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June and July in the city........

by shivster13 Online Now Mar 19, 2010 at 11:39 AM

Hiya,

My friend and I are arriving in Auckland in the beginning of June and staying until the end of July! We're both 21 year old females and hoping to get a job for the few weeks. We will have all our visa stuff organised as soon as we land! Hoping for something in a bar, waitressing etc. Anyone be able to give us some advice....we're also thinking of staying in the Queens Street Backpackers hostel for the duration....meant to be a good location!? Also we are open to staying elsewhere for the 2 months but a job is the main priority so that we can do some travelling at the end of the Summer. So just wondering in general for tips on where to stay(if you know somewhere better), where to socialise, good clothing shops and perhaps more importantly where our best shot of getting some work might be....:)

Anything at all would be appreciated,
Cheers:D

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    Re: June and July in the city........

    by Kakapo2 Online Now Mar 19, 2010 at 2:19 PM

    As you do not tell us in your profile about your nationality or country of residence I can only urge you not to take the visa matter too lightly, as your intention requires a Working Holiday Visa. See here:

    immigration.govt.nz/migrant/...

    Most people who want to do this apply before they come here because you might need health checks, and not only "as soon as we land".

    Where to stay: depends on your budget. Of course, I would recommend the central city as public transport in Auckland is not really great, and most things happen in the CBD, and the party suburbs are easy to reach.

    Shopping for clothes also in the CBD, Newmarket and Dressmart in Onehunga (free shuttle bus from Skycity).

    Ads for work are often placed at the blackboard in hostels, also look in the daily newspaper (NZ Herald).

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