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Area (ha): 235
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 8506
Region: Northland

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Last Updated: March 25, 2016

We are a family of four (including two boys aged 4 & 6), living on our family farm, situated on the Whangarei harbour. The farm has been in the family for at least 130 years. We currently farm sheep and cattle, along with two alpacas and some hens. We are not organic but are starting to practise biological / regenerative farming methods. We have plans to diversify, which include building a harbourside walkway, replanting an old orchard with citrus and subtropical fruit, improving our olive grove, planting some more land in NZ natives, building some B & B or self contained accommodation and continuing with our traditional farm activities, including seasonal jobs such as shearing sheep and haymaking. We are also a chef / painter and clothing designer and work out of our studio which sits next to the woolshed (when we have time).

Work depends on time of year, but includes gardening and weeding, general farm work, sometimes building maintenance eg painting, tree planting and sometimes general house work such as window cleaning. We would expect 4-5 hours work in the morning, in return for food and accommodation, which is a room in our house.

Currently, we are needing to do a small amount of repair work on our woolshed, and build a lean-to on our studio, so we would love to have anyone who has building, landscaping skills!

Thanks very much.

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