Becoming a New Zealander
Just a quick link for those currently seeking citizenship - you can see if you meet the minimum requirements here:
If you are already a resident you will enjoy many of the same rights as a citizen, such as the right to vote and the right to choose your place of work. Many residents therefore decide to apply for New Zealand citizenship for personal reasons alone, but there are some practical benefits also. For example, you need to be a citizen to apply for a New Zealand passport or stand as a candidate in local body or national elections.