Help wanted at the nicest spot in New Zealand for a great Kiwi experience!

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi & welcome to NZ. We need help year round. We have a 50 acre farm in the middle of NZ's largest Scenic Reserve in the Bay of Plenty Province. The animals here are cattle, some sheep, chickens & 50 sheep/cattle Dogs Organically we keep everything chemical free & grow & preserve some of our own food. We offer food, your own private cottage, 15 minutes of internet every other day, a unique real kiwi experience in exchange for 4 hours work daily. For fun there is river kayaking (in summer with two), glow-worms, river swimming, guitar and are ten minutes from some of the best beaches in NZ. Mike is a born & bred kiwi & as true to the country Kiwi way of life you will find. Greta is from Finland. We are planet, environmental & animal friendly.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    Babysitting / child care
    General Maintenance
    Farming
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Language practise
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Help

    Help

    Work can be a variety of things picking up after dogs, cleaning water bowls, day to day general farm work, gardening, planting veges, painting, mowing the lawn, spending time with our daughter so she can learn different languages. We treat everyone as individuals & work within their personal abilities & try to give you new experiences. Its a great opportunity for a variety of different work & lifestyle experiences. 4 hours work daily is whats required. Our farm is 10 minutes from the town of Opotiki where the buses stop. We will pick you up & drop you back from there. Maybe we will see you soon. Greta & Mike

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Finnish

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    SAFE & CLEAN: Your own private cottage formerly used by tourists. We provided all the basic food. If your here alone dinner is with us.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    I get dogs from all over the NZ. I train them to work sheep & cattle & find them good homes on farms as cattle/sheep dogs. We don't eat massed produced cruel factory farmed meat or eggs or products produced by child labour. We are into living off the land for main sources of food, eating organicly & ethicly friendly. We are also very environmentally friendly in our living. thanks. Greta & Mike

    **PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT US IF** YOU SMOKE, HAVENT FILLED OUT YOUR PROFILE, ARE PLANNING ON HITCH HIKING TO OR FROM US, ARENT IN NZ OR HAVENT PAYED FOR A TICKET TO NZ & ARE SICK!. Thnks

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • ...

    Volunteering hours expected

    No more than 4/5 hours, 5 days a week


Photos

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just love that grass
jessica cooling off
over looking the farm
Greta with her dog Brodie
Julia & Laura picking up firewood
Rosan mud bathing the puppies
view out the window
some dogs in play area
our daughter Heleena
Heleena riding her horse!
Carolin form Germany training one of our working dogs.
Dogs about to go swimming at the river.
feeding time for the future working dogs
Annika from Austria reading to Heleena
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