Andrew Kearney, 27
from United Kingdom
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Network: New Zealand
Present Country: Viet Nam
Join Date: September 24, 2017
Last Updated: October 1, 2017
Last Signed In: October 14, 2017
It would be great to meet other people on helpx, whether kiwi's or otherwise. If you are around Christchurch/south island from 20th October onwards please feel free to make contact. During the warmer months I hope to get done hiking, mountain biking and fishing in. As it gets colder I hope to hear towards the mountains to enjoy some snowboarding
Christchurch, NZ (20/10/2017)
Hi, I'm arriving in Christchurch from the UK via Vietnam on 20th October 2017 with a 12 month working holiday visa, possibly extending to 24. I am currently in Vietnam, traveling from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh city then flying to New Zealand via Sydney. My hope is to 'work' via helpx for up to 4 months before finding a permanent place to live and work on the south island. At some point during my stay in NZ I will visit the North island and will possibly use helpX again during this time.
My preferred work would be mainly outdoors, such as helping with upkeep of property/land, gardening or with animals. I have just left my job as a design engineer in the UK and tend to pick up hands on jobs quickly. I don't have any formal building qualifications but am usually the person family and friends come to for help with DIY. I have worked at a garden center, enjoy gardening and was tagged with looking after the garden over the last 4 years of my house share. I have never worked with animals but would be very keen for a new experience and to learn some new skills!
My aim of working via helpx is to gain new skills, make friends in my new country and learn more about it before settling in a place to live in the longer term.
I enjoy cooking and have worked in restaurants as I grew up. I would be very happy to help out at meal times and cook meals 3 or so times a week though I don't think my repertoire of recipes is large enough to do this everyday!