Help our family and explore kiwi culture in Te Puke, New Zeland


New Zealand

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  • Description


    We raise 150 calves from 4 days old. We could do with some help here.

    We are looking for helpers, single, couple or traveling pair that are happy to share a double room (may be a shared twin room if single) with own bathroom.
    My wife, 3 year old girl, brand new baby boy and I work a small lifestyle block where we are currently developing an avocado orchard. We have Calves, 20 Chickens (lots of free range eggs) and a little kitty cat called “Mouse”

    We are 4 min south of Te Puke, 20min to Mt Manganui Beaches and 22min to Tauranga township. Some transfers/transport will be available but own is preferred

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Time with a kiwi family.
    Rural setting and outlook.
    Fun mixed with hard work between your exploration of the beautiful Bay of Plenty

  • Help


    Tasks available all year round

    Tasks will be varied:
    Helping with feeding Calves, Calf health and wellbeing (lots of play time)
    helping with Avocados – mulching, compost prep, tractor help
    General farm type work IE fencing etc
    Vege garden maintenance and general house gardening
    Helping with Renovation
    Meal prep and cooking
    Helping with the little girl from time to time
    General cleaning

    From End July to Oct we raise 50-100 Calves. Your help with this would be great :)

    A usual week is 4 to 5 hours per day as agreed in exchange for Accommodation, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and WiFi. Fulldays can be done to “bank” full days off at the end of the stay. 4 hours per day if tasks are hard, 5 hours if help is light :)

    We are after Mature, Hard-Working Helpers with experience in the tasks above.

    Always a cold beer available after a hard day

    - This is a non smoking house, if you do smoke you will need to outside away from the house.
    - We eat a regular meat diet. If you are vegan or vegetarian you are welcome, but you will need to help with food preparation and cooking :-)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    Double Room with shared main bathroom. Single Room with shared main bathroom
    Food - heaps of ingredients provided for you to make your own Breakfast/Lunch. Shared dinners with shared cooking responsibly.

  • 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?

    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: 298983358199