Essentials

A comprehensive guide of all the essentials you’ll need for a gap year in New Zealand, from opening a New Zealand bank account to choosing a phone plan to appropriate identification.

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Get Paid to Teach English in Asia!

What’s next after your gap year in New Zealand? Teach English in […]

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Will Your Phone Work in New Zealand?

How to check if your phone will work in New Zealand. Plugging […]

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Don’t Use Your Passport for ID in NZ: There’s a Much Better Way!

Consider getting an 18+ Evidence of Age Card! When you’re thousands of […]

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Sending Mail Within New Zealand

Everything you need to know about sending mail in New Zealand. Sending […]

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Checklist for Leaving New Zealand

Practical Things to do before leaving New Zealand. This is a sad […]

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Medical and Travel Insurance for New Zealand

How to pick the best cover for your trip to New Zealand? […]

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8 Reasons to Choose a Prepay Phone Plan in New Zealand

The best phone plan for a gap year in New Zealand When […]

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What are the Best Phone Networks in New Zealand

Select the best phone network for your New Zealand gap year If […]

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Cellphone Networks in New Zealand

What are your mobile phone Network options in New Zealand? Staying connected […]

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7 Ways to Get Rid of Your Excess Luggage Before You Leave New Zealand

What to do with all your extra stuff?! It’s hard to leave […]

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Sending Mail Overseas from New Zealand

Sending parcels home from your awesome gap year. So it is Christmas-time […]

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Health Tips For Travelling in New Zealand

Tips for the health-conscious traveller. Don’t let something silly like “poor health” […]

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Care Packages: Restrictions on Imports and Courier Packages into New Zealand

Receive presents from home! When you are away from home for a year, […]

How to Get an ID Card in New Zealand

The Hospitality New Zealand 18+ Card. Do you get an overwhelming feeling of […]

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Tipping in New Zealand

Should you tip people or expect tips for services in New Zealand? […]

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Is New Zealand Safe?

Keep safe when travelling in New Zealand. Good news! New Zealand is […]

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Converting Your Driver License into a New Zealand Driver License

Get your New Zealand driver license. To be able to drive on […]

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6 Reasons to Get Medical and Travel Insurance

Insurance: we don’t like it but we got to have it. We […]

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Useful Links for a Working Holiday and Backpacking in New Zealand

Websites You need to know about in New Zealand Apart from Backpacker […]

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Tax System in New Zealand: What is GST?

Help New Zealand be awesome by paying everyday tax on goods and […]

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What ID is Valid for Buying Alcohol in New Zealand?

Avoid the unintentional sober nights. 150+ breweries and 700 wineries, alcoholic beverages […]

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How to get Internet and WiFi in New Zealand

Stay connected in New Zealand. With so much epic scenery, wildlife, and […]

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The 7 Worst Questions to be Asked When You Come Back From a Trip

We all get them. Time for us to all empathise with a TOP […]

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The New Zealand Seasons and Climate

What are the seasons and climate like in New Zealand? “4 seasons […]

14 questions to ask before buying medical travel insurance

Having proper medical and travel insurance is mandatory when holding a working […]

The i-SITE

New Zealand’s visitor information centres. With more than 80 i-SITEs in New Zealand, […]

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11 New Zealand Souvenirs for your Friends and Family

It’s time to redeem yourself! If you’ve left your friends and family […]

10 Fun Gifts to Bring Back from New Zealand

Maybe this list should be renamed “10 Tacky Gifts”… …but we all […]

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Other countries with a working holiday scheme

Where to next? The working holiday visa is an amazing opportunity for […]

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6 tropical paradises to visit when you are in New Zealand

Need an escape from your escape to New Zealand? Trade your working […]

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10 Countries Easy to Visit from New Zealand

Countries near New Zealand. No doubt your journey to New Zealand for […]

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