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It may be a long way to go to start a new life, but those who make the 11,500 mile journey are said to be Britain's happiest expats.

New Zealand is frequently recognised as a country which has one of the highest qualities of life in the world, featuring prominently in most worldwide quality of living surveys. The country offers a safe and green environment with healthy lifestyle options as well as being a modern and exciting place to live.

It's also become synonymous with the blockbuster film franchises inspired by JRR Tolkien's epic fantasies "The Lord of the Rings" and, most recently "The Hobbit", with Kiwi director Peter Jackson utilising the stunning and unique scenery of his homeland to bring Middle Earth to life. From the pastoral serenity of Hobbiton, through the snow-capped mountains of Moria, to the harsh volcanic landscape of Mordor - New Zealand has it all, and what it lacks in actual elves and trolls it more than makes up for with a special magic of it's own.

With second in film in "The Hobbit" trilogy "The Desolation of Smaug" currently in cinemas, if you find yourself marvelling at the beautiful backdrops then perhaps we can tempt you with a fantastic new role on your very own movie set?

Internal Medicine Consultant, Wellington, North Island

We are seeking an Internal Medicine Specialist to commence spring 2014 based in New Zealand’s capital city of Wellington, in a state-of-the-art tertiary hospital, renowned for its teaching and research opportunities and situated just south of Kaitoke National Park which doubled for the Elvish realm of Rivendell and the Fords of Isen in "The Fellowship of The Ring" and "The Hobbit".

Consultant Old Age Psychiatrist, Rotorua, North Island

The beautiful Lakes District of Rotorua is well known for its outdoor recreational options including trout fishing, walking tracks, cycling and mountain biking. It's also just a short distance from Matamata, aka "The Shire" - home of the Hobbits with beautiful rolling green hills and gentle slopes. If you're a movie fan you can even tour the film set and have an ale at The Green Dragon Inn! 

Consultant Gastroenterologist, Dunedin, South Island

We are recruiting a Consultant Gastroenterologist to be based in a Tertiary level centre with close affiliation to the university and school of medicine in Dunedin. Situated within easy reach of The Remarkables and Abel Tasman National Park this area not only offers excellent snowboarding but also featured prominently in the epic journeys for both Tolkien trilogies. 

If you'd be interested in finding out more about New Zealand and the range of fantastic opportunities we have available please check out our latest jobs or contact Sharon on +44 (0)131 240 5266 or via sharon@headmedical.com