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 Immigration New Zealand
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.