Help in the citrus nursery and homestead near Gisborne, New Zealand


New Zealand

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  • Description


    We are a young family that run/own a citrus nursery/sheep and beef farm located 20 mins from Gisborne city. We have a spacious 5 bedroom homestead minutes from the beach, and we have a pool!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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  • 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

    We will take the time to teach you the basic process about growing citrus trees. We will also show you around our sheep and beef farm, to give you an insight into rural NZ. We really enjoy showing people our beautiful countryside.

  • Help


    We require help in the citrus nursery. De-shooting trees, staking and tying and pruning. We will provide training on the job, it is easy to learn. We have three young kids so help in the homestead garden grounds and in the house will is appreciated. Occasional help on the farm is needed too. We are very flexible so you can choose what jobs suits you best.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    We provide a private king room with your own bathroom in our spacious country house. All meals are provided by us. I like to cook but I'm also happy for others to cook for us, I love to learn new recipes. A lot of the food served is local, either from the farm or local fruit/vegetable market. Our house is 3km in land so its very peaceful here.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Tolaga bay wharf 30mins away. Tatapouri stingray feeding 10mins away. Pouawa marine reserve 5mins away. There is no bus out this way but we are happy to collect/drop off at the bus stop or airport (provided its not 6am!) I go to town 2-4 times a week so you can visit the local sights in the city. There are plenty of walks/wine tasting/museum to see.

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    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

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    Hours expected

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

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Host ref number: 512249264677