Come and be a part of our project and help us with planting and caring for our new native forest in Waihi, New Zealand.

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  • Description

    Description

    Enjoy the beach while you are here!

    We (Suzie and Mark) have 25 hectares of coastal land that is being logged for pine currently. We want to replace the pine with a native forest. We both work full time in health, but this project consumes all our spare time.

    We started clearing and planting the first section of land during lockdown and so this is now known as "Lockdown Gully". We started working on the second section, which we named after our cultural exchange worker "La Esquina de Nacho" as he put a lot of hard work into this area. Towards the end of 2020, with help, we completed the further areas of Dunkley Hill and Daydream Hill. With all the help we've had, including workawayers, we have planted about 5000 plants over winter 2020. It would be great if we can achieve the same in 2021!

    We love this piece of land as do many of our family and friends. We enjoy sharing our slice of New Zealand with others.

  • Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Types d'aide et opportunités d'apprendre

    Aide avec des éco-projets
    Jardinage
    Entretien général

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    Echange culturel et opportunités d'apprendre

    We have learnt a lot about New Zealand plants and birds since we've owned this property. We are happy to share this knowledge as well as the practical skills we've learnt.

  • Aide

    Aide

    There are a lot of gardening type tasks to do, including clearing the land that has been felled, planting, rescuing native plants from underneath the pines, potting plants, germinating seeds, watering and mulching plants and more. In winter, we focus on the planting and in summer we work hard to keep the trees alive until they establish themselves. So in summer we clear the weeds from around each plant, mulch them and water them. In winter, we clear the area (moving debris from the pine harvest and weeding), make paths through the areas.

  • Langues parlées

    English: Courant

  • Hébergement

    Hébergement

    We have an off grid cabin about 100 metres from our small house. The cabin has a queen bed and a double bed. It has a large north facing covered deck attached with spectacular views. The cabin has a small room off the back deck with a composting toilet. The lighting in the cabin runs off batteries. We have a rechargeable power pack for use in the cabin to charge devices. The shower is in the main house. There is wifi in the main house, but not in the cabin. However there is good mobile coverage at the cabin, but not at the house.

    Mark and I love to cook and so we prepare all the meals when we are here (4-5 days per week). When we go to Auckland for work, we leave enough food for you to cook (including meals if you prefer not to cook).

  • Autres infos...

    Autres infos...

    We are 10 minutes drive from Waihi town. We are located very close to Orokawa Reserve, but there are other lovely beaches and walks in the Coromandel and Northern Bay of Plenty within driving distance. You will need a car if you want to leave the property as we are rural.

    We have a small private beach on our property where you can swim, fish or just generally relax.

  • Informations complémentaires

    Informations complémentaires

    • Accès Internet

    • Accès Internet limité

      Accès Internet limité

    • Nous avons des animaux

    • Nous sommes fumeurs

    • Familles bienvenues

  • Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Combien de volontaires pouvez-vous accueillir ?

    Deux

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    Nombre d'heures attendues

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

a gorgeous sunrise
harakeke we've planted beside the steps to the beach
the beach on a calm sunny day
Suzie & Mark finally finished clearing and planting 'Lockdown Gully'
Outside view of cabin
view from front deck of cabin
inside the cabin
native trees damaged in the pine harvest starting to regrow
typical view at dusk
'Plant rescue' - one of the things we do to save natives from underneath pines that are about to be logged

N° de référence hôte : 159178758377