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May 17

Finding work in New Zealand before having a visa approved?

Having filled out an Expression of Interest to work in New Zealand I am 10 points shy of automatic acceptance. However, on receipt of a job offer I qualify easily. What I don't understand is the Chicken/Egg situation of looking for a job without a visa but needing a visa to find a job. Has anyone been through this? I can't help but feel it will be off putting to employers, although as far as I understand they need only to assist with the application for a temporary work visa; however I may be being naive here. [more inside]
posted by stackhaus23 around Auckland, New Zealand at 9:51 AM - 6 answers

March 10

New Zealand travel recommendations in July

Have you traveled in New Zealand during the winter? Help us plan our 15-day trip in New Zealand this July! While we have some ideas about places we’d like to hit, we’re not sure if the tentative itinerary we’ve laid out is reasonable or too crazy (i.e. too much driving and not enough time at each destination). [more inside]
posted by st elmo's fire around New Zealand at 6:27 PM - 15 answers

March 9

New Zealand's North Island in 5 days and 5 nights?

I'm going to be spending ~5 days and 5 nights on New Zealand's North Island in the last week of March (after Easter). I'll be there with a friend. Can you help make our trip a little less vague than it currently is? Details under the cut. [more inside]
posted by kinddieserzeit around New Zealand at 1:24 AM - 12 answers

February 13

Is Mordor nice this time of year?

Help me plan a hiking trip in New Zealand in March [more inside]
posted by special-k around New Zealand at 9:21 AM - 13 answers has best

January 15

Things to do with a 6-year-old in Auckland

I have a couple of days to hang with my awesome 6-year-old nephew in Auckland, NZ. What should we do and where should we go? [more inside]
posted by embrangled around Auckland, New Zealand at 11:13 PM - 9 answers has best

December 18, 2015

Best sim card for NZ

I'm heading home to New Zealand for the holidays and would like to get a prepaid sim with some data and decent coverage. [more inside]
posted by poxandplague around New Zealand at 9:54 PM - 8 answers

December 29, 2014

First week of the new year in New Zealand

I'll be at Lake Taupo in NZ for New Year's Eve, then am looking to spend the next five-six days (leaving Auckland on the evening of the 7th) wandering the north island. So far, aside from a night tomorrow, I've nothing booked or solidly planned. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Seeba around New Zealand at 7:22 PM - 7 answers

August 18, 2014

August in Auckland

I'll be spending the last two weekends in August (Sat-Sun only) in Auckland, NZ. In addition to exploring the city, I'd like to check out the famous scenery. What to do? Where to go? What are people wearing this time of year? [more inside]
posted by ista around Auckland, New Zealand at 6:19 AM - 6 answers has best

October 28, 2013

Fill in the Blanks on our New Zealand Trip

Help us fill in the blanks (restaurants, things to see and do) during our trip to New Zealand in November! Our itinerary is set- we have flights, hotels, and rental cars already booked. [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee around New Zealand at 9:17 AM - 6 answers

August 27, 2013

HOWTO: Living in New Zealand (or Other Suitable Locale) for a Month!

I've been traveling in South America and India for about five months now at a fairly frenetic pace, and am looking for a change. I've decided I want to settle down in one city from around September 15-October 15, and I'm thinking New Zealand is the place I want to do it (but I am open to other cities in other countries that meet my criteria, so feel free to throw them out!). I'd greatly appreciate any thoughts you have on the best city, the best way to find lodging, transport, etc. - details on what I'm looking for below! [more inside]
posted by traveltheworld around New Zealand at 2:27 AM - 5 answers

August 9, 2013

New Zealand Honeymoon: Help Us Plan

We're honeymooning in New Zealand in mid-November this year. We have 11.5 days between our flight landing in Auckland on a Monday (early early in the morning), and our flight departing from Christchurch on a Friday (mid-afternoon). Help us plan an itinerary! [more inside]
posted by aabbbiee around New Zealand at 8:34 AM - 12 answers

April 14, 2013

Adaptor / converter plug US to NZ

In a few days, I leave on a trip to New Zealand. New Zealand, apparently not being the most popular destination from SF or the US, in my online and storeside research, I have received no less than 6, often contradictory, combinations of answers to exactly what peripherals I need to have in order to charge my phone [though that most often will be trickle charging off of the laptop], run my laptop, and use my hair styling instruments [should I deem to do so.] I do not need to use them all simultaneously, but two at a time would be ideal, if not requisite at times. Can anyone explain to me exactly items I need to purchase and what that setup should look like in order to avoid frying my electronics? Thanks! FG
posted by Frisbee Girl around New Zealand at 5:39 PM - 14 answers has best

March 6, 2013

Help me plan an itinerary for New Zealand

I am visiting NZ (South Island only, unfortunately) for about a week's holiday, starting mid-March (only 10 more sleeps to go, as they say). I'm flying in and out of Queenstown. What places should I visit? What should I see? What should I do? What car rental service is good? Any recommended places to stay? [more inside]
posted by vidur around New Zealand at 2:48 AM - 18 answers has best

December 23, 2012

New Zealand essentials?

So this is happening: my wife and I are taking a last-minute trip to New Zealand for the new year. We'll be away for 12/29-01/18, driving a few hours every few days, starting in Queenstown and heading north. Where should we stay? What should we see? What should we experience? [more inside]
posted by ronv around New Zealand at 9:03 PM - 17 answers has best

May 14, 2012

Find me a place to stay in NZ?

North Island of New Zealand travel recommendations? Help us make my conference into a holiday. [more inside]
posted by jojobobo around North Island, New Zealand at 1:30 AM - 6 answers

February 8, 2012

Auckland with a 3 year old

Things to do in Auckland with a 3 year old. [more inside]
posted by gaspode around Auckland, New Zealand at 12:26 PM - 7 answers has best

November 9, 2011

you mean we can't bring her a sheepskin?

Tourist-y shopping recommendations in Auckland? [more inside]
posted by joyceanmachine around Auckland, New Zealand at 7:58 PM - 7 answers has best

August 9, 2011

O for Awesome

Help me have the best, most random 2 weeks in NZ! [more inside]
posted by lifethatihavenotlivedyet around New Zealand at 9:03 PM - 10 answers

July 6, 2011

Why are New Zealand turn signal controls backwards?

Why are turn signal controls on the right side of the steering wheel in New Zealand, but on the left side in the United States and the UK? [more inside]
posted by fremen around New Zealand at 9:43 AM - 21 answers has best

January 22, 2011

What should I know before doing a long road trip in New Zealand?

I'm going on a road trip around New Zealand and also around Australia. What should I know about before doing a long road trip like this? [more inside]
posted by Bron-Y-Aur around New Zealand at 4:13 PM - 25 answers has best