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I'm from New York and plan on going to NZ in the fall on a working holiday. My plan is to stay the full year allowed. I will be fresh out of 6 years in the military so my college and work experiance are slim to none, outside the armed forces. I've managed to save up enough for a flight there but how much should I bring with me realistically? I know I wont be making money to burn but will I be able to stay afloat? Has anyone from the states done this before?

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    I'm an American. I did a working holiday in Australia and am about to embark on one to NZ at the end of this month. If you are ok with doing any job, you should be able to survive. I was in Australia for 9 months before I ran out of money. I only worked probably 1/3 of the time but I also used couchsurfing. Bring at least a few thousand in case you can't find work quickly. about 5 years ago

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    Hi since your Ex military can you drive a truck or tractor? if you can there's no shortage of work here! Theres loads of manual jobs here anyway, if your fit theres work :)
    Budget at least 3k to get you started and buy a car (get a wagon, you can sleep in it!) Foods a bit expensive, and gas thats really expensive! but you can get by on not too much. and I'm sure you'll have a great time. You can save money picking apples etc in the hawkes bay, as accomodation and sometimes food is thrown in. almost 5 years ago

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