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

Country: New Zealand

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Workaway Host rating
38
Last Activity
22/10/2014

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 daily, a unique real kiwi experience in exchange for 4 hours work daily. For fun there is river kayaking (in summer), glow-worms, trout fishing, river swimming, guitar, music & 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.

Area

Bay of Plenty

Type of help

Teaching,
Help with Computers / internet,
Other,
Art project,
Language practise,
Helping with Tourists,
Animal care,
Help in the house,
Help with Eco project,
Farming,
General Maintenance,
Cooking / shopping,
Babysitting / child care,
Building,
Gardening

Help

Work can be a variety of things but mostly helping Mike with his sheep & cattle dogs. Also helping with day to day general farm work, gardening, planting veges, painting, mowing the lawn, helping Greta in the house with Heleena. 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 all thats 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

English, Finnish

Accommodation

SAFE & CLEAN: Your own private cottage formerly used by tourists. We provided all meals, dinner is with us.

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 US, ARENT IN NZ OR HAVENT PAYED FOR A TICKET TO NZ. Thnks

Some more information

Internet access
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers

Volunteering hours expected

4

Photos

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just love that grass
just love that grass
jessica cooling off
jessica cooling off
over looking the farm
over looking the farm
Greta with her dog Brodie
Greta with her dog Brodie
Julia & Laura picking up firewood
Julia & Laura picking up firewood
Rosan mud bathing the puppies
Rosan mud bathing the puppies
view out the window
view out the window
some dogs in play area
some dogs in play area
our daughter Heleena
our daughter Heleena
Heleena riding her horse!
Heleena riding her horse!
Carolin form Germany training one of our working dogs.
Carolin form Germany training one of our working dogs.
Dogs about to go swimming at the river.
Dogs about to go swimming at the river.
feeding time for the future working dogs
feeding time for the future working dogs
Annika from Austria reading to Heleena
Annika from Austria reading to Heleena
Host ref number: 17797921354a

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