New Zealand Featured for Go Au Pair’s Country of the Month of December

What do you think of when you hear New Zealand? Some famous actor or actress? Rocky, masculine mountains and rugged terrain? That almost-Aussie accent?  All so  true, but there is so much more to being a Kiwi!

This month, Go Au Pair is offering families who match with an Au Pair from New Zealand a $100 discount off program fees. Even if you choose from another country, we have a great local area discount in the RI, CT, and South and Central MA region for new host families, so inquire right away to start your cultural child care experience in the new year!  Ring in 2014 with a new live-in child care provider and big brother or sister to your little brood!

Why not a Kiwi? Yes, New Zealanders are called Kiwis, but why? I had to google it, lol!

Believe it or not, the name is taken with pride by most New Zealanders, and is a reference to the kiwi, a flightless bird and national symbol of New Zealand (not the fruit, like I thought!), also widely used on the military uniform for many years. (thanks, Wikipedia)

What else to know about N.Z.?

It is located in the South Pacific Ocean, and is mainly two large islands, known as the North Island and the South Island, as well as a number of other, smaller islands.

The country gained independence from Great Britain in 1853

It’s capital city is Wellington, which is smaller than the largest city of Auckland.

New Zealand’s population, as of 2013, was 4,365,113 people, more than four times the population of Little Rhody!

English is spoken by 95% of the people, with just under 5% still speaking Maori, of the indigenous people.

Considered one of the most secular, or non-religious countries of the world, New Zealand’s main religion is Christianity, mostly made up of Protestant, Methodist, Pentecostal, Roman Catholic groups.

Feel free to check us out on the web at or contact me directly to get started!

kiwi-flag The New Zealand flag 🙂

My name is Joan Lowell, LAR (Local Area Rep) in the Providence area; please contact me at or 401-309-1925 with your questions about hosting an Au Pair.

Visit Go Au Pair’s Providence page at for details on great local area discounts (within an hour drive of Providence) or to begin your application today!


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