New Zealand Adventure: The IRD Number

Now that you’ve successfully gotten you Working Holiday Visa you’re ready to start working to fun your travels through New Zealand! But first things first, you need to pay your taxes! Yup, thats right, even though it’s only temporary work and you’re not a resident you are still required by law to pay taxes off your pay. I promise this isn’t anything to stress about as you only need to do 1 thing: Get an Inland Revenue Number (IRD Number). So here’s[Read more]

New Zealand Adventure: The Visa

As a disclaimer I will mention that in no way can I offer any legal immigration advise and everything I say in regards to New Zealand immigration has been from my own experience. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions and I’ll do my best to help, but if you need a immigration lawyer I am sadly not your chick!  When I first came to New Zealand it was as a tourist, however I got a working[Read more]

Fresh start and Introductions

The last few weeks have been hard. I’ve gone a total of 2 weeks without a Facebook (I know, it’s hard to imagine but I pulled through and came out the other side). I wish I had an interesting story about what happened but I still don’t know exactly why Facebook deleted my account. All I know is that the Facebook help centre isn’t really that helpful, in fact I’m still waiting for a reply to my email… I thought since[Read more]

Getting Robbed and How We Got My Macbook Back!

If anyones noticed I’ve been abnormally quiet on social media the last few weeks it’s because some lowlife decided to break into my house and steal almost all our valuables. When I decided I wanted to travel after I got out of school I always knew there was the chance that some items of mine would get stolen. My mom said to me “Don’t bring anything you can’t live without”, so naturally I brought my laptop with me and guarded it[Read more]