New Zealand is a truly multicultural society that offers an environment where people of all beliefs feel comfortable.
About 10% of the population is actively Christian and many of our public holidays are from the Christian calendar.
Religion is seen as a matter of personal choice and human rights law guarantees freedom from discrimination. Major cities have churches, temples, mosques, synagogues and other centres of worship.
Homestay families and student hostels can ensure religious dietary requirements are respected.
Tertiary institutions have chaplains who can probably link students with local members of their faith. This kind of support can be very important when you’re away from your own family and country.