Wellington City Libraries

Te Matapihi Ki Te Ao Nui

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:

(For ratepayers)

Family activities

Low-cost and free activities happening in Wellington.


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

Driving and Transport

Driving in New Zealand and getting around Wellington on public transport.

General Resources

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:

  • Visit the website New Zealand Now
  • Phone 0800 776 948 to ask your questions (ask for 'Language Line' to speak to someone in your language)
  • Email questions to newmigrantinfo@mbie.govt.nz
  • Visit your local CAB office for face-to-face information and upcoming courses

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