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Whether you’re a family exploring New Zealand on a budget or a backpacker on a working holiday visa, we have all the New Zealand travel tips for staying on a budget. Plus, by listing New Zealand jobs, work advice and more, your working holiday in New Zealand will be a breeze to organise. Not only that, but don’t miss our practical advice on the New Zealand tax return, travel insurance, accommodation, job search and more!
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