• New Zealand Regions
      • Hawke's Bay
      • Bay of Plenty
      • Waikato
      • Whanganui
      • Manawatu
      • Northland
      • Auckland
      • Gisborne
      • Taranaki
      • Wellington
      • West Coast
      • Nelson
      • Canterbury
      • Otago
      • Marlborough
      • Southland

      Hawke's Bay

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      Beaches, wineries and Art Deco. The Hawke's Bay has a diverse economy, including business services that support its sectors to be the second largest contributor to regional GDP in the country. A popular tourist destination, the region has some of the countries best restaurants as well as stunning scenery, markets and festivals.



      Bay of Plenty

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      The Bay of Plenty is officially New Zealand's sunniest destination, enjoying short-lived winters and long summer days. The Region offers some of the country's most spectacular views and many ways to enjoy the pristine scenery and natural wonders. Visitors also enjoy exploring the Bay's Māori heritage and pre-European roots.


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      The Waikato is known for its rolling plains, fertile land and the mighty Waikato River. The region is the fourth largest regional economy in New Zealand, with a strong focus on primary production and associated manufacturing.


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      Welcome to Whanganui. This is our place; where history is full of stories, legends and rich legacy. Where a thriving arts scene, creativity and evolving culture inspire our modern lives. Where breath-taking natural landscapes capture imaginations at every turn.


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      Located in the lower North Island, Manawatu is heartland New Zealand, offering an authentic Kiwi experience.

      The main in the region are Palmerston North, most notable for Massey University. Palmerston has a vibrant, arts and culture scene.

      The region's economy is based on food production and processing, research and education. The region is also home for the New Zealand defence force.


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      Northland was originally home to some of our country's first human inhabitants. Today, it is one of the fastest growing regions in New Zealand and home to nearly 189,000 people. Rich in culture and history, the region boasts a stunning natural environment.


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      Auckland Region stretches from the the beaches of the Pacific Ocean in the east to the expansive beaches of the rugged west coast of the Tasman Sea. Auckland City, the largest urban area in New Zealand is considered the main economic center of New Zealand and a popular destination for international students and travellers.


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      Gisborne is a Region on the east coast of New Zealand's North Island. It's known for wineries and surf beaches such as Makorori. The region has maintained a strong Maori heritage. The region's economy is made up mainly of agriculture, horticulture and forestry.


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      Taranaki is a coastal and mountainous region on the western side of New Zealand's North Island. Its landscape is dominated by Mount Taranaki, its namesake volcano, which lies within the rainforested Egmont National Park.

      The port city of New Plymouth is the area's cultural and commercial hub. Taranaki's economy is diverse and includes dairy, oil and gas. The region is the highest contributor or national GDP per capita. 


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      The Wellington Region covers Wellington city in the south, Upper and Lower Hutt valleys to the north-east, and Porirua to the north-west. The region takes its name from Wellington, New Zealand's capital city.

      Wellington is famous for its arts and culture scene and is also the centre of New Zealand's film industry.

      West Coast

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      The West Coast, or as some locals call it, the "Wild West", is a long thin region that runs down the South Island's west coast.

      The region has the lowest population in all of New Zealand. It is famous for its rugged natural scenery such as the Pancake Rocks, the Blue Pools of Haast, and the glaciers.

      The main industries in the region are dairy farming and mining. Tourism also plays an important role.

      Nelson – Tasman

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      Nelson Tasman is an extraordinary, vibrant region where art and businesses thrive together among a stunning natural landscape. With one in five people internationally born, Nelson Tasman has 48 different cultures living in its environs.

      The region prides its self on being New Zealand’s leading Research and Development areas, with the highest proportion of people working in the research, science and tech sectors out of anywhere in New Zealand.


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      Canterbury is a region on New Zealand’s South Island marked by grassy plains, clear lakes and snow-capped mountains. Its largest city, Christchurch, is famed for its art scene and green spaces.


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      There are few places in the world which will leave you with a lasting sense of difference. Central Otago is undoubtedly one of them from its landscapes, its seasons, its people, its products and experiences.


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      Marlborough Region is on the north-eastern corner of the South Island. The region is well known for its winemaking industry, and the Marlborough Sounds, an extensive network of coastal waterways, peninsulas and islands.

      Apart from the wine industry, aquaculture, agriculture and tourism play an important role in the local economy.


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      Southland is New Zealand’s most southerly region and includes the World Heritage ranked Fiordland National Park.

      The region's only city Invercargill offers a relaxed pace of life with wide streets, little traffic, spacious parks and gardens, striking Victorian and Edwardian architecture and impressive sporting facilities including New Zealand’s first indoor velodrome. Southland's location is such that views of Aurora Australis or the Southern Lights are common.


Taxation – Avoiding Double Tax

New Zealand has entered into DTAs with 40 trading partners and is continuing to develop its treaty network by negotiating new DTAs with trading partners, as well as revising existing DTAs. The DTAs are designed to remove the double taxation (ie tax applying in two jurisdictions in respect of the same income) which would, in their absence, be suffered by New Zealand residents investing overseas and non-residents investing in New Zealand. DTAs have been entered into with Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Chile, China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Poland, Russian Federation, Samoa, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and Vietnam. As a member of the OECD, New Zealand has adopted the OECD Model Convention as the basis of its DTAs, although it has made a number of reservations to the model.

New Zealand has also entered into 21 Tax Information Exchange Agreements (TIEA) with Anguilla, Bahamas, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Cook Islands, Curacao, Dominica, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Marshall Islands, Netherland Antilles, Niue, San Marino, Sint Maarten, St Christopher and Nevis, St Vincent and the Grenadines, the Turks and Caicos Islands, and Vanuatu. However, the agreements with Bermuda and St Christopher and Nevis are not yet in force.

New Zealand is also a signatory to the multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters (Convention). The Convention is designed to assist with the detection and prevention of tax evasion, by allowing cooperating tax authorities to request information from one another. It will also enable tax authorities to seek assistance in collecting outstanding tax debts from absconding taxpayers who move overseas.

Similarly, New Zealand is a signatory to the OECD’s Multilateral Competent Authority Agreement, an important step in New Zealand’s implementation of the new global standard on Automatic Exchange of Information (AEOI), aimed at cracking down on tax evasion. The AEOI initiative involves the collection, reporting and exchange of information with New Zealand’s treaty partners.

Under the AEOI standard, resident financial institutions are required to conduct specified due diligence procedures on financial accounts to identify those held (or in certain circumstances controlled) by non-residents and report such information to Inland Revenue. This information is shared with other jurisdictions under tax treaty exchange of information provisions. There is an annual reporting requirement for financial institutions on 30 June (for the 12 month period up to the previous 31 March). In June 2020, the OECD announced that in 2019, 97 jurisdictions had exchanged information on 84 million offshore accounts.

New Zealand has an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the United States in relation to FACTA. Domestic legislation giving effect to the IGA has also been enacted.

Lastly, the New Zealand government is a signatory to the Multilateral Convention to Implement Tax Treaty Related Measures to Prevent Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (MLI). The MLI is a multilateral international treaty that will modify existing bilateral DTAs to address base erosion and profit shifting concerns. The MLI entered into force in New Zealand from 1 October 2018. The MLI will take effect in relation to each of New Zealand’s DTAs that are covered by the MLI on a staggered basis depending on subject area and when New Zealand’s DTA partners ratify the MLI. Once the MLI takes effect in relation to a particular DTA, that agreement will have effect as modified by the MLI. The MLI has taken effect in New Zealand’s DTAs with Australia, Belgium, Canada, Finland, France, India, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

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