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All Year: No
Area (ha): 4
Persons: 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 2096
Region: Northland

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Last Updated: February 17, 2018

1 / FARM Helpers : work involved in growing cut flowers, organic vegetables and tamarillos.

Visitors to New Zealand are welcome to come and experience small farm life by helping on our small farm near Whangarei. Work is very varied and could include, planting ,weeding, mulching, lifting tubers and potting up plants. Also building maintenance work eg cleaning windows, rooves and walls and feeding the ducks and chooks.

JOB of the moment: Planting gloriosa lily tubers.

We offer work in exchange for free food and accommodation situation to no more than two people at one time.
Work 25 hrs a week - 5hrs daily Monday to Friday in exchange for 7 days free food and warm, comfortable accommodation. Weekends are free to explore the district with both the east coast and the west coast within an hour of the farm.

Work is offered on a reviewable and renewable basis weekly for up to four weeks.

Only applications from genuine backpackers currently travelling in New Zealand will be considered.

Note :here is always work for travelling tradesmen to visit and help with carpentry work in the house and outside, or "handy men" who can fence, tile, clean roofs, split firewood etc about the place

The property is 17 Ks west of central Whangarei, handy to both of Northland's western and eastern seashores, the Matakohe museum , the Kauri forests and Whangarei.
Weekends are left free so helpers can explore the local area but having your own transport is necessary to do this.

2/ CURRENTLY ADVERTISING FOR someone looking for a long term opportunity:

Working Partner / Share Farmer to take over the day to day management and work load of a small mixed farm operation on a 4 ha property 17 kms west of Whangarei. This position needs a self-starter with horticultural knowledge /experience as well as practical farm maintenance and basic construction skills. The current operation requires about 20 hrs work a week on average so could be worked in conjunction with another job, however, the property has the scope to build up quickly to a fulltime operation if so wished. The owner wishes to retire from the farming operation but is on hand to help with transition.
For more information please contact owner at

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