New Zealand universities rank among the best in the world. In fact, all the 8 universities rank among the top 3% globally and have found a place in the latest 2016 - 2017 QS World University Rankings as well. A qualification from any of the universities will give you an edge over the others. The universities enroll fewer students and its excellent student-teacher ratio (an average of 6.7) allows you to have a close interaction with the teachers. The institutions have a well balanced curriculum with equal weightage on practical and theoretical knowledge.
As in countries like USA, New Zealand universities do not have competition to get admitted for a university degree. It is because; New Zealand government invests heavily in higher education over the years. New Zealand universities have more capacity than the number of students so it will be easier for Students with moderate grades can get entry to most Bachelor degree programs easily. Hence the entry requirements are minimal compared to most of the top universities in the world.
According to Chris Whelan, the executive director of Universities New Zealand, after graduation 97% of the students get employed and 90% of them get into job profiles that are relevant to the course they've pursued.