Help to pick plums at our rural lifestyle block, an hour from Wellington, New Zealand

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  • Description

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    LATEST NEWS: 28 Jan 2019

    No more helpers needed in February, but maybe in March. More orchard maintenance work needs doing.
    Please enquire.

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    My wife Brenda and I own a 1.2ha (3 acre) orchard situated between Levin and Otaki, about one hour by car north of Wellington, on State Highway 1. There is a house on site, where helpers can stay. Our permanent home is in Wellington.

    Our main crop is plums, which ripen over a three week period in January. This crop is sufficiently large to require 2-3 helpers during this time. We need help with picking, usually from Thursday to Saturday.

    My wife and I are in our 60's, and have over the past 20 years hosted numerous exchange students, travellers and volunteers from all around the world. We particularly love hosting young German helpers, as our younger daughter lives in Hamburg, and is married with two children. Our elder daughter lives near us in Wellington, and is married with three young children.

    At other times of the year, we can use helpers for various activities, including pruning, weeding and orchard maintenance.

    There is no public transport at the orchard itself, but I am able to meet and greet at Intercity bus stop near to the orchard. If coming from the South Island, I can meet you at the ferry terminal in Wellington.

    We look forward to meeting willing Workawayers.

    Roger and Brenda

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will meet some real "Kiwis". (The people, not the bird or the fruit!) My wife and I have had a lot of experience hosting people from Europe, Asia and the Americas. We can relate to their needs, and also provide a real Kiwi experience that is not available from just backpacking or being a tourist. There is a beach nearby (Otaki Beach) suitable for swimming and surfing, during the summer months (December to March.)

  • Help

    Help

    Picking plums (January only), weeding, tree trimming, general orchard maintenance.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    House at the orchard with own bedroom, if required. We also have space for tents, and campervans. Meals provided while volunteering.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are bush walks a short drive away. We have two bicycles available for Workawayers to use, and it’s a flat road to the nearest beach. As I mentioned above, no public transport.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day.

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