I will be applying for a new work permit as my working holiday visa/permit expires in February 2011.

I will be going back to the UK for Christmas break and will return to NZ for work in January. As I have a multiple entry on the WHV, I can return to NZ before it expires.

If my work permit gets approve before I leave for the UK, would my WHV still be valid or will it be cancelled and I would have to apply for a new visa?

Any thoughts?