Welcome to Benjamin Reichelt’s New Zealand Blog

Kia Ora, ようこそ, Wilkommen and Welcome to my New Zealand Blog!

MeI’m Benjamin from Germany but you can call me Benny, Ben or ベンチャン or whatever you feel like. 😉
In this Blog I am going to write a little bit about my Life in New Zealand and you can also have a look at some of my pictures.

Right now I’m in Germany but I’m flying to New Zealand tomorrow. Actually this will be my second time in New Zealand as I already spent one year there from April 2008 to April 2009.
I really enjoyed that time and had some great experience in New Zealand. The beautiful country, the “easy going” mentality and especially my girlfriend Naoko, who I met in Wellington, makes me now go again.

I hope you enjoy reading this Blog!


If you don’t know me, you might want to read a short summary who I am and what I have done before I started writing this Blog:
As mentioned before I’m from Germany and I graduated my studies of Business Administration with majors in Business Informatics and Financial Controlling in March 2008. I worked as a software and web developer for 16 months during my studies and started working as a Contractor in Germany in November 2007.
After I finished my studies I spent one year on a Working Holiday Scheme in New Zealand. At the beginning I had a language course in Wellington where I met my Japanese girlfriend 🙂
After 4 weeks there I worked as a Volunteer in Nydia Bay for two months. Then I did some IT jobs, like teaching Excel or developing a database, while living most of the time in Queenstown.
From the middle of April to the middle of October 2009 I worked in Germany as a software developer and now I am trying to find a job as a web and/or software developer in New Zealand.

If you want to know more please have a look at my website.