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.
Babysitting and creative play
Help around the house
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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.
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.
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.
Hawkes Bay is a lovely area to explore. Wineries, shopping, beaches and beautiful countryside. Having your own vehicle would be helpful
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week