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Can I work for my usual employer remotely, while on holiday in New Zealand?

Yes. As long as the primary purpose of your visit to New Zealand is ‘holidaying’.

If holidaying will be the main activity that you will be engaged in throughout your time in New Zealand, it would not be an issue to work remotely from time to time in relation to your usual overseas employment while holding a visitor visa.

The only time working remotely would become a problem is if a New Zealand Citizen or Resident was being deprived of a work opportunity.

Note: Working remotely means working away from your place of employment and communicating by telephone or by email.