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Facts about NZ!

Life style – Life in New Zealand is casual and relaxed. In the main centres it is cosmopolitan with an emphasis on sport and the arts. Restaurants and cafés feature national and international cuisine accompanied by excellent New Zealand wines.
New Zealanders are friendly people, keen to explore the world and welcome visitors to experience their country. Tourism and hospitality are growing industries.

While high-rise apartment living is increasing in the main cities, single houses on separate plots of land are more common. New Zealand is a parliamentary democracy with government elections every three years, the most recent in 2008. A proportional system of representation is used.

The dollar is the currency in New Zealand. The rate of exchange with other currencies is variable. The metric system is used for weights and measures.

Shopping hours are 9am-5pm Monday to Wednesdays with late night shopping till 9pm in most areas on Thursdays and Fridays. In the weekend, shopping hours are 10am-5pm. Banks are open 9am-4.30pm Monday to Friday.

Christianity is the main religion but migrants have brought their own faiths and practising groups can be found throughout the country.

Geography – New Zealand lies in the far southwest of the Pacific Ocean, nearly 2,000 kilometres from its nearest neighbour, Australia. Similar in size to Japan or the British Isles, New Zealand occupies a land area of some 270,500 square kilometres. Three quarters of the population lives in the North Island. New Zealand has two official languages, English and Māori. English is the main language.

New Zealand's landscape is dominated by mountain ranges and countryside Cook Strait separates the two main islands of New Zealand, the North Island and the South Island. Both islands have large, fertile coastal plains divided by hills and mountain ranges.. To add to the variety of the South Island scenery, there are fiords, glaciers and lakes, and coastal plains of Canterbury and Southland, and of course, the beautiful Southern Alps. In the North Island, there is New Zealand's largest lake, Lake Taupo, and most of the country's active volcanoes - Ruapehu, Ngaurahoe, Tongariro and Taranaki. These are all usually quiet, although Mount Ruapehu erupted in 1995 and 1996. Hot springs, geysers and mud pools are found in Taupo and Rotorua. There are spectacular mountainous regions for some of the best skiing in the world, miles of coastlines with incredible beaches for surfing and swimming, and tramping trails throughout the country.

Climate – New Zealand enjoys a temperate climate with four distinct seasons. The north of the North Island is subtropical and mild most of the year; the South Island is cold in winter (June – September) but mild in summer (December – March).The average temperature ranges from 9-25 Celsius with more than 2,000 hours of sunshine in a year. Rainfall can occur any time of the year but tends to be higher in winter. Snow regularly falls in the mountains but seldom in the populated areas around the coast. The New Zealand climate is variable all year being neither very cold nor very hot. Most New Zealand homes do not have central heating so you will need to bring some warmer clothes to wear at home. Jackets, coats and layered clothing are common. Even indoors a warm jersey may be needed.

Population – New Zealand is lightly populated with approximately 4.25 million people. 80% are of European ancestry - mostly from Britain, and other European countries. Many Chinese and Indians have also lived in New Zealand for generations. Most live in the North Island. Auckland is the largest city with over 1 million people. Wellington is the capital city and the next largest centre of population. In the South Island, Christchurch and Dunedin are the main cities

Good Jobs

Students at SBG have found a variety of jobs in retail outlets, on the railways, in fast-food outlets, service stations, and commission sales. The minimum wage has recently been raised to $NZ 12.75/hr (more than $10.00 in the hand), by working in weekends and public holidays, the effective wage can be as high as $30/hr.

Most SBG students have found a job within 2-6 weeks of arriving in New Zealand Study Options

SBG has many options and pathways for you…..

Sure Path 661 Option

Study your first 3 papers in your home country and either complete your qualification at home or in New Zealand

  • Study online at home or at one of our authorised study centres in your country

  • Come to NZ to complete your qualification - Studying at one of NZSBG's NZ campuses

  • Apply for your Graduate Job Search Work Visa to stay and work in NZ

IELTS Entry Level

Students don’t require an IELTS score to start study in their home country but may require an IELTS of 5.5 to continue their study in New Zealand

Key features of the Sure Path 661 option:

  • NZ Tutor-led instruction - for the full 12 months of study, (blended, face-to face and online)

  • Students in any country follow the same programme as students in NZ

  • Less funds to show required for Student Visa (6 months vs 1 year)

  • Faster process - students complete half of requirements for qualification while waiting for Student Visa application to be approved

  • Higher likelihood of Student Visa application success

  • Students can work 20 hours part time in NZ

  • Graduates still qualify for 1 year Graduate Job Search Work visa, and 50 points for PR

Entry Requirements

You must have an IELTS score of 5.5 (academic)
The minimum entry requirement is the NZIM Certificate in Management or the completion of an equivalent course of study as may be defined by SBG


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