Mental Health Awareness Week

With it being Mental Health Awareness Week, it seems fitting to write a blog based on this subject. As we all know, social media can be a gift as well as a curse, but this...

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It’s Monday, and I go back to work after a really nice and sunny weekend. After the very Monday-esque “Hey, what have you been up to this weekend?”, I switch on my computer, put...

How to get to and from the Airport  – the cheapest way!

No matter if it’s a departure or an arrival, it’s always stressful to deal with the crazy hours and the stress that’s usually experienced when you have to get to or from the airport....

Cheapest Backpackers Hostels in Auckland

When I arrived in Auckland, after a few months travelling in the North Island, I had absolutely no plan. You would think I would know in advance, where I was going to work? No way!...

I Furnished my House without Breaking the Bank

I have been in New Zealand for a full month now. And what a journey! In the past month, I have bought a new car, got a rental and all the furniture that we needed...

Giving Blood in NZ – the Good, the Bad and the Bloody

If you're thinking of giving blood, kudos to you! Whether it’s your first time or 20th time donating, the NZ Blood Service is always in need of all types of blood as there are...

What You Need to Open a Bank Account in New Zealand

You have landed in New Zealand and are ready to look for a job. You still have two steps to go through before starting your (hopefully) short job hunt: Opening a bank account Getting...

How to Find a Place to Live While on a New Zealand Working Holiday

One of the first steps, when you're settling into a life in New Zealand, is finding a place to live. The search for a room can be tricky, so here are five steps to...

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