Expat Exchange
Free MembershipSign In

What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Wellington?

Answer this Question

We asked people in Wellington if they could share any humorous cultural blunders they commited. For new expats, keep in mind that these incidents are an inevitable part of expat life. Learning to laugh about them is the key!...

"I have to make myself not use any "slang" from home. It does not work here nor does some of the humor," remarked another expat who made the move to Wellington, New Zealand.

"It is important to be mindful of cultural differences when visiting Wellington. It is important to be respectful of the local customs and traditions, and to be aware of any potential cultural faux pas. For example, it is important to be aware of the local Maori culture and to show respect for the Maori people and their customs. It is also important to be aware of the local dress code and to dress appropriately for the occasion. Additionally, it is important to be aware of the local language and to avoid using offensive language or making inappropriate jokes. Finally, it is important to be aware of the local customs and to avoid making assumptions about the local culture," explained one expat living in Wellington, New Zealand.

William RussellWilliam Russell
Get Quote

William Russell's private medical insurance will cover you and your family wherever you may be. Whether you need primary care or complex surgery, you'll have access to the best hospitals & doctors available. Unlike some insurers, we also include medical evacuation and mental health cover in our plans (except SilverLite). Get a quote from our partner, William Russell.

William RussellWilliam Russell

William Russell's private medical insurance will cover you and your family wherever you may be. Whether you need primary care or complex surgery, you'll have access to the best hospitals & doctors available. Unlike some insurers, we also include medical evacuation and mental health cover in our plans (except SilverLite). Get a quote from our partner, William Russell.
Get Quote

Other Questions:

What cultural faux pas should I try to avoid making in Wellington?

If you live in Wellington, newcomers to Wellington would love to hear your answer to this question.


Allianz Care
Allianz Care

Flexible solutions allow you to tailor your cover to meet your needs and budget. Use Promocode: LIFE10 and get 10% off your international health insurance for life!
Get Quote

Allianz CareAllianz Care

Flexible solutions allow you to tailor your cover to meet your needs and budget. Use Promocode: LIFE10 and get 10% off your international health insurance for life!
Get Quote

Contribute to New Zealand Network Contribute
Help others in New Zealand by answering questions about the challenges and adventures of living in New Zealand.

William Russell
William Russell

Copyright 1997-2024 Burlingame Interactive, Inc.

Privacy Policy Legal