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going rate for employed climber in NZ

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hello! wondering if anyone has any info on the going hourly rate for a employed climber in Auckland NZ. im heading over there in a couple of weeks, and have an offer of work but want to make sure i'm not getting mugged off. i got fists fulls of tickets and be doing this long enough to know better. cheers.

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I'd agree, that sounds like what I've been seeing working in different parts of the country. If you want to get the higher end of that range you will have to prove your worth though, that's for sure.

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Agreed. Main centres that would be reasonable accurate depending on the firm but further out in the sticks you might be looking that as top whack if you're lucky. Unfortunately, in some of the back waters were still seen as glorified lawn mowing contractors. Usual look of surprise followed by "how much?".

 

 

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Agreed. Main centres that would be reasonable accurate depending on the firm but further out in the sticks you might be looking that as top whack if you're lucky. Unfortunately, in some of the back waters were still seen as glorified lawn mowing contractors. Usual look of surprise followed by "how much?".

 

 

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Haha yeah know exactly what you mean!!!

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i think thats an international phenomenon. Worked for a council, they pay graded climbers the same as those who sat on mowers - because its parks maintenance, and lads back in my home stomping grounds climb employed for whats around $12-15 NZ per hour and they are half decent to say the least.

 

I'm happy with what im being offered, not as much as earn in Sweden but Scandinavian winters are really getting to me. and its my last chance to get on the WHS visa so its time to get that bucket ticked off the list. I leave in one week, going to catch up with relatives for the first month and try do some surfing before working in Auckland. I just hope the beer is cheaper than Sweden, coz climbing gear aint!!

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