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Canadian chic seeking some NZ info for surf adventure!« on: July 24 2009 23:07:00 »
Ok, so I just got laid off work...and I'm taking it as an opportunity. So I just applied for a working/travel visa for NZ. So for me to go through with this there are some things I need to know. And I'm wondering if people could help me and give me some info!
I'm a ticketed (female) electrician from Canada. Is there much work avaliable for the trades?
I want to be by a good surf spot...intermediate level more or less...where's good?
And a good place to look for a room for rent (flatmate?)
Thanks for any info!
RE: Canadian chic seeking some NZ info for surf adventure!« Reply #1 on: August 04 2009 01:08:00 »
Hey there you should get work sweet if you base yourself in a city in nz but if you want work and surf most days base yourself in Hamilton 30min drive from raglan heaps of flats etc there about 80-120 a week, or auckland and you have westcoast beachies close but aucklands a shithole.
RE: Canadian chic seeking some NZ info for surf adventure!« Reply #2 on: August 04 2009 09:08:00 »
If you want the good surf, near reasonably sized towns, then Taranaki (new plymouth), Gisborne, Raglan and Corromandel (Whangamata, Tauranga) are my top picks. Hamilton... okaaaay but it isnt a beach town, its inland and not the ultimate NZ destination by ANY means.
I live in Auckland, its not a shithole, but you do need wheels to get around. 1.5million people so plenty to do, and nice and central in terms of driving to whereever the surf is, whether the east or west is turning on.
Electricians can pick up work anywhere! everyone needs a sparky!
RE: Canadian chic seeking some NZ info for surf adventure!« Reply #3 on: August 10 2009 20:08:00 »
Thanks for the info in the right direction!
RE: Canadian chic seeking some NZ info for surf adventure!« Reply #4 on: October 07 2009 13:10:00 »
how did things work out,? i'm heading over to auckland in january and will also be looking for work as a carpenter and to surf....will be doing a surf/road trip first though for a month if you're there and haven't found a job?