New Zealand FAQs

New Zealand FAQs

New Zealand FAQs

The internships at the farm start every week on Tuesday (except between December 5 and January 15). You may have to spend a few extra nights at the hostel if your host family asks you to arrive later. Costs for food, accommodation, etc. are your responsibility during this period.

You must specify it to our partner, if you wish to travel before starting your experience on the farm. We can thus delay the start date of the internship and inform the host family.

In some situations it is possible to be placed with a friend, but hosts tend to prefer only one intern at a time. In this case, our partner will try to place the friends within 100 km of each other and if possible, we recommend that couples/friends buy a car so that they can organize themselves to meet on weekends. weekends and days off.

The South Island is generally colder than the North Island. Temperatures can reach 30°c but on average they are around 25 degrees. New Zealand winters are much colder on the South Island with temperatures reaching -5 degrees. But in general, the temperature remains above zero. Temperatures generally remain above 5 degrees in winter on the North Island. In general, temperatures vary between 10 and 30 degrees depending on the season. Note that homes in New Zealand may not have as much insulation or central heating as you’re used to, so when it’s cold outside, it can be cold inside.

Yes, it is compulsory for all foreign applicants to take out travel insurance that covers them for the duration of their employment and that the insurance covers accidents in the workplace. If you’re hoping to ride horses while in New Zealand, make sure your travel insurance covers possible injuries.

Yes, you will need to open a bank account in New Zealand and apply for an Inland Revenue Department Number. The on-site team will help you with these steps as part of your arrival orientation. Please bring your passport, work permit, bank statement showing your home address and proof of your tax identification number from your home country. Without these documents, we will not be able to open your bank account.

Depending on the season, there is between 10 and 12 hours of time difference compared to France. The French and New Zealand time changes do not take place at the same time!

The local currency and the New Zealand dollar (NZD or $NZ). The euro is a bit higher than the NZ dollar; indeed 1€ is equivalent to approximately NZ$1.66.

An electronic visa has been implemented by the New Zealand government, with ETA (Electronic Travel Authorization). As a European national, you must apply for this e-visa to travel to New Zealand.

The sockets are different, you will need an adapter. The sockets correspond to 3 flat plugs, and you will easily find them at the departure or arrival airport and in the shops in the towns on site. But remember to buy it in advance to avoid paying too much once in New Zealand!