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Hi People,

I'm planning on going to New Zealand (from the UK) on a working holiday visa, I've found the official site to get info and apply etc., but I was wondering if anyone knows of any other good websites or forums or maybe facebook pages where I could get more info and talk to other people? Maybe some you used when you were doing your research before going?

Also, if anyone has any general advice or could share their experiences, that would be appreciated

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Hi Chris,

This forumn helped a great deal when we were in your situation. We were lucky to be invited to interview with a company on-site. While my husband interviewed, I went to grocery stores, banks, retail stores. I walked around town and had offered and talked with people, asking them all sorts of questions. (all were so friendly, even inviting us to stay at their place, if we needed to.). We also had about 4 extra days o explore on our own and met with real estate agents and anyone else we could think of.

We were lucky and had a job offer while still here so we went through everything we had gathered and accepted the offer.
We also have learned so much since we have been here as to where to shop, how to save $$. We also bought a house immediately after getting residency which helps greatly with permanent residency.

What sort of trade are you in? Have you had any job offers? A 30 mth working visa is processed very quickly (matter of weeks) and is a great way to get over quickly. Let me know if I can be of any help. If you are an engineer, my husband's company is looking for 2

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Hi sharbuck(Ricci),

what type of engineers are required in your husbands company? My brother is looking for jobs in newzealand .. Thanks for your help in advance..

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Experienced reliability engineer at a paper mill

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Maybe it would be a much better idea to post the name of the website where the job vacancies can be found ?
Usually this would be via www.trademe.co.nz, www.seek.co.nz, nz.indeed.com or it may be via a recruitment agents website.

If there is no advertisement for these vacancies, please keep them off the forum.
It is not a place that allows for free advertising of a persons company or a place to find a job via the back door.

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Sorry about that. Wasn't advertising a position or representing a company. Just knew my husband's work was in need and wanted to help out. Still learning the rules

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Hi People, I'm planning on going to New Zealand (from the UK) on a working holiday visa, I've found the official site to get info and apply etc., but I was wondering if anyone knows of any other good websites or forums or maybe facebook pages where I could get more info and talk to other people? Maybe some you used when you were doing your research before going? Also, if anyone has any general advice or could share their experiences, that would be appreciated Thank you! Chris
Hi,

Personally speaking we only used Expat Forum as an internet site where we could discuss topics about NZ emigration with people who had already been through the process.
Their information and advice was invaluable to us.
Didn't bother with the other 'competitor' forums that we care not to mention.
Expat Forum is the only one you'll ever need with regards to your emigration here ;-)

In our process we did use the services of an authorised immigration consultant so used their site for links to things like an emigration checklist, salary calculator etc. etc. although all these can be found elsewhere.
www.workingin.com was the company we used and they do have lots of info on their site.
Other than this we purchased many books - maybe around a dozen.
All about living, working and making a new life in NZ.
Books about cycling here, tramping here, things to not miss out on, driving here, buying a house, working etc. etc. Still use them often.

General advice - make sure you've access to plenty money, don't breach your visa conditions, tropical strength insect repellant (for some places to visit) and simply ENJOY!!!
It's a fantastically beautiful country with great people.

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Thanks Sharbuck for the information.. I am also not sure about the rules and thats why I asked the question in this forum.. Sorry for the same.. Any way he is a Power Plant engineer and so I think this position is not suitable for him .. Thank for ur help

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Thanks Sharbuck for the information.. I am also not sure about the rules and thats why I asked the question in this forum.. Sorry for the same.. Any way he is a Power Plant engineer and so I think this position is not suitable for him .. Thank for ur help
Hi vinoose,

I expect your partner has been looking at job adverts on Buy online and sell with NZ's #1 auction & classifieds site | Trade Me and Jobs on SEEK - New Zealand's no.1 Employment, Career and Recruitment site ?
May be a good idea to check out a recruitment agent that specialises in the engineering field. One in particular that is based in Wellington but recruits for employers all across NZ is Rob Law Max Recruitment. I have had many dealings with them and can recommend their expertise.

What exactly does your partner do now (as a Power Plant Engineer) and what has he had experience of previously ? Does he have any desire to try something different but in the same industry ?
I've been an electrical engineer for around 18 years now and specialise in the real time management of the national grid so could be of assistance.
Maybe drop me a PM when the facility opens for you (after you have made 5 posts).

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Thanks escapedtonz!!!

This is not for my partner, it is actually for my brother who is working as a General Manger for a Power Plant in India. Will send you the details once I got the PM facility.. Thanks in advance.

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