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30 Working To work, you must have a current student visa in your passport which allows work rights. If you do not have a visa allowing work rights, you must apply for one at Immigration New Zealand. For more information about working while studying, visit: www.immigration.govt.nz/new-zealand-visas Inland Revenue Department (IRD) If you are permitted to work while in New Zealand, you must apply for an IRD number before working. For further information, visit www.ird.govt.nz New Zealand has minimum wage regulations. Employers are not legally able to pay their employees less than the minimum wage. employment.govt.nz/hours-and-wages/pay/ minimum-wage Student Job Search Student Job Search (SJS) is a non-profit organisation that assists students to find part-time employment while studying, and full-time work during the summer vacation. www.sjs.co.nz Ambassadors The Student Ambassador Programme offers casual employment to University of Auckland students to provide support for key University events. www.auckland.ac.nz/ambassador CDES Our Career Development and Employability Services can help you with career planning and increasing your employability. They can also assist with finding employment, especially after graduation. For more details, see page 19. Driving Driving in New Zealand is permitted if you hold a current valid driver licence (in English). Any restrictions or conditions on your licence will continue to apply in New Zealand. You can drive for a maximum period of 12 months from the date you arrive in New Zealand. If your licence is not in English, you must obtain an international driver permit or an approved translation of your licence and carry it with your original driver licence when driving in New Zealand. After you have been here for longer than 12 months, you must convert your license to a New Zealand licence. Any person caught not carrying their driver licence with them when they drive will be fined. Anyone who drives without any licence at all will be fined. For more information visit: www.nzta.govt.nz/licence/residents-visitors Remember to always keep left: In New Zealand, we drive on the left-hand side of the road. If you are having trouble remembering, write “keep left” on a sticker and put it on your steering wheel. Always buckle up! In New Zealand, the driver and all passengers in the car must wear safety belts. If any passenger under 15 years old is not wearing a safety belt, the driver is fined. Do not drink and drive: If you have been drinking, get a friend to take you home or catch a taxi. You can be fined up to $6,000 and possibly imprisoned if you are caught drinking and driving. Never ride in a car with a drunk driver. Speed kills: Excessive speed is one of the biggest killers in New Zealand, especially on rural roads. Keep to the speed limit and drive carefully. If someone is injured in an accident, call 111 for emergency services (ambulance, fire or police). For more information visit • www.nzta.govt.nz (where you can find New Zealand road rules) • www.drivesafe.org.nz (tips on driving in New Zealand safely) • www.drivingtests.co.nz/roadcode/tourist (driving theory quiz for overseas drivers) • www.police.govt.nz

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