Seasonal work website helps Kiwis escape the rat race

A Northland couple have launched a website to help New Zealanders find seasonal work, after they quit the rat race to live in a motorhome.

Wayne and Sharon George are seasonal workers who live in a nine-metre motorhome, and travel around the country doing seasonal work.

They have developed a website to connect employers with New Zealanders looking for seasonal work.

"We have funded this all ourselves because we see that it is difficult for people like ourselves to find seasonal work," said Sharon George.

Wayne and Sharon George love their life on the road, and want to help other New Zealanders do the same.
Wayne and Sharon George love their life on the road, and want to help other New Zealanders do the same. Photo credit: Supplied

She said quitting the rat race was something many New Zealanders dream of doing.

"The concept is something that most of us have thought of, but the main thing is money, how do we afford to do it, and earn an income while out there," she said.

She said there was a large amount of seasonal work across New Zealand, including in horticulture, farming and hospitality.

The couple have set up a website, www.seasonalstaff.co.nz. which matches up would-be workers, with employers needing seasonal workers.

"It's a way for businesses to be more proactive to fill their scheduled shortage."

George said it was important that employers were proactive and planned ahead.

"Employers plan six months ahead for RSE workers, and if they did the same for New Zealand workers, they would have a better outcome."

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