Experience real outback farming in Dannevirke, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand


New Zealand


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    Hi! I'm Stuart, a hill country sheep, cattle and deer farmer from the Wairarapa (East of Palmerston North).
    I run a 760 Acre farm by myself with my two farm dogs Duke and Maggie which includes 2500 sheep, 120 cattle, and 350 deer, so I am always looking for help with the wide range of jobs on the farm, and have run a woofing style program for the last 20 years.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • 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

    Since we will be living and working together, it is important that we get on well with each other, and help with meals and dishes is expected.
    The meals I cook include meat, so vegetarians would find it difficult here.
    There is a lot to do in the local area including hiking, caving, and fishing. If we have time to spare, I will take you out to the coast to fish with my kontiki or rods.

  • Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    Host offers payment in line with the minimum wage

    This host offers accommodation and payment.

    Host has indicated that they will pay at least the minimum hourly wage of their country for each hour worked and that accommodation will also be provided. They are asking for help with a business or business activity. Contact the host directly via the site messenger for more information and details about the wage provided. Any arrangements should be agreed in advance with your host.

  • Help


    I shear all my own sheep, so I need help sorting and pressing the wool, and can even show you how to shear your own sheep if you are keen to try.

    If we are not shearing, we will be doing a wide variety of maintenance and other farm work including fencing, post ramming, irrigation, building, firewood, organic vegetable gardening and hay making.

    Wet weather can stop us from working outside, however there are numerous inside jobs such as making wooden and deer horn crafts which are sold at craft markets.

    No experience is required as training will be provided, however it is important that you can understand English to be able to work safely in a farm environment.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    I live in a 4 bedroom house, and there are spare rooms available.

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    • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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

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