|In the morning, workers gathered in the field before the work started.|
The surroundings of the packhouse...
In the pumpkin packhouse...
I saw people picking pumpkins in the field by chance. Looks fun but I know it isn't easy!
It's not a bad idea to socialize and make some friends while in a foreign country. You'll have more chances in finding work, accomodation, information...whatever. Having a working holiday life abroad sometimes can be pretty hard to predict what's going to occur as changes could simply happen due to some facts.
I didn't stay long in the hostel. My second accomodation was in a motel, still located in the town area. Since I made some friends who are always kind to recommend some jobs to me, I didn't rely on the job offered by the hostel except the first job. So, my friend and I moved to a room in a motel which was cheaper that only costed us $150 in total, compared to over hundred dollars for each person in the hostel. However, that was a special circumstance because this is the only room that the motel owner make such an offer and I have my friend to share the cost. Most importantly, I know the couple who was going to leave the room, so it's our luck! :P
|The front facade of the rooms|
|Our room is at corner but it's not a bad deal. |
Paying $75/person weekly for a commodation with double bed,
private shower room & toilet, cupboard, TV, fridge & some accessories.
Ahh! This is blueberry picking. The job challenged my patience. Those bluberries are small and I had to fill them full in an ice-cream container merely to get a $2. The blueberries were undeniable lovely, but 1 day work was enough for me to experience.
It's common that when people think of working in New Zealand, they think of the job of picking apples. I didn't work but a friend of mine worked in an apple orchard. He drove us there to take some photos on the day before our leaving. In fact, it's the first time I saw so many red apples hanging on the trees, so amazing!