Yellow-eyed penguins are among the rarest penguins in the world. Photograph: Shaun Templeton

The wind whipped through me and wailed in my ear, heralding the oncoming winter. As I walked through the city, slightly cowed by the wind I noticed(...)

Clermont Auvergne winger Noa Nakaitaci has been picked in France’s preliminary Six Nations squad. (Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images)

Uncapped Clermont Auvergne winger Noa Nakaitaci saw the World Cup door swing invitingly open on Thursday as Philippe Saint-Andre beckoned him into the(...)

Anne Tiernan (pictured with her husband Matt Johanson and children Jack, Molly and Oscar in New Zealand): ‘The prevailing wind will be felt on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish sea; words etched in my brain rather like the Hail Mary.’

The ticket is booked and so I begin to study in earnest the Irish newspapers. Some things surprise me. Talk of the Celtic Phoenix, Sinn Fein the mo(...)

Ciaran Lowney: ‘I have never had any trouble getting work. Kiwis like can do people, and demonstrating this to complement your skills will count for a lot.’

Ciaran Lowney has lived in New Zealand with his Kiwi wife since 2003. He is on the board of the Auckland Irish Society and works as an ac(...)

Auckland: With its mild climate and easygoing ways, Auckland consistently rates in the top 10 cities in the world when any global quality of life stud(...)

All three major cities in New Zealand - Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch -  get more than 2,000 hours of sunshine a year.

New Zealand may not lure as many Irish as its Aussie neighbour, but its more temperate climate, lush green scenery and lower cost of living make it(...)

Sarah Lynch with her husband Barry and son Oliver (1)

Teacher Sarah Lynch and her young family moved to Christchurch in 2012 after her husband, a quantity surveyor, lost his job. He is now helping to rebu(...)

There is a growing Irish community in all the main cities in New Zealand.

As much as New Zealand has to offer, its remote location means expats can feel very far from home at times. If you find homesickness is starting to se(...)

When you’re budgeting for your life in New Zealand, bear in mind that most Kiwis have cars and unless you are living in one of the largest two or three cities, you will almost certainly need one.

The cost of living in New Zealand is broadly in line with that in Ireland, although specific costs might be higher or lower than at home and wages (...)

‘New Zealanders also love outdoor activities, such as mountain biking, hunting, fishing and hiking.’ - Cate Murphy,  tattooist and artist, Nelson.

We asked a few New Zealanders to tell us what they love about “Godzone”, as they call their country. “Kiwis are traditionally laid back and sel(...)