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A STUNNING PLACE TO LIVE
A STUNNING PLACE TO LIVE
If you're into the outdoors then there is no better place to visit or live than Wanaka...
Image: Wanaka nestled on the shores of the lake.Credit: Gilbert van Reenen
OPEN SPACES
OPEN SPACES
The freedom to explore is a rare thing in today's world. Lake Wanaka is a spectacular natural playground, one which we're committed to.
Image: Boating on Lake Wanaka. Camilla Stoddart
INDEPENDENT PASSION
INDEPENDENT PASSION
We're keen to keep the character, Kiwi flavour and passion in our community. We'll do our utmost to champion owner operators.
Image: Hiker on top of Mt Roy. Garrick Cameron
PRISTINE ENVIRONMENT
PRISTINE ENVIRONMENT
We feel a strong responsibility to protect the incredible environment in Lake Wanaka. We'll never take it for granted.
Image: Swimming in Lake Wanaka. Camilla Stoddart
GENUINE HOSPITALITY
GENUINE HOSPITALITY
We're genuinely excited about sharing our local knowledge so you can make the most of your time and come to love Lake Wanaka as much as we do.
Image: Spa bath, Lake Wanaka. Fredrik Larsson
VIBRANT COMMUNITY
VIBRANT COMMUNITY
Our locals come from around the corner or the other side of the world. In Lake Wanaka, when you visit, you can live and feel like a local for a few days, a season or forever. It's in the community spirit.
Image: Preschool children at daycare, Cardrona Alpine Resort

 

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Jobs in Wanaka

Jobs in Wanaka

Whether you're looking to move to Wanaka permanently or just passing through, there are opportunities for seasonal jobs, temporary employment and permanant Wanaka work.

Apply for jobs and employment online or check out the ski flields for employment opportunities: Cardrona, Treble Cone, Snow Park, and Snow Farm.  This area also offers good seasonal work opportunities in orchards, vineyards and on ski fields. Check out Seasonal Jobs in New Zealand - www.seasonaljobs.co.nz

 Accommodation and Work Permits
Wanaka has a wide range of accommodation from backpackers and motels to rental houses and rooms to rent. The Wanaka Sun (Wanaka's local paper produced weekly) and The Messenger  (a bulletin produced weekly) are both good sources for jobs, accommodation and other information. Another good website is Wanaka Live the local radio station

Do I need to have a work visa?
At certain times of the year, mainly the summer months, we have shortages in hospitality and building trades in the Wanaka area. You may be a candidate for sponsorship or a Variation of Conditions to your current NZ Work Permit. In the winter months we are generally unable to sponsor people as there is an influx of people to Wanaka. For more information on obtaining a work visa, a skilled migrant visa for possible residency and to order and immigration pack, check out one of the following: www.immigration.govt.nz, www.nz-immigration.co.nz.

Want to live in Wanaka?
Whether you are from New Zealand or overseas Community Networks can provide information on a whole range of Social Services including Immigration, Taxation, Family Assistance, Health and Disability, Work & Income, Employment Relations, Workbridge, OSH, ACC, Career Advice, Adult Education, Translation Services, Support Groups and professional counsellors. They also provide information on a range of community groups and organisations including education, health, religion and sport.

Looking for a great new job?

Use the directory below to search for employment vacancies in the Lake Wanaka region.

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