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Kurow
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): Gardens
Persons: 1
Category: Other
Host ID: 2667
Region: South Canterbury

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Last Updated: January 12, 2017

*****CHEERFUL COMPANION WANTED NOW!!!******

I'm a busy mum with a freelance journalism business, two girls aged 12 and 14, with the eldest at boarding school in Oamaru. We have one dog, two cats a 13hh 4 year old pony and often a collection of temporary pets the cats bring home!

I would love your help around our house including renovations, garden taming, housework,cooking, being a friend and companion to my youngest daughter who has been chronically ill and mostly off school for the last year. Someone with horse riding experience would be ideal.

We're live in a quiet, sunny location, just out of Kurow in the Hakataramea township, with stunning scenery and walks from our front gate and back gates.

Accommodation is in a tiny room off the lounge which has a single bed (or camp in a tent in the garden if you prefer:) and you share our family bathroom.

Kurow is situated 40 minutes inland from Oamaru along State Highway 83, which heads towards Oamarama and Queenstown, Wanaka etc. A small township, set in dramatic mountain scenery along the mighty Waitaki River.

Agricultural in the area includes merino sheep, beef and dairy cattle, deer farms, orchards and New Zealand's newest wine growing area.
Further afield there is cropping, goat and salmon farming.

Hiking, mountain biking, horse riding, fishing and hunting are popular local activities.

We like helpers to stay for a minimum of 3 days to a week - longer if it works out.
We do expect about 4 hours work a day or 1 day on 1 day off, whichever suits us all - and an expectation of help clearing up after meals and washing the dishes.

There may be an opportunity for someone to stay longer term in return for housekeeper/child minding help - let me know if this appeals to you.

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