New Zealand - early August - HELP!

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1. Posted by stokz (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


I am a total new backpacker and have just obtained a WHV for NZ.

Ive done plenty of research on the place and hope to do many adventures whilst im out there.

I will be living in Auckland to start, and just wanted some advice ect

Im worried about work, is it fairly easy to find work out there? I am taking some savings although
I pretty much wanna get started with a job asap! help?

Also I was looking to see if thee are any peeps who wanna meet up? I have ambitions to travel and once
my visa runs out in NZ well why the hell not fly somewhere else......and live life day by day and not
plan your whole life before im even 22!! haha

I have took a career break for upto 5 yrs from the police in the uk but who knows! maybe il never come
home....and this is what excites me sooo much!

please any tips, advice, chats, meet ups welcome!

Thankyou guys
Daz x

2. Posted by nomad kiwi (Budding Member 12 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

you can only work if you have a work visa ...... and that MUST be obtained while you are out of the country . maybe even 'in your own country'

Google'New Zealand visa' and check the official govt site for up to date info

3. Posted by stokz (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I have a WHV meaning Working Holiday Visa

4. Posted by maorigirl (Budding Member 7 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Getting a job will be dependant on the type of work you are skilled for. I would suggest to go to a temping agency for starters maybe. Have a look on or for nz jobs. No doubt you will make plenty of travelling friends while you are here who will give you more tips and ideas. Go to 'The London Bar' (yip... thats the actual name of it) just off Queen st in Auckland city if you want to hear some familiar accents. If you need help planning places to go, send me a message.

5. Posted by adell (Budding Member 42 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

There are alot of backpackers in NZ so it really depends on your cv and skills if youll find a job. I only could work for a few months so had to take a job in which i work 20 hours a week for my bed and dinner, no pay. There are many jobs like this working for board. Register with agencies when you get there and keep checking online