Help with my fruit trees and animals in Doubtless Bay Northland, New Zealand

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New Zealand

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    Last activity

    06/01/2021

 
  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least a week

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  • Description

    Description

    Hi I'm Neil, I am the owner of a 15 Hectare property overlooking the beautiful Doubtless Bay in the Far North of the North island of New Zealand.
    I have worked in many industries both in NZ and in the Asia Pacific area, these occupations include Animal control for the Dept of Conservation, Engineering work in oil and gas exploration, marine aquariums and dive charters in many areas of Asia and Australia before returning to New Zealand and working in the Civil Engineering industry.
    I arrived at this property 3 years ago, I am now employing myself to work on this 15 Hectare property that has previously been planted with a variety of fruit trees including banana which I am intending to increase in quantity along with Avacardo.
    I currently graze 15 cattle of various ages and have 20 Boer cross goats to keep weeds and scrub bushes in control.
    The property is very conveniently located for day adventures to the tip of the North Island (Cape Reinga) and the many beaches of the far North.
    The area is renown for fishing and diving opportunities or exploring the isolated beaches.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    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

    Doubtless Bay was an important historical location at the time of arrival for both Maori and in later time European settlers, there are several historical Maori sites and early settler museums within easy access

  • Help

    Help

    Depending on skill levels there are a variety of light or more physical activities to do dependent on season, the garden and bananas can always do with additional care, at certain times help with animal husbandry would be grateful.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    A newly completed self contained ( shower,toilet and kitchnette with BBQ) sleepout with 2 single beds that can be joined to a super king bed.
    The accommodation is attached to one end of a outside workshop 12m from the main house.
    Food can be shared on occasions (I am an omnivore with some meat provided for from the property) basic foodstuffs can be provided, for those staying over a week and flexible with helping hours.
    If guests require any special items or dietary needs they will need to provide themselves.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    This place is situated on State Highway 10, a bus service is available to nearby towns and also to Auckland, the ability to drive greatly enhances flexibility.
    A day trip visit to Cape Reinga is a must do, Taipa village has a great beach for swimming and a convenient cafe, cable Bay and Coopers beach have shopping for food and essentials and the harbour of Mangonui has restaurants and great seascapes.
    As the owner of a friendly bordercollie cross dog, workawayers will need to be tolerant of dogs and other animals on the property.

  • 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?

    Two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week


Host ref number: 953518198156