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    Posted: Mar/06/2010 at 6:11am
I was wondering if anyone knew of an agency that organised overseas working holidays for the season in Queenstown, New Zealand. I wanna work up there for a whole season when i finish my uni degree.

 I know there are companies that do it for aussies in Canada, but the timing of that season sin't good for me :(

Anyone ever worked at NZ for the season, can anyone help??
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/07/2010 at 4:42pm

Best thing to do would be determine what job you want. Then send all the resorts some mail of when job applications can be sent and blah. Shows interest and that your not lazy. Since your an Aussie getting a job shouldn't be to difficult.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/07/2010 at 4:46pm
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Most of that info applies to you. There's a company name as well.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/07/2010 at 4:55pm
Being an aussie and trying to get work in NZ is really easy. All you need to do is apply on the mountain websites eg nzski.com, cardrona.com and go from there. There are options that you can select saying you are an Australian citizen and its all good. Its really easy to go over there and work as you dont need to have visas etc, licenses are all good its honestly as seasy as if you were just getting another job in Aus.
Applications have pretty much opened now for most joints so get started!
I have also just finished applying for work over there.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/07/2010 at 6:34pm
cool thanks for the responses, when do you think i would need to apply? considering i wanna be there for next years season, so their 2011 season, cause don't finish my degree until then
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/07/2010 at 6:35pm
oh and also im gunna be in new zealand for this season for a bit over a week so i was thinking, it might be a good idea to ask about work while im there too, for next year.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/07/2010 at 6:44pm
im just finishing up a season in canada, was going to go to NZ and do back to back winter.. although all the hills want you to be there in like may for a face to face interview to be a lifty.
so i said stuff that .. im nto flying to nz just on the posibility for a shitty lifty position
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/07/2010 at 7:09pm

I have mates in wanaka right now, Think im gunna head there for the season once I come home from Canada (Im Aussie). Its pretty easy over there, Being aussie is almost the same as being a kiwi and you dont need any visa's only passport Wink


I also did the season in queenstown in 08 and it was amazing, only problem was there tended to be more alcohol consumption then snowboarding (drinking 5-6 days a week), whilst Wanaka is more relaxed and not as much of a party place but still awesome.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/07/2010 at 7:32pm
yeh if you are planning on basing yourself in QT then checking out nzski.com is the go. They run Coronet and Remarks otherwise if you want to work Cardrona you would need to base in Wanaka.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/22/2010 at 3:46am
I did a season in Queenstown 09. There's usually some work if you're not too picky...
I was just working as a general labourer... getting a job up the mountain is just about beng there in time and showing up for the interviews, shouldn't be a problem, but if you show up late there's other jobs all over the place, just a lot of people applying for the same jobs...
I'd say getting a job in one of the bars would be the best, cause then you'd be able to work nights and ride during the day, and you'll cut down on your drinking expenses Wink

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/22/2010 at 5:07am
Do you actually have to go to queenstown for the interviews??? i'm gunna be there in july this year for a trip, reckon it would be a good idea to ask around for jobs this year for next year?? Also if u had to go there for interviews when did u go in the year??
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/22/2010 at 7:19am
I never went to the interviews for the mountain-jobs... I missed the application date.
There is a second chance tho... There's usually a good couple of people who drop out before the season starts so they have a second opening for applications, I went there last year, got there a bit late and they only took 500 applications that second time.

I went around applying for jobs down in town instead.
I'm pretty sure you need to do the face to face interview tho.
but like swift is saying:
www.nzski.com
www.cardrona.com
www.treblecone.com
is some good sites where you can get info and send your application and stuff.
It'll say on those sites what dates they're holding the interviews.

If you're in the area it probably wouldn't hurt talking to some people about work for next year, just shows interest.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/03/2010 at 1:20am
How did you guys from Canada get sorted? I want to go there for either a month holiday at 2011/12 season or to work! Haven't decided yet! Got any websites that have heaps of info?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/04/2010 at 12:49am
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How did you guys from Canada get sorted? I want to go there for either a month holiday at 2011/12 season or to work! Haven't decided yet! Got any websites that have heaps of info?


theres this australian company, OWH that recruits for canada.

as for nz, im graduating in 2 weeks and heading to nz in the next month. ill prob bring my resume and other details there to try get a job while i'm there since i have nothing planned when i return.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jun/04/2010 at 1:05am
wow, didnt even think about doing this, sucha great idea. :D

i think im gonna do the same. although itll be 3years down the track.....
hope all goes well mate

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a mate got a job at the remarkables working as an instructor but he had credentials. if you want to teach, i think getting a certificate is the way to go. that way at least you will have an advantage over the others but i know how expensive they can be.. 
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a mate got a job at the remarkables working as an instructor but he had credentials. if you want to teach, i think getting a certificate is the way to go. that way at least you will have an advantage over the others but i know how expensive they can be.. 


I suspect it is relatively easy to get a job if you are a qualified instructor. I've seen some fields saying that for instructors they will try to get work permits. This means they are desparate! You'll never see them do this for a liftie or car park attendant.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul/01/2010 at 5:19am
hey guys,

would it be possible to get a job in queenstown in July. im heading there soon for a holiday and wouldn't mind staying for longer for whatever job so i could shred a few days a week for the rest of the season. any comments?
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Originally posted by dr86

hey guys,

would it be possible to get a job in queenstown in July. im heading there soon for a holiday and wouldn't mind staying for longer for whatever job so i could shred a few days a week for the rest of the season. any comments?


Yes as long as you have a work permit or are an Aussie (since Aussies are allowed to work here anyway).

Night work is best because then you can shred in the daytime.
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dude i got back from nz.. there is zero work over there in qtown.. i have friends that wont make the end of the season because lack of work..

i guess youll have to be in early for next year..
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yeh. looked at the job board at the agency in wanaka as well. there was nothing. most positions needed you to have some really specific skills. ie: bus driver.
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