Business Immigration NZ

Wildlife and Fauna


Whole orders and families are found only in New Zealand: tuatara, moa and kiwi, all of the native lizards, and all the native earthworms (nearly 200 species) to name just a few. Moa (11 species, some up to 3 m tall) became extinct in pre-European times, but many other large flightless birds still remain including kiwi, the nocturnal käkäpö (the only flightless parrot in the world), and weka (of the rail family). Flightless insects are numerous including many large beetles and 70 or so endemic species of the cricket-like weta.

New Zealand has the most diverse seabird fauna of any country (87 species). About 400 different marine fish are resident in the waters around New Zealand as well as various species of seal, dolphins and porpoises. Thirty-two species of whale have been recorded and three of the largest (sperm, humpback and right) regularly migrate here in spring and autumn.


Country a magnet for young migrants
New Zealand is found to be a migration hot spot for the young and educated if everyone who wants to move here were allowed to do so, a poll has found.
New Act comes into force
The new Immigration Act comes into force this week. "This Act will help us improve the efficiency of immigration systems by sharpening some processes," Immigration Minister Jonathan Coleman said.
NZ scores fifth place in world prosperity stakes
New Zealand has been ranked the world's fifth-most-prosperous country, with the highest level of education and civil liberties, by an international think-tank.
NZ 3rd on list of migrant's choice as immigration destinations
NZ third on list of migrants' choice