NZD Q3 Quarterly Overview - by moneycorp

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The New Zealand dollar has had a challenging quarter; while not hitting quite the same lows as the Australian dollar the Kiwi lost an average of 6.5% against a basket of currencies.

Disappointing trade figures and an uncertain outlook

Like Australia, New Zealand is feeling the impact of the US-China trade war, particularly because China is the country’s largest trading partner. In the 12 months to August, exports fell while imports remained largely unchanged. The $1.6 billion deficit was slightly wider than analysts had predicted, bumping up the annual shortfall to $5.5 billion. Imports from China were up 11% in the 12 months to August and imports from Australia, NZ's second biggest trading partner, rose 5.2%. The changing picture within the global trade environment is presenting a challenge to the New Zealand economy and the balance of trade highlights the potential for further disruption and uncertainty if the US-China trade war doesn’t come to a positive conclusion after the October meeting.

There is an air of pessimism in New Zealand that is reflected across many parts of the world currently with so many uncertain factors at place. While consumer prices rose by 0.6% in the first quarter and were up 1.7% on the year, Q2 reports showed a slowing of growth in the Business NZ manufacturing purchasing managers’ index. As the challenging quarter drew to a close, the NZIER’s Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion showed that a net 35% of companies in New Zealand “expect a worsening in general economic conditions,” and confidence was at its weakest level since March 2009. As a result, the outlook is downbeat; NZIER research suggests that GDP growth with ease below 1% later this year and highlight the particular pressure on manufacturing due to changes and uncertainty in global trade.

Staying in step with Australia

While the two currencies aren’t linked, the New Zealand dollar often mirrors the performance of the Australian dollar. Analysts often assume that the countries have similar factors influencing their currencies because of geographic proximity. For example, when the RBA kept the cash rate unchanged over the summer, investors assumed that the Reserve Bank of New Zealand would be likely to follow the same approach.

RBNZ considers scope for fiscal and monetary stimulus

While the market expected the RBNZ to follow its Australian cousin, it took the lead in Q3, cutting the interest rate from 1.5% to 1% and the market perceived this as paving the way for the RBA to follow suit. After the cut was announced, the Kiwi fell against a basket of currencies although it held its ground against the Australian dollar. The cut was accompanied by a statement which caused some ripples in the market as RBNZ Governor Adrian Orr highlighted that "it's easily within the realms of possibility that we might have to use negative interest rates.” Later in the quarter, the RBNZ held rates and the kiwi made gains, but the statement still highlighted that there was “scope for more fiscal and monetary stimulus if necessary.” Investors inferred that despite the cautionary tone, no further cuts were imminent and the New Zealand dollar strengthened, gaining three and a half cents against sterling.

There is caution as the market considers the possibility that the RBNZ will at some point drop its avoidance of unconventional policy measures in light of the domestic and wider global economic picture. The challenge is that there is much uncertainty on the global stage and this could sway the Kiwi; for example developments in the Brexit process could aid or hinder the New Zealand dollar on sterling. The difficulty is that market remains uncertain as to which way the Brexit negotiations will go, and together with other factors such as the US-China trade war also unresolved, the New Zealand dollar may be in for a challenging time for the rest of the year. This may prompt the RBNZ to take further action which further influences the currency.

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Managing your currency payments when moving to New Zealand

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If you’re planning to move to New Zealand, you’ll need to make a number of international payments. From initial visa applications to accommodation, you’ll need to manage a range of currency costs as part of the transition. Currency experts moneycorp show how to manage those costs and achieve great exchange rates without high transfer fees.

Understanding the cost of international payments and how expert guidance can help you to manage currency costs

Once you’ve made the decision to move to New Zealand, fulfilled the immigration requirements and received your visa, you can start packing and organising the logistics of your big move. Most New Zealand banks won’t allow you to open an account until you arrive and have a fixed address, so an international payments account can be a great way to manage the transition.

Understanding New Zealand’s currency

The New Zealand dollar (NZD) is used across the North and South islands. Known as the “kiwi” after the country’s national bird, the New Zealand dollar often mirrors the performance of the Australian dollar in the foreign exchange market but there are no official links and there are some variations due to economic performance in each country. Both currencies are currently being impacted by the knock-on effect of the US-China trade war, for example, but Australia is being hit harder due to makeup of the economy and reliance on trade routes.

From August to September 2019, the New Zealand dollar has been the worst performing of the G10 currencies overall, but that doesn’t mean that the weakness will continue. There is a considerable amount of global uncertainty – economic and political factors in the UK, including the uncertainty of Brexit, are putting pressure on the pound. Elsewhere, political uncertainty in the US could have an impact on the dollar and the economic slowdown across Europe is causing volatility in the euro. Currency values shift in relation to each other and in such changeable times, there could be sudden fluctuations in either direction due to new economic and political developments.

How do fluctuations in the FX market impact the cost of international payments?

When you initially make the move, one of your priorities will be securing accommodation so that you have an address which allows you to set up a local bank account and organise various utilities. This means that you’ll need to transfer some funds from the UK to New Zealand for the deposit and rent as well as some money to get your bank account started and cover your early expenses until you start work. The exchange rate will determine how many New Zealand dollars you’ll receive from your sterling funds and even a fraction of a percentage point can make a difference to how much you receive.

You can’t predict or control the exchange rate, but a currency specialist can help you make the most of your money. If you have some time to spare, you can track the exchange rate to choose the time that works best for you with automated email and text alerts. You can also set up a market order which allows you to set upper and lower limits within the exchange rate so that you can be reasonably sure of your budget; the exchange is made when either specified limits are reached. If your transfer is more urgent, a specialist can offer great rates and low fees, which allows you to make the most of your money.

Managing international payments in the long term

Even once you’re settled in New Zealand, it’s likely you’ll still have connections at home. If you are living on a UK pension, you’ll have monthly transfers to make. A Regular Payment Plan allows you to set up an automated transfer which collects the funds by direct debit and exchanges it for New Zealand dollars. You can specify the amount of sterling leaving your account, the amount of New Zealand dollars you will receive, or you can fix the exchange rate to secure both. You may also use a Regular Payment Plan to send money back home to support property maintenance or support a family member studying or receiving care in the UK. In addition to such financial obligations, you may on occasion need to send funds to loved ones in the UK and an international payments account provides access to a range of specialist currency tools that allows you to get great value from every transaction.

Currency specialist moneycorp can help with all your international payments

As well as expert guidance and specialist currency tools which help you manage your funds across borders, with moneycorp you will have a secure online account that allows you to set up, track and manage all your international payments. If you’ve got a major sum to transfer, the team is on the end of the phone to provide guidance and support throughout the process. If you’re concerned about the impact of currency fluctuations or the cost of transfer fees, moneycorp can offer great rates and low fees for every transaction. Some UK high street banks may charge up to £40 in fees per transfer and over time this could start to add up, so it’s worth finding out the total cost of each transaction to understand how a currency specialist can help you make the most of your money.

Next steps

It’s important to consider the fluctuating exchange rates before you move as this can have an impact on the value of your savings when you come to send your money to New Zealand. Migration Associates have partnered with moneycorp for over 20 years to help our customers by getting competitive exchange rates, as well as guidance on when and how best to send their money. Register today for a free moneycorp account.

Fibrous Plasterers

New Zealand Skills in Demand are recruiting on behalf of clients who are seeking qualified Fibrous Plasterers for roles across New Zealand.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • 3+ years’ experience

  • Relevant trade qualification preferred

  • CV + references

  • You must have a drivers license as you will need to drive a work vehicle from time to time.

  • You should be physically fit

  • Have your own tools

  • Be able to pass a pre-employment drug test

Your role will be to provide top quality services on Residential and Commercial Projects, both new and Renovations. You should be willing to learn and work in a team. You may need to carry out interior and exterior plastering, repairs and maintenance, and preparation including house washing and sealing windows.

As part of this application we'll invite you to take a free initial visa evaluation to understand your chances of New Zealand visa success.

New Zealand is currently experiencing huge growth in the trades sector, so don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to live the "kiwi" lifestyle.

Start the process now: 

1. Email ammar@nzskillsindemand.co.nz with your CV

2. Fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa

3. Attend a Seminar or Webinar with This is New Zealand

Welder / Fabricators

New Zealand Skills in Demand are recruiting on behalf of clients who are seeking qualified Welders/Fabricators for roles across New Zealand.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience

  • Experience in residential and light commercial aluminium joinery fabrication preferred

  • A strong focus on producing a high-quality product with good attention to detail

  • Ability to solve problems independently

  • Able to work in a team but confident to work unsupervised

  • Proven work experience as a welder

  • You will also likely need a vehicle to transport yourself to the worksite

Your role may include:

  • Fabricating and assembling metal structures and equipment

  • Using multiple welding machines

  • Working with structural steel

  • Working with technical drawings

  • Workshop and project site work

As part of this application we'll invite you to take a free initial visa evaluation to understand your chances of New Zealand visa success.

Salary guide: approx $27.00 per hour. Please also factor the lower cost of living that New Zealand affords. Initial salaries will be reviewed based on performance.

New Zealand is currently experiencing huge growth in the trades sector, so don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to live the "kiwi" lifestyle.

Start the process now: 

1. Email ammar@nzskillsindemand.co.nz with your CV

2. Fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa

3. Attend a Seminar or Webinar with This is New Zealand

Diesel Mechanic Positions New Zealand

New Zealand Skills in Demand are recruiting on behalf of clients who are seeking diesel technicians for both temporary and permanent roles in New Zealand.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • trade certificate / national certificate in Automotive Heavy Engineering level 4 or above

  • 3-5 years’ experience

  • experience attending on-site breakdowns and working in workshop would be ideal.

  • experience with long haul/fleet/truck/bus experience with “big brand” vehicles such as Volvo, Scania, MAN, Cummins and Mercedes, also heavy plant

  • welding experience

The role may include:

  • tune-up’s and replacing engines

  • servicing, installing and repairing diesel engines

  • performing diagnostics and fault finding and providing a solution

  • maintaining truck running gear, brakes, suspension, lubes etc

  • developing, implementing and monitoring the scheduled servicing, repair and maintenance of vehicles and equipment

  • repairing heavy machinery including caterpillar machinery

  • meeting legislative and other requirements applicable to heavy vehicle maintenance

As part of this application we'll invite you to take a free initial visa evaluation to understand your chances of New Zealand visa success.

Salary guide: approx. $26-$35 per hour. Please also factor the lower cost of living that New Zealand affords. Initial salaries will be reviewed based on performance.

New Zealand is currently experiencing huge growth in the trades sector, so don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to live the "kiwi" lifestyle.

Start the process now: 

1. Email ammar@nzskillsindemand.co.nz with your CV

2. Fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa.

3. Attend a Seminar or Webinar with This is New Zealand

Senior Software Engineer

New Zealand Skills in Demand are recruiting on behalf of clients who are looking for great upper intermediate to senior Software Developers for positions across New Zealand.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or equivalent

  • Experience in developing web-based applications

  • Knowledge of all the following: JAVA, C#, JavaScript, CSS, HTML, SQL Server

You will be passionate about software development and building design-led software using a wide range of internet-based technologies.

Typical roles and responsibilities are to:

  • Assist Analysts and Designers with the design, prototyping and preparation of software specifications and interaction designs for product features.

  • Assist with the preparation of test plans for the purpose of quality assurance testing software deliverables

  • Develop robust, high quality software meeting the requirements of the agreed specifications and complying with the clients formal and informal development team standards and procedures

  • Work closely with quality assurance team members to resolve issues raised by testing throughout the development cycle

As part of this application we'll invite you to take a free initial visa evaluation to understand your chances of New Zealand visa success.

Salary guide: approx. $75,000 to $135,000 per annum. Please also factor the lower cost of living that New Zealand affords. Initial salaries will be reviewed based on performance.

New Zealand is currently experiencing huge growth in the trades sector, so don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to live the "kiwi" lifestyle.

Start the process now: 

1. Email ammar@nzskillsindemand.co.nz with your CV

2. Fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa

3. Attend a Seminar or Webinar with This is New Zealand

Construction Project Managers

New Zealand Skills in Demand are recruiting on behalf of clients who have fantastic opportunities for qualified Construction Project Managers in various cities around New Zealand.

Ideally you will be familiar with:

  • commercial projects

  • the whole life cycle of a project from scoping and tendering of works

  • planning and setting up of projects

  • sub-contract selection and appointment

  • design management

  • management and control of the construction works through to close out and hand over of project, and financial close

  • demonstrate footprint

  • as part of this application we'll invite you to take a free initial visa evaluation to understand your chances of New Zealand visa success

  • Initial salaries will be reviewed based on performance

The ideal candidate will have a relevant qualification, preferably an engineering degree, a quantity surveying background or construction management background, and 4-6 years’ experience. You'll also be proficient in excel, word and MS project. 

Salary guide: $70,000 – $120,000 NZD

New Zealand is currently experiencing huge growth within the construction sector, so don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to live the "kiwi" lifestyle.

Start the process now: 

1. Email ammar@nzskillsindemand.co.nz with your CV

2. Fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa

3. Attend a Seminar or Webinar with This is New Zealand

Scaffolders

NZ Skills in Demand are recruiting on behalf of clients who are looking for Scaffolders for temporary and permanent positions in across New Zealand. They will consider those who qualify for a working holiday visa as well as those looking for permanent, full-time work.

Ideal applicants will have:

  • you will also be qualified in advanced Scaffolding and have a Lorry License.

  • at least 3 years’ experience, with construction experience

  • a minimum of 2 years Tube and Clip experience as well as having an NVQ Level 3/Advanced ticket or equivalent.

  • Layher and Kwikstage experience is preferable

  • your own tools

  • a vehicle to transport yourself to your work site.

Depending on position level, the role may include:

  • erecting and dismantling scaffolding for both commercial and residential projects

  • leading a small team

  • working with Layher, Kwickstage and Tube and Fitting Systems

  • planning and configuring scaffolding plan

  • help to identify hazards, defects and any need for adjustment/repairs

  • compliance with agreed health and safety codes, laws and working practices

As part of this application we'll invite you to take a free initial visa evaluation to understand your chances of New Zealand visa success.

Salary guide: $20-35 an hour. Please also factor the lower cost of living that New Zealand affords. Initial salaries will be reviewed based on performance.

New Zealand is currently experiencing huge growth in the trades sector, so don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to live the "kiwi" lifestyle.

Start the process now: 

1. Email ammar@nzskillsindemand.co.nz with your CV

2. Fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa

3. Attend a Seminar or Webinar with This is New Zealand

Fitters / Turners New Zealand

New Zealand Skills in Demand are recruiting on behalf of clients who are seeking qualified Fitter/Turners for permanent roles in Christchurch, Auckland and Tauranga.

For this to be a good fit, we require people who:

  • are competent Fitter/Turners with a variety of experience in different fields

  • are committed to high standards of health and safety in the workplace

  • are flexible and dependable

  • can provide 2 work related references

  • have reliable transport and a current driver's license

  • have welding experience

Your role may include:

  • working with blueprints, plans and drawings to construct, assemble and manufacture parts of machines

  • maintain and repairing machinery

  • working with metal, plastic or wood

  • turning / screw cutting, milling, operating centre lathes, stripping items down and rebuilding them up

  • welding

  • working within a team but also independently

As part of this application we'll invite you to take a free initial visa evaluation to understand your chances of New Zealand visa success.

Salary guide: approx. $28-$30 per hour. Please also factor the lower cost of living that New Zealand affords.Initial salaries will be reviewed based on performance.

New Zealand is currently experiencing huge growth in the trades sector, so don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to live the "kiwi" lifestyle.

Start the process now: 

1. Email ammar@nzskillsindemand.co.nz with your CV

2. Fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa

3. Attend a Seminar or Webinar with This is New Zealand

Electricians

New Zealand Skills in Demand are recruiting on behalf of clients who are seeking qualified Electricians for full-time permanent roles in cities such as Christchurch, Auckland and Tauranga.

Ideal applicants will have:

  • Approval from EWRB to apply for a limited licence – NZ Skills in Demand will advise on how to apply for this

  • At least four years fulltime relevant work experience

  • A vehicle to transport yourself to your worksite / a full clean driving license

  • Ideally an industrial / commercial background

  • Your own tools

  • · written references

The role may include:

  • Residential, commercial and infrastructure projects (depending on experience)

  • Maintaining, installing, and repairing electrical systems and equipment

  • Reading blueprints or technical drawings

  • Installing and maintaining wiring, control and lighting systems

  • Inspecting electrical components such as transformers and circuit breakers

As part of this application we'll invite you to take a free initial visa evaluation to understand your chances of New Zealand visa success.

You will need to apply to the Electrical Workers Registration Board for an assessment of your electrical qualifications & work experience, if you trained outside of New Zealand, prior to applying for this role.

Salary guide: approx. $26-$30 per hour. Please also factor the lower cost of living that New Zealand affords. Initial salaries will be reviewed based on performance.

New Zealand is currently experiencing huge growth in the trades sector, so don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to live the "kiwi" lifestyle.

Start the process now: 

1. Email ammar@nzskillsindemand.co.nz with your CV

2. Fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa

3. Attend a Seminar or Webinar with This is New Zealand

Electrical Trade Assistants

New Zealand Skills in Demand are recruiting on behalf of clients who have fantastic opportunities for Electrical Trade Assistants who are eligible for a working holiday visa.

New Zealand working holiday visas are available to those aged between 18-31 (depending on country) and allows individuals to work on a temporary contract, for up to 12 months. NZ Working Holiday Visa schemes are available in the following countries in the EU: Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, and the United Kingdom.

Ideally you will have:

  • General experience in the Commercial, Industrial and Domestic industry

  • Experience with cable pulling, installing cable, trucking and conduits

  • 1+ years’ experience & trade qualification

  • Your own tools

  • 2 work references

  • 100% commitment to Health & Safety

  • Able to pass a pre-employment drug test

In return the employer offers competitive rates of pay, varied and challenging work, regular hours, as well as long-term opportunities.

As part of this application we'll invite you to take a free initial visa evaluation to understand your chances of New Zealand visa success.

Salary guide: approx. $18-25ph. Please also factor the lower cost of living that New Zealand affords. Initial salaries will be reviewed based on performance.

New Zealand is currently experiencing huge growth in the trades sector, so don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to live the "kiwi" lifestyle.

Start the process now: 

1. Email ammar@nzskillsindemand.co.nz with your CV

2. Fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa

3. Attend a Seminar or Webinar with This is New Zealand

Senior Quantity Surveyors

New Zealand Skills in Demand are seeking qualified Quantity Surveyors for full-time permanent roles in cities such as Christchurch, Auckland and Wellington.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • at least 5 years full-time experience

  • a tertiary qualification or show enough experience to be considered for the role

  • a CV

  • written references

  • You will likely also need a vehicle to transport yourself to your worksite, however a work vehicle may be provided

Your role may include:

  • to provide efficient and effective financial quantity surveying services in all technical and contractual activities

  • accurately estimating and preparing detailed cost estimates and quotations

  • preparing tenders, offers of service and contract documentation

  • supporting the project management team with costing advice

  • managing the procurement of subcontract and supplier packages

  • preparation of monthly financial contract review process


As part of this application we'll invite you to take a free initial visa evaluation to understand your chances of New Zealand visa success.

Salary guide: $46,000 to $100,000 depending on experience. Initial salaries will be reviewed based on performance

New Zealand is currently experiencing huge growth within the sector, so don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to live the "kiwi" lifestyle.

Start the process now: 

1. Email ammar@nzskillsindemand.co.nz with your CV

2. Fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa

3. Attend a Seminar or Webinar with This is New Zealand

Civil Engineers

New Zealand Skills in Demand have a fantastic opportunity for qualified Civil Engineers in various cities around New Zealand.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • degree in Civil or an equivalent qualification

  • a minimum of 3 to 4 years’ experience in a similar role

  • advanced design skills

  • ability to build relationships and work closely with clients

  • excellent written and verbal communication skills

Your role will include:

  • consulting with clients, government officials, contractors and other professionals on the requirements of each project

  • planning and designing infrastructures, preparing specifications, reports, cost estimates and environmental impacts

  • working with relevant authorities to get plans approved and building permits

  • supervising construction to ensure structures are built correctly.

As part of this application we'll invite you to take a free initial visa evaluation to understand your chances of New Zealand visa success.

Salary guide: $45,000 to $95,000 depending on experience. Initial salaries will be reviewed based on performance.

New Zealand is currently experiencing huge growth in the trades sector so don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to live the "kiwi" lifestyle.

Start the process now: 

1. Email ammar@nzskillsindemand.co.nz with your CV

2. Fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa

3. Attend a Seminar or Webinar with This is New Zealand

Carpenters

New Zealand Skills in Demand are recruiting on behalf of clients who are seeking qualified Carpenters and Joiners for both permanent and temporary positions, for jobs all over New Zealand.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • trade qualification in carpentry

  • at least 3 years’ experience on commercial or residential projects

  • ideally experience with 1st and 2nd fix and high-ending finishing

  • written references

  • a full, clean driver’s license

  • for residential carpenters, multi-build experience

Your role may include:

  • studying drawings and specifications to determine materials required, dimensions and installation procedures

  • ordering and selecting timbers and materials, and preparing layouts

  • cutting materials, and assembling and nailing cut and shaped parts

  • erecting framework and roof framing, laying sub-flooring and floorboards and verifying trueness of structures

  • nailing fascia panels, sheathing roofs, and fitting exterior wall cladding and door and window frames

  • assembling prepared wood to form structures and fittings ready to install

  • cutting wood joints

  • may construct concrete formwork

  • may repair existing fittings

  • may work with plastic laminates, perspex and metals

Those who are under 31 with no dependants can apply for a Working Holiday Visa. As part of this application we'll invite you to take a free initial visa evaluation to understand your chances of New Zealand visa success.

Salary guide: approx. $48,000 - $75,000. Please also factor the lower cost of living that New Zealand affords. Initial salaries will be reviewed based on performance.

New Zealand is currently experiencing huge growth in the trades sector, so don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to live the "kiwi" lifestyle.

Start the process now: 

1. Email ammar@nzskillsindemand.co.nz with your CV

2. Fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa.

3. Attend a Seminar or Webinar with This is New Zealand

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineer

New Zealand Skills in Demand are recruiting on behalf of clients who are seeking qualified Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers for full-time permanent roles in cities such as Christchurch, Auckland and Queenstown.

Ideal candidates will have:

  • experience on both commercial and residential sites

  • at least 3 years full-time experience

  • a relevant trade qualification

  • a NZ license (NZ Skills in Demand will advise)

  • your own tools

  • installation, diagnostic and maintenance experience – ideally both

The role includes:

  • installation of split, ducted, cassette and multi systems

  • pipefitting, welding, ductwork installation

  • commissioning and Testing

  • servicing Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems

  • diagnosis and Repair of HVAC and Refrigeration Systems

As part of this application we'll invite you to take a free initial visa evaluation to understand your chances of New Zealand visa success.

Salary guide: approx. $28-$38 per hour. Please also factor the lower cost of living that New Zealand affords. Initial salaries will be reviewed based on performance.

New Zealand is currently experiencing huge growth in the trades sector, so don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to live the "kiwi" lifestyle.

Start the process now: 

1. Email ammar@nzskillsindemand.co.nz with your CV

2. Fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa

3. Attend a Seminar or Webinar with This is New Zealand

HGV Driver Positions 2018 - New Zealand

 Our partners New Zealand Skills In Demand are seeking licensed HGV Drivers for roles in cities such as Christchurch, Auckland, Wellington and Queenstown.  They offer a free service to place candidates in NZ roles. 

Ideal candidates will have experience operating a wide range of vehicles with gearboxes such as crashbox, roadranger, splitter and synchro. You will need to have a C+E license.These are generally construction industry related, as opposed to long haul, therefore relevant experience will be required. 

In New Zealand, HGV drivers will be expected to get involved in other aspects of work, not just driving. You MUST be prepared to labour as well E.g. digging holes, operating vac trucks, unloading and loading. Some roles for example require 50% driving and 50% labouring. 

A CV is a must. You must also be able to provide written references and an oral reference will be taken as part of the process. 
Starting rate for licensed HGV Drivers in New Zealand is $20 -23 NZD per hour and will increase according to skills, experience and qualifications.  

You will likely need a vehicle to transport yourself to your worksite.

Opportunities are on-going and start dates are flexible – New Zealand Skills In Demand will provide you with relocation assistance including visas, shipping, banking, money transfer and support before you arrive in New Zealand. 

Start the process now: 

1. Email ammar@nzskillsindemand.co.nz with your CV

2. Fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa.

3. Attend a Seminar or Webinar with This is New Zealand

Cabinet Maker positions New Zealand

Our partners New Zealand Skills in Demand have a client who require Cabinet Makers in various locations around New Zealand. They offer a free service to place candidates in NZ roles. 

Role requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience

  • Trade qualified desirable

  • Needs own tools

  • Must be able to read/interpret drawings and have kitchen installation experience

Opportunities are on-going and start dates are flexible – New Zealand Skills In Demand will provide you with relocation advice including visas, shipping, banking, money transfer and support once you arrive in New Zealand.

Start the process now: 

1. Email ammar@nzskillsindemand.co.nz with your CV

2. Fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa.

3. Attend a Seminar or Webinar with This is New Zealand

Bricklayer Positions 2019 - New Zealand

Our partners New Zealand Skills in Demand are seeking qualified/non-qualified Bricklayers for full-time permanent roles and working holiday visa roles across New Zealand. They offer a free service to place candidates in NZ roles. 

Role requirements:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience

  • Trade qualified desirable

  • Need own tools

  • Must be willing to mix own concrete/mortar

  • Be able to read and interpret drawings

You will be involved in residential, commercial and infrastructure projects (depending on experience). Those with general building/carpentry skills will be preferred. 

Ideal candidates will have a wide range of experience on both commercial and residential sites, and have at least 3 years full-time experience. 

A CV is a must. You must also be able to provide written references and an oral reference will be taken as part of the process. 

Starting rate for qualified bricklayers in New Zealand is $23 - 28 NZD per hour (dependant on skills, qualifications and experience). 

You must supply your own hand-tools and will likely need a vehicle to transport yourself to your worksite. 

Opportunities are on-going and start dates are flexible – New Zealand Skills In Demand will provide you with relocation advice including visas, shipping, insurance, banking, money transfer and support before you arrive in New Zealand. 

Start the process now: 

1. Email ammar@nzskillsindemand.co.nz with your CV

2. Fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa.

3. Register for a Webinar to find out more.

HVAC Engineer Positions 2019 - New Zealand

Our partners New Zealand Skills in Demand are seeking qualified Heat and Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) Engineers for full-time permanent roles in cities such as Christchurch, Auckland and Queenstown. They offer a free service to place candidates in NZ roles. 

Ideal candidates will have experience on both commercial and residential sites, at least 3 years full-time experience and a relevant trade qualification. You must also be licensed, and you’ll need your own tools.

Must have installation, diagnostic and maintenance experience – ideally both

A CV is a must. You must also be able to provide written references and an oral reference will be taken as part of the process.

Permanent full time contracts are on offer. You will be "on the books" as opposed to working self-employed meaning you will enjoy 4 weeks paid annual leave, and your employer pays a levy to cover health insurance and contributes to your retirement savings scheme. 

Opportunities are on-going and start dates are flexible – New Zealand Skills In Demand will provide you with relocation advice including visas, shipping, banking, money transfer and support before you arrive in New Zealand. 

Start the process now: 

1. Email ammar@nzskillsindemand.co.nz with your CV

2. Fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa

3. Attend a Seminar or Webinar with This is New Zealand

Carpenter Positions 2019 - New Zealand

Our partners New Zealand Skills in Demand are seeking qualified Carpenters for full-time permanent roles in Dunedin, Wellington and Hamilton. They offer a free service to place candidates in NZ roles. 

You will be involved in residential, commercial and infrastructure projects (depending on experience).

Ideal candidates will have a wide range of experience on both commercial and residential sites, including 1st and 2nd fix and high-ending finishing and have at least 3 years full-time experience.

A CV is a must. You must also be able to provide written references and an oral reference will be taken as part of the process.

Permanent full time contracts are on offer. You will be "on the books" as opposed to working self-employed meaning you will enjoy 4 weeks paid annual leave, and your employer pays a levy to cover health insurance and contributes to your retirement savings scheme. 

Starting rate for qualified carpenters in New Zealand is $23 - 28 NZD per hour (dependent on skills, qualifications and experience).

You must supply your own hand-tools and will likely need a vehicle to transport yourself to your worksite.

Opportunities are on-going and start dates are flexible – New Zealand Skills In Demand will provide you with relocation advice including visas, shipping, banking, money transfer and support before you arrive in New Zealand. 

Start the process now:

1. Email ammar@nzskillsindemand.co.nz

2. Fill out our free initial evaluation form for us to assess you eligibility for a NZ Visa

3. Attend a Seminar or Webinar with This is New Zealand