Hi everyone!

I am leaving for NZ in a few days on WHV for a year. My question is if say I decide to stay longer than a year, what are the chances of me getting transitioned to a regular open work visa? Assuming I find an employer who will support me. I was just reading that some people here have been waiting for their work visas for months!

I understand I need to notify INZ 3mos before my WHV visa expires if I am going to transition to any other visas. If no employer is willing to sponsor me yet, will it be possible to transition to a tourist visa while looking for work?

Any insights are very much welcome. Basically, what are my options if I want to stay longer beyond my WHV. I'm from the Philippines, btw.