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!
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?
I'm not familiar with your field, but came up with a link for businesses related to instrumentation
Popular general job seeking sites;
Also popular for accomodation and buying/selling.
Other short term work opportunities include: http://www.workaway.info/hostlist-NZ.html and