Help us on a fun and friendly small family farm in Hawke's Bay, New Zealand


New Zealand

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 Min stay requested: 1 month or more

  • Description


    We have an 80 acre property which has horses and cattle. We are in a lovely setting right near lots of vineyards and 15- 20 minutes from Havelock and Hastings and 25 minutes to Napier. I have a 4 year old girl and a 7 year old boy.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Babysitting and creative play
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Animal Care

  • 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 offer a fun and friendly placement on a real NZ small farm. Depending on the length of stay we travel to shows so there would be opportunity to see a little bit of the lower north island with us.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    We are looking for someone to help with horse care, little bit with the children and other general maintenance. The position may suit a couple but one person with horse experience is essential as there will be unsupervised work. The horses are young and some belong to other people therefore a competent person is required. I compete a small number of horses and depending on the length of stay shows may be part of the job. Tasks with horses would include feeding, covering, tacking up, possibly clipping etc. There will be other farm duties such as spraying, painting fences and possibly things like window cleaning,general cleaning and gardening duties. There may be enough work for 2 people if travelling together as long as one person is a competent horse helper. Excellent english is required.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The accomodation will be a very comfortable caravan as well as a room at the stables which has a bathroom, kitchen facilities, TV etc. We lived here when we were building our house.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Hawkes Bay is a lovely area to explore. Wineries, shopping, beaches and beautiful countryside. Having your own vehicle would be helpful

  • 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?


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    Hours expected

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

Host ref number: 793759378619