• Napier
  • New Zealand Working Holiday (Part 32) : Marine Parade Beach, Napier – One of New Zealand Most Dangerous Beaches

    Did you know? The black sand, pebble Marine Parade Beach, also known as Napier Beach in Hawke’s Bay is listed as one of the five most dangerous beaches in New Zealand.  Regardless, it is a popular beach in Napier with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, Mahia Peninsula in the north and Cape Kidnappers in […]

  • New Zealand
  • New Zealand Working Holiday Visa for Malaysians : Step-by-Step Online Application Guide

    Each year, 1150 places are available under the New Zealand Working Holiday Visa (NZWHV) scheme for young Malaysians to stay and work in New Zealand for up to six months. What more, the NZWHV is extendable for another 3 more months should one completed seasonal work in the horticulture or viticulture industries. 👏 Many people […]

  • Napier
  • New Zealand Working Holiday (Part 31) : Napier City Annual Christmas Parade 2016

    Every year, Napier City organises its annual Christmas Parade on the 26 of November. Crowds of people – locals and tourists gather along Emerson Street at 1pm to watch the colourful and beautifully decorated Christmas floats parade down the street. 😀 My friends and I intentionally travelled down to Napier, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand specially to […]

  • Hastings
  • New Zealand Working Holiday (Part 30) : Te Mata Peak & the Big Redwoods Track in Hastings, Hawke’s Bay

    Hawke’s Bay is a beautiful wine region in New Zealand and the best place to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the picturesque scenery is to visit the popular vantage point, Te Mata Peak. Standing at 399 metres above the Heretaunga Plains, Te Mata Peak offers breathtaking views of the scenic Ruahine, Kaweka and Maungaharuru […]

  • Hastings
  • New Zealand Working Holiday (Part 29) : How to Apply & Get a Working Holiday Extension Work Visa in 10 Working Days

    Did you know? People who are already in New Zealand on a Working Holiday Visa can make a one-off application to stay an additional 3 months if they have completed seasonal work in the horticulture or viticulture industries. So, once I have completed 3 months’ worth of seasonal work (in a kiwifruit/avocado coolstore and a blueberry […]

  • Hastings
  • 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 […]