Dream job to sell NZ

NEIL REID
Last updated 05:00 13/05/2012
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GUTS NEEDED: A fun-loving tourist is being sought for the all-expenses paid holiday around New Zealand.

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Tourists are being offered their dream Kiwi job – a two-month, all-expenses-paid trip soaking up the best Aotearoa has to offer.

Arrival Magazine has launched a worldwide hunt for someone to front its new sales pitch promoting New Zealand to the world.

The successful candidate will have to be a thrillseeker, and will be provided with a smart phone to capture updates and videos from their trip, and a campervan.

"We decided the best way for our readers to learn about New Zealand was through the eyes of a fellow traveller," the competition's blurb says.

"So we've decided to offer a two-month, all-expenses-paid position to an outgoing person, who will get out there and try all that New Zealand has to offer – food, wine, adventure, nature. This isn't your average relax-on-the-beach holiday – we're looking for someone with guts and a sense of adventure who is willing to show off their experiences to the world."

The successful applicant has been promised access to all the best activities, including bungy jumping, jet boating, golf, beer and wine tasting.

He or she will experience a "mix of scenic beauty and heart-stopping adrenaline rushes that make our country, we think, the best little patch of land in the world".

Arrival Magazine's Facebook site has been flooded with would-be "employees".

One hopeful wrote: "Sounds like a great gig to potentially scare the crap out of yourself and have some fun!"

Lisa Cocker (nee Lewis) and her new husband Drew wrote: "Sign us up – THE COCKERS!; maybe we will finally get our honeymoon."

The quarterly magazine was established in 1992 and more than four million copies have been distributed to tourists.

Applications for its Dream Job competition close on June 30.

www.peoplemediagroup.co.nz/arrival-job

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