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1. Posted by alolia2k (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

Hey!

Has anyone done a working holiday in Australia then gone on to do a WHV in New Zealand afterwards (or the other way round?), What is it like to work in NZ ? I am leaving at the end of May for NZ and worring about whether I have made the right decision to spent 2 years of my life working casually abroad? Hope to hear from you

Lexi

2. Posted by adell (Budding Member 42 posts) 7y

I love New Zealand and worked there on a WHV ,they now i think grant you a two year one if you want it aswell. Where you arriving, i guess Auckland. Most hostels have notice boards with jobs, especially good is ACB Base Hostel they have an office for people seeking employment. Youll be in NZ in winter so it might be worth heading to the south island and getting work in a ski resort, Queenstown is awesome. Just depends what kind of job you want, casual hospitallity or something bit more permanent. backpackerboard.co.nz is a good place to look. If you need an more help send me a message i can even tel you where i worked etc:)

3. Posted by alolia2k (Budding Member 4 posts) 7y

Hey good to hear from you.

I will be arriving in Auckland and will probably start off looking for work there. I have registered with a few agencies already and applied for some jobs as ideally I would like a job waiting for me!! haha, you never know I might be lucky?!Where abouts did you work? I don't really fancy heading to the south island as it will be too cold at the mo but I would if I needed to find a job there. Did you stay in a flatshare kinda thing whlst you were there, and how expensive is it to live out there? I will be budgeting quite a lot and I am not planning on really travelling about much in the first few months unless its for work.

Cheers

Lexi

4. Posted by sunset1999 (Full Member 108 posts) 7y

Flatting in Auckland can cost you about max $100 - $180 per week but I'm sure you can share a place with someone for much much less than that especially if you are willing to commute. My cousin is renting a 1 bedroom studio and it costs him around $180 and this is in Auckland which is one of the most expensive cities in NZ. If you are in a small town you can probably rent a whole house for around $130 per week not including any of the bills.

You will need to consider how much it costs to travel to where you work with how much the room costs and whether it includes all bills like water, electricity/gas, internet etc because the buses in Auckland are quite expensive (or I thought so anyway). So it might be an idea to consider living close to where you work. Biking in Auckland is an affair because there's a lot of hills so unless you're very fit, I wouldn't recommend it.

Walking in Auckland is good but only if you're going short distances because things are quite spread out.

Good luck.