
Easy access to useful and relevant information on the Internet, including helpful information and links for parents.
- New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Information about national qualifications at secondary and tertiary level.
- Career Services
Course and training options available throughout New Zealand
- Wellington Community Law Centre
Provides a range of community legal services, including free legal advice. The website also offers information, fact sheets and other resources
- Citizens Advice Bureau
Provides free information to assist with a wide range of issues
- Property Rates
Information about property rates within the Wellington City Council ratepaying area
Inland Revenue (Tax Department)
Further important information about paying tax in New Zealand. Find out about:
- Consumer NZ
Advice and information on a wide range of financial products and services from an independent organisation which works to protect and inform consumers.
- The Banking Ombudsman
A free, external and independent process to help people sort out unresolved problems with banks.
Education services for early childhood, primary and secondary schooling, tertiary education and adult learning.
Help with legal services and information about the law in New Zealand.
Money & Tax
How to get started with banking, tax and other money services.
Health information and services, inlcuding public healthcare, dental and emergency services.
- Community Directory
Health resources in Wellington
- Refugee Health Service
Click on Health Education Resources for information available in several different languages about using health services (the information here is produced mainly by Auckland Hospital, but is useful elsewhere too)
- Health Navigator NZ
Consumer health information for New Zealanders
- Wellington Hospital
Facilities and finding your way around
Work & Business
Information about finding work, resources for employees and employers, and running a business in New Zealand
- Career Services
Information and tools for making decisions about work and study, including CV templates
- New Kiwis
An employment site linking the skills of migrants to job vacancies
- Dress for Success
To help women on no or low income dress in appropriate business attire for job interviews or work experience.
- Health and Safety in the workplace
- Business resources at Wellington City Libraries
Business information and resources at your fingertips
Information for starting, managing and growing your business
- Work & Income
Employment services and financial assistance
- Public holidays
Dates and information about other types of leave from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Driving and Transport
Driving in New Zealand and getting around Wellington on public transport.
- What's different about driving in New Zealand? An introduction to driving in NZ (available in multiple languages including German, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean)
- Overview of NZ road rules for new resident drivers (available in Chinese, German and French)
- Timetables and fares for bus, train and harbour ferry services
Paying by Snapper card on GO Wellington buses
- Wellington Airport
Other helpful information such as language services, common Kiwi and Māori words, preparing for a disaster, or sending mail.
- Immigration New Zealand
Information about all aspects of immigration in New Zealand, including helpful information on settling in.
- Office of Ethnic Affairs
A wide range of resources and links for ethnic groups and communities (includes How to Guides and a comprehensive Community Directory)
- Red Cross Refugee Services (formerly known as RMS Refugee Resettlement)
Services throughout New Zealand, including news and volunteer information
- Learning Māori
Basic greetings and words
- Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori
Information for everyone who wants to learn Māori, including language, protocols and customs
- New Zealand Post
For information on sending and receiving mail in New Zealand
- Consumer NZ
Independent consumer advice and information on a wide range of goods and services, including appliance and other product tests
- Get Thru
Important information about how to prepare and what to do in the event of a disaster
Information for new migrants
Immigration New Zealand provides free information for new migrants about living in New Zealand. Here are some ways you can access this information: