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  • Cultural and social life

    Please bear in mind that the lifestyle, customs, educational methods and standards of other countries can be very different from those you are used to at home and you may feel disadvantaged if you do not speak the language. The laws governing personal and...
  • Health Systems

    Every person resident in Sweden is covered by the national health insurance system. The patient fee covers medical care and hospitalisation. The size of the patient fee is set by county councils and may vary depending on the medical service being provided...
  • The political, administrative and legal systems

    Sweden is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary form of government. The head of state is the King, who today has an almost exclusively ceremonial function. Sweden has a unicameral parliament (the Riksdag) whose members are directly elected by pro...
  • Incomes and taxation

    The Swedish tax system consists of a number of direct and indirect taxes and charges. The most important direct taxes are national and municipal income tax and national capital tax. The most important indirect taxes are VAT and excise duties on certain pr...
  • Checklist for before and after you arrive in Sweden

    When you are planning to move to Sweden, start by finding out as much as possible about it this may concern schools, social insurance, housing, etc. When you have arrived in Sweden you must contact the following authorities: your local tax office for addr...
  • Registration procedures and residence permits

    Register your address with your local tax office. You can find their address in the phone book under ”Lokala skattemyndigheter” (local tax authorities). You will eventually be given a “personnummer” (personal identity number) comprising your date ...
  • Hāngī

    The hangi is on. If you havent paid for the hangi food, come & have a picknic and enjoy the fun anyway.Thanks to the help of the kiwi club committee there will be a Hangi to commemorate Anzac day. This is open to Kiwi club members and family.Date: Sunday ...
  • Irish tourist missing in Stockholm

    Kiwiclub Editor Note: Many of you may know Karl Lamber an Irish man living here in Stockholm. Karl had a friend over in Sweden to celebrate St. Patrick's weekend, this friend is now missing please read the article below publish by thelocal.se.If you have...
  • Getting Married

    Getting married in Sweden A wedding in Sweden may take place either in a church or before a civil authority.http://www.swedenabroad.com/Page____53304.aspx  [English]http://www.swedenabroad.com/Page____55645.aspx  [Swedish]  ...
  • Registration Email not received

    Just a quick note, If you did not recieve an email after your registration this is because you have typed your email address incorrectly .... please send an email to webmaster@kiwiclub.se  with the subject titile "Registration Email not received".Your Na...
  • New Zealand Ambassador

    It was nice to meet up with Rachel Fry, the New Zealand ambassador. She is a very busy woman but still finds time to have a drink with us local kiwi´s when in town. Even our "missing in action" club president, Graham Kyle made an appearance. It was nice ...
  • Web site update

    Hey everyone, please make sure your registered this will allow for us to continue to send you emails alerting you to events / activities and news.  As a registered member you will also be able to utilise the websites forum and contribute to the w...
  • Swedish Style New Zealand will be hosted in October 2008, Auckland, NZ

    For one week in October 2008, Auckland will be hosting “Swedish Style New Zealand.” It will highlight the best in Swedish innovation, and provide real opportunities for New Zealanders to sample contemporary Swedish lifestyle and culture, and learn mor...
  • New Zealand Ambassador in Stockholm

    Rachel Fry, the New Zealand ambassador for the New Zealand Embassy in The Hague will be in Stockholm on Friday. If you would like to have a drink with her or have a few questions you would like to ask her we will be at The Oxen on Malmskillnadsg. Location...
  • Swedish Survival Phrases

     SurvivalPhrases.com was founded on the premise that it’s the people that make the place. SurvivalPhrases.com is a dynamic language educational website focusing on the world traveler with minimal linguistic ability. Our goal is to provide people around...
  • NEW Website Section - Web Links

    There are a lot of great web sites out their on the internet ... whether the sites are for figuring out life here in Sweden or for staying in touch with what is happening in New Zealand.So we have created a new section on the Kiwiclub website for links to...
  • The Great Kiwi Brunch

    We have approached a brunch cafe with our "Great KIWI Brunch" menu  and are awaiting a reply with pricing. Detail´s will be emailed and posted here with the date,time and location as soon as we hear back from them.We wish to make this either a monthly o...