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  1. deanrob2015
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    deanrob2015 New EF Member

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    Scotland
    Hi all,

    I am moving the Christchurch hopefully just after the New Years. I was wondering if anyone would be aware if I could work unlicensed for a while over there or would I be better getting my license for New Zealand before I go?

    I was in Australia for 2 years and never had any problem getting work unlicensed but am not sure if New Zealand is the same. Any help would be much appreciated.
     
  2. electromotive
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    electromotive EF Member

    Get your qualifications before you go, I had to sit my exams again in Melbourne Australia,just to work there and get my licence.
    if you need a copy of the regs before you go, I still have my old book on the shelf you can have it for a small fee.
     
  3. tex431
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    tex431 Regular EF Member

    Location:
    Outback, NZ
    If your looking to stay a long time, Send off your qualifications now to ewrb, they take forever to asses them. Chances are if you are uk qualified with experience you will have to sit a regs course and practical. It's pretty basic stuff they only run them twice a year so get in early. You will get paid more. You will find work through agencies non registered but at a reduced rate
     
  4. silver surfer
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    silver surfer Regular EF Member

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    west brom
    I worked in Christchurch, albeit in the late 90s, and from what I remember then the rules were a bit softer in NZ than Oz. I had a working Visa but didn't take any trade exams prior to or during my stay.
     
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