As it is with every country New Zealand offers different types of visas and work permits according to what your main reason is.
New Zealand Immigration doesn’t take kindly on working without the correct work permit and this is why you need to know what you are looking for once you’re there.
The visitor’s visa is for tourism purposes only and it would be against the law to work if you only have that. However you can apply for your skilled migrant working papers while you’re visiting the country, this way you have the opportunity to learn more about how it is to actually live there before taking the leap.
New Zealand Immigration can be complicated as anywhere else in the world and only listening to what you see on TV or what the immigration agency is telling you about the country will not help you have a clear view on things. There are 2 ways of going about this. You can apply for a student visa provided you are accepted at a university and then you become entitled for a part time work permit. Other types of work permits enable you to work on a predetermined period of time for example the business visa can stretch for a period of three years.
It is best that you check with the authorized websites, and download the laws regarding your permanent visa if you want to make sure everything goes well once you’re there. Also it is very important, if you already have a job proposal, that your job has specific requirements. Being a professional regardless of the field will make getting your visa much easier rather than going there to do something that doesn’t require any studies or experience.
Knowing what your expectation are of the country will save you time. Prioritizing will enable you to look for the job you are suited for and apply for the visa that you need. It’s much more important to follow your dream.