Thursday, September 10, 2009

Following my Adventures in New Zealand.

The best job has been provided by a travel company in New Zealand called Entirely Kiwi. My job will require me to travel the length of New Zealand, participating in different activities and visiting beautiful destinations, basically just be a TOURIST.

I don't get a wage as such but all my expenses during my 3 month trip in New Zealand are paid for by Entirely Kiwi. So a big THANK YOU to them.

The purpose of this is so that I can show you guys the best places and activities to visit and do. I will be doing this through myspace, facebook, twitter, blogspot, wordpress and bebo.

I'll make sure all of these sites keep you up to date with the latest in New Zealand but most of all I'll make sure they are interesting! To do this I will be uploading videos, photos, interviews with the locals as well as tourists, and detailed descriptions of my adventures!

My adventures start on the 20th of February 2010 and you can have your say in my itinerary at www.entirelykiwi.com

Here are the links to all of my sites:

Myspace:



Twitter:

http://twitter.com/WorldFamousOne

Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=696616772&ref=profile


Monday, September 7, 2009

I WON!!!


OFFICIAL THANKS TO...



Simon Mclean


Vmail and Fotomedia


Dorothy Hamilton


Jodie Powell


Maria O'Conner


Rebecca (I & L)


Megan Ferguson


My parents


Joe Costello


Anna Hood


Ben Schultz


Richard Robinson


Noreen Breakey


Karen Hughes


The University of Queensland, School of Tourism


And obviously to everyone else who became a follower of my blogsite!!


Celebrating the Good News.




TOP 3!

Thankyou to everyone who became a follower and helped me get into the top 3. Arggh I am so excited. I find out tonight at 8:00pm who the winning candidate is and HOPEFULLy that will be me- i'll have the champers ready to celebrate!

Thanks soo much guys for everones help after all it was YOU who got me through to the top 3.

xx

15minutes of fame

On Friday I received a phone call from channel nine asking if I was free to have an interview and get some footage to feature me in a story at 5.30 that night (Friday night) and obviously I said YES. It was so much fun! I felt like a movie star ha-ha. My family were so excited they genuinely think I’m famous. I had to explain that a 2-minute feature story on channel 9 news does not necessarily mean I’m famous. However, I did get asked that night if I was the girl who was on the news so that was pretty awesome!

Then on fathers day I had my makeup done in the morning for a photo shoot with courier mail. The photo shoot was down at Currumbin beach and I had a ball. Although not sure how models deal with the brutal honesty from photographers. Its not like your friends when they take a photo “ohhh that’s nice” translation “that was horrible”. The photographer just tells you straight up “oh no that was awful don’t do that pose again”. Not too great for the self esteem but I’m still standing!

This week has just been a whirlwind of excitement for me. I have been taking phone calls from radio and TV stations as well as newspapers all week. Although its been exciting its been extremely nerve racking. Having the fait of your future career resting upon your family, friends and the wider public is not very fun but all I can say is you need A LOT of trust in other people!

After my photo shoot I got to sit, back and relax in my backyard overlooking the Tallebudgera Creek with my family and drink a few champers! Great ending to a great day!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

People are still a little confused as to what the job is that I am applying for. I think people are confused and think that it is a competition and I am winning a free trip. Well I guess this is true to an extent but it is an actual job!!

I will be required to travel all around New Zealand both south and north island and promote NZ and Entirely Kiwi to the world through any means possible! I do not get a wage as such but Entirely Kiwi pays for everything! Flights, accommodation, activities, food, transport you name it! BUT this is not just a leisure trip! Like I said the main reason I will be travelling is to let you guys know where the best places are to see etc. I will be doing this through this blog! As well as my facebook and myspace pages!
ALSO please make sure you only put in ONE email address per person!! People think that by putting all 5 of their email addresses i.e. hotmail, work, school etc. they are helping me but Entirely Kiwi made it very clear that this will get me eliminated!!!
Thanks again guys!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Entirely Kiwi Finalist! TIME IS RUNNING OUT! Voting ends on the 8th of September which is THIS Tuesday!!!



Okay so today I arrived home at around 6:00pm after being stuck in traffic for two and a half hours! Only to find something that would change my life…



An email from Entirely Kiwi saying that I have qualified into the top 10 finalists ARRGGGH! It was the best news I had heard all day and I went from being stuck in traffic to being on cloud nine! I started screaming my head off, mum thought someone was robbing the house, my step dad thought I was insane but I just couldn’t control my excitement!



So now that my video application has pulled me through to the top 10 (which you can view below), Its up to you guys to get me into the top 3! And when I say its up to you guys I MEAN IT! The 3 candidates who have the highest number of followers on their blog will progress through to the next round.



So steps for you guys to follow in order to help me get the highest number of followers:



1) Click FOLLOW this blog


2) Send an invitation to follow this blog to all your msn, myspace, facebook, twitter and email contacts!


3) Then tell them to send an invitation to all their contacts and so on.


A word of warning from Entirely Kiwi: Any candidate found with followers who are not genuine (ie. friends with multiple accounts! ) will be automatically eliminated. SO PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU ONLY BECOME A FOLLOWER ONCE!


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About Myself







You would think that I love dressing up...



Nope, not really, I just seem to get invited to a lot of dress up parties!

I am in my last semester of university, FINALLY! I've been studying a bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management for the past 3 years at the University of Queensland. I cannot wait to get out into the big bad world and make my mark!

I live on the sunny Gold Coast, which I must admit is a pretty amazing spot to grow up, but its time for me to spread my wings and fly to a new place. Hopefully that place will be New Zealand!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Reasons why I should WIN!

Im one of the youngest candidates among the top 10 finalists, therefore I will be more energetic and enthusiastic about meeting new people, attracting people to my blog and basically promoting Entirely Kiwi and New Zealand through any means possible.

I've been studying a Bachelor of International Hotel and Tourism Management for the past 3 years so what better position to go into then the Entirely World Famous job.

The University of Queensland has recognised my ability to promote myself as well as the university, and has nominated me as the ambassador for the School of Tourism. This required me to promote the Tourism Regional Internship Program that I am participating in. On Tuesday this week I helped launch this program and had the opportunity to present in front of the minister for Tourism Queensland- Peter Lawlor as well as other industry leaders in the Tourism Industry.
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Finally I'm really passionate about tourism and want this job so badly. I will do absolutely anything to win this!!


Sunday, August 30, 2009

My adventures in New Zealand

I have only been to Queenstown and Christchurch in New Zealand and they were both amazing places! But I couldn't really tell you much about Christchurch from a personal point of view because I was only there for 2 nights! But we stayed in The Millennium and they were great! Really beautiful hotel!


We drove from Christchurch to Queesntown which proved to be quite the disaster! The car hire company who we went through (I won't name names) didn't put any chains in our car! When we were driving through Lindis Pass it started to heavily snow! and we were trapped! haha we even got on the news! My mum was having a freak out that we were going to be stranded here all night but I thought it was the funniest thing ever!

The drive wasn't all bad though we stopped off at a lot of places along the way, taking in the scenery. We stopped at Ashburton, Geraldine, Lake Pukaki as well as a few look out points!
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(My mum haha she's a cutie!)
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When we finally arrived in Queenstown I was astonished as to how beautiful it is! There are no words to describe it and pictures do not give it justice! It is such a magical little town! I was lucky enough to experience snow fall in town when I was there which was just amazing!!
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I've been to Queenstown twice, the first time I stayed at the Novotel which is great value for money and is right in the centre of town! Was a great place to stay! Photobucket

But if your after a self contained hotel to save a bit of moola and you have a group of you going then I would recommend The Glebe! Its 5 star, it gets serviced everyday and its self contained! Cost me $800 for 2 weeks! BARGAIN! (considering its 5*)

I snowboarded when I was there and we went to the Remarkables, Coronet Peak, Cardrona and Treble Cone. All four of these places are completely different which is good because you get a variety. But I have to say we preferred coronet peak so spent most days there. The only downer was the fact that there was soo many people there!

Coronet Peak
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The Remarkables
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Best places to go out:

The world bar! They serve drinks in a teapot! Its awesome!!
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Altitude (thats me behind the DJ booth!)
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Winnies!!! They make the best pizzas. Its great for a pre and post night out! (turns into a nightclub after 10)!

One more tip if you are going to have a night out even if its not going to be a huge one go on the pub crawl! It such great value for money! It cost $25 and you get half price drinks all night. You also get a shot at the entry of every bar and you go to 6 bars so that 6 free shots!! You also get free food all night! So cheap!!

(I'm blocking my nose because it really was a horrible shot! Not sure what was in it but the only way I could shot it was by blocking my nose so I couldn't taste it!!)
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Saturday, August 29, 2009

Local Support

http://www.uq.edu.au/news/index.html?article=19478

http://www.nbntv.com.au/index.php/2009/09/04/best-job-in-the-world-crosses-tasman/

I have had an enormous amount of support from local media, radio, newspaper and mostly my University!

I would just like to take this opportunity to THANK everyone who has helped me get more followers on my blog. Whether you just signed your parents up or you helped get a big group of people to sign on it all makes a different!!

So far I have been on channel 9 news and I just had a photo shoot with a photographer from the Courier Mail this morning which was awesome! I felt like a movie star haha. So hopefully I will be in the Courier Mail tomorrow. For those of you who didn't see my 10 seconds of fame on friday night, you can view it on the nbn link above.

Thanks guys

xx