New Zealand is a democratic, politically stable, English speaking, island nation in the South Pacific. New Zealand is to the east of Australia, our closest neighbour, and 7,000 miles from mainland United States. No country is further away from the world’s hot spots.
New Zealand has one of the worlds most stable and sound banking systems and came out of the 2008 global financial crisis relatively unscathed. New Zealand has a Westminster based, independent judiciary and highly regarded common law legal system. New Zealand is proudly independent. While playing its part as a good global citizen, New Zealand determines its own foreign policy independent of major powers or influences.
In the Forbes report of the Best Countries for Business, New Zealand regularly ranks #1 or #2 for the lowest levels of corruption; #1 for personal freedom; #1 for investor protection; and #1 for lack of red tape, monetary freedom and property rights. Put simply, New Zealand is the safest country in the world to do business.