Join us in our Kiwifruit nursery and and enjoy a quiet and beautiful life in Te Puke, New Zealand


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  • Description


    We are a family of five with three school aged children. We own a kiwifruit orchard and nursery. Our family are active and we love the outdoors and the beach. We have mountain bikes which are available for use. The majority of any help will be in the nursery which includes weeding, sorting and grading plants. Household chores may include washing windows, housework etc.
    You must have your own vehicle to come and stay with us :)

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

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    We are an active outdoor family and our property is close to beaches and lakes. Our closest beach is 15 minutes away and Lake Rotoiti just just 35 minutes away. Rotorua, which is famous for Maori culture, geothermal activity and loads of activities is just 40 minutes away. Beautiful Mount Maunganui is also only a 40 minute drive. This is a spectacular surfer beach and you are able to climb up the Mount or walk around it. There are many beautiful bush walks and mountain bike tacks nearby. Whakatane where you are able to take a boat ride to the famous White Island (volcanic island 50K from shore) is also just 40 minutes drive.

  • Help


    We own a Kiwifruit orchard and nursery and require casual volunteers to assist. We will be planting in our nursery in early August so will need helpers from then!

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  • Accommodation


    A detached semi-self contained sleepout out with own shower and toilet. Queen bed so suitable for either a single person or a couple. The sleep out includes facilities to make your own breakfast and lunch (food provided). TV, including Netflix can be watched in the sleepout.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    As we are rural having own vehicle is essential. There are loads of activities to do near by:
    Walk up Maunganui Mount or the Papamoa Hills
    Experience the berry farms near Whakatane
    Visit Rotorua and the numerous attractions there
    Swim and surf at any of the local beaches
    Surfcast (fishing off the beach)
    Mountain bike riding at the famous Redwoods mountain bike tracks in Rotorua
    Stroll around the seaside town of Mount Maunganui.

    We are a busy family often out and about with children's activities. You would be welcome to come along too to these activities. Dinner is generally served between 6pm-7pm
    Breakfast at 7am-8am and we usually start work at 8.30.

    We are happy for you to work more hours one day and then spend the next day exploring the Bay of Plenty.

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    Maximum of 3 hours a day, 5 days a week per person

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