I have been in NZ for 2 months and have recently started a job. However, the job is not a fixed contract, and is not seasonal. IT therefore is permanent. My employer (a bank) are aware I am only in NZ for 12 months - although I have said I wanted to extend my stay. I have now found out that on a whv you are not allowed to take on a permanent job? Am I best to quit the job? OR just keep quiet about this?
As I remember it (this might have changedl it's been five years since it applied to me; can't find out for certain on the immigration website, so I recommend contacting the immigration department directly), you're allowed to work for the same company for three months on a WHV; the type of contract they offer you doesn't really matter - you'll just have to make certain to leave the company again before the three months are over.
see if you can get the place to sponsor you.