It has been not too good till now. This is first time I feel stress of applying a job and being unemployed. I have never face this problem at all in Malaysia, either our economy is still good, or my profession in Malaysia is good. When I came to New Zealand, I have 0% successful rate for job applications from factory worker, cleaner, cafe assistant to carnival crew...
The most popular job for working holiday visa holders is fruit picking. Unfortunately, it is only available during Summer. Don't forget there are two seasons aways from now. The people have been told seasonal work in New Zealand is all year round, but there are hidden clause behind and you have to pay the price.
Even a local is unemployed, what do you expect for a foreigner? I've been stressed out for failing getting a paid job. That might be the person is placed at the wrong place and wrong time, or the piece of gold is hidden behind a rock.
This path is harder than running an ultramarathon.
I was in Queenstown the beautiful lake district, but I did not enjoy much. When I recall the moment in running the ultramarathon, although it was suffering but it was a beautiful journey and I enjoyed so much. So it is about your mind, body and soul, not just the surrounding.
My working mate drove me and few of the backpackers mates to Paradise. Yes, the place is called Paradise at Glenorchy. It is real cool and as beautiful as Paradise. It had been drizzling, but rain and sun did a very good job as they made beautiful rainbow. We saw a few of rainbows over the meadow. Rainbows always show after showering, hopes always there as long as not giving up.
May force be with me.