Get Ready to Your Working Holiday

Dear Guests who first visit New Zealand with Working Holiday VISA,

Welcome to New Zealand and Thanks for choosing Newton Lodge as your first station. You must be nervous about what to do next after you were arrival NZ. But don’t worry, we are very happy to help you to get ready to your working holiday.

Get Ready for living

Phone Number: (OneNZ, Spark, 2 Degrees, Skinny etc.). If you are a heavy user, post-pay (pay monthly) package would be a good deal for you. You can ask free (OneNZ/2Degrees) SIM card at reception.

AT HOP Card (Paying Buses, Ferry and Parking in Auckland).
Where to buy: Britomart Train station, AT retailers and Convenience store (One Stop Convenience, Quick Bites, Civic Convenience Store etc.). Find a shop nearby

Local Bank Account (KIWI bank, ANZ, BNZ, ASB, Westpac etc.): Mostly passport, proof of address, VISA are required, please meet their website. Most of banks outside CBD are available for walk-in customer.
About Proof of Address: We issue proof of staying letter for guests during their stay. Hostel address shows on the letter. IRD number document also can be a proof of address document.

**IMPORTANT**Update your address always after you move.

Get Ready for working

IRD number (Tax number in NZ). There are two way to get your IRD number. The best/fast way is applying online (no bank account required). If you cannot apply online (might showing “cannot verify your identity” etc.), you should go AA or NZ post office to submit document to apply your IRD number and It will take 1-2 weeks to get your number.

Find a job. You can find jobs via job searching engine like & They are two very useful website to find a job in New Zealand. The other way is visiting company website, and apply for a job directly. Most company in NZ will release opportunity on their website.

Useful website & contact

Newton Lodge website:

Book a reservation at Newton Lodge: Book Now

Inland Revenue (IRD):

Job search: | |

Local Trading website: Trademe | Facebook market

Driving license: |

Emergency number for Police, Fire and Ambulance: 111

Non-emergencies Police Number: 105

Newton Lodge (office hours): 092815696

The information on this page is intended to be for reference and general information purposes only. It does not purport to be comprehensive nor to other professional advice.

Newton Lodge
04th Apr 2023