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Town or City: Kaiapoi
All Year: Yes
Area (ha):
Persons: 1
Category: Other
Host ID: 6709
Region: North Canterbury

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Hi, we are a German family with 2 children that are 13 and 16 years old, and we live with 3 cats and 2 dogs.

We are looking for a live-in Nanny/Au Pair for until the end of January 2017 (end of school holidays) that is fun and wants to be a big brother/sister-like figure and a friend to our children.

It is sometimes a very hectic and noisy house, so those that are looking for some peace and quiet do not need to read further.
You will mainly be looking after our son Tobias (13) with special needs (Angelman Syndrome).
Tobias is very charming and cuddly and loves outdoor activities.
You don't need lots of experience, but you should be a friendly and caring person with an excellent sense of humour. How you connect to Tobias is more important for us than your experience as a nanny or Au Pair.

We would love you to come up with your own ideas for activities you could do with him depending on the day and weather. 
Sometimes your clothes will get dirty, but please be patient and... more inside



Town or City: Christchurch
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 7.5acres
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 39635
Region: North Canterbury

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We are an equestrian training and competition business looking for an enthusiastic person to work with us! We have predominantly show jumpers but some eventing and dressage horses produced for sale, also broodmares and Youngstock. A fun environment where we all love our work and love the horses. The jobs mostly are general maintenance work, mucking out, gardening, some riding available for a competent rider. Accommodation and meals will be provided in return for 4hours of work a day. We look forward to hearing from you!

        



Town or City: Cheviot
All Year: September to April
Area (ha): 2400
Persons: 2 bedroom hut
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 54265
Region: North Canterbury

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We have a large scale sheep and beef farm with centre pivot irrigation, rolling downs and steep hill. We relocated a shearers quarters to the banks of the Hurunui River many years ago and this is self contained. We would like guests who are happy to do building and maintenance of sheds, some gardening and odd jobs. The river is great for trout and salmon fishing , swimming and kayaking. The hut is secluded and riverside. It is rustic and simple. Meals, provision of food or remuneration for work are all negotiable.



Town or City: Waipara
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1
Persons: 4
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 54275
Region: North Canterbury

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We have a lovely log house to live in. We have a small shop and 4 greenhouses. We need help planting and picking vegez, weeding, feeding and watering chickens and turkeys. Mulching plants, planting seeds etc

    



Town or City: Aberley
All Year: No
Area (ha): 5.7
Persons: 1-2
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 54033
Region: North Canterbury

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Our farm is certified organic. We (John and Michele) have since retired from commercial market gardening but are now developing the property with the idea of setting up a CSA. Michele is an Interfaith minister and a Community is growing around the Inter-spiritual gatherings that are offered weekly and monthly. We need help with this ongoing development. The work involves landscaping, gardening, carpentry, cleaning and a range of other activities. If you are interested in helping us, we would be very grateful. Amberley village, close to the wine growing area, is 6km from farm and offers great facilities. We are vegetarian/vegan and are happy to cater for strict vegans. The farm is 15 acres set in a pretty part of the countryside - on the edge of Waipara. You can walk to the river in 30 minutes and to the sea in 45 minutes. If you have your own vehicle there is much to explore here. We are 50 minutes from the edge of Christchurch, 25 minutes from Maukatere (Mt Grey), 1 hour 15 minute... more inside

      



Town or City: Waipara
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 100
Persons: 2
Category: Homestay
Host ID: 35537
Region: North Canterbury

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Our family runs a backpackers with accommodation in railway wagons we also farm sheep and grow some crops and have a shearing run. We breed train and compete horses with a focus on eventing .they have been out of work over winter as our rider is overseas until October. Starting to bring them back into light work in preparation for riders return as well as handling young stock . If you are experienced with horses we could have some riding work.
We can offer a variety of opportunities to experience the rural kiwi lifestyle.
Our backpackers is quiet at the moment so we are starting a good spring clean ahead of a busy season. We have gardening and renovations alongside general farm work. Skills in painting,building,gardening general cleaning would be great. We like visitors to feel at home and even better if they enjoy cooking!
We prefer longer term helpers min 2 weeks.
We are based in the Waipara valley home to many fabulous wineries producing medal winning wines. You will find ... more inside

            



Town or City: rangiora
All Year: no
Area (ha): 17
Persons: 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 51922
Region: North Canterbury

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This is a lifestyle block where we live but we also have a farm on the peninsula
We have a horses and cattle at swannanoa and a garden



Town or City: Christchurch
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1.5
Persons: 1 or couple (2)
Category: Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 1698
Region: North Canterbury

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We live with our two sons on a small farmlet 25 minutes from central Christchurch. We have a large garden, a paddock of walnuts, lots of chickens, and several alpaca.We have a pretty busy life and both work in town. In our spare time we love to be in the outdoors- mountain biking, running, skiing, gardening, tramping etc. We've been hosts for many years now and throughly enjoy what each helpxer brings.

We live very near the Selwyn River and Lake Ellesmere and our location is great for exploring the peninsula, and the local area.

The accomodation is in a cosy sleep out in the garden. The sleepout now has two single beds(so couples or two friends are welcome)and you will use a bathroom in the house. You can cook your own meals or you can eat with the family (most guests do), we are vegetarian. In exchange for your accomodation we ask 4 hours work (per person) around the property.

All sorts of skills needed. Minimum 2 nights stay, longer term stays always welcome. We are hap... more inside

        



Town or City: Oxford
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 4.5
Persons: 1 or a Couple
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 25829
Region: North Canterbury

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I live on lifestyle block which we brought 5 years ago, And we need help with the following
Gardening, Fencing , Chainsawing, carrying firewood, Spraying, Painting Outside, helping the movement of farm stock,
House renovations,
share my home with my 2 Pugs, On the lifestyle block we breed sheep,
We ask of you for 4hours work a day from 8am-12pm (can be flexible to what suits you)
We will give you Breakfast & Dinner & you have your own accommodation in the sleepout
Christchurch is 55km & the mountains are 40km
As we live in rural area you must have your own car
theres no public transport here

enjoy meeting new people & we enjoy traveling
& have lived in several countries overseas

            



Town or City: Waiau
All Year: Yes
Area (ha): 1150
Persons: 1 or 2
Category: Non Organic Farmstay
Host ID: 47995
Region: North Canterbury

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Sheep and Beef Farm
We are situated between Mt Lyford and Waiau.
We are looking for a couple to help with digging some potatoes, help with chopping and stacking some wood, fencing and general duties.

Our aim at the moment is to dig up and dry the small paddock of potatoes we have planted.
Approximately 4 days work for a couple. (4 hours per day).

Our location is 45 minutes and you'll be skiing at the Mt Lyford Ski Field. 50 minutes to Kaikoura, 45 minutes to Hanmer Springs.

We have two boys, school aged, who are mad keen on hut building at the moment, so if you have some building skills please let us know.

There is no local transport available, so will need your own transport. Non-smokers.

We're currently rocking a rabbit, calf, lamb, dogs, cat so you will need to like animals, a family environment and plenty of laughs.

Accommodation is in the family home.
There is limited mobile coverage at the main house, please email or leave a message on the landli... more inside

            

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