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  • New Zealand Working Holiday (Part 28) : Working as a Packhouse Assistant at Gourmet Blueberries Limited in Hastings, Hawke’s Bay

    I enjoyed working as a blueberry picker at Gourmet Blueberries Limited in Hastings because the job was relatively easy and the pay was good. However, the work was heavily dependent on the weather; rainy or bad weather days = no picking/work. 😭 Working as a packhouse assistant in the packhouse was a more stable and […]

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  • New Zealand Working Holiday (Part 27) : Working as a Blueberry Picker at Gourmet Blueberries Limited in Hastings, Hawke’s Bay

    In order to extend my working holiday visa in New Zealand, I need to complete at least 3 months seasonal work in any horticulture or viticulture industries. The seasonal work can include planting, maintaining, harvesting or packing crops. I did kiwifruits/avocado packing with SEEKA in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty until the end of the season, […]

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  • New Zealand Working Holiday (Part 26) : Bed in 4-Bed Female Dormitory Room at Te Kohanga Lodge, Hastings

    I always believe that everything happens for a reason, and most often with the best intentions. An unexpected change in my accommodation arrangement had led me to in my opinion, one of the most beautiful and best backpacker hostels I have ever stayed in New Zealand and in my life! 😀 Te Kohanga Lodge in Hastings, […]