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Help with maintenance of equipment and vehicles for a survey team in New Zealand.

  • New Zealand
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  • Last activity: 9 Sep 2023



 Min stay requested: No minimum



  • Description


    Our voluntary conservation work requires lots of work at our base in Hokitika, West Coast, South Island. That work is primarily in summer, with some short hard-working trips over winter too. The conditions there are very primitive. Certainly no cellphones or internet.

    Over the winter we make use of a time with no field work to recycle old aircraft at a hangar in Hawkes Bay. We take care of equipment, restore our vehicles, organise field work and undertake data entry and analysis on our computers. So there's something for everybody. A great opportunity to learn whilst doing.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • Help


    Building maintenance, painting, sanding, fabric work, care and cleaning of field equipment, computer work including working with data collected during our forest survey work.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    In Hawkes Bay for winter: an aircraft hangar with a shared apartment. Pretty basic facilities. It's a few km from Napier and Hastings. Rural quiet. Will you share a room with someone? A person? We have shared space with your own sofa bed! A Labrador dog? Yes. Most likely. This is Labrador friendly, large two room studio apartment with several beds.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We also do some winter work at our Hokitika base, where we are more permanently located over summer. If interested please ask.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Very little office space and internet available.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    Would have to be a very well behaved dog.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    Flexible, but a minimum of four hours in the morning from 8 until 12.

Host ref number: 747897294327

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