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soulman1983
post Jul 22 2009, 11:08 AM
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Hey all,

I'm a 26 year old lad living in the UK, but who is desperate to travel and see more of the world. At present I have seen only western parts of Europe and parts of the United States, but my dream and goal in the next few months is to work and travel across one of three countries Canada, Australia and New Zealand..

So I am wondering if anyone out there has been working and travelling before in New Zealand and which organisation did you do it with, or did you do it on your own?

I am also looking for any travellers who maybe thinking of working and travelling in New Zealand in the next few months to get in touch, as at present it looks like I will be doing this alone and it would be great to meet fellow travellers ahead of my journey.

Thanks guys and any help or comments would be greatfully received!

Tim.
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azreal
post Jul 22 2009, 11:09 AM
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good luck for new zealand.... they dont have enough work to go around as is. And watch out for the Maori, I hear they are vicious.
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post Jul 22 2009, 11:11 AM
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Come to Canada!

But if you're intent on going to NZ, ask our New Zealand Local Expert, nztravelguide, I'm sure he'll have some idea of what you can do once you get there.


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post Jul 22 2009, 11:12 AM
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On second thought... you may want to go to a roudy Maori bar and make freinds... Its always good to have backup.
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post Jul 22 2009, 11:31 AM
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Tim,

I did exactly what you're planning to do five years ago and had the time of my life. Do it, enjoy it and don't worry about a single thing. You'll enjoy every single bit of it. Any other support you need, please shout up.. thumbsup.png

Azreal: the problem with advising on something you've only 'heard' is that it's misguiding. The Maori people are among the best in the world in terms of brotherhood, unparallelled support (backup) and genuine friendship, which is a very rare find these days.

And Louise: Since when did I fall off the list?


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post Jul 22 2009, 11:33 AM
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I seen a movie... that counts.
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post Jul 22 2009, 11:51 AM
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Ha ha you reckon?! My god..


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post Jul 22 2009, 11:55 AM
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I do.... Actually it was for a class in regards to The history of Civilizations, And thats they way they pitched new zealand and the maori.
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post Jul 22 2009, 12:19 PM
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Right. So it's not what you've experienced first hand?


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post Jul 22 2009, 12:30 PM
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Scott, you didn't fall off the list, nztravelguide has been around more often lately that's all, I figured he would show up faster than you. I'm glad you're here helping today though of course.


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post Jul 26 2009, 09:57 PM
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I posted a list of casual work websites for New Zealand.........
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post Aug 4 2009, 09:21 AM
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We've had a few discussions on that in this forum. I'm curious, what did you end up doing on the farm you worked at Patty?


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post Aug 5 2009, 07:59 AM
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Hi Tim,

I'm 28 years old and live in the UK. I haven't travelled before so i'm a little scared as I will be travelling on my own in November. Although I have a friend who moved to Christchurch in June, so I will meet up with her and I also have a few friends in Sydney and Melbourne, so I intend to visit them for a month at some point.

I have been reading High Heels and Head Torch, a girls guide to backpacking, which has some first hand tips in it. It's about a women who was married for 10 years and her husband left her so she went travelling for a year.

Everyone I have spoken to about New Zealand have said it's amazing and they're jealous and that I will love it.

So have you decided where you are going yet?

Emma

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post Aug 5 2009, 08:31 AM
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Hey Emma, welcome to the forums!

How long are you traveling for and where are you going?


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post Aug 5 2009, 08:39 AM
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Hello,

Thank you for your warm welcome!!

I'm travelling for a year mainly aroudn New Zealand but I do however want to visit Australia for a month or so at some point.
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post Aug 5 2009, 08:41 AM
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Wow, that should be fun, one day I'll make it over there... it's SO far!


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