i'm on my working holiday visa in new zealand. i'm in wellington at the moment but will be heading to the south islands in july or august.
getting a bit worried about finding work though so was wondering if anyone knows of any good websites i can check out or places to contact in the south islands?
thanks for any help!
At Pleppin New Zealand: Tourism Information Guides they have a page with links to all sorts of New Zealand Job Search Websites and stuff.
Probably worth checking out.
always check the local newspaper + NZ herald etc.
talk to locals, they usually know, what's happening where...
gd luck Kathi
as it is the skiing/snowboarding season on the South Island you probably won't have to worry about finding a job in a bar/restaurant around Queenstown. When we arrived there we started working after a couple of days.
Just be aware, Queenstown and surrounding area are very hard to leave after you have got used to it
Good luck and have a great time on the South Island,
Just wondering, we are heading down to Queenstown in a few days in the hope of finding work, which hopefully shouldn't be a problem. My concern is where to live? We will be there for about 4 months and I don't really fancy living in a hostel for that long. Any advice on where you stayed and how much we can expect to pay?
Queenstown is an absolute Hospitality town, so work is not a problem to find, accomodation will sometimes be provided with this, otherwise you will find out from local papers, local pubs & hostels whats going out there, its a relatively small community but not the cheapest town in NZ, however it is the Adventure Capital
The other big ski field area in the South Island is Mt Hutt, Christchurch which has already opened & will also have work available.
I am coming to NZ on a working holiday visa in October. Can someone tell me what I need to do when I get there......do I have to get a tax number and if so how? And is it difficult to get a bank account? Any other advice would be appreciated!
Have a look at this http://www.ird.govt.nz/how-to/irdnumbers/
Bank accounts are not difficult to open, you will just need a couple of forms of ID.
I"m thinking of working for a couple of months in australia and new zealand. I have a couple of tattoos, coloured hair and two facial piercings as well as stretched ears. Would it be very difficult for me to find a job? I'd prefer not to do fruit picking and all of my experience is in cooking/serving.In Canada it can be hard finding a job in my industry with my "dirty and unprofessional look", i was wondering if it was the same there.I'd rather not change the way I look, because I love it. thanks.