Mountain to sea restoration project in northern Coromande, New Zealand


New Zealand

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  • Description


    This is a community project to restore wetlands and rivers to help keep our oceans healthy and thriving.
    We live in a small rural community at the top of the Coromandel Peninsula. We grow lots of our own food, build our own homes and share our lives with the native wildlife.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Help with Eco Projects

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Colville is a breathtakingly beautiful remote part of New Zealand that is off the beaten track. We have stunning beaches, great fishing, bush walks and accomodation in a solar powered village. We have opportunities to learn about our native species, how restoration works, living with local families, gardening, alternative building and living in community.

  • Help


    We need help in our native plant nursery to:
    - Fill pots with soil
    - Transplant seedlings
    - Clear sites for planting
    - Plant native trees
    - Collect and sow seed
    We are looking for people who are hard working, love the outdoors, being in a team and having fun!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Accomodation will vary as workawayers may be hosted by local families but the main accomodation will be in a shared house.
    Food basics will be provided but if there is anything special you want to bring along and share its always appreciated!
    Workawayers will prepare their own breakfast and host will provide lunch and dinner. Cooking duties will be shared.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are quite remote so if you don't have your own car the only way to get here is hitch hiking.

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    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    We have plenty of space for van/camper vans of any size but the road is gravel and quite narrow so can be difficult for large vehicles.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 134518564459