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    Hi all as you may have guessed there is yet another new person on here!!!

    Yippee do I hear you call?

    Probably not cos you get fed up no doubt of all our annoying questions lol!!!

    Well anyway (big deep breath!!) here goes....................

    my parents bought a property in the northlands moerewa about 18 months ago they're not residents and don't intend to be but use this as a holiday home, they are coming back to nz in august for their 6 month holiday and have asked my husband and myself and my 2 boys 8 and 3 to come too for the 6 months........... now i know that we are not allowed to do a working holiday visa as we're too old (we're both 32) and have children but i wondered if there was anyway we could work whilst we are there cos 6 months is a long time especially when you're sharing a home with your parents, any ideas or help would be much appreciated!!!

    thanks in anticipation justme x x :icon_lol:

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    Hi Justme,

    [smilie=welcome.gif]

    This is a link to an article I took from a NZ newspaper a while back, which seems to imply that it?s not allowed to work on a visit visa.

    Quite a lot of people who can?t get to stay in NZ any other way do go on visit visas and look for work when they arrive. Once they have a job offer, they then get a Work Permit, which allows them to work legally. I'm not sure if there's any other way around this in your case.
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    thankyou very much for that!!

    i did know that we couldn't work on a visitors visa and we didn't want to do anything illegal, which is why i asked.

    so basically if we did find a job that we may want to do and got offered a position we could work as long as we applied for a work/visa permit whilst we are there.........????????

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    Pretty much. The problem you may have however is finding a skilled job. I have a feeling they will only issue a work visa if you are doing a 'skilled' job. The reasoning being (I assume) that you won't be taking a kiwis job for 6 months forcing them to claim state benefits. If it was skilled tho, you would be doing a favour to the economy filling a gap that may not have been filled by a kiwi, as they don't have the skill pool in NZ.

    Sorry rather long winded way of saying, it's a bit tricky in reality.

    I've heard of temporary work visas tho, maybe that something to do with the WHV tho. Perhaps someone will ellaborate.

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    ooo crikey its sunday and i've only just got back in here!!!!

    BUSY BUSY BUSY!!!!

    thnks very much to you both .... hubby is a ceramic tiler by trade but here we don't have certs/qualificaion or anything to prove that you can actually do it do we. have heard that there is a shortage of tilers but as we're going to be in a quite villagey area we don't know if there is going to be much of a "need" for that kind of thing..........s'pose we'll just have to wait and see!!!

    i did see on the nz gov site about a temporary work visa/permit but i think that that is more of a wait and see scenario too!!!

    cheers again justme xx :icon_biggrin:

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    oooops just realised that the title for my post sounds a bit rude!!!!

    (maybe thats why it's been viewed so much lol!!!!)

    SORRY!!

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    Can't say I saw that as rude. Think you have to be a filthy minded midlander to see that as an innuendo.

    hehe only joking I was born in Northampton, then lived in Towcester from the first few years of my life.

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    good to see that you haven't lost you sense of humour!!!!

    we're in wonderful sunny kettering!!!!!!

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