Some gardening help needed in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand


New Zealand

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    Hi! We are James and Catherine and we manage a sheep and beef station in a beautiful part of the Hawkes Bay!
    We have a 1 year old baby, 2 pet dogs, 5 (ish)farm dogs, 2 cats and a pet steer and sheep!
    We have a swimming pool and tennis court available for use too.
    We have large grounds and would like ideally a couple/friends that were keen to come and help in the garden/ exterior of house!
    We may work with you sometimes or give you some jobs and leave you to it.
    We have a cottage on the farm for accommodation, we would also love to show you around the farm and meet the other people that live and work here too!

    Helpers definitely need their own transport as we are out of town and there is no public transport available. No smokers please. Ideally no dietary requirements. We are 50 min from the airport in Napier.

    We ask that helpers work from 8.30 to 12.30 each day but it is fine to work for a full day and have a day off.
    We provide meals on help days - but sometimes if we are out - or busy for the evening we will ask you to cook your own meal in the kitchen attached to the accommodation. We will provide all the food and the kitchen is well set up.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    General Maintenance
    Help around the house

  • 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

    You will get to see a beautiful part of the country, meet some great people, see how we farm. We would love to show you how we live!

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    Projects involving children

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  • Help


    Mostly gardening. Weeding and cutting back plants etc. Maybe the occasional help outside the house, windows maybe!

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    A 3 bedroom cottage with a kitchen, fireplace, deck. Wifi available on farm.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We live near (1 hour) the sea and a beautiful hill called Te Mata Peak. It has amazing views and is an iconic part of New Zealand.
    There a wine trails between vineyards in town and over summer there are lots if concerts at the vineyards. We have lovely hot summers and some beautiful winter days.

  • 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

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • 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: 769985929475