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Country pub work in New Zealand

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1. Posted by Sam_H_88 (Budding Member 21 posts) 5y

Hello there!

Im pretty new to New Zealand, been here for just over a month now and im skint! Iv sent loads of CVs out and not heard anything back, stuck in Wellington without hardly any money! Iv been to Australia for the past year and found the best work I got was in the outback, in Perth i joined an agency called Aussie jobs and they sent me out in the middle of nowhere where i worked in a country pub, i love it, its a great experience and a great way to save money :)

So I was just wondering, if anybody knows if there is places like this in New Zealand? Because i would love to do that kind of work again over here, any tips anyway?

Thanks alot :)

Ps Despite me having no money, im still have a brillient time out here: NZ rocks! :)

2. Posted by Gavin-D (Budding Member 81 posts) 5y

Hey Sam, i'm also in wellington, i'd imagine your best chance of country pubs would be in the south island in one of the small towns. What sites have you been using to look for work?
Are you in a rented house or hostels atm? NZ does kick ass

3. Posted by Sam_H_88 (Budding Member 21 posts) 5y

Well I signed up to an agency called Weststaff, they managed to find me work straight away but only once a week, i need more! Iv also tried but no luck there! Im stayin in a hostel at the mo, was thinking of moving to the south island for work.

4. Posted by Gavin-D (Budding Member 81 posts) 5y

I'm in south Island at the moment and as the ski season hasn't quite kicked off yet there are very few jobs going. I'd stay north if you plan to work. Scenery - south island :)

5. Posted by hayznz (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y

Hi Sam,

Have you tried looking at Trademe for jobs? they have some on there. Also have you tried contacting Drake international which is an employment agency... they are always looking for people.

There are a few other agencies that specialise in Hospo staff if that is what you are looking for.

Also you might want to try Christchurch, with the amount of people apparently leaving there some companies are screaming out for workers.

Hope you have some luck finding something.:)


6. Posted by bex76 (Moderator 3742 posts) 5y

Also try Backpackerboard for casual/seasonal jobs.