Vintage Work in 2014

Vintage or harvest is the time of year that grapes are picked and brought in to the winery to be processed in to wine. In New Zealand this period generally begins in mid March and runs for 5 – 8 weeks. Because of the extra work load, most wineries will employ seasonal staff (generally called […]

Temp Admin & Office Work in New Zealand

Every week on the popular job site Trade Me Jobs and Seek, there are new listings for temporary administrators, receptionists, EA’s & PA’s (executive assistants & personal assistants) and data entry work. These are generally advertised by recruitment agencies. So you would need to contact them, send them a CV and go in to the […]

Getting Seasonal Work Via a Backpackers Hostel

If you are keen to be spending the upcoming summer months picking some fruit then it is useful to know about the many working backpackers around New Zealand. They tend to be located in the fruitpicking hot spots of New Zealand, like Hawke’s Bay (Napier & Hastings), Marlborough (Blenheim township), Northland (Kerikeri) and the Bay […]

Tourism Jobs For The Summer Season

If you have been browsing job listings on popular websites like Backpackerboard & Trade Me recently, you will notice that there have been an increase in the amount of job adverts for staff for the upcoming summer season. The summer season in New Zealand tends to kick off towards the end of October/November through to […]

Short Term Work in New Zealand – What Are My Options?

Are you looking for work for a week or two? Maybe you have 6 weeks left in New Zealand and want to find some paid work.  Assuming you are not too fussy about what you do it will really depend on the time of year and your skill set to determine what kind of work […]

South Island Job Sites

If you are looking for work in the South Island there are the main nationwide websites to search, such as: There are also some websites that are more South Island specific. These include: CanStaff and AgStaff and – this company specialise in placements in factories, orchards, farms, roadworks in the […]

Is Christchurch a good place to work?

The hottest spot in New Zealand for many types of work at the moment is Christchurch. After two big earthquakes (in Sept 2010 and Feb 2011) caused massive damage to the city, the ‘Christchurch Rebuild’ is underway. Construction workers and Tradestaff are in highest demand but there is also a need for a variety of […]

Keeping Warm in the Winter Months

June the 1st marked the official first day of winter in New Zealand and you may have noticed that it has gotten very cold in many parts of the country. You might also have noticed how cold shops and homes are here. It is very different from many parts of North America and Europe where […]