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NZ - Possible 3 week trip or a year move by myself. Any advice would be great!

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Info on hiking and working in NZ
8 years ago, January 7th 2012 No: 1 Msg: #149979  
N Posts: 1
Hi,  I am new to the forum and have been reading as much as I can about NZ but would like to post a couple questions.

First is the current climate. I read the post about winter there but I was wondering if hiking is still popular and doable in february. I have looked at the temps, precipitation, etc but would like a more personal account.  Hiking would be the main purpose of my trip, and pending the status of a job interview might be only a month or so away.   I need a visa to travel because NZ is not in the EU correct?

Also I am looking for a good online resource for employment popular for NZ.  I am a technologist as well as a trades person and wouldn't mind finding something in my field (instrumentation) full time for part of a year.  Currently the city I am in has nothing much more to offer me and I am contemplating  working away for a year. How long or hard is it to get a work visa? 

Thanks in advance! Reply to this

8 years ago, January 21st 2012 No: 2 Msg: #150732  
B Posts: 11.5K
Hi BFT,

Welcome to TravelBlog.

Hiking is absolutely doable in February. February is probably the most consistent month weatherwise, so it would be a perfect time for you to be looking around and/or settling in.

You don't mention which nationality you are, or how old you are. This may make a difference with work visas options.

Do you have a preferred region to live in, or will that be work dependent?


National parks

Work:
I'm not familiar with your field, but came up with a link for businesses related to instrumentation

Popular general job seeking sites;
TradeMe.co.nz
Also popular for accomodation and buying/selling.

Seek.co.nz

Immigration NZ Reply to this

8 years ago, February 4th 2012 No: 3 Msg: #151383  
Other short term work opportunities include: http://www.workaway.info/hostlist-NZ.html and
http://www.wwoof.co.nz/ Reply to this

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