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Help with tree maintenance at my small family-owned olive grove in Pataua South, New Zealand

  • New Zealand
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  • Last activity: 16/08/2022




  • Description


    Hello. I am a widow with a small family based olive grove and olive oil press in Pataua South and need help working with the trees. Pruning work is urgently needed as well as removing weeds under the trees to get ready for harvesting in May. Of course, additional help during harvesting time is also very welcome.
    Pataua is a small unique coastal village in the Whangarei Heads area and the olive grove is across the road from Pataua Estuary and a beautiful surf beach nearby. A short walk away is a footbridge which takes you acrosss the estuary to the north side where there is another great surf beach. If you enjoy peace and quiet and the sea, you will appreciate what the grove has to offer visitors.
    As Pataua is a thirty minute drive from town I can collect and return you to downtown Whangarei. I have a private small one bedroom sleepout with a kitchenette available for you to use during your stay. I am happy to provide meals but as outside of the holiday season there is no local store (the nearest is a ten minute care drive way), therefore you may wish to stock up with any supplies you may require.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Help around the house
  • 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
  • Help


    My small family owned olive grove is in desperate need of tree maintenance. Work would mainly be pruning and weeding as well as some mowing (ride on mower

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    I have a one bedroom sleepout within the grove for accommodation. It is suitable for 2 people with its own bathroom and kitchenette. I supply all bedding, towels and meals.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The grove is located 30 minutes outside of Whangarei in Northland and is just minutes walk from beautiful beaches. A short walk across the bridge to the Northside of the river is 'Surfpad' where you can learn to surf or paddle board. They also have surf and paddle boards for hire. There are many great walks and beaches in the Whangarei Heads area to visit if you have transport. Also there are a number of artists and potters in the Parua Bay and Whangarei Heads area. The weather is hot in summer and temperate in winter, so the time of year will determine if you bring your swimsuit or wet weather gear! I am happy to collect people from Whangarei and bring them out to the grove.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 195844685874

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