Check the voltage
of your electrical equipment before bringing it with
you. The voltage in NZ is 240 volts and 50 hertz.
Voltage converters are not cheap around here.
If you bring any food items
with you make sure you DECLARE them and go to the
red section of customs. The fines for not declaring
are very big and to them there is no excuses
(donít try my mum put it there and I didnít know
or something like that, it doesnít work.
try to compare your country
with New Zealand, for example donít say ďthe
beaches where I come from are much better then the
ones hereĒ the kiwis donít appreciate you bad
mouthing their country. Instead ďThe beaches here
are so beautiful just as the ones in my country.
(Even though that might not be true) use psychology
no better flight or day to come to NZ.
Be honest at immigration and make sure you have
proof of the NZ$1000 per month that you say you are
going to be staying. If you have a job offer while
on a tourism visa, seek the immigration and take out
a work permit. Its not as hard as you might think.
Donít jeopardise your countries reputation by
staying illegally, and make it hard for other to
tourist information centres
found in every city you will find maps of the city,
accommodation and you how to make bookings, things
to do, tours, where to rent a car, shows, taxi call
service and many other useful information. The
service given by the tourist information is
In the yellow pages
you will find a super detailed map of the city. If
you feel thatís is a little heavy to carry around
most convenience stores sell detailed map for around
If you are looking for work,
make sure you have an up to date resume always on
hand. Never be late for you interviews, and if you
do get a job make sure you take out a work permit
before you start.
To feel less cold,
apart from going inside, you should cover the
bodyís extremes such as the head, hands, and feet. Gloves, woollen socks, and bennies can
reduce the body heat lost by 50%. Wool is one of the
best materials to keep warm, as well as the thermal
clothing. Thermal clothing are a little more
expensive but they really help to keep warm and are
a lot lighter then wool. If you are going skiing
make sure you take spare sock for when your socks
get wet, to prevent frost bite.