it is easy with the Northliner/Intercity or Mana Bus Services
stay at the Backpacker Hostel around the corner. it is 25 Minutes walk from the beach and 10 Minutes walk from shops and Cafes. you can test drive the van around our quiet streets, to drive on the "wrong" side of the road can be stressful in the big city. start your holiday relaxed and at the beach.
work in NZ
if you want to work in NZ you will need an IRD number find out all about it on www.ird.govt.nz