Both have their benefits! The North Island is home to both New Zealand’s largest city and their capital. Surprised? Even though more Kiwis live in Auckland than the entire South Island, Wellington is actually the capital city of New Zealand. The North Island is full of wonder, including the geothermal town of Rotorua, the winterless Bay of Island and the laid-back surf town of Raglan. Meanwhile, the South Island is more sparsely populated but stuffed full of glaciers, rainforests and mountains. If you’re looking for farmwork, try the popular Marlborough Sounds wine district. For work in the tourism field, Queenstown is a thriving year-round or for those in the construction industry, help to rebuild Christchurch after their massive 2011 earthquake. The choice is yours!