Vineyard help and help in our home and garden in the beautiful Waitaki Valley ; North Otago, New Zealand


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    Looking for a small team up to 4 people ( we have 2 rooms available) to help us
    If you are fit and outdoor type of people then we could use your help,

    We have a small vineyard that we produce wine from. We will require some help with removing unwanted buds and shoots . This will be paid work . We will teach you .

    We also are needing volunteer help cleaning up leaves ; weeds ; general help around our home yard and also housework.
    It would be great if you are a self starter and have initiative.
    We have a lovely environment and we have a working team of 5 local “kiwis” who work for us in our business

    We are a middle aged couple with children now grown up and left home.

    Karen is involved in a local wetland project and maintenance on a nearby walking trail that she needs help with sometimes.
    If you have a love of nature and want to help with this project that would be much appreciated

    We are 45 minutes drive from Oamaru and 1 hr 30 drive from Mt Cook.

    Accomodation and food Is provided. You will have your own bedroom and there is a communal kitchen that you can use to cook your food. Chances are you wont be on your own as there may be other workawayers staying.

    A wonderful mix of cultures and languages all trying to understand our funny kiwi language and weird kiwi sense of humour . !

    We have free wifi that is available throughout the whole property, a large vegetable garden and a small orchard. Our animals are 2 cats.

    There are lots of lakes close by and the Rivers that are great for trout and salmon.

    We are happy to answer any questions.

    cheers Karen

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Charity work

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    We are kiwis, and employ 6 other local kiwis to help us with our businesses. We are a close knit team and include all our helpers when we have breaks from work and tasks and enjoy sitting round and drinking tea or coffee and learning more about your life and country and telling you about ours.
    We live in a very typical small NZ rural town where you will meet the locals .
    By staying with is you will get to see genuine nz life and hospitality.

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    Murray and Karen own a vineyard which is a 3ha boutique vineyard 5km from Kurow . Waitaki Valley.
    We are looking for people who are fit and love the outdoors and have a positive attitude. As we are busy with our vineyard life we need help for the around home stuff like gardening and weeding . We have a big property.

    You will cook your own food (provided by tell us what you need) in a shared kitchen with any other workawayers in the Barn where your accommodation is

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken


  • Accommodation


    2 bedrooms in our Barn that is close to our house .Both have double beds and are warm and are wifi.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We have bikes that you are welcome to use. We have an easy to ride bike trail very close to us. We live 4km away from small town called Kurow. There are a couple of very nice cafes there and a small supermarket and little shops .

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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