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For all of those interested in working in New Zealand and possibly traveling there together and attacking NZ with some CW force.

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Started by Fernando Vazquez Aug 6, 2009.

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Comment by Joseph Herzig on June 5, 2011 at 11:55am
My daughter is an American and has secured not only work visas, but now has NZ residency - so it's not impossible.    Go to the NZ immigration website and look into getting an Agricultural Work visa.  With that you can work harvesting various fruits at orchards in NZ, especially on the S. Island around Blenham, Mouteka/Nelson and Cromwell.   Thousands of asians do this every year.   On a tourist VISA you can work limited hours in the hoswpitality industry, Hostels, Backpackers Lodges + F&B stuff.   IMHO WOOFing just means working "under the table".     There are a lot of misconceptions about working in NZ, so I sugggest anyone go to the Immigration website and get the real information you need.    joey
Comment by Dawna Raven sky on June 4, 2011 at 6:29pm
I know one of the better ways to get into New Zealand as I know from others they are rather fussy. If you volunteer on an organic Farm through WWOOF sometimes that might help with connections.  also it is easier for people under 30 from other British Commonwealth countires to get visas..... aussies do that a lot and work in Canada and the UK.... harder for American's.  Possibly if you volunteer with wwoof you can find something under the table, yet i think their economy has been hit hard as well.. as Aggie mentinoed with the earthquake it will be challenging
Comment by aggie71 on June 4, 2011 at 6:19pm
It is doubly difficult to find jobs in NZ since the earthquakes ... many NZ natives are out of work ..... sad but true.   When I was there in January I really couldn't see a way US citizens could get work visas in NZ.
Comment by Jim White on June 4, 2011 at 2:51pm
I'm ready anytime to look at jobs in New Zealand.....Now in Mesa Verde
Comment by Clayne Wheeler on January 27, 2011 at 9:11pm
I know DNC has concessions in 2 Airports, and I think a prison. But with all the National Parks in New Zealand are there concessions that work in the Parks like here in the US?
Comment by aggie71 on October 3, 2010 at 6:23am
OK dudes ..... I'm headed to New Zealand on January 1, 2011! I'll be in and around Christchurch for 3 weeks so let me know if you want me to check anything out specifically for you :-)
Comment by Leah on February 18, 2010 at 11:06pm
this sounds wicked awesome... are people still interested in pursuing this next fall 2010?
Comment by Joseph Herzig on January 4, 2010 at 10:49am
I have a 26 yr old daughter who lives and works in NZ on the South Island. I've been there 6 times and know the south Is. pretty well.
I've only been to Wellington on the N. Island and Auckland Airport.

Feel free to ask any questions, if you like.

Comment by Kevin Mellott on November 14, 2009 at 8:36am
Well it seems that this year will slip away from me as I begin to settle in here in Colorado for the ski season. Rest assured that I am in no way through with my NZ dream. Although it will be very difficult for me to work a season in NZ not that I have waisted my holiday working scheme thanks to my girl friend. Next year, however, I am already beginning the plans, if not to stay there for the season at least to spend a month exploring. Anybody in?
Comment by akscootr on September 8, 2009 at 5:04pm
I have heard the Lemon Tree hostel will set people up with work in the vinyards... anyone know about this?

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