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I am a Brit that lives in NZ, and I can tell you there is nothing quite like Primark. The closest would be The Warehouse or kMart, (Farmers is more expensive than both, but quality and range is larger). However, these still aren't as cheap, the range is a lot smaller, (given that clothing is only a small part of what they offer) and the quality isn't the ...


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As of today (March 17, 2016), there are no H&M, Zara, Primark, or Uniqlo stores in NZ. There is one Topshop, though, at 203 Queen St, Auckland, and H&M will be opening an Auckland location in 2016, too. Maybe the Google search for [new zealand fast fashion chain] will yield more useful information. You can also check Wikipedia's list of fast ...


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I'm not familiar with Primark, but in New Zealand you can find inexpensive clothing at The Warehouse, Kmart, possibly Farmers, and probably others. In general, goods available in New Zealand will not be as cheap as you might be accustomed to. There are many reasons for this (not the least of which is NZ is a small, remote market), but it all adds up to ...


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Remember that Qu├ębec is a French-speaking province and that the French language is the official language (even if the government offer most/all services in english). Businesses (retail/bar/restaurants) have no obligation to do business in other language than French, on the other hand, most of those places will serve you in English. If your French is not ...


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Well this is a shocker for me but it seems like Australia got around to implementing this much more quickly than I would've expected. An article I just found on an expat forum states that China was added to the list exactly one week ago: Australia has added China to the list of countries whose citizens are eligible for Work and Holiday Visas. ...


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I'm currently travelling long term. Your priorities may differ from mine, I'm a male and care about the look of my footwear to the extent that they don't stand out or look obviously inappropriate for whatever I'm doing. I'll tell you what's worked really well for me. All-black running shoes. As in, specialist running shoes. personally I went for Brooks ...


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I like to use trail/approach shoes as my all purpose shoe. They're flexible and soft enough to be comfortable long term, you can buy them to different levels of breathability/enclosed to cater to climates, and you can walk all day in them with their grippy, hiking boot like soles and air cushioning. You might have some difficulty getting in to nightclubs ...


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It depends on the specific country, even countries that are part of the Schengen area haven't harmonised their policy in this area. For example, you can do that in Germany (using either your Japanese or your Australian passport) or in the Netherlands (only for Australians, Japanese citizens are not covered there) but not in France. There is in fact a Working ...


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The question of visitor volunteering is covered in Appendix V, Part 4A, which says (on 20 Feb 2016)... A visitor may undertake incidental volunteering (i.e. the main purpose of the visit is not to volunteer), provided it lasts no more than 30 days in total and is for a charity that is registered with either the Charity Commission for England and ...


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The official page is the United Kingdom Working Holiday Scheme page. Working Holiday visa holders from the UK are an exception to the usual rules, where you are able to extend your total stay to 23 months (the normal maximum for visitors from most other countries is 12 months without the ability to extend). The only restrictions on employment are: ...


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For a long term trip (12, 15 months), I would pack 4 pairs of shoes: Shoes you usually wear every day at home. trail/walking shoes (see CMaster's answer). flip flops (if you're already used to wearing them) it can be hot in these places. dress shoes, when going out in the evening; it is nice to dress up once in a while. 1 and 2 can/could be merged. I ...


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Australia and New Zealand (which I assume you are aware, but I'm stating it just to be clear) are different countries. As a result, any visa you get in Australia is separate, distinct, and does not affect a visa you received in New Zealand. Any visa you receive from Australia does not affect visas from other countries, including your working holiday visa ...


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You are only allowed to do or be granted (if you don't use it) one single Work and Holiday visa, if you are eligible for it. And one such visa allows you to stay in New Zealand for up to a year, depending on your citizenship/residence. According to the tourism board of New Zealand, one condition to get a Work and Holiday visa is that you: Have not ...


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Casual shoes to wear when you go out in the evening. Flip Flops Running/Walking shoes


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When I travel I take a pair of (light) hiking boots and a pair of sandals or flip flops. While traveling, I might pick up an other pair, but most of the time those fall in the same category. I do not bother with dress up shoes, (but I do not go out when traveling alone either) and I never use shoes to run in, if you do use those take one pair instead of ...


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Depending on duration and packing space, in order of importance: Comfortable shoes. Nice (dressup) shoes. Slippers. Sneakers (if the comfortable shoes are not already sneakers).



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