Labourer Jobs for Backpackers

Diesel Mechanics | Fitters | Welders | We Need You

Worthwhile Recruiting 2000, Sydney

Published: 9th June 2019

Do you have experience within the following positions/industry areas?- Heavy and Light Plant Diesel Mechanics-... Read more

Property Hand

Collins Thoona, Victoria

Published: 9th June 2019

Hi,We have an opening for up to 4 to 8 people (have 4 queen beds) with us at our North East Victoria Farm. Our... Read more

Upvc Window Fabricator

Energy Efficient windows Meadowbrook, Brisbane

Published: 8th June 2019

Fabricator of double glazed upvc windows and doorsMust be experiencedopportunity for sponsorship Read more

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Removalist Wanted

MLB Removals ST KILDA, St Kilda

Published: 5th June 2019

REMOVALISTS WANTEDCompetitive Hourly RateExcellent opportunity to become part of a growing company... Read more

General Restoration Technicians

Steamatic Geelong & Warrnambool GROVEDALE, Geelong

Published: 4th June 2019

Seeking Casual General Restoration TechniciansAbout UsSteamatic have offices throughout the world with more... Read more

Staff Wanted To Work Amusement Rides/games

Dyl's Thrill Rides and Games Liverpool, Sydney

Published: 3rd June 2019

We are looking for staff to work our amusement rides or games during the EID festival in Liverpool from the 8th to... Read more

Multi-skilled Linemarkers Needed

Masterline Marking Solutions Botany and surrounding areas, New South Wales

Published: 31st May 2019

Master Linemarking Pty Ltd- Sydney NSW (Eastern Suburbs) A great opportunity for an experienced line marker to join... Read more

Fruit Packer & Packing Machine Operator

EPS Labour Solutions Rocklea or Yatala, Brisbane

Published: 29th May 2019

We are looking for people to join our team to do Fruit packing and Operating packing machines.We have sheds in a... Read more


Melbourne City Movers Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 27th May 2019

Need Helper in furniture RemovalsJob starts in october. Read more

Warehouse/carpenter- Exhibition Industry

Select Print & Exhibitions Padstow, Sydney

Published: 27th May 2019

Are you a skilled Carpenter In The Exhibition Industry? Looking for a Career in Australia? Then maybe this is the... Read more


HC Consulting Pty Ltd Petersham, NSW, Sydney

Published: 25th May 2019

I am looking for a carpenter to begin helping me renovate my home beginning in June 2019. I am looking for someone... Read more

2nd Year

Warehouse Assistant

Academy HR Laverton, Melbourne

Published: 24th May 2019

Location: Laverton NorthEmployment Type: Casual OngoingPay: AU $25.28 per hour plus superAcademy HR is... Read more

Removalist Offsider

Castle Hill Removals Gold coast, New South Wales

Published: 22nd May 2019

Need 2 Offsider’s on Thursday 23rd to unload a truck of furniture etc at Hope Island Read more

Skilled Labourer / Trade Assistant

Amrick Pty Ltd Melbourne & Surrounding Suburbs, Melbourne

Published: 22nd May 2019

To be considered for this role you must apply by attaching your resume with a valid contact number. Any applications... Read more

Plant Operators/ Lv Mechanic/ Diesel Mechanic/ Site Supervisor/ Civil Engineer

Robinson Civil Group WONDECLA, Cairns

Published: 21st May 2019

Site SupervisorMinimum 3 years’ experience in civil construction/supervision. Experience working on TMR projects... Read more

Delivery Driver / Offsider

Jays Transport and Solutions Port Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 16th May 2019

IMMEDIATE START !2 positions available ASAP !!We provide a VIP 2 ManDelivery service* Work in 2 Man... Read more

Removalist Wanted

MLB Removals ST KILDA, St Kilda

Published: 15th May 2019

REMOVALISTS WANTEDCompetitive Hourly RateExcellent opportunity to become part of a growing company... Read more

Labourers - General

Hoban Recrecruitment DANDENONG AREA, Victoria

Published: 15th May 2019

We are currently seeking experienced Factory Hands/Labourers for work with various clients.About the roles:... Read more

Cash Job - Starts Today

Sunny Gardening Sydney, Sydney

Published: 14th May 2019

Full time JOB start TODAY. Only male applicants are needed. Work experience advantage!! CASH IN HAND!! All gardening... Read more

Plumber For Heating And Cooling Company

SML Plumbing Thornbury, Melbourne

Published: 13th May 2019

Hi,I am looking for a plumber to help me with my heating and cooling company. Wages to be discussed.Must have a... Read more

Audio Visual And Event Support Crew

Show Support Canberra City, Canberra

Published: 13th May 2019

Show Support, Australia's premier crewing company is looking for Event Support crew. Experience in the The Event... Read more


Et Bayside Melbourne, Melbourne

Published: 12th May 2019

Fully qualified carpenter required for a boutique construction company in Bayside Melbourne.Must be fully... Read more

Handy Person

Pennisi Stanthorpe, Queensland

Published: 9th May 2019

Are you back packing and need a change? We are looking for some help to finish a building project. If you are hands... Read more

Victoria Labour Hire Agencies Melbourne

Victoria Labour Hire Thoroughbred Drive Clyde North, Melbourne

Published: 7th May 2019

Whether you're hiring temporary staff, contract labor, skilled tradespeople, or full-time employees, Victoria Labour... Read more


Frontline Human Resources Dandenong, Victoria

Published: 7th May 2019

Our clients across the Eastern suburbs of Melbourne are seeking a Trades Assistants / Factory Hands and Storepersons... Read more

Urgent Needed - Good Cash In Hand

Sunny Gardening Sydney, Sydney

Published: 3rd May 2019

Full time JOB start TODAY. Only male applicants are needed. Work experience advantage!! CASH IN HAND!! All gardening... Read more


Aussie tree solutions Arana hills, Brisbane

Published: 3rd May 2019

Climbing arborist require. Must be competent in both spike and spike less climbing. Rigging pruning and removals.... Read more

General Labourer

Amrick Pty Ltd Melbourne & Surrounding suburbs, Melbourne

Published: 2nd May 2019

To be considered for this role you must apply by attaching your resume detailing your experience or suitability for... Read more

Double Glazing Installer

APS Double Glazing Melbourne, Victoria

Published: 1st May 2019

About usAPS Double Glazing are a market leader in double glazing, covering all of Melbourne. We are part of an... Read more

2nd Year

Hide Plant Labourers

JBS Australia Riverview, Brisbane

Published: 30th April 2019

JBS Australia is a customer focused, innovative and efficient meat based food processing and distribution Company... Read more

Welder And Station Hand

Withywine Station "Withywine" Station, 115 South West of Longreach QLD, Queensland

Published: 26th April 2019

Seeking an experienced welder. Preferably with sheep or cattle station experience. Read more

2nd Year

Kitchen Installers Assistant

Goldsworthy Bardon, Brisbane

Published: 23rd April 2019

Assist installing of kitchen Read more

Kitchen Installers Assistant

Goldsworthy Bardon, Brisbane

Published: 23rd April 2019

Assist installing of kitchen Read more

Tradesmen Assistant

Golden key property group Northam, Western Australia

Published: 23rd April 2019

Looking for a trade assistant looking for a hard worker full time hours provided and accomdation if requiredAny... Read more

Truck Driver

Excom Civil newcastle, Newcastle

Published: 22nd April 2019

Truck Driver/labour work/civil/excavations.Good hourly rates work Sydney-Central Coast-Newcastle.Hardworking... Read more


IPA Wantirna, Melbourne

Published: 17th April 2019

We are currently seeking General Labourers and Container Unloaders based in the South Eastern Suburbs of Melbourne.... Read more

Drillers Offsiders

Precision Exploration Drilling Pty Ltd Geraldton, Western Australia

Published: 15th April 2019

Drillers Offsiders for immediate start.Work in various locations across regional WA. Accommodation and meals... Read more

2nd Year



Published: 15th April 2019

New work, school site. Building of new wing from the inground through to complete fit out.Must have drainage... Read more

Pipe Layer - Poly Pipe Welder - Plumbing

Allflow Systems Lithgow, New South Wales

Published: 14th April 2019

Looking for a trade assistant to assist with various pipe laying projects and industrial plumbing. Must be willing... Read more

8+ General Labourers Required

Pages Sales Pty Ltd Sydney, Sydney

Published: 5th April 2019

We are looking for fit, reliable, friendly individuals to join our building crews. You will need your own PPE, also... Read more

*carpenters Wanted*

M.D Projects (vic) Pty Ltd cheltenham, Melbourne

Published: 3rd April 2019

M.D. Projects is looking for fully qualified carpenters to join us with an immediate start.We specialise mainly... Read more

Motorcycle Mechanic/workshop Assistant

Escape Motorcycles Caringbah, Sydney

Published: 3rd April 2019

Motorcycle technician or Motorcyclist with mechanical knowledge required for busy Motorcycle service centre in... Read more

Trade And Labourers

HD Civil Pty Ltd Braidwood, New South Wales

Published: 2nd April 2019

We are seeking Carpenters, Concreters, Labourers for various bridge projects around regional NSW.If you are... Read more

2nd Year

Carpet Cleaner – Residential Homes

Myhome cbd, Melbourne

Published: 30th March 2019

Carpet Cleaner – Residential HomesMyhome Clean• No experience needed as full training provided• Full... Read more

Gardener Urgent Needed

Sunny Gardening Sydney, Sydney

Published: 29th March 2019

Full time JOB start TODAY. Only male applicants is needed. Work experience advantage!! CASH IN HAND!! All gardening... Read more

Turf Layer/ Landscape Labourer

Betta People Caloundra, Sunshine Coast

Published: 29th March 2019

Immediate start! Turf labourers needed! On-going opportunity! Apply now.Client DetailsA well respected Turf... Read more


Polyfoam Brisbane Tingalpa, Brisbane

Published: 29th March 2019

Position for fitter/industrial mechanic available.We are a plastic and foam product manufacturer and looking for a... Read more

Construction Labourers

Contractors United Kurnell, Sydney

Published: 28th March 2019

We are currently seeking the services of experienced general labourers who meet the following criteria;•... Read more

*carpenters Wanted*

M.D Projects (vic) Pty Ltd Cheltenham, Melbourne

Published: 26th March 2019

M.D. Projects is looking for fully qualified carpenters to join us with an immediate start.We specialise mainly... Read more

Construction Labourer

Contractors United Bundaberg, Bundaberg

Published: 25th March 2019

We are currently seeking the services of experienced general labourers who meet the following criteria, for a project... Read more

Ticketed And Skilled Casual Labourers

All Hills Fencing Toongabbie, Sydney

Published: 23rd March 2019

THIS IS A RARE OPPORTUNITY TO JOIN THE ELITE TEAM AT ALL HILLS FENCING.We have a number of long and short term... Read more

Container Unloader

Young Guns Container Crew Dandenong South, Melbourne

Published: 20th March 2019

Container Loader/Unloader Job Description***MUST HAVE OWN CAR AND AUSTRALIAN FORKLIFT LICENCE**Roles and... Read more

*carpenters Wanted*

M.D Projects (vic) Pty Ltd St Kilda, St Kilda

Published: 19th March 2019

M.D. Projects is looking for fully qualified carpenters to join us with an immediate start.We specialise mainly... Read more

Apprentice Plumber 2nd Or 3rd Year


Published: 18th March 2019

Plumbers apprentice 2nd, 3rd year required for new School site.New installation work.Immediate startOn going... Read more

2nd Year


Arch construction Sydney, New South Wales

Published: 17th March 2019

General labour needed for small shop fitoutIdeal for backpackersCall me asap on 0420 838 610Thank youJohn A Read more

Carpenter Exhibition Industry - Get Sponsorship!

Select Print & Exhibitions Padstow, Sydney

Published: 17th March 2019

Are you a skilled Carpenter? Looking for a Career in Australia? Then maybe this is the ideal job you are looking for.... Read more

Labourer X 2

Scott England Plumbing Mollymook Beach, New South Wales

Published: 15th March 2019

Looking for 2 labourers for an immediate start to assist in cleaning roof, gutters and stormwater pits at various... Read more

Concrete, Labourer/steel Fixer/form Work/excavator Or Truck (mr) Driver

Comply Crete Pty Ltd Parafield Gardens, Adelaide

Published: 14th March 2019

Casual position for hard worker willing to learn is ideal but in the industry is good for those to earn decent dollar... Read more

Factory Hand

Tait Thornbury, Melbourne

Published: 12th March 2019

Casual Factory Hand position available at our Thornbury factory. Tait is a leading manufacturer of premium metal and... Read more


Workfront Griffith, New South Wales

Published: 12th March 2019

We are currently looking for a labourer to commence ASAP helping laying pipes for approximately 2 weeks. Must have... Read more

Forklift Drivers - Immediate Start


Published: 12th March 2019

We are currently seeking forklift drivers based in the South Eastern Suburbs. We have both casual and ongoing... Read more


Wolrath Production Pullenvale, Brisbane

Published: 8th March 2019

Assist in general Lanscaping tasks Read more

Removalists Wanted

MLB Removals ST KILDA, St Kilda

Published: 8th March 2019

REMOVALISTS WANTEDCompetitive Hourly RateExcellent opportunity to become part of a growing company... Read more

Marine Mechanic

Phoenix Powersports Mackay, Queensland

Published: 7th March 2019

Phoenix Powersports is looking for a qualified marine mechanic to join their existing team and offering an... Read more

2nd Year

Pest Control Technician - Trainee Or Qualified

Protech Pest Control Campbellfield, Melbourne

Published: 5th March 2019

We are seeking a Trainee and/or Licensed Pest Control Technician.Protech Pest Control specialise in all areas of... Read more

Event Labourers - Immediate Start


Published: 5th March 2019

We are current looking for Event Labourers based in Melbourne CBD for our client who works within the major events... Read more

Automotive Mechanic

Ultra Tune Cairns, Cairns

Published: 1st March 2019

We're looking for an experienced mechanic who is skilled in a broad range of motor vehicle servicing, maintenance and... Read more

*carpenters Wanted*

M.D Projects (vic) Pty Ltd Cheltenham, Melbourne

Published: 28th February 2019

M.D. Projects is looking for fully qualified carpenters to join us with an immediate start.We specialise mainly... Read more

Welder Fabricator

ISCA Jilliby, Central Coast

Published: 28th February 2019

Looking for a Welder / fabricator with TIG welding experience to help finish construction of a container house on a... Read more

Landscaper Labour

Eastrock Projects Wahroonga, New South Wales

Published: 27th February 2019

Needing labour for 2-5 days to push wheel narrows and help with Landscaping work.2min walk from Wahroonga station,... Read more

Timber Packer

Frontier Firewood Karara, Brisbane

Published: 27th February 2019

We are looking for a single male who is fit and strong to help pack wood into crates. Must be able to lift heavy... Read more

*afternoon Shift* Container Unpackers And Forklift Drivers

Kingz Container Crew Pty Ltd Banksmeadow, Sydney

Published: 27th February 2019

Afternoon shift with Kingz Container Crew Pty LtdWe are a container management company operating sites throughout... Read more

Casual Exhibition Labour

Exponet Brisbane / Gold Coast, Brisbane

Published: 26th February 2019

Hello, Bonjour, Hola, Guten Tag,ExpoNet is a leading Exhibition company in Australia who is currently seeking... Read more

Cabinetmaker/ Joiner

BWO Fitout + Interiors HILLSDALE, Sydney

Published: 25th February 2019


Maintenance Manager (only Applicants With A Trades Must Apply)

Nomads All Nations Melbourne 3000, Melbourne

Published: 25th February 2019

Hostel Maintenance ManagerTourism Adventure Group is a market leader in Backpacker accommodation, Bars, Events... Read more

Swimming Pool Technician - Assistant

H2O POOL CARE Vaucluse, New South Wales

Published: 22nd February 2019

H2O POOL CARE is currently looking for an assistant to help maintain swimming pools in the eastern suburbs of Sydney.... Read more

Temporary Worker

 Townsville, Townsville

Published: 22nd February 2019

Looking for a temporary worker for completing my building project in Townsville.Please send your information for my... Read more

Sheetmetal Worker / Welder

Tait Thomastown, Melbourne

Published: 22nd February 2019

Tait is a leading manufacturer of premium designer outdoor furniture. Our product range consists of light gauge... Read more

Landscape Tradesmen

GJ'S Landscapes Sydney, Sydney

Published: 19th February 2019

GJ’s Landscapes are looking for landscape tradesman to join their teams around Sydney. White card and PPE required.... Read more

Meat Process Worker - Sa

Labour Solutions Australia Bordertown, South Australia

Published: 19th February 2019

Country location - Bordertown SA.Immediate start.Ongoing work.Based in Bordertown, SA our client is a world... Read more

Forestry Timber Harvest Machine Operator

Permaforest Pty Ltd Grafton NSW, Byron Bay

Published: 19th February 2019

My company is interested in hearing from qualified and experienced forestry and timber harvesting machinery... Read more

2nd Year

Trade And/or Trade Assistant

Remedial Building Solutions Sydney, Sydney

Published: 14th February 2019

Trade assistant required to assist builder on various rectification projects.Minimum 3 years experience in... Read more

Re-hiring Skilled Construction Worker - Work From Next Week

Osborne Zetland, Sydney

Published: 14th February 2019

To work side by side with an experienced builder on all elements of a high quality, domestic renovation.... Read more

Assistant Gardener Needed Now

Sunny Gardening HURSTVILLE;NSW, Sydney

Published: 13th February 2019

Full time JOB start TODAY. Only male applicants is needed. Work experience advantage!! CASH IN HAND!! All gardening... Read more

Window Installer / Glazier

GQ Windows Chadstone, Melbourne

Published: 13th February 2019

Aluminium windows company recruiting experienced WINDOW INSTALLER / GLAZIER / CAULKER.Skills required --... Read more

Backpackers, Free Accommodation For Gardening Work

Culley Gooseberry Hill, Perth

Published: 10th February 2019

Free private, self contained accommodation in exchange for gardening work. Short-term, 3 to 10 days for the right... Read more


Bayswater Bayswater, Perth

Published: 5th February 2019

We are renovating a house, old furniture and the kitchen has been pulled out and left in the backyard. Need two... Read more

Slicer/boner/meat Processor


Published: 3rd February 2019

Our client is an industry leader in meat processing, and located in Warrnambool Vic.We are currently seeking some... Read more

2nd Year

House Painter

bhatta craigeburn, Melbourne

Published: 31st January 2019

i am looking for an experienced painter to paint exterior walls and window frames.if you have experience and can help... Read more

Electrician / Technicians


Published: 31st January 2019

A well-established Electrical and Data company working on some of Sydney’s major transport and roads infrastructure... Read more

*afternoon Shift* Container Unpackers And Forklift Drivers

Container Kingz Pty Ltd Botany, Sydney

Published: 30th January 2019

Afternoon shift for Kingz Container Crew Pty Ltd.Container management company operating sites across Sydney.... Read more

Gardener Wanted

North Gardening Northern beach, New South Wales

Published: 30th January 2019

We are looking for someone to do jobs on weeding, pruning, mowing etc. It is a casual role in various locations in... Read more

Paving Labourer

Iscapes landscaping and paving Portsea, Melbourne

Published: 26th January 2019

Looking for a labourer to help me out with a job in portsea.Would much prefer someone that has experience in the... Read more


Smith Porepunkah, Victoria

Published: 24th January 2019

One or two labourers required for work from February 25 to March 25 in Porepunkah. The work involves preparing... Read more


Momentum Consulting Rydalmere, Sydney

Published: 24th January 2019

Momentum Consulting are currently recruiting for CarpentersCarpentry Trade Qualified - Carpenters and Carpenter... Read more


Safe and Sound Property Maintenance Sydney, New South Wales

Published: 23rd January 2019

Looking for 2 electricians for immediate start working in the Sydney area. 40+ hours per week $40.. per hour... Read more

Construction Worker- Carpenter

deacon constructions Jindabyne, New South Wales

Published: 20th January 2019

We are interested in hiring carpenters in the snowy mountains,Thredbo and Jindabyne, post code 2627If you are... Read more

2nd Year

Painting Job (near Manly)

VT Balgowalgh heights, New South Wales

Published: 19th January 2019

Painting a bedroomWall & ceiling. Start ASAP.Email through any question and provide your number to get started. Read more

Skilled Knife Hand

Labour Solutions Australia Casino, Coffs Harbour

Published: 17th January 2019

Skilled Knife Hand - Meat Industry Role - East of NSWCasual Full-Time HoursAM ShiftSkilled Role on Offer417... Read more

2nd Year


Construct Melbourne, Victoria

Published: 15th January 2019

Building and Interiors / Fit-out company are looking for skilled labour and carpenters to join them on some exiting... Read more

Labourer Jobs Australia

Labourer Jobs, Australia
Labourer Jobs

A position that is always in demand, can be done by anyone with an able body, and in many cases can help you get a second or third year visa; it's little wonder that labouring is one of Australia's most popular backpacker gigs.

But what does it mean for backpackers to be a labourer as a 417 or 462 working holiday visa holder? Let's take a closer look.

What does a labourer actually do in Australia?

Labouring can be split into two categories.

First come the skilled labourers - otherwise known as tradespeople - who are trained and qualified in a specific discipline. Generally speaking skilled labourers earn good money and are always in demand in Australia, and there may even be a specific visa available to you if your trade is found on the Australian Department of Home Affairs skilled occupations list. Skilled labourers include such professionals as:

  • Carpenters
  • Plumbers
  • Welders
  • Plasterers
  • Painters
  • Electricians
  • And many more...

But most backpackers aren't skilled labourers. They instead fall into the second category: general/unskilled labourers. The main task for these workers is to assist the skilled labourers and tradespeople on a worksite. This work includes such tasks as:

  • Carrying and moving tools and materials
  • Putting up/ dismantling temporary structures
  • Clearing debris
  • Cleaning/ tidying the worksite

Where are most labourer jobs located?

Wherever there are people, there's work for labourers. Labouring positions are available in a wide variety of industries and organisations, with construction companies, mines and local councils constituting some of the biggest employers. A labourer could work as a traffic controller in the centre of a city, or as an entry-level worker in Australia's remote mines.

Generally speaking there will be more labouring work available in bigger cities, but you'll get better pay in remote and isolated areas. Be sure to check out our labourer jobs in Sydney page as well as Brisbane and Melbourne.

What qualifications are needed to be a labourer?

One of the most alluring aspects of an entry-level labourer job is that no specific professional training is required to get one. On your first day you'll be inducted, and any necessary training will be completed on the job.

But while you won't need any qualifications, you will most likely need a certification. In order to work on any construction or mine site in Australia you need to have an Occupational Health and Safety General Induction Certificate, more commonly known as a White Card. To get a white card you simply need to complete a short course (usually around six hours) with a registered training organisation. Courses can either be completed online or face-to-face at a training centre.

Certain employers may ask you to undergo a pre-employment medical to ensure that you are fit to work, particularly if you are likely to encounter challenging conditions while on the job. You may also be asked to supply your own personal protective equipment (PPE), like steel-capped boots, a hard hat, ear plugs and a face mask.

How much does a labourer earn in Australia

Skilled labourers and tradespeople are very well paid in Australia, thanks in part to a constant shortage. The pay for general/unskilled labourers can also be quite good, thanks this time to Australia's world-leading minimum wage. You can expect to be paid $20/hr at the very least, and the actual rate is often far higher.

This is particularly the case for general labourers doing remote work. Australia's mines and rural communities have a tough time attracting workers, so generally offer better than average pay. If you're willing to put up with the less desirable aspects of working remotely, you can sometimes earn more as an unskilled labourer in the mines as you can as a skilled labourer in the city. It's common for a mine labourer to earn $40 an hour - double the minimum wage. On top of that, many labourer jobs in the mines will see living expenses like accommodation and food paid for, and a lack of malls and pubs will see you saving every cent!

Pros and cons of labourer jobs

So, is a labourer job the right choice for you, the working holidaymaker? Let's sum up the pros and cons.


  • Work can be found everywhere, and can be done by almost everyone
  • Good base pay, with opportunities to earn more
  • You get to work outdoors
  • Certain jobs will count as specified work for your second and third year visas


  • You'll need to get a white card and you may have to supply some of your own equipment
  • The work can be physically taxing
  • The best paying work can be quite remote

When you weigh everything up, labouring is an enticing prospect. There is generally plenty of work available, you'll get good, steady pay, the only thing you'll need to bring to the table is a white card, and it could help you to extend your visa into a second and third year.

As long as a backpacker is ready and able, general/unskilled labouring is one of the best employment opportunities available.

Don't forget, in order to do a labouring job in the construction industry you will need to have a White Card qualification. Have a read of our guide to White Card Online Australia courses and classroom certification.

Take a look at our sister site for Labourer Jobs in New Zealand.