Aussie lands ’second best job in the world’

May 10th, 2009 - 5:05 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, May 10 (ANI): An Aussie has become the caretaker of an island paradise in New Zealand - a post, which is being considered as the ’second best job in the world’.

The job on Aroha Island, nestled in the heart of New Zealand’s beautiful Bay of Islands, is an imitation of ‘the best job in the world’ on Hamilton Island off north Queensland.

“It’s got to be the second best. It’s just wonderful there,” the Courier Mail quoted volunteer manager Jill Smith as saying.

However, the Kiwi winter season job doesn’t pay a cent, unlike the 150,000-dollar salary deal to hang out in tropical luxury on Hamilton for six months.

“And there’s nothing plastic fantastic or flashy about us either. We’re just a little trust without the very deep pockets of Australia’s tourism boards,” Smith said.

“We’re talking almost totally uninhabited, completely natural, environmentally friendly, utterly peaceful, really,” he added.

Ten Australians were among the applicants - most from Queensland - but it was a NSW environmental worker who made the cut.

“She’s fabulous, enthusiastic and passionate about nature and wildlife, so she’s just the woman for the job. And she’s lucky. It’s the second best, maybe even the best out there,” Smith said. (ANI)

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