New Zealand has move to COVID-19 Alert Level 1. ACMI's Healthy and Safety measure will remain in place.

The Golden Rules for everyone at Alert Level 1.

The Golden Rules for everyone at Alert Level 1

  • If you’re sick, stay home. Don’t go to work or school. Don’t socialise.
  • If you have cold or flu symptoms call your doctor or Healthline and make sure you get tested.
  • Wash your hands. Wash your hands. Wash your hands.
  • Sneeze and cough into your elbow, and regularly disinfect shared surfaces.
  • If you are told by health authorities to self-isolate you must do so immediately.
  • If you’re concerned about your wellbeing or have underlying health conditions, work with your GP to understand how best to stay healthy.
  • Keep track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen to help contact tracing if needed. Use the NZ COVID Tracer app as a handy way of doing this.
  • Businesses should help people keep track of their movements by displaying the Ministry of Health QR Code for contact tracing.
  • Stay vigilant. There is still a global pandemic going on. People and businesses should be prepared to act fast to step up Alert Levels if we have to.
  • People will have had different experiences over the last couple of months. Whatever you’re feeling — it’s okay. Be kind to others. Be kind to yourself

Living Costs in New Zealand

This is an indication of living costs in New Zealand to help you plan your stay. These prices are not exact and are only indicative for planning.

Living Expenses (Auckland) per week  as per  Studylink / Expatistan
Item Cost (NZ $)
Renting with others (3 bedrooms sharing) – based on Mt. Eden 202.00
Food – basic dietary requirements 64.00
Power 13.00
Bus – with regional bus card discounts 23.00
Phone – minimum phone and text plan 5.00
Internet – unlimited broadband 7.00
Other (includes clothing / toiletries / make-up) 20.00
Approximate total weekly expense 334.00

Typical prices in New Zealand as per Government statistics department as per common purchases in 2019

Item Cost (NZ $)
Bread for 2 people for 1 day 2.68
Milk – standard, 2 litres 2.13
Apples (kg) 3.98
Domestic beer in supermarket 0.5 l (16 oz) 4.48
Visit to private doctor(15 minutes) 52.00

Other typical prices
Item Cost (NZ $)
Washing machine 600 – 1500
42” LED-LCD flat screen TV 600 – 1500
Round of golf 30 – 100
Cup of coffee (flat white) 4.00
Big Mac 6.00
Movie ticket 10 – 20
Pair of jeans 60 – 150
Car – Ford Focus (2.0L, 5 door) 36,350.00