Hello all! I was looking at working as an au pair in NZ, but I'm not really sure as to what visa to apply for. With a working holiday visa I can only stay with one job for 3 months, but with a work visa an au pair just doesn't seem to work.
I think your best bet would be to contact an agency that places Au Pairs. I'm not sure which ones you have in the States (IEP? Bunac?), but they'll definitely be able to help with all your questions and will help sort the visa out too
being an Au pair does not count as a job for NZIS (New Zealand Immigration service), so you can't get a 'normal working visa'.
if you wanna know how I did it, send me a personal message.
there's organisations like 'kiwi Au Pair' who place people all over NZ (check out their webpage, I think it was www.kiwiaupair.co.nz)
greataupair.com is also good, but I don't think they actually place people and organise their visas etc.