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Old Jul 15th 2015, 8:46 pm
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Hi, I am currently planning on travelling out to NZ in September on a working holiday visa. I am 28 and have just come out of a long term relationship so decided if I am going to do this, there is no better time.

I have a BA Hons in accounting and have worked in accounting for the last year. Before that I worked as a nursing assistant for the time I was at uni and I worked up to duty manager of a bar before that. Do I have enough experience to get a decent enough job on a temporary basis, knowing I can't take a permanent job.
I am in a great position. My uncle is letting me live with him for the time I am in NZ rent free in the Herne Bay Area of Auckland. Does anyone have any knowledge of this area and the job opportunities in the area?
Any advice is greatly received. I am at the excited stage one minute and the what the hell am I doing stage the next.
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Old Jul 15th 2015, 9:23 pm
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you'll be fine, especially with family here, have fun
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.... the what the hell am I doing stage the next.
That's perfectly normal. I still have those occasionally myself, and I have been married 15 years and living in the US for 13 years (my wife is a US citizen).
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Old Jul 16th 2015, 6:31 am
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This sounds brilliant, I wish I'd had that uncle back when I was 28.

Just arrive and have great fun. You could travel around NZ on one of the Magic Bus/Kiwi Experience type tours and just pick up work along the way.

Simply enjoy being footloose and fancy free.
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I came over here at 29 (by about 2 days) as a qualified nurse on a WHV. I came to a job no problems and after a few teething problems (which you shouldn't have if you have family here) I settled just fine and now have a residency visa. Give it a crack .
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Oh and don't worry about the excited vs what the hell am I doing? Feelings. Totally normal.
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Do it!
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Hi, I am currently planning on travelling out to NZ in September on a working holiday visa. I am 28 and have just come out of a long term relationship so decided if I am going to do this, there is no better time.

I have a BA Hons in accounting and have worked in accounting for the last year. Before that I worked as a nursing assistant for the time I was at uni and I worked up to duty manager of a bar before that. Do I have enough experience to get a decent enough job on a temporary basis, knowing I can't take a permanent job.
I am in a great position. My uncle is letting me live with him for the time I am in NZ rent free in the Herne Bay Area of Auckland. Does anyone have any knowledge of this area and the job opportunities in the area?
Any advice is greatly received. I am at the excited stage one minute and the what the hell am I doing stage the next.
You'll be living rent free in Herne Bay. You will be fine!
enjoy it
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Old Jul 17th 2015, 6:31 am
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Thanks everyone. My visa was approved yesterday after 2 days. I thought it took weeks!

I have also started looking into the bus tours. They seem like a great idea.
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rent free in herne bay - you're living the dream already kid!!
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Dani WHV (and work visas) are usually pretty quick. Let me know if you decide to swing past Christchurch. I'll give you the 'look at all our half built/pulled down city' tour and show you the good places to eat.
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if you want a job local to Herne Bay, learn to make coffee
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Kiwi Experience

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