Article source: Study in New Zealand
New Zealand student visas usually allow full-time students to work up to 20 hours a week during the academic year and up to 40 hours a week during the summer break. This applies to both secondary school and tertiary students. Research master's and PhD students can work 40 hours a week all year round.
Check your student visa – it will show if (and when) you are allowed to work. You can find out more about working on a student visa on Education New Zealand's NauMai NZ website.
How much will I be paid?
You will be paid at least the minimum wage of NZ$18.90 an hour, though you may earn more than this. You will also be paid for annual and public holidays, and for rest breaks.
Will I pay tax?
You will pay tax on what you earn. The current tax rate is 10.5% if you earn less than NZ$14,000 a year. Before you start working you need to get an IRD number from New Zealand’s tax department, Inland Revenue. You can apply for a number online.
How can I find part-time work?
Your education provider may be able to help you find work – talk to student support services.
You can also find work through Student Job Search, a national organisation that helps students find part-time work throughout New Zealand.
What part-time jobs can I get?
International students do all kinds of part-time jobs, from babysitting to working in their education provider’s library. The jobs you are most likely to find include: